The Best in Rome
Summer Vacation Edition
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
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
Han-na Chang conductor, Boris Berezovskij piano
The South Korean conductor, Music Director of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, was the winner of the 1995 Rostropovich competition. The Russian pianist performs with major orchestras worldwide. Berezovsky won the Gold Medal at the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
Tuesday, September 9, 9 pm
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto n. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony n. 5
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
Rodrigo: Concerto di Aranjuéz
De Falla: La Vida Breve: Danza n. 1
Revueltas: Homenaje a García Lorca
Piazzolla : Adios Nonino e Hommage a Liege
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
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
Germano Mazzocchetti Ensemble
Sunday, August 31
La Città Invisibili
By Italo Calvino, directed by Teresa Pedroni with Massimo Popolizio and live music by Javier Girotto
Sunday, August 31
De Rerum Natura
By Lucrezio, directed by Enzo Aronica with Roberto Herlitzka
Monday, September 1
Coppia Aperta Quasi Spalancata
By Dario Fo and Franca Rame, directed by Carlo Emilio Lerici, with Antonio Salines, Francesca Bianco
Tuesday, September 2
From Russia to Rio with duo pianists Capitelli-Calvani
Wednesday, September 3
Solis String Quartet with Lello Arena
Sunday, September 7
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