At the Auditorium: Marta Argerich
A pre-season series of concerts features international youth orchestras. The highlight: Orquestra Sinfonica Juvenil da Bahia Ricardo Castro, conducting with Martha Argerich, one of the world's greatest living pianists, performing Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto, September 15. more
Silvano Toti Globe Theater
On the grounds of the Villa Borghese, an exact replica of Shakespear's Globe Theater is the scene of a summer festival is the scene of a summer festival prestenting the bard's plays in Italian translation. This year's remaining offerings: Much Ado About Nothing, through September 7; Love's Labor Lost, September 11 - 24. more
The three-month long internatinal festival of cutting-edge performance and art begins this month, and the opening event is also the festival highlight. The extraordinary creative team of choreographer-dancers Akram Khan and Israel Galvan, present theit collaboration, Torobaka, combining the traditional kathak dance of Khan's heritage, with Galvan's flamenco. At the Auditorium Conciliciation, Wednesday-Friday, September 24-26. Letizia Renzi presents Il ballo delle Ingrate a site-specific dance work created for the Villa Medici, a contemorary dance to the early baroque music of Claudio Monteverdi, Thursday-Friday, September 25 at 8 and 10 pm, and Friday, September 26, 8 pm. And Andrea Baracco directs a multi-media version of Hamlet. Teatro Argentina, Friday-Sunday, September 26-28. more
Festival of Jewish Culture
The former ghetto in Rome's historic center hosts an annual celebration of Jewish literature and culture, beginning Saturday, September 13, with a night of the Kabbalah, exploring Jewish mysticism.
The theme this year is the family, in it's various manifestations throughout Jewish history. Highlights include an exhibition of Kabbalistic art at the Tedeschi gallery, and an open air piano concert Saturday night, followed by a guided tour of the Tempio Maggiore and Jewish Museum at 10 pm. Sunday, at 11.45 am, there will be a tasting of kosher wines, a conversation about Jewish cuisine with TV chef Laura Ravaioli, and at 9 pm; a conversation on American Jews with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge). The festival continues through Wednesday, September 17. Program
Fermentations: Artiginal Beer
A festival of 30 artigianl beers, together with food pairings from Eataly, features tastings, a photo exhibitions,
and if you'd care to bring the kids, there's an area for them, as well. Your eight euro entrance fee buys a glass and a holder to carry it in, then you can buy tokens at one euro for each tastings, and food tasting tokens for two to six euro. At the Officine Farneto, Via del Monti della Franesina 77 (nor the Foro Italico). Friday-Sunday, September 12-14.more
Vogue Fashion Night Out
Again this year, Vogue magazine has organized a mamoth fashion event in the Tridente. Stores in the triangle from Piazza in Lucina to the Spanish Steps and the Piazza del Popolo will stay open until 11:30, offering special treats like cocktails, commemorative tshirts, makeup applications and the launching of new products such as Laura Biagiotti's "green" sunglasses using recyclable materials. Friday, September 12.
A Taste of Rome
The Auditorium Parco della Musica hosts a star-studded event, including food and wine tastings, cooking classes and more at the special constructed Electrolux Taste Theatre, with, among others, these top chefs: from TV's Master Chef Italia, Carlo Cracco; from Acquolina, Giulio Terrinoni; from All’Oro, Riccardo di Giacinto; from Enoteca la Torre a Villa, Laeticia Danilo; from Glass Hostaria, Andrea Fuscoand Cristina Bowerman: from Il Convivio Troian.. Angelo Troiani; from Il Pagliaccio, Anthony Genovese; from Il Tino, Daniele Usai; from Imàgo all’Hassler, Francesco Apreda; from La Pergola – Hotel Rome Cavalier, Heinz Beck; from La terrazza dell’Eden, Fabio Ciervo; and from Metamorfosi, Roy Caceres. September 18- 21. Tickets €16, discounts for over 65 and under 26. Cooking courses €39, VIP €55 www.tasteofroma.it
The Water Garden of the Villa d'Este by Night
A UNESCO World Heritage site, the spectacular water garden of the Villa d'Este in Tivoli is surelyone of the most enchanting places on earth. But at night, when the gardens are lit with consumate artistry, they become pure magic. Beginning this week, the gardens will be open from
8:30 to midnight with special evenings devoted to music and to Renaissance cuisine. Friday and Saturdays, through September 18. www.villadestetivoli.info
In the Museums
A major retrospetive of the work of MC Escher opens at the Chiostro Bramante, September 20. A major retrospective of the photography of Henri Cartier Bresson opns at the Museo Ara Pacis Setpember 26. At the Complesso Vittoriano, a retropsective of Roman artist Gianni Testa. At MACRO, the works of important young German artist Tobias Rehberger At the Museo Nazionale Etrusco Di Villa Giulia, Made in Italy. Una visione modernista, a tribute to Italian fashion, through September 30. At the Museo di Roma Trastevere, Born Invisible, a body of compelling photographs of women and girls in developing countries by Sheila McKinnon through September 28. At the Palazzo Venezia, La Leggendarie tombe di Mawangdu, relics from a 2,000 year-old aristocratic Chinese tomb. At the Musei Captolini, a commemoration of the life and work of Michelangelo 1564-2014 through September 14. At the Castel Sant'Angelo, I Papi della speranza, More than one hundred master works reflecting the religious environment in 16th century Rome. The work of photographer Terry O'Neill, "Pop Icons", is at the Palazzo Cipolla, through September 18, as well as a retrospective of the work of Andy Warhol, through September 28. At the Museo di Villa Torlonia, Paolo Antonio Paschetto. Artist, graphic designer and decorator - Liberty to Deco Paschetto (1885 – 1963) through September 28. At MAXXI, over 70 works by the important Italian minimalist Ettore Spalletti through Septmber 14. At the Museo Carlo Bilotti, EPVS It’s my Way, an exhibition of recent sculpture by Gianluca Martians and Dreamings and the Australian Aboriginal – Art Meets De Chirico, selection of contemporary Australian Aboriginal works in acrylic from the Missana Sordelllo collection.
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