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Friday, April 13 - Thursday, April 26,  2018

Classical l Pop-Rock-Jazz-World
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Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Alexander Sladkovsky conducting, with pianist Nikolai Lugansky

Replacing an ailing Yuri Temirkanov, Alexander Sladkovsky is the chief conductor and artistic director of the Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra. During the 1980s and early 1990s, pianist Lugansky won prizes at numerous piano competitions. At the same time, he began to make recordings on the Melodiya (USSR) and Vanguard Classics (Netherlands) labels. His performance at the Winners' Gala Concert of the 10th International Tchaikovsky Competition was recorded and released on the Pioneer Classics label, on both CD and video laser disc formats. He currently records for Naïve Classics.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Friday, April 13, 9 pm; Saturday, April 14, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Rimski-Korsakov: Suite from The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh 
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite n. 3

 

Istanbul: Jordi Savall and the Hespèrion XXI
Jordi Savall, one of the greatest interpreters of baroque music, has also been passionately dedicated to the rediscovery and diffusion of the musical traditions of the Near East and other Mediterranean countries. He dedicates this concert to Istanbul, performing the instrumental music of the court of the Ottoman sultans, and the music of the Armenian, Greek and Jewish-Sephardic communities. In the course of his research, Savall relied mainly on the Book of Music Science by Dimitrie Cantemir (1673-1723), a fundamental source of the theory, style and Ottoman musical forms of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a collection of 355 compositions, written with a system of musical notation invented by Cantemir himself. The ensemble includes musicians from Turkey, Armenia, Morocco and Greece joining the usual Hespèrion instrumentalists..
Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Magno
Tuesday, April 17, 8:30 pm
€25-reduced, under 30 €8 under 18 €5  tel 892 234 vivaticket.it


Orchestra da Camera di Santa Cecilia
Luigi Piovano conducting with Ingrid Jacoby piano soloist
A native of Saint Louis, Missouri, the pianist Ingrid Jacoby performs throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America both in recital and as a soloist with major orchestras. She is the winner of numerous awards and competitions, including the Artists Presentation Award, the Steinway Hall Artists Prize, the Baldwin National Piano Competition and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition.  Her award from the Concert Artists Guild resulted in a Carnegie Hall debut recital. Her recording of Mozart's piano concerti with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, was relesed in March 2014. Luigi Piovano is the first chair cellist of the Orchestra dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia. In 2012 he was appointed musical director of the ICO Orchestra of the Magna Grecia of Taranto. Since 2013 he has been the musical director of the Roma Tre Orchestra.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Wednesday, April 18, 8:30 pm
€38-18 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Mozart: Symphony n. 1 K 16
Mozart: Piano Concerto n. 12 K 414
Mozart: Piano Concerto n. 9 K 271 "Jeunehomme"

 

Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Nicola Luisotti conducting with Sabine Devieilhe soprano soloist
The French coloratura soprano Sabine Devieilhe has performed with the Lyon Natinonal Opera, the Montpellier Opera, the Opéra-Comique in Paris, the Opéra National de Paris, and La Monnaie Royal Theatre in Brussels.  In 2013 Devieilhe received the Lyric Artist Discovery of the Year award at the 20th Victoires de la Musique; the same year she signed an exclusive recording contract with Erato. Her first solo album Rameau: le Grand Théâtre de l’Amour with Les Ambassadeurs (November 2013) won her a Diapason d’Or and the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros. She recorded a series of Mozart concert arias with François-Xavier Rot conducting the Orchestra Les Siècles. The Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti is currently music director of the San Francisco Opera. Luisotti led the 100th-anniversary performances of La fanciulla del West at the Metropolitan Opera and was presented with the Premio Puccini Prize by the Fondazione Festival Puccini. He served as music director of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples from February 2012 to December 2014 and as principal guest conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra from April 2009 to the spring of 2012.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, April 19, 7:30 pm; Friday, April 20, 9 pm; Saturday, April 21, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Beethoven: Symphony n. 8
Mozart: Concert Arias
                "Vorrei spiegarvi oh Dio" K418      
                "Alcandro, lo confesso - Non sò, d'onde viene" K294
                "Popoli di Tessaglia - Io non chiedo eterni dei" K316
Prokofiev: Symphony n. 7

 

Manuel Barrueco, guitar
The Cuban-American classical guitarist has toured extensively and released some two dozen albums, garnering two Grammy nominations. He has collaborated with composers such as Roberto Sierra, Arvo Pärt, Jonathan Leshnoff, Gabriela Lena Frank, Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky and Toru Takemitsu, whose last orchestral work Spectral Canticle, is a double concerto written specifically for Barrueco and violinist Frank Peter Zimmerman. Barrueco teaches at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland.
Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Magno
Saturday, April 21, 5:30 pm
€25-reduced, under 30 €8 under 18 €5  tel 892 234 vivaticket.it

Milán: 6 Pavanas
Nin-Culmell: 6 Variaciones sobre un tema de L. Milán
Bach: Sonata in G minor BWV 1001*
Sor: Sonata in C major op. 15b
Sor: Introduction and variations on the aria “Malbrough” op. 28
Albéniz :Aragón, Cadiz, Asturias from the suite Española op. 47

 

Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Myung-Whun Chung conducting conducting

Eleonora Buratto, soprano; Veronica Simeoni, mezzo-soprano; Paolo Fanale tenor; Roberto Tagliavini bass
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the death of Rossini a performanc of his Stabat Mater. Maestro Chung has been the Special Artistic Advisor of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001 and was awarded the highest Record Academy Prize by Japanese critics following his performances in Japan. Since 1997 he has been the Music Director of the Asia Philharmonic Orchestra, and since 2000 he has been the Music Director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.  With the 2012/2013 season, he became the first Principal Guest Conductor in the history of the Staatskapelle Dresden. In 2005, Chung became Principal Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.  Chung made a cultural breakthrough visit to Pyongyang, North Korea, returning with an agreement to form an orchestra made up of musicians from both North and South Korea.  Soprano Eleonora Buratto made her Metropolitan Opera debut in 2016. Veronica Simeoni made her debut in Rossini’s Stabat Mater at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.  Paolo Fanale made his Royal Opera debut in 2016. He sings with the Metropolitan Opera New York, Teatro alla Scala Milan and other major houses. Roberto Tagliavini performs at Teatro alla Scala Milan, San Carl Naples, Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Friday, April 27, 8:30 pm; Saturday, April 28, 6 pm; Sunday April 29, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Mozart: Symphony n. 39 K 543
Rossini: Stabat Mater



L’ Estro Armonico

A series of concerts in this historic frescoed hall. L'estro armonico (the harmonic inspiration), refers to Antonio Vivaldi's Op. 3, a set of 12 concertos for stringed instruments, first published in Amsterdam in 1711.
Oratorio Gonfalone, Via del Gonfalone, 32/a  (near Ponte Vittorio)
Thursday, April 19, 8:30 pm
€22 reduced €18 conservatory students €12

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San Marcello al Corso

Piazza di San Marcello, 5 (Via del Corso near Piazza Venezia)
Vanessa Fioretti soprano and Zuzana Janacokova organ perform music by Bach, Haendel, Haydn, Mozart, Gigout, Tosti, Gomez
Sunday,  April 15 and Sunday, April 22, 7 pm
Free



Capella Paolina, Palazzo Quirinale

Piazza del Quirinale
The weekly Sunday concerts in the elaborate chapel of Italy's presidential palace, formerly a home of the popes. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through
security. Doors close promptly at 11:50.
Sestetto dell’Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai, music by Robert Kahn  (1930), Krzysztof Penderecki  (1933)
Sunday, April 15, noon
Quartetto Lyskamm, string quartets by Schumann and Bartok.
Sunday, April 22, noon
€1,50 reservations recommended




St. Paul's Within the Walls

Via Nazionale at Via Napoli (near Piazza della Repubblica)
Coro Città di Roma, conducted by Mauro Marchetti, perform music by Palestrina, Gesualdo, Britten, Pärt
Sunday April 15 , 6:30 pm
Susanne Boehm, violin and Michael Glenn Williams, piano, music by Saint-Saen, Tchaikovsky, Fauré, Michael Glenn Williams
Sunday, April 22, 6:30 pm
€35 - 15 www.luminariaticketscom

 



Sala Immacolata ai SS. Apostoli
Via Vaccaro 9 (historic center)
Simona Altin flute Vincenzo Isaia, clarinet and Francesco Del Fra, piano perform music by iE. Cavallini, P. A. Genin, A. Fahrbah
Sunday, April 22, 7 pm
€15, reduced €8




San Antonio dei Portoghese

Via dei Portoghesi, 2 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
Organist Ulfer Smidt (Germany) Stylus fantasticus
Sunday, April 15, 6:30 pm
Organist Giampaolo Di Rosa (Italy/Portugal)
Words and sounds. The psalms (V)
Sunday, April 22, 6:30 pm
Free

 

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Erland Oye: Acoustic Tour
The Norwegian composer, musician, producer, singer and songwriter from Bergen is best known for being part, together with Eirik Glambek Bøe, of the indie folk duo Kings of Convenience. He was the leader of the band The Whitest Boy Alive and he is the founder of the independent label Bubbles Records.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Friday, April 13, 9 pm
€15 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Lana del Rey
The American singer-songwriter composes music with stylized cinematic quality and references to pop culture, particularly 1950s and 1960s Americana. Her breakthrough came in 2011 when her single "Video Games" went viral. That year, she signed with Interscope and Polydor records. Her major label debut "Born to Die" (2012) included her first top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100 with the Cedric Gervais remix of "Summertime Sadness". Since then, Del Rey has released two US Billboard 200 number-one albums "Ultraviolence" (2014) and "Lust for Life" (2017) along with top-ten releases "Paradise" (2012) and "Honeymoon" (2015). She was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for both "Paradise" and "Lust for Life." Del Rey's has contributed to film soundtracks including "The Great Gatsby" (2013), "Maleficent" (2014), and "Big Eyes" (2014), which was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Palalottomatica, Piazzale dello Sport (Eur)
Friday, April 13, 9 pm
€51,75 - €41,40 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

James Senese: Napoli Centrale
The Italian saxophonist, composer and singer-songwriter is the son of and an Italian mother and an American soldier based in Italy at the close of WWII, who moved back to the States shortly after the birth of his son. Senese made his professional debut in the 1960s, as a member of the rhythm and blues band The Showmen, with whom he won the 1968 edition of Cantagiro. In 1974 Senese co-founded and led the critically acclaimed jazz-rock group Napoli Centrale. After the group disbanded in 1978, he started a long collaboration with Pino Daniele, both in studio and on stage. His first solo album was released in 1983 by Polydor Records. His most recent album O sanghe (Alabianca-Warner) was released in 2016.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Saturday, April 14, 9 pm
€25, €20 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Antal Szalai e l’orchestra tzigana di Budapest
Szalai is considered one of the the best gypsy violinists, winner of the 2005 "Ferenc Liszt Award." He founded the Budapest Tzigana Orchestra in 1969 in collaboration with other musicians from various Budapest orchestras. The intent of the group is to propose and enhance the orchestral repertoire of Gypsy music. The tradition of the gypsy orchestra began some 300 years ago. Traditionaly, it consists of o a violin, a viola, a cello and a cimbalom. The orchestra's repertoire consists not only of Hungarian tsardas music, but also classical pieces such as Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody, Brahms' Hungarian Dances, works by members of the Strauss family, and traditional Hungarian rural music. .
Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano, 17  (Lungotevere Flaminia)
Friday-Saturday, April 13-14, 9 pm; Sunday, April 15, 6 pm
€39-23   reduced €15,50  biglietti@teatroolimpico.it


 

Chrysta Bell
Part of the National Geographic Science Festival. The American singer, songwriter, model, and actress from Texas has worked with filmmaker and composer David Lynch since 1999. They have released two albums in the genre of dream pop. Her voice and musical style are described as “ethereal” and “sensual”. Her latest album, "We Dissolve" was released independently on Meta Hari Records in June 2017. In her first television acting role, Chrysta Bell plays FBI Agent Tammy Preston in the revival of "Twin Peaks" that premiered on Showtime, in May 2017.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Saturday, April 21, 9 pm
€17,50 -€13,50 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Mannarino: L'Impero Crollerà
Alessandro Mannarino, the imensely popular Roman singer-songwriter on tour with his fourth album, Apriti cielo. He explains the name of this tour: "Whatever your Empire, wherever it is, whatever its name, there must be a sound somewhere that will make it fall. " Mannarino founded the band Kampina, in 2006. After appearing in several episodes of the Italian TV show "Parla con me", he released his debut album, "Il bar della rabbia," in 2009, which was a finalist for the prestigious Premio Tenco" award. In 2015, his single "Scendi giù", won the Amnesty Award His previous albums were all certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Apriti cielo opened at number one on the Italian albums chart.
Auditorium Parcco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Sunday, April 22, 9 m; Monday, April 23, 9 pm
€43-28 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it



Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet
The American jazz trumpeter was the winner of both the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and the Carmine Caruso International Jazz Trumpet Solo Competition. The same year, he released his debut recording "Prelude... to Cora" on the Fresh Sound New Talent label. In New York City he began performing with Vijay Iyer, Aaron Parks, Esperanza Spalding, and Jason Moran. Akinmusire made his recording debut on the Blue Note label in 2011 with the album "When the Heart Emerges Glistening," featuring his quintet. In 2014 he won the North Sea Jazz Festival's Paul Acket Award. Akinmusire's third album, entitled "The Imagined Savior is Far Easier to Paint", was released in 2014. His current quintet includese Sam Harris on piano, Harish Raghavan on bass and Justin Brown on drums.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Monday, April 23,9 pm
€18, €15 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it