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Friday, October 24 -Thursday, October 30 2014

Classical l Pop-Rock-Jazz-World
More Music: Mellow Evenings l Raucous Nights

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Orchestra, Chorus and Chidren's Choir of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano, conducting, Evgeny Kissin piano, Deyan Vatchkov bass

Pianist Kissin is especially known for his interpretations of the works of the Romantic Era, and is commonly viewed as a great successor of the Russian Piano School because of his virtuosity and powerful key touch. He came to international attention in 1984 when, at the age of twelve, he performed Chopin’s Piano Concertos 1 and 2 in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with the Moscow State Philharmonic under Dmitri Kitaenko. This concert was recorded live by Melodia, and a two-LP album was released the following year, launching a stellar career. His recordings have received numerous awards, including the Edison Klassiek in The Netherlands, Grammy awards, and the Diapason d’Or and the Grand Prix of La Nouvelle Academie du Disque in France..
The Bulgarian bass Vatchkov performs at Teatro alla Scala Milano and other leading houses.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Saturday, October 25, 6 pm; Sunday, October 26, 6 pm; Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 pm
€60-22 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it

Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto n. 2
Strauss: Alpine Symphony

Gabriele Carcano, piano

Recipient of  a 2010 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award, Carcano has performed extensively in recital, as a soloist with orchestras, and as a chamber musician. 
Aula Magna, Piazzale Aldo Moro (La Sapienza university, San Lorenzo)
Saturday, October 25, 5:30 pm
€30-20, under age 30 €8, under age 18 €5 tel 06 4991  www.pointticket.it 

The program will be selected according to audience requests from the works by Bach, Schoenberg, Brahms and Schubert.

Winners of the 24th Annual Chopin Competition

The finalists of the competition, selected by an international jury, perform with the Nuovo Amadeus Orchestra Sinfonica, conducted by Nicola H. Samale
Auditorium Conciliazione Via della Conciliazione (near the Vatican)
Saturday, October 25, 8 pm

Lynn Harrell, cello; Julian Rachlin, violin; Zhang Zuo piano
An extraordinary ensemble of great soloists. Harrell, one of the most distinguished cello soloists on the international stage, made his debut in 1961 with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Violinist Rachlin took the title of Eurovision Young Musician of the Year in 1988, which led to his being invited to appear at the Berlin Festival with conductor Lorin Maazel and to his becoming the youngest soloist to ever play with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Riccardo Muti.
The pianist Zhang Zuo won first prizes at China's 1st International Piano Concerto Competition, the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition in America, and the Krainev International Piano Competition in Ukraine.
Aula Magna, Piazzale Aldo Moro (La Sapienza university, San Lorenzo)
Tuesday, October 28, 8:30 pm
€30-20, under age 30 €8, under age 18 €5 tel 06 4991  www.pointticket.it 

Schubert: Trio B flat major D. 929
Beethoven: Trio in B flat major op. 97 "Archduke"

Il Suono Italiana

Music by relatively unknown Italian composers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries: Golinelli, Ricordi, Tosti, Maggi, Pizzetti and Salviucci, culminating with a concerto by Vivaldi transcribed for organ by Bach. With baritone Roberto Abbondanza, violinist Giuseppe Crosta, organist Alessandro Licata, clarinetist Roberto Petrocchi, cellist Marco Simonacci, and pianists Gabriella Morelli, David Simonacci and Gaincarlo Simonacci.
Donations will benefit Associazione Stefano Project, which supports a villager on the island of Nossy Komba “Antintorona” in northern Madagascar.
Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia, Sala Accademica,i via dei Greci 18 (near Piazza del Popolo)
Wednesday, October 29, 6 pm


In the Churches

Sant'Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona
Duo pianists Alessandro Calcagnile and Rossella Spinosa play music by Casella, Stravinski, Schulhoff, Piazzolla. Part of the concert series in the frescoed Borromini chapel.
Friday, October 24, 6:30 pm
€13, over 65 €10, under 12 free

San Antonio dei Portoghesi
Via dei Portoghesi (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of concerts showcasing the church's historic pipe organ.
Giampaolo Di Rosa, organist plays music by Bach, Brahms (11 chorales op. post. 122), and improvisations.
Sunday, October 26, 6:30 pm

Methodist Church of Ponte Sant'Angelo
Piazza di Ponte Sant'Angelo (at the bridge to Castel Sant'Angelo near Piazza Navona)
Sixteen Strings Cello Quartet perform music for four cellos by De Falla, Bach, Albeniz, Scarlatti, Wagner
Saturday, October 25, 9 pm
€19, Rome residents €15, students under 30 €10

Sala dell'Immacolata
Via Del Vaccaro, 9 (historic center)
Duo pianists Daniele Adornetto and Stefano Giardino plays music by Richard Strauss, Alfred Casella, Darius Milhaud.
Sunday, October 26, 6:30 pm
€14, over 65 and ages 12-18 €7

Cappella Paolina al Quirinale

Palazzo Quirinale, Piazza Quirinale
A Sunday morning series in the magnificent 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 am.
Maria Perrotta, piano, plays music by Bach: Goldberg Variations, BW V 988 (Glenn Gould  version ) and Aria with 30 variations.
Sunday, October 26, 11:50 am
€5, under 18 and over 65 free.


Saint Paul's Within the Walls

Via Nazionale at Via Napoli (near Piazza della Repubblica)
Nova Amadeus Chamber Orchestra with violin soloist Patrizia De Carlo perform Vivaldi's The Four Seasons
Sunday, October 26, 6.30 pm
€20, reduced €15

Basilica dei SS. XII Apostoli
Piazza di Santi Apostoli (near the Quirinale)
Ensemble L'Archistasto plays 17th century musicfor organ, voice, cello and continuo by Urio, Lullier and Pasquini.
Sunday, October 26, 8 pm

Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Piazza di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva (near the Pantheon)
Massimiliano Faraci and Chiara Tiboni play music for two harpsichords, transcribed from works by
C. Ph. E. Bach, J. C. F. Bach, W. A. Mozart
Saturday, October 25, 6:30 pm
Ensemble A cento corde d’oro plays 18th century music for salterio, cello, harpsichord and soprano by Paisiello, Ferrari, conti, Tritto.
Wednesday, October 29, 6:30 pm





An annual event held in Rome's great basilicas

Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore (near via Cavour)
Palatina Klassik Vocal Ensemble, Philharmonischer Chor an der Saar
and the Orchestra and Chorus of Kazan State Conservatory 
perform Anton Bruckner,
"Te Deum"
Friday, October 24, 9 pm

Basilica di San Giovanni al Laterano
Piazzale di San Giovanni
Palatina Klassik Vocal Ensemble, Philharmonischer Chor an der Saar and the Orchestra and Chorus of Kazan State Conservatory  perform Brahms' German Requiem.
Saturday, October 25, 9 pm

Basilica di San Ignazio Loyola In Campo Marzio
Piazza di San Ignazio (near the Pantheon)
The Continuo Arts Festival Chorus and the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra perform the Misa Azteca by Joseph Gonzalez
Joseph Gonzalez, Misa Azteca
Sunday October 26, 4 pm

Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura
Piazzale San Paolo, 1 (near Via Ostiense, Via Marconi)
IlluminArt Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Japan perform Verdi's Requiem Mass.
Organized in cooperation with the Foundation SOFIA ONLUS 
Sunday, October 26, 9 pm

Cappella Corsini, San Giovanni in Laterano
Piazzale di San Giovanni
The Sistine Chapel Choir performs "Pontifica Sistina" 
Massimo Palombella, Conductor
Tuesday, October 28, 9 pm
Reserved only for the benefactors of the Foundation Fondazione Pro Musica e Arte Sacra

Basilica di San Ignatius Loyola In Campo Marzio
Piazza di San Ignazio (near the Pantheon)
Female Chorus of the Cathedral of Cologne, winner of the competition of female and youth choirs in Germany, perform Sacred Choir Motets in the mirror of musical cultures
Wednesday, October 29, 9 pm


Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz

Gabin Dabiré

The composer and musician plays traditional music of his Burkina Faso, influenced by his numerous visits to Europe (he is currently a resident of Italy) and India. He is a pioneer in fusing electronic and synthetic sounds with more traditional instruments. He is known as a virtuoso of stringed insturments such as the guitar, the kora, the sitar and the sarod, as well as traditional percussion instruments such as tablas and djembe.
Institut Français Centre Saint-Louis de France
Largo Giuseppe Toniolo, 22 (near Piazza Navona, Corso Rinasciemnto)
Friday, October 24, 9 pm

Gilberto Gil 

One of the most important South American musicians of all time, Gil  the Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter, is known both  for his musical innovation and his political commitment.  From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Gil's musical style incorporates an eclectic range of influences, including rock music, Brazilian genres including samba, African music, and reggae.Beginning in 1967, he has released a long and impressive list of recordings. His most recent album, released this year, is Gilbertos Samba.
Auditorium della Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4
Friday, October 24, 9 pm
€53-30 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it

The American singer, presenting a new album, Resurrection. Her debut album, Not That Kind, released in 2000 was an international commercial success, most notably in Europe as well as Australia, where the lead single "I'm Outta Love" became the biggest selling song of the year. Critically acclaimed by both Elton John and Michael Jackson, the singer was awarded the 'World's Best-Selling New Female Pop Artist' in 2001. She is well-known for publicly having overcome numerous health problems, including breast cancer, and for her charitable work.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Wednesday, October 29, 9 pm
€53-35 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it

Crystal Fighters

The alternative dance band, formed in London in 2007.
Atlantico Live, Viale dell'Oceano Atlantico 271d (Eur)
Wednesday, October 29, www.atlanticoroma.it


Casa del Jazz
The Villa Osio and its surrounding 2,500 square-meter park are the site of this center for jazz, which opened in Rome last year. There are practice rooms and a recording studio open to young musicians and professionals, a multi-media library and a book and record store. The auditorium hosts top names in international jazz. The restaurant, decorated in a black and white piano key theme, its walls lined with vintage portraits of jazz greats, serves an excellent supper and a Sunday buffet brunch. Come for dinner or stay after the concert for a drink at the bar. In the summer, the concerts move out of doors to the lawns of the park surrounding the villa.
Viale di Porta Ardeatina, 55 (near the Baths of Caracalla)
Tickets tel 199 109 783, information 06 704 731, restaurant 06 700 8370 www.casajazz.it


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