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Friday, November 21 - Thursday, November 27, 2014

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

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Lang Lang, piano recital
Inarguably the most famous pianist in the world, Lang Lang has achieved the status of a rock star. He recorded for years for Deutsche Gramaphon and Teldec, then in 2010, he signed with Sony for a purpoted $3 million. But despite all the hoopla, he is still considered one of the greatest living pianists, and has worked hard to promote classical music among young people. He has established a foundation to help young pianists and was named a United Nations "Messenger of Peace."
Sala Santa Cecilia,
Friday, November 21, 8:30 pm
€42-18 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it

Mozart: Sonata n. 5 K 283
Mozart: Sonata n. 4 K 2 Sonata n. 8 K 310
Chopin; Ballade n. 1 op. 23
Chiopin: Ballade n. 2 op. 38
Chopin: Ballade n. 3 op. 47
Chopin: Ballade n. 4 op. 52

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Jonathan Nott conducting, oboe soloist Francesco Di Rosa
Nott has been principal conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra since 2000. De Rosa is the orchestra's outstanding principal oboist.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Saturday, November 22, 6:30 pm; Monday, November 24, 8:30 pm; Tuesday, November 25, 7:30 pm
€52-19 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it

Berg: Lyrische Suite
R. Strauss: Concerto for oboe
R. Strauss: Don Juan
R. Strauss: Tod und Verklärung


100 Years of Charlot with the Orchestra Italiana del Cinema,
Timothy Brock conducting

Many people fail to realize that in addition to writing, directing and starring in his films, Charlie Chaplin wrote all the music. To celebrtate the centennary of the first appearance of his immortal character "Charlot (the Tramp), projections of films with the original music berformed live.
Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (San Lorenzo)
"Shoulder Arms" and"The Emigrant," Saturday, November 22, 5:30 pm
"The Gold Rush," Sunday, November 23, 5:30 pm
€25-20-15, under 30 €8 tel tel 800 913364 www.greenticket.it

Sol Gabetta, cello and Henri Sigridsson, piano
The Argentine cellist won the the Natalia Gutman Award at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, and a Fellowship from the Borletti Buitoni Trust. In 2004 she won the Credit Suisse Group Young Artist Award resulting in an appearance at the Lucerne Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by the Valery Gergiev. She records for Sony Classics, and plays a 1759 G. B. Guadagnini cello. Finnish pianist Henri Sigfridsson was awarded first prize and the audience prize in the 1st International Beethoven Competition Bonn, as well as winning first prize at the international Franz Liszt Competition in Weimar.
Teatro Argentina, Largo Argentina
Thursday, November 27, 9:15 pm
€22-12 tel 800 907080 www.vivaticket.it

Beethoven: Sonata for cello and piano n. 1 in F major op. 5 n. 1
Beethoven: Sonata for cello and piano n. 4 in C major op. 102 n. 1
Brahms: Sonata for cello and piano n. 1 in E minor op. 38
Servias: Fantaisie sur deux Airs russes op. 13

In the Churches

Chiostro di Campitelli
Piazza di Campitelli 9 (near Teatro Marcello, the Ghetto)
Andrea Azzolini, pianist, plays music of Mozart, Beethoven Poulenc, Liszt.
Saturday, November 22, 8:30 pm
Margherita Santi, piano, plays music by plays music by Mozart Schumann, Poulenc, Scriabin, Liszt
Sunday, November 16, 5:15 pm
First row seats €36, under 25 or over 65, €10; Rome residents €25; children free

Saint Paul's Within the Walls

Via Nazionale at Via Napoli (near Piazza della Repubblica)
Massimo Perone Swing Band
Sunday, November 23 6:30

Cappella Paolina al Quirinale

A Sunday morning concert series in the historic frescoed chapel of Italy's presidential palace. Be prepared to go through security and get there early to tour the palace. Doors close promptly at 11:50 am.
Costanza Principe, piano, plays music by Beethoven, Janacek, Schumann
Sunday, November 23, 11:50 am
€6 seniors and children under the age of 18 free. Includes palace tour.



San Antonio dei Portoghesi
Via dei Portoghesi (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
Organist Giampaolo Di Rosa performs music by F.-A. Guilmant, J. Guridi, and improvisations.
Sunday, November 16, 6:30 pm

Sala Immaculata
Via del Vaccaro 9
Monica Cucca, soprano; Anna Katarzyna, mezzo-soprano and Monaldo Braconi, piano perform arias by Delibes, Bizet, Donizetti, Verdi, Saint-Saens, Puccini
Sunday, November 16, 6:30 pm


A celebration of baroque music in various venues.
Continues through December 27.

Chiesa di Santa Maria in Monserrato degli Spagnoli
Via di Monserrato 115 (near Campo dei' Fiori)
Roma Ensemble Festina Lente, Michele Gasbarro, conductingm perform Officium Defunctorum by Tomás Luis de Victoria (1605)
Friday, November 21, 7:30 pm

Liceo Ginnasio Statale Terenzio Mamiani
Viale delle Milizie, 30 (Prati)
Gemma, Bertagnoli, vocals; Gianluigi Trovesi, clarinet and sax; Claudio Astronio, organ and harpsichord
Music  by J. Cabanilles, D. Ortiz, J.H. Kapsberger, C. Monteverdi, A. Falconieri / G. Trovesi, T. Merula, B. Strozzi

San Giroloma della Carità
Via di Monserrato, 62/a  (near Campo de' Fiori)
La Magnifica Comunità, Enrico Casazza, conductor and violin soloist, play music of the baroque by Brescianello, Porpora, Boccherini
Thursday, November 27, 9 pm


Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz


The extremely popular Italian rock band formed in 1996 in Turin have produced 6 studio albums and sold nearly around 400,000 CDs. They're in Rome promoting their latest studio album, "Una Nave in una Foresta."
Palalottomattica, Piazzale dello Sport (Eur)
Friday, November 21, 9 pm
From €28,75 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Classica Orchestra Afrobeat featuring Bambino and Baba:
"Regard sur le passé"

A chamber ensemble composed of 12 italian musicians, most of whom are from the European classical tradition and boast international acclaim as soloists and ensemble players they combine traditional classical instruments (woodwind, strings, harpsichord) and folk instruments such as the Italian bagpipe, the ocarina and African percussions. The adaptation of Bembeya Jazz’s “Regard sur le pasé” is a musical epic opera about the story of the last African Emperor, Samory Toure, who fought against colonialists at the end of XIX sec. Directed by Marco Zanotti, this original adaptation of a traditional mandingo piece of history features griots Sekouba Bambino and Baba Sissoko, in the roles respectively of lead singer and narrator.
Auditorium Parco della Musica,  Teatro Studio
Friday, November 21, 9 pm
€16 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it

Plaza Francia: "A New Tango Song Book"

A trio of composed of vocalist Catherine Ringer singing compositions from Argentine Eduardo Makaroff and Swiss Christoph H. Müller both from Gotan Project.The group's first album which was a hit in France, combines tango with French pop.
Auditorium Parco della Musica,  Sala Sinopoli
Saturday, November 22, 9 pm
€25 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it





The Parov Stelar Band
Austrian Marcus Füreder (aka Parov Stelar) known as one of the pioneers of Electroswing is producer and DJ whose musical style roots in the combination of Jazz, House, Electro and Breakbeat. His tracks have been used on hundreds of compilations worldwide as well as in TV shows, TV series, movies and advertising spots. The electro-swing-titel Catgroove in the visual version of Australian dancer TSC Forsythe was viewed over 21 million times on YouTube. He has been performing with a live band since 2005.
Atlantico Live, iale dell'Oceano Atlantico, 271/d (Eur)
Saturday, November 22, 9 pm
From €28,75 wl 892 982 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Franco D'Andrea "Traditions Today"

The jazz pianist and composer has performed with Gato Barbieri, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Enrico Rava, Aldo Romano, and many others.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Teatro Studio
Sunday, November 23, 9 pm
€15 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it



Dee Dee Bridgewater

The great jazz vocalist from Memphis is a three-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, as well as a Tony Award - winning stage actress and host of National Public Radio's syndicated radio show JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. She has performed with many of the great jazz musicians , such as Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Dexter Gordon, Max Roach, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and others.  She starred in the musical Lady Day as Billie Holiday, for which role she was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award. Bridgewater is a United Nations Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Tuesday, November 25, 9 pm
€30, €25 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it


The "electroswing" music of Piji (Pierluigi Siciliano) mixes Roman pop with manouche jazz, swings and electronics.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi,
Wednesday,  November 26, 9 pm
€18 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it

Biréli Lagrène & Gipsy Project

Gypsy jazz in the spirit of Django Rheinhardt,with two acoustic guitars, violin, bass.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Thursday, November 27,  9 pm
€22 tel 892 982 www.listicket.it



Olen Cesari & International Clandestine Orchestra
Violinist and composer, whose repertoire spans classical music, jazz and world music, presents a program that traverses the world accompanied by imagery.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Thursday, November 27, 9 pm
€25-15 tel 892 982 www.listicket.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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