The Best in Rome
September 26-October 2, 2014
Classical l Pop-Rock-Jazz-World
More Music: Mellow Evenings l Raucous Nights
Many venues offer discounts. If you have a student ID card or you are over 65 years of age, be sure to ask at the box office for a "ridotto", reduced price. Savings can be substantial. more survival tips
At the Auditorium Parco della Musica
tel 892 982 www.lisclick.it
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappanoconducting, with cello soloist Mario Brunello
Brunello, one of the world's leading cello soloists, was awarded the first prize at the 1986 International Tchaikovsky Competition.
A benefit for the Sant'Egidio charity in support of the elderly.
Teatro Brancaccio, via Merulan 244 (near Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni)
Friday, September 26, 8:30 pm
Dvorák: Cello Concerto
Brahms: Symphony n. 2
Turkish National Youth Philharmonic
Cem Mansur, conducting with violin soloist Laura Marzadori
The orchestra is composed of Turkish musicians aged 16 to 22, conducted by its founder. The young violinist won the 2004 Andrea Amati National Contest for Young Violinists in Cremona, and n 2005 the most important national violin competition the “City of Vittorio Veneto” Award, making her the contest’s youngest winner. She has held many concerts in Italy and abroad (the United States, Spain, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Germany, Switzerland) and has played with many important orchestras such as the Symphonic Orchestra of Brasov, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Ukraine, the Philharmonic Toscanini, the Parma Teatro Regio Orchestra, and the Regional Orchestra of Tuscany. She plays an 1830 Giovanni Pressenda.
Monday, September 29, 9 pm
Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils from Salomè
Tchaikovksy: Violin Concerto
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Music at the Teatro Marcello
Near the end of the Roman Republic, the Emperor Augustus, as a gift to his nephew, ordered the building of a huge theater, seating 11,000 spectators. Augustus died five years before the theater was completed in 13 BC, but the name stuck. Today, the upper stories of the Teatro Marcello have been converted into luxury apartments, while the lower section and the surrounding area is a fascinating archeological site, used for open air concerts in the warmer months, usually piano recitals and small chamber groups. Via del Teatro Marcello 44 The price of the ticket includes a guided tour of the archeological site.
€36 under 21 and over 65 €10. www.tempietto.it
In the Churches
Sant'Agnese in Agone
Valentino Maria Ferraro, cello and Mauro Arbusti, piano, play music by Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms. Part of the Friends of Liszt serires. Friday, September 26, 6:30 pm
€13, over 65 €10, under 12 free
Methodist Church of Ponte Sant'Angelo
Piazza di Ponte Sant'Angelo (at the bridge to Castel Sant'Angelo near Piazza Navona)
lAndrea Montefoschi and Paolo Fratini flutes, Marco Marzocchi, piano, perform music by Bach and Mozart.
Saturday, September 27, 9 pm
€19, Rome residents €15, students under 30 €10
San Antonio dei Portoghesi
Via dei Portoghesi 2 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of concerts showcasing the church's historic pipe organ.
Giampaolo Di Rosa plays music by Liszt, C. M. Widor, and improvisations.
Sunday, September 28, 6:30 pm
Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz
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
Kenny Wheeler Tribute
The world of jazz lost one of its greatest trumpeters on September 18 with the passing of Kenny Wheeler. In his memory, a galaxy of Italian jazz stars will perform a special tribute. Don't miss a chance to hear Fabrizio Bosso, Stefano di Battista, Enrico Peiranunzi, Maria Pia De Vita and Ada Montellanico, along with international stars Ralph Towner and Javier Girotto, the Anthony Braxton Group, John Taylor, Norma Winstone and the Dave Holland Band. On the grounds of the villa at Sunday, September 28, from 6 pm. Tickets €10.