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Friday, February 10 - Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Opera, concerts and dinner packages at characteristic venues in Rome. An evening at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma or at the Terme di Caracalla, to enjoy an opera or ballet performance , or, if you prefer, a concert of inspiring music by classical composers, or familiar, traditional Italian music. The concerts are performed in selected venues with fine acoustics located in the center f Rome, such as historic churches or concert halls. An exquisite dinner can be combined with some of the concerts, served before or afterward, Italian cuisine in a charming and romantic restaurant or in a more modern and stylish ambiance, accompanied by fine wines.. romeoperatickets.com

Orchestra and Chorus of the 'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Daniele Gatti conducting

With soloists Angel Blue soprano (Peri) Regula Mühlemann soprano (Young girl and quartet) Jennifer Johnston contralto (angel and quartet), Martina Mikelic contralto (quartet ) Brenden Gunnell and Patrick Grahl tenors, Georg Zeppenfeld bass (the man, Gazna). The concert is dedicated entirely to the 90-minute oratorio by Schumann, completed i 1843, based on a German translation (by Schumann and his friend Emil Flechsig) of a tale from Lalla-Rookh by Thomas Moore. The peri, a creature from Persian mythology, is the focus of the story, having been expelled from Paradise and trying to regain entrance by giving the gift that is most dear to heaven. Eventually the peri is admitted after bringing a tear from the cheek of a repentant old sinner who has seen a child praying. Maestro Gatti is currently chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam.  Angel Blue, who sings the title role of the peri, is an American operatic soprano and classical crossover artist. She has performed internationally and won numerous awards such as Operalia[1] and Miss Hollywood. Plácido Domingo has described Angel as “the next Leontyne Price”.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Friday, February 10, 8:30 pm; Saturday, February 10. 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Schumann: Paradise and the Peri

Jan Lisiecki piano
The young Canadian pianist of Polish descent has been a recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon since 2010. He has been a soloist with the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. The Diapason magazine describes Lisiecki as “an unmannered virtuoso already with virile, and above all, irresistibly natural playing.” . Lisiecki was named the 2013 Grammophone Young Artist of the Year.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Monday, February 13, 8:30 pm
€38-18 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Bach: Partita n. 3
Schumann: Klavierstücke op. 32
Chopin: Scherzo n. 1 op. 20
Chopin: Two Nocturnes op. 48
Schubert: Improvisations op. 142

Orchestra of the 'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Alan Gilbert, conducting  Sol Gabetta cello soloist

American conductor and violinist Alan Gilbert, is currently music director of the New York Philharmonic. Sol Gabetta, an Argentinian cellist of Russian and French ancestry, won the Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2004. She received the Diapason d'Or for her recordings of Haydn, Mozart and Elgar cello concerti, as well as works by Tchaikovsky and Ginastera. Gabetta has made commercial recordings for Sony and Deutsche Grammophon. Supported by a private stipend from the Rahn Kulturfonds, Gabetta performs on a cello by G. B. Guadagnini dating from 1759.
Auditorium Parco della Musia, Sala Santa Cecilia,
Thursday, February 16, 7:30 pm; Friday, February 17, 8:30 pm; Saturday, February 18, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Liszt/Adams: The Black Gondola
Martinù: Cello Concerto n. 1
Wagner: The Ring of the Nibelung, symphonic synthesis by Alan Gilbert

Luca Sanzò, viola; Alessandra de Luca, piano; Andrea di Maria, trumpet and I Solisti Aquilai
Teatro Argentina, Largo Argentina
Thursday, February 16, 9 pm
€23-12 tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Music by Cardi, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky


Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Ingo Metzmacher conducting, with Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello soloist
The Armenian cellist, who was mentored by Mstislav Rostropovich, won the Gold Medal at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition. Maestro Metzmacher is the former chief conductor of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.
Teatro Costanzi, Piazzale Beniamino Gigli
Friday, February 17, 8:30
€20 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Ives: The Unaswered Question
Shostakovich: Cello concerto n. 1
Brahms: Symphony n. 3

Enrico Pieranunzi, piano; Gabriele Pieranunzi, violin; Gabriele Mirabassi, clarinet
A program devoted entirely to the works of George Gershwin. Enrico Pieranunzi, pianist and composer, has been prominent on the Italian jazz scene for decades.
Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (Garbatella)
Saturday, February 18, 5:30 pm
€25-15, under age 30 €8, under age 18 €5 tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

E. Pieranunzi: Variations on a Theme by Gershwin
E. Pieranunzi/Gershin: An American in Paris
E. Pieranunzi/Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
E. Pieranunzi/Gershwin: Preludes
E. Perianunzi/Gershwin: Selections from Porgy and Bess

Saint Louis Big Band, conducted by Paolo Damiani and Maurizio Giammarco
The big band from Rome's Saint Louis College of Music
Teatro Eliseo, Via Nazionale 183
Sunday, February 19, 11:30 am
€15  tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Alexandra Conunova violin, Beatrice Muthelet viola, Gabriele Geminiani cello,
Enrico Pace piano

Conunova and Muthelet are soloists with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Geminiani is first cellist with the Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia. Pianist Pace was first prize winner of the Second International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in 1989.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Wednesday, February 22, 8:30 pm
€38-18 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor
Faure: Piano quartet n. 1 op 15
Brahms: Piano Quartet n. 1 op 25

Orchestra and Chorus of the 'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Pablo Heras-Casado conducting, with sopranos Christina Landshamer and Sabina von Walther and tenor Daniel Behle
Maestsro Heras-Casada is the principal guest conductor of the Teatro Real in Madrid, and a guest conductor at the Metropolitan Opera New York, as well as director of the Orchestra of Saint Luke's.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, February 23, 7:30 pm; Friday, February 24, 8:30 pm; Saturday, February 25. 6 pm

Mozart: Symphony n. 41 "Jupiter"
Mendelssohn: Symphony n.2 "Lobgesang"


Cappella Paolina al Quirinale

In the historic chapel of the Quirinale palace. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Doors close promptly at 11:50 pm.
Miriam Prandi, cello and Alexander Romanovsky, piano perform sonatas by Mendelssohn and Chopin.
Sunday, February 12, noon
Lydian Sound Orchestra performs an Homage to Duke Ellington.
Sunday, February 19, noon
€ 1,50. reservations necessary: tel 06 39967557

San Antonio dei Portoghese
Via dei Portoghese (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of concerts by an international roster of guest artists showcasing the church's historic pipe organ.
Olga Zhukova (Russia/Switzerland) performs music by Glass, Bach, Mendelssohn, Escaich, Alain, Eben
Sunday, February 12, 6:30 pm
Giampaolo Di Rosa (Italy/Portugal) performs music by Scarlatti, Handel, improvisations
Sunday, February 19, 6:30 pm


Saint Paul's-Inside-the-Walls
Via Nazionale at Via Napoli
The John Cabot University Choir, and the Ambrit, Treble, Junior and Middle School Choirs and the Mani Bianchi (signing children) from the Scuola di Musica di Testaccio. Songs and American and Italian sign language.
Sunday, February 11, 4:30 pm
Free, donations accepted benefitting the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center



Sala Immacolata
Via Del Vaccaro, 9 (Historic center)
La cantata da camera Antonello Dorigo countertenor, Giovanna Barbati viola da gamba and Chiara Tiboni harpsichord, perform music by A. Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Corelli and Handel.
Sunday,  February 12, 6:30 pm
€15, reduced €8


Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz


Art Garfunkel: "In Close Up"
with Tab Laven, guitar, and Cliff Carter, keyboards, hits from his Simon and Garfunkel days, plus works by favorite composers such as immy Webb, Randy Newman and George Gershwin and selections from his upcoming memoir.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Saturday, February 18, 9 pm
€70, €55 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Samuele Bersani: "La fortuna che abbiamo"
The singer-songwriter presents his latest album, commemorating a 25 year-long career. Amongs his best known songs are Giudizi Universali and Replay, the latter being the song that won the "Mia Martini" Critics Award at the Sanremo Music Festival.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Tuesday, February 21, 9 pm
€75,50-€34,50 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it














Opera and dinner packages