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September 2014

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

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At the Auditorium Parco della Musica
tel 892 982 www.lisclick.it

Orquesta Filarmonica National de Mexico UNAM
Jan Latham-Koenig, conducting; Pablo Garibay, guitar; Massimo Mercelli, flute

Garibay e made his professional début with the Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de Mexico and has since appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout Europe and the Americas. A winner of no fewer than sixteen international prizes, he is currently Guitar Professor at the UNAM’s Music Faculty in Mexico City. Pablo Garibay plays guitars made by Kamil Jaderny.
Friday, September 12, 9 pm
€15, €10

Chávez/Buxtehude: Chacona
Rodrigo: Concerto di Aranjuéz
De Falla: La Vida Breve: Danza n. 1
Revueltas: Homenaje a García Lorca
Piazzolla : Adios Nonino e Hommage a Liege
Moncayo: Huapango

Orquestra Sinfonica Juvenil da Bahia
Ricardo Castro, conducting; Martha Argerich, piano

Argerich is one of the world's greatest living pianists. Castro, in addition to his work as a conductor, is a highly respected pianist.
Monday, September 15, 9 pm

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto n. 1
Villa Lobos: Bachianas Brasilieras n. 4
Bernstein West Side Story: Symphonic Dances


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

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
€200 tickets

Dvorák: Cello Concerto
Brahms: Symphony n. 2


Orchestra Filarmonica di Bacau (Romania)
Conducted by Carlo Frajese
A single concert in Rome, in conjunction with the Festival Valentiniano taking place in Orvieto. The artistic driector of the festival, composer, pianist and conductor Frajese, a former student of the great Rudolf Serkin, has conducted the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala Milan, the Orchestra Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and many other major orchestras.
Teatro Argentina, larvo di Torre Argentina 11
Monday, September 15, 7 pm

Beethoven: Symphony n. 7 in A major op. 92
Dvorak: Symphony n. 9 in E minor op. 95 "From the New World"


Jan Jiracek von Arnim: Piano Music of Franz Liszt
Von Arnim, who is a descendant of the German poet Bettina von Arnim, won the first prize at the Steinway Competition in Hamburg at age ten, and made his formal debut the following year in his hometown of Hannover (Germany), performing a piano concerto by Mozart. He has since performed extensively throughout Europe, both in recital and in orchestral appearances with the Berlin and St. Petersburg Philharmonics, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Northern Sinfonia of England. This concert, held in the magnificent Villa Lante, now home of the Finnish Academy, features Liszt's own piano, given to him by his stuend and friend Nadine Helbig, when the composer was in residence at the villa.
Finnish Academy, Passeggiata del Gianicolo 10
Thursday, September 18, 8 pm
€23 tel 328 629 4500



Festival chitarristico internazionale delle due città: Treviso-Roma
The annual guitar festival takes place concurrently in two cities. This year in Rome, a series of three concerts.
Salone Borromini, Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Piazza della Chiesa Nuova 18 (near Piazza Navona)

Ciro Carbone: Napoli tra lei corde

The classic songs of Naples transposed for solo guitar.
Wednesday, September 17, 5 pm

Andrea Candeli,guitar and Matteo Ferrari flute: Sensazioni Romantiche
Music of the 19th century salon, played on an 1840 Panormo guitar and an 1885 Louis Lot flute.
Thursday, September 18, 5 pm

Christian Lavernier: Six strings, Six senses
Court music of 19th century Europe.
Friday, September 19, 5 pm


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


Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz

Fontanone dell'Acqua Paola

Via Garibaldi near the top of the Janiculum hill. With a spectacular panoramic view of Rome below and the immense fountain of Acqua Paola as a backdrop, a summer venue offering a gorgeous setting for a cocktail or snack.  The small stage presents music and theatrical performances in Italian.  
€18, reduced €12  www.fontanonestate.it 


Closing Concert:
The Amazing Grace Gospel Choir
Directed by Timothy Martin
Saturday, September 13, 9 pm


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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