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Friday, July 11 - Thursday, July 17, 2014

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

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Evenings of Great Music at the Courtyard of Sant' Ivo

Corso Rinascimento 40 (near Piazza Navona)
The opening concert of this annual festival of music under the stars in a courtyard designed by Borromini.
Reduced ticket prices for students, children and seniors. €20, over 65 €18, students €15, children €10 www.interensemble.org

Mozart Evening
The International Chamber Ensemble
conducted by Francesco Carotenuto perform:
Three Divertimenti for Strings K.136, K.137 e K.138;
Adagio and Fugue K.546 "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" K.525
Saturday, July 12; Tuesday, July 15; Thursday, July 17, 9 pm

Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Gaetano d'Espinosa, conducting
The series of Thursday evening concerts dedicated to the music of Tchaikovsky continues. Sicilian conductor and violinist d'Espinosa has led major orchestras throughout Europe.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, July 17, 9 pm
€35-15 tel 892 982 www.lisclick.it

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake ballet suite
Tchaikovsky: Polonaise and Waltz from Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

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

San Teodoro al Palantino
Via di San Teodoro 7   (Roman Forum)
Alcanto, the vocal group conductedby Vincenzo De Filippo, with actress Lucia Bendia and bass soloist Federico Benetti, an evening devoted to the human voice in its many aspects.
Friday, July 11, 9:45 pm

Saint Pauls within the Walls
Via Nazionale at Via Napoli (near Piazza della Repubblica)
Summer Organ Festival: Willibald Guggenmos
Friday, July 11, 9 pm
St. Andrew’s Prep School Chamber Choir (Kenya) perform music by Caccini, Rutter, Graham & Llovla, Grancini, Mozart, and others.
Saturday, July 12, 8:30 pm
Somerville House Choir, Wind Orchestra and String Chamber Orchestra (Brisbane, Australia)
Monday, July 14, 9 pm


Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz

Hard Rock Live
A collaboration between the Hard Rock International and Roma Capitale, a six-hour rock marathon, this year headinling Negramaro. Piazza del Popolo, July 12, from 7 pm free

Roma Incontra il Mondo
Concerts held nightly at the lake on the grounds of the beautiful Villa Ada in northern Rome, featuring artists from all over the world. This year the food offerings include a restaurant with top chefs each week: Marco Gallotta, Gianfranco Pascucci, Roy Caceres and Cristina Bauermann plus Slow Cooking with Chef Rubio, DMAX Street food, Pizzeria, Gelateria. Get there early and enjoy a meal before the concert. Enter the park through the gate at Via di Ponte Salario.
through July 31 Concerts begin at 10 pm www.villaada.org www.vivaticket.it

Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld
An unexpected collaboration between the Italian composer Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld, leader of Einstürzende Neubauten and formerly with Bad Seeds.
Friday, July 11

The Zen Circus
The Italian rock band founded in 1994 by Andrea Appino and Marcello Bruzzi. The band's name derives from the fusion of two Hüsker Dü albums: Zen Arcade, and Metal Circus.
Monday, July 14

The Bluebeaters
A rising Italian cover band that performs a mix of reggae, ska and rocksteady, comprised of musicians from the Italian groups Casino Royale (Giuliano Palma, Ferdinando Masi, Patrick Benifei), Africa Unite (Bunna, Paolo Parpaglione, Cato Senatore) and the Fratelli di Soledad (Zorro).
Tuesday, July 15

Alamegreeta plus Sherwood
A SKA /rap/dub/world/reggae group from Naples who sing in the dialect, have donet remix work for Massive Attack. Adrian Sherwood also remixed their album "Sanacore".
Wednesday, July 16

Booker T. Jones
The American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G.'s, has also worked with Neil Young, Elton John and Leon Russell and many others. Jones was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In, 2012, his album The Road from Memphis won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album, bringing his total to four Grammy Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement award. .
Thursday, July 17


I Concerti nel Parco
A series of music and dance events held on the grounds of Rome's largest public park, the Villa Pamphili at the top of the Janiculum hill. www.iconcertinelparco.it

Young Talents Orchestra EY  
Francesca Dego, violin soloist, Carlo Rizzari conducting 
Mozart Le nozze di Figaro, overture K. 492  
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major op. 61  
Mendelssohn Symphyony n. 4 in A major op. 90 
Friday, July 11  
Okidok: Clowns  
Xavier Bouvier and Benoit Devos, two clowns who trained at the Nationale du Cirque in Montreal, performing in their underpants. 
Thursday, July 17


Luglio Suono Bene
The annual festival, held in the outdoor amphitheater, the Cavea, at the Parco della Musica.
Shows begin at 9 pm. For tickets tel 892 982 www.lisclick.it

Keith Jarrett
The innovative musician, who began his career with Miles Davis, celebrating forty years since his first release. In 2003, Jarrett received the Polar Music Prize, the first recipient not to share the prize with a co-recipient, and in 2004 he received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. In 2008, he was inducted into the Down Beat Hall of Fame in the magazine's 73rd Annual Readers' Poll.
Friday, July 11, 9 pm (Sala Santa Cecilia) €90-60


Robert Plant: The Sensational Space Shifters

In 2011, Rolling Stone called Plant the greatest solo singer of all time. Plant began his career with the band Led Zeppelin, beginning his solo career in 1980, combining folk, blues, Arab and Celtic music in his work. Opening Act: The North Mississippi Allstars
Saturday, July 12, 9 pm  €70-40


Kraftwerk: 3D

The German group presents an electronic art-rave. Pioneers in the electronic music genre, they have been at the forefront for half a century. 
Monday, July 14, 9:15 pm €70-30


Damon Albarn
The Frontman for Blur and  Gorillaz presents his first solo album, "Everyday Robots." Albarn and his groups have sold more than 30 million recordings worldwide.
Tuesday, July 15, 9 pm €45-30

Stefano Bollani and Hamilton de Hollanda

One of Italy's most talented and versatile pianists with the Brazilian mandolinist present their album  "O que será", 
Wednesday, July 16, 9 pm €25


Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club "Adios Tour" 

The mother of all Cuban bands, on their European farewell tour after 16 years, featuring the iconic singer Omara Portuondo and guitarist Eliades Ochoa. 
Thursday, July 17, 9 pm €35-25


Rock 'n' Roma Festival

On the grounds of the old racetrack in south Rome, a summer rock festival featuring a number of major headliners.
Ippodromo Cappanelle, Via Appia Nuova, 1245  (South Rome)
tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it
Shuttle bus service returning from the concert to San Giovanni (Sala Santa) and Termini leaves at 12:30 ad 1 am €5

The Lumineers

The folk rock band, based in Denver, Colorado hit the charts with their debut, self-titled album, eventually peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 chart in January 2013, and certified Platinum in the US and Ireland.
Wednesday, July 16


Festival Sete Sóis Sete Luas
The 22nd annual festival of Portuguese music, series of free concerts.

Michel Montrond

The musician from Cabo Verde 
Villa Barberini, via Zandonai 84 (near Vigna Stelluti)
Wednesday, July 16, 9 pm


The young Portughese Fado singer 
Villa Barberini, via Zandonai 84 (near Vigna Stelluti)
Thursday, July 17, 9 pm


Mythos.7sòis Orkestra

A multicultural ensemble of musicians from France, Italy, Portugal, Turkey. 
Reale Accademia di Spagna, Piazza di San Pietro in Montorio 3 
(off Via Garibaldi above Trastevere)
Monday, July 21, 10 pm

7sòis.med Arab Orkestra
Musicians  from Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia
Real Accademia di Spagna
Tuesday, July 22, 10 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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