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Friday, October 17 -Thursday, October 23, 2014

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

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Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini, conductor and harpischord

Alessandrini, a virtuoso on baroque keyboards,  is considered a foremost interpreter of early Italian opera. He and Concerto Italiano have toured extensively in Europe, including many of the major musical festivals. Their recordings include several of Naive's Vivaldi editions, and the ensemble has won awards the Cini Foundation Vivaldi Prize, the Choc de la Musique, Grand Prix de la Nouvelle Académie du Disque, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, the Diapason d'Or (in three successive years), the Cecilia Prize, the Gramophone Award, the BBC Music Magazine Prize, and the Grand Prix de l'Academie Charles Cros.
Aula Magna, Piazzale Aldo Moro (La Sapienza university, San Lorenzo)
Saturday, October 18, 5:30 pm
€30-20, under age 30 €8, under age 18 €5 tel 06 4991  www.pointticket.it 

Madrigals and Sinfonie

Uto Ughi, violin and Marco Grisanti piano

A special recital in memory of Adriana Panni, the late president of the Accademia Filarmonica. Ughi has long been considered one of the world's leading violin virtuosi. Grisanti, who has performed alongside numerous international musicians, is Professor of Chamber Music at the Campobasso Conservatory (Italy) and Music Director of the Castel Bracciano Festival and Cymbalom Music Association.
Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano (Flaminio) 
Thursday, October 23, 9 pm
€30-€20 tel 892 234  www.vivaticket.it

Bach: Partita n. 2 in D minor BWV 1004
Wieniawski: Polonaise n. 1 in D major op. 4, Polonaise brillante n. 2 in A major, op. 21, Legende op. 17
Saint-Saëns: Rondo capriccioso
Ravel: Tzigane

In the Churches

Sant'Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona
Marina Cesarale, piano and David Greiner, baritone perform musc by Brahms, Britten, Obradors, Montsalvatge, Dvorak, Tosti, Donizetti, Cardillo. Part of the Friends of Liszt series in the frescoed Borromini chapel.
Friday, October 17, 6:30 pm
€13, over 65 €10, under 12 free

San Antonio dei Portoghesi
Via dei Portoghesi (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A Storia di Barlaam e Josafat, a Christian version of the life of Budddha, with mezzosoprano Katarina Livljani? and Albrecht Maurer medieval viola medievale and Norbert Rodenkirchen, flute and harp. Written in Sanskirt in th 14th century, the universal dimensions of the story inspired the Ensemble Dialogos to interpret musical selections based on the tale. Sponsored by the Croatian Ambassador to the Holy See.
Friday, October 17, 9 pm

Methodist Church of Ponte Sant'Angelo
Piazza di Ponte Sant'Angelo (at the bridge to Castel Sant'Angelo near Piazza Navona)
Fine Arts Strings Trio perform Beethoven's String Trio n. 3 and Schubert's String Trio in B major.
Saturday, October 18, 9 pm
€19, Rome residents €15, students under 30 €10

Sala dell'Immacolata
Via Del Vaccaro, 9 (historic center)
Francesco Cera, harpsichord, plays music by i J. H. D’Anglebertl and J. Ph. Rameau
Saturday, October 18, 6:30 pm
Santa Rosalia: Oratorio di Bonaventura Aliotti (1687) preseneted by the ensemble of ancient music of the Conservatorio L. Refice-Frosinone.
Sunday, October 19, 6:30 pm

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.
Ensemble Ludus Gravis play Tre Studi dagli Otto Studi per contrabbasso solo by Sofia Gubaidulina and Tre Madrigali by Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa in a version for five bass viols arranagedby Daniele Roccato in 2013.
Sunday, October 19, 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 19, 6.30 pm
€20, reduced €15

San Crisogono
Piazza Sidney Sonnino 44 (Trastevere)
Marzia Sporeno, soprano and Anton Giulio Perugini, organ, perform music by Bach, Vivaldi, Lotti, Mozart, Verdi, Perugini, Fulvi
Thursday, October 23, 9 pm

An annual event held in Rome's great basilicas, with the Vienna Philharmonic the highlight of the festival.

Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Piazza di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva (near the Pantheon)
Chorus of the Castle-church Weilburg Capella Weilburgensis performs Händel's Oratorio "Saul"
Wednesday, October 22, 8 pm

Basilica di San Paolo Fuori le Mura

Piazzale San Paolo, 1 (Ostiense)
The Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, performs Schubert's Oratorio "Lazarus".
Thursday October 23, 9 pm

Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz

Snoop Dogg
The hugely famous gangsta-rapper, actor, producer and hip hop artist has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Snoop's debut album, Doggystyle, was released in 1993 under Death Row Records, debuting at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts. Selling almost a million copies in the first week of its release, Doggystyle became certified 4× platinum in 1994 and spawned several hit singles, including "What's My Name" and "Gin & Juice". In 1994, Snoop released a soundtrack on Death Row Records for the short film Murder Was The Case, starring himself. His second album Tha Doggfather (1996), also debuted at No. 1 on both charts with "Snoop's Upside Ya Head" as the lead single. The album was certified double platinum in 1997. His latest album, Reincarnated, was released last year. His new release, scheduled for this year, is a collaboration with Wiz Khalifa.
Atlantico, Viale dell'Oceano Atlantico 271d (Eur)
Sunday, October 19. €34,50 www.atlanticoliveroma.it

Best of Noa

The popular Israeli singer-songwriter returns to Rome with a new album, "Love Medicine."
Teatro Brancaccio, Via Merulana 244 (near Stazione Termini, Santa Maria Maggiore)
Tuesday, October 21, 9 pm tel 06 806 87231


Gino Paoli & Danilo Rea "Due come noi che..." 
Paoli, one of the most beloved Italian song stylists of his generation, wrote such all-time hits as "Senza fine." Rea is one of Italy's leading jazz pianists.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, October 23, 9 pm
€18 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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