Ray Chen and his Stradivarious
The young violinist is the new hot name in classical music, an active blogger with more than a million followers on SoundCloud
. Winner of the 2008 Yehudi Menhuin competition and the 2009 Queen Elizabeth competition, he released three critically acclaimed albums on the Sony label. His third recording, an all-Mozart album with Christoph Eschenbach and the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, was released in January 2014. He'll play his 1715 “Joachim” Stradivarius violin at the Auditorium Parco della Musica this week, as he joins the Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia in a performance of Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, who is principal conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. The program also includes Tchaikovskyìs "Manfred" symphony, inspired by Byron's poem. Saturday, Novembr 21; Monday, November 23; Tuesday, November 24. more
Superstar Tiziano Ferro
The Italian superstar regularly sells out stadiums with stellar ticket prices. He broke through in 2001 with his international hit single "Perdono" and has remained at the top of the Italian charts. since then, releasing a Spanish version of each of his albums, and singing in English, Portuguese, and French. Both his third album Nessuno è solo and fourth album Alla mia età were certified diamond. Ferro has sold over 10 million records worldwide. He'll be in Rome at the Palalottomatica this Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22. If you manage to score a ticket, be prepared to go through security. The cops are out in force in the wake of the Paris attacks. more
Nek: Prima di parlare
Elena Bonelli: "Dallo stornello al rap"
Regarded as one of Italy's foremost singer-songwriters, Filippo Neviani aka Nek, first gained international success in 1997, when he took part in the Sanremo Music Festival in the Big Artists section, and although he didn't win, the song "Laura non c'è" (in Spanish: "Laura no está") went on to become a major hit in Europe and Latin America that year, along with his fourth and million-selling album Lei, gli amici e tutto il resto, which was recorded in both Italian and Spanish. Some of his hits include "Sei solo tu", "Almeno stavolta", "Lascia che io sia" and "Instabile". He'll be at the Auditorium Parco della Musica with his latest release, Wednesday, November 25. Expect big crowds and heavy security. more
Actress and singer Bonelli is an ambassador of Roman song, With her show “Roma in the world” she brought the traditional music of the Eternal City to five contients, ending her tour at Carnegie Hall in New York. In Rome this week, she sing songs from yesterday to today, with the l'Orchestraccia i Flaminio Maphia and Amedeo Minghi tracing the evolution of the traditional stornello all the way to contemporary rap, joined by rappers Piotta, Danno dei Colle der Fomento and the Flaminio Maphia. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Friday, November 20. more
Rome Jazz Festival
The annual event at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, this year features an impressive and varied line-up. If you don't know the music of the Sarah McKenzie Quartet,
now is your chance to discover this silvery-voiced Australian pianist and singer whose 2012 album Close Your Eyes
won "best jazz album" at the ARIA Awards (Australian Grammys). She'll appear Friday, November 20. Then the Chihiro Yamanaka London Trio,
showcase their new album, Syncopation Hazard 2015
on Saturday, November 21. Considered the greatest jazz pianist of her native Japan, Yamanaka has released 13 albums for the Verve and Blue Note labels. more
The 30th annual edition of this festival which brings fine artists, dancers, musicians and other performers to Rome from the capitals of Europe. This week's highlights are Questcequetudeviens? an extraordinary dance work, created by director and dramaturg Aurélien Bory for the French dancer Stéphanie Fuster wio studied flamenco in Andulsia for several years. The piece features singer José Sanchez and flamenco guitarist Alberto Garcia. At the Teatro Vascello,
Friday - Sunday, November 20-22. And the kitchen forms a backdrop for the work of the surrealist circus from Quebec, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, when they present Cuisine & Confessions, cooking live food onstage, which they serve to the audience amidst spectacular demonstrations of circus skills. At the Teatro Brancaccio, Wednsday-Sunday, November 25-29. more
Music in the Museums
This Saturday, November 21, the city museums of Rome will remain open until 2 am (last entrance at 1 am), with music in each space, covering a wide range from classical to jazz to ethnic. Admission is only €1 at most museums, and some are free.
Books: The Disobedient Wife
Each year, the small, family-run Welsh publisher Cinammon Press runs a competition for first-time authors. The current winner,
Annika Milisic-Stanley, has written a novel set in the tumultuous Islamic state of Tajikistan. The author worked with humanitarian aid organziations Nepal, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, India, Burundi and Egypt as well as living in Tajikistan for several years. She now lives with her three children in Rome. She'll present her novel at the Open Book Store, Via Lungaretta 23 in Trastevere, Friday, November 20, 7 pm, and at the Anglo-American Bookstore, Via della Vite near Piazza di Spagna, Thursday, December 4, 7 pm.
IN THE MUSEUMS
At the Galleria Nazional d'Arte Moderna, Paolo Echaurren – Contropittura, more than 200 paintings, drawings and collages produced by the artist from the 1970s to the present. At the Museo Carlo Bilotti, Las Mitrocania, works by Spanish artists Alicia and Maria Angeles. At the Palazzo Corsini, Mattia Preti – Un giovane nella Roma dopo Caravaggio, 22 masterpieces in celebration of400 years since the artist's birth.Two retropsectives honoring the work of Balthus, at the Scudrie del Quirinale and at the Villa Medici. Mario Sironi e le illustrazione per “Il Popolo d’Italia" 1921-1940 features 345 illustrations, designed for the Fascist party at the Villa Torlona. URBS PICTA la Street Art a Roma photographs by Mimmo Frassineti opens October 29 at the Museo Carlo Bilotti. At the Palazzo delle Espozione: Impressionist and Modern. Masterworks from The Phillips Collection, Dal Liberty al designo Italiano 1900-1940 and Russia on the Road, paintings from two of Russia's leading museums. At the Complesso Vittoriana: Impressionisti: Téte-à-téte, works from the Musée d'Orsay. Raffaello, Parmigianino, Barocci, a compartive exhibition of the work of the three artists is at the Capitoline Museums. Henry Moore works by one of the greatest 20th century sculptors at the Terme di Dioclenziano. James Tissot, work by the painter known for his portraits of 19th century society, at the Chiostro Bramante. Alessandro Kokocinski, painting, sculpture, relief, installation, drawing and film, inspired by the metamorphosis of the mask, developed around the well know figures of Pulcinella and the Clown at the Palazzo Cipolla. McMafia, 90 works by 30 artists on the theme of at the Museo di Roma a Trastevere. Arte e sacro si fondono nelle mostre di Yves Klein, Sidival Fila e Tito Three artists from different nationalities, generations and styles is at the Museo Carlo Bilotti. Nutrire l’Impero. Storie di alimentazione, tracing the foods of ancient Rome is at th Museo Ara Pacis. Works by belle epoque portraitist Arturo Noci are at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna. Food dal cucchiaio al mondo An exploration of issues associated with the food, the human body and the planet, at MAXXI. And at the same museum, Olivo Barbieri – Immagini 1978 – 2014 a major retrospective of more than 100 photographs is at MAXXI. Sintattica. Luigi Battisti / Claudio Adami / Pasquale Polidori, a site-specific installation is at the Museo Hendrik Christian Andersen.
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