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Friday, January 23 - Thursday, January 29, 2015

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

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Anna Tifu, violin and Gloria Campaner, piano

Winner of the 2007 George Enescu Competition in Bucharest Anna Tifu made her debut at the age of 12 with the La Scala Milan orchestra.  From 2005 to 2008 she studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Aaron Rosand, Shmuel Ashkenazy and Pamela Frank. She plays a Carlo Bergonzi violin, Cremona 1739. Like Tifu, Campaner was a child prodigy, making her debut at the age of 12 with the Venetian Symphony Orchestra. She has been the first-prize recipient in more than twenty national and international piano competitions. She made her U.S. and Carnegie Hall débuts in 2010.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Friday, January 23, 8:30 pm
€38-18 tel 892 982 www.listicket

Franck: Sonata for violin and piano
Schumann: Fantasia for violin and piano op. 131
Enescu: Impressions of Childhood op. 28
Ravel: Tzigane

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano, conducting with Lisa Batiashvili violin soloist

Soloist in the beloved Sibelius concerto, Lisa Batiashvili is the 2014/15 Artist-in-Residence of the New York Philharmonic and NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg. The Georgian violinist also frequently works with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Staatskapelle Berlin, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and other major orchestras worldwide. Batiashvili records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon. She plays a Joseph Guarneri “del Gesu” violin from 1739.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Saturday, January 24 6 pm; Sunday, January 25, 6 pm;
Tuesday, January 27, 7:30 pm
€52-19 tel 892 982 www.listicket

Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition


Quartetto di Cremona
The string quartet, founded in Cremona, is considered one of the best of its generation. Since 2011 the quartet has been Artist-in-residence at the Società del Quartetto in Milan for projects which include concerts and collaborations that culminated in 2014 with the complete performance of the Beethoven quartets, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the institution. Since 2012, the ensemble has also been Artist-in-residence at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Violinist Paolo Andreoli plays a 1737 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini. Cristiano Gualco plays a 1737 Guarneri del Gesù.
Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro
(San Lorenzo)
Saturday, January 24, 8:30 pm
€25-15, under age 30 €8 tel 06 49 91 www.greenticket.it

Beethoven: Quartet in C mior op.18 n. 4
Beethoven: Quartet in F minor op. 95
Beethoven: Grande fuga in B flat major e op. 133


Musica sull'Abisso, from the First World War to the Shoah
In commemoration of the national Giorno della Memoria, "music on the abyss" with
Lorna Windsor, soprano, Pepe Servillo, narrator
Ensemble Berlin, pianist Antonio Ballista piano
Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro (San Lorenzo)
Monday, January 26, 8:30 pm
€25-15, under age 30 €8 tel 06 49 91 www.greenticket.it trailer

Messaien: From “Quatuor pour la fin du temps” (1941):
Liturgie de cristal
Savino: L' exécution du Général (1914)
George Butterworth: The lads in their hundreds and With Rue M Heart is Laden
(1911 with text by A.E.Housman)
Stravinski: Souvenir d'une marche boche (1915)
RaveL: From “Deux mélodies hébraïques” (1914): Kaddish
Messaien:   From “Quatuor pour la fin du temps”: Intermède
André Caplet: Quand reverrai-je, hélas, ma maison? (1916 with text by J.de Bellay)
Emmerich Kalman: Weißt du es noch? (from the Princess of the czárdás 1918)
Debussy: Les soirs illuminés par l’ardeur du charbon (1917) and Noël des enfants qui n' ont plus de maisons (1915)
Stravinsky: From “Quatre chants russes”: Sektanskaya
Ilse Weber: Wiegala (1944)
Messaien: From “Quatuor pour la fin du temps”: Fouilles d'arc-en-ciel pour l'Ange qui annonce la fin du temps
Stravinski: From L’Histoire du Soldat (1918)  adapted by Peppe Servillo Marche du soldat - Petit air au bord du ruisseau - Pastorale - Marche royale - Petit concert - Tango - Valse - Ragtime - Danse du diable - Grand chorale - Marche triomphale du diable.


Tutto ciò che mi resta
The Miracle of Music Composed in Concentration Camps

A free concert in commemoration of the national Giorno della Memoria.
With Uta Lemper, Francesca Dego, Roby Lakatos violin, Marian Serban cymbalon, Myriam Fuks, Yiddish singer, Marian Balog gypsy singer, rom Paolo Candido, Angelo De Leonardis baritone, Leonardo Gallucci guitar, Vana Gierig and Francesco Lotoro, pianists, soloists of theAccademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the children's chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble, video and direction by Marco Visalberghi.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Monday, January 26, 9 pm

Maria Perrotta, piano
Perrotta began her concert career at the age of 11 performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Symphonic Orchestra of Calabria. In 2005, she won the first prize at the San Giovanni Teatino International Piano Competition, including the special Lazar Berman prize for the best performance of an étude by a Russian composer. In 2008, she won the first prize at the “Shura Cherkassky International Piano Competition” (Milan) and the third prize at the “Rina Sala Gallo” International Competition (Monza). She has performed in numerous venues across Europe, including Russia and Africa; she has recorded for Saarländischer Rundfunk, Rai, Radiotre, Sky Classica TV. In October 2013 the Decca label released her live recording of Beethoven’s Three Last Piano Sonatas, performed at the Bocconi University Auditorium in Milan. In September 2014 Decca released her live recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
Teatro Argentina, Largo Argentina
Thursday, January 29, 9:15 pm
€27-19 tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor BWV 903
Beehtoven: Sonata n. 31 in A flat major op. 110
Scriabin: Sonata n. 2 in G sharp minor op. 19 “Sonate-Fantaisie”
Prokofiev: Sonata n. 6 in A major op. 82

Music at the Oratorio Gonfalone

A series of Thursday evening concerts in this historic frescoed site.
Quando le lettere nascondono qualcosa: I Bassifondi Simone Vallerotonda tiorba, guitar and conductor, Gabriele Miracle percussion, Josep Maria Martì-Duran colascione basso and guitar, Music by Kapsberger, Foscarini, Santiago de Murcia, Corbetta, Bartolotti, Piccinini, Sanz
Oratorio del Gonfalone, Via del Gonfalone 2/a (near Campo de' Fiori)
Thursday, January 29, 9 pm


In the Churches

Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church
Via XX Settembre 7 (Esquilino)
Roberto Muttoni, violin and Nazarena Recchia, harp play music by Boieldieu, Fiorillo, Krumpholtz and Ibert.
Saturday, January 24, 6:30 pm
€10, reduced €5

Cappella Paolina
Palazzo del Quirinale, Piazza Quirinale
A series of Sunday morning concerts in the presidential palace. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Concerto per la memoria: Rita Marcotulli, Luciano Biondini, Raiz
Sunday, January 25, doors close promptly at 11:50 am

Saint Paul's Within the Walls
Via Nazionale at Via Napoli (near Piazza della Repubblica)
Stefano Vasselli, organ, plays music J.S. Bach, C.M. Widor, S. Barber, O. Messiaen
Sunday, January 25, 6:30 pm

San Antonio dei Portoghese
Via dei Portoghese 6 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of concerts showcasing the church's historic pipe organ.
Organist Giampaolo Di Rosa plays music by J.S. Bach
Sunday, January 25, 6:30 pm


Sala dell'Immacolata nel Convento dei SS. XII Apostoli
Via del Vaccaro 9
Olga Ivanova, soprano and Alessandro d’Agostini, piano, perform music by M. Glinka, A. Arenskij, P. Tchaikovsky, N. Rimski - Korsakov, S. Rachmaninoff, S. Prokofiev, M. Musorgski, S. Slonimski, G. Sviridov, I. Stravinski
Sunday, January 25, 6:30 pm
€14, €7

San Agnese in Agone
Piazza Navona
A series of concerts in the historic frescoed Borromini Sacristy. Scuola Romana Ensemble, perform baroque music by Frescobaldi, Carissimi, Monteverdi, Falconieri, Dowland, Le Cocq 
Thursday, January 29, 6:30 pm
€20 includes guided tour of the church

Popular Music, Rock, World, Jazz

Ed Sheeran
The English singer-songwriter's popularity abroad began in 2012. "The A Team" was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards and he performed the song in duet with Elton John during the ceremony. He spent much of 2013 touring North America as the opening act for Taylor Swift's The Red Tour. In autumn 2013 Sheeran performed three sold out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden as a headline act (with Swift making a guest appearance on the second night). His second studio album titled X (read as "multiply") was released worldwide in June 2014, charting at number one in the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard 200 and nominated for Album of the Year at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. As part of his X world tour, Sheeran will play three concerts at London's Wembley Stadium in July 2015, his biggest solo shows to date.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport (Eur)
Monday, Januaray 26
tel 892 101 www.ticketone.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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