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MUSIC

Friday, November 17 - Thursday, November 30, 2017


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More Music: Mellow Evenings Raucous Nights 


 

Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Mikko Franck conducting, with Alina Pogostkina violin soloist

The Finnish conductor received a Grammy nomination for "Best Orchestral Performance" for his first recording, of music by Jean Sibelius. He is a particular champion of the works of Einojuhani Rautavaara. He the former Artistic Director and General Music Director of the Finnish National Orchestra and the current music director of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Russian-born German violinist Pogostkina won the 1997 Louis Spohr Competition and in 2005 she won first prize at the Ninth International Jean Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki, as well as a special prize for the best interpretation of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. She plays the Stradivarius Sasserno (1717).
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Friday, November 17, 8:30 pm; Saturday, November 18, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Rautavaara: Angels and Visitations
Prokofiev Violin Concerto n. 1
Musorgski/Ravel: Pictures at an Exposition

 

Rafal Blechacz, piano
The Polish pianist was the sole recipient of all five first prizes at the 2005 Chopin Competition in Warsaw, a feat no other pianist has achieved.  He records for the Deutsche Grammaphon label.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Monday, November 20, 8:30 pm
€38-18  tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Bach: 4 Duets BWV 802, 803, 804, 805
Beethoven: Rondò in G major op. 51 n. 2
Beethoven. Sonata in C major op. 2 n. 3
Chopin: Fantasea op. 49
Chopin: Nocturne op. 48 n. 2
Chopin: Sonata n. 2 op. 35

 

Spira mirabilis
Based in Formigine, the orchestra takes many forms from a quartet to an octet to a full orchestral ensemble. Their stated goal is to rehearse each work deeply, over an extended period of time, without a conductor. In 2012 Spira mirabilis has been appointed as Cultural Ambassador of Europe by EACEA, the Executive Agency of the European Union.
Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Morro (San Lorenzo)
Tuesday, November 21, 8:30 pm
€27-18. Reduced prices for students.  tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it

Brahms: Symphony n. 1


Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Stéphane Denève conducting with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano soloist
The French conductor is the principal guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra and was named next music director of the St. Louis Symphony, effective with the 2019-2020 season.
Pianist Thibaudet won   won the Young Concert Performers audition in New  York City at the age of 18. He has performed with most of the world's leading orchestras. Thibaudet has made more than 50 recordings, most for the British label Decca Records. His last album was a box set of Thibaudet's recordings of all of Erik Satie's complete works for solo piano, released on the composer's 150th birthday.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Friday, November 24, 8:30 pm; Saturday, November 25, 6 pm; Sunday, November 26, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Ibert: Escales
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto n. 5 "Egyptian"
Debussy: Trois Nocturnes
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite II

 

Anda: Daniel Melinga
Daniel Melingo, singer, clarinetist and composer proposes a form of tango, that reinterprets that of Carlos Gardel, the tango of the slums and smoky rooms in Buenos Aires, Along with his quintet he presents his latest album, Anda.
Aula Magna, Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Morro (San Lorenzo)
Saturday, November 25, 5:30 pm
€25-15 Reduced prices for students.  tel 892 234 www.vivaticket.it




Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Semyon Bychkov conducting with soprano Evelina Dobraeva, tenor Sergey Radchenko and bass Dimitry Ivashchenko

In 2012, Maestro Bychkov assumed the newly created Günter Wand Conducting Chair with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, a post specially created for him. He holds the Otto Klemperer Chair of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London ad has been appointed chief conductor and music director of the Czech Philharmonic, effective with the 2018-2019 season. The second symphony of Tchaikovsky is nicknamed "Little Russia" as the Ukraine was known at the time, because Tchaikovsky used three Ukrainian folk songs to great effect in this work, and because he composed while on the estate of his sister's family, the Davydovs, in Ukraine. Dawn Over Moscow is the prelude to the composer's opera Khovanshchina.  The Bells, is a choral symphony, set to the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, very freely translated into Russian by the symbolist poet Konstantin Balmont.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia
Thursday, November 30, 7:30 pm; Friday,  December 1, 8:30 pm; Saturday, December 2, 6 pm
€52-19 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Musorgski: Dawn over Moscow
Tchaikovsky: Symphny n. 2 "Little Russia"
Rachmaninoff: The Bells


Orchestra Barocca Italiana
Music by Handel, Vivaldi, conducted by Enrico Onofri, with Sonia Prina, contralto.
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Via Vittoria, 10 (near Piazza del Popolo)
Tuesday, November 28, 9 pm
Free

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Sala Accademica - Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra
Piazza di Sant'Agostino, 20/a  (near Piazza Navona)
Ensemble Divinus Concentus performs chamber music by Cardinal Bartolucci who led the Pontifical Music Chapel for more than 40 years, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.
Friday, November 17, 8 pm
Free

Basilica Ss. Vitale e Compagni Martiri in Fovea
Via Nazionale, 194/B
Ensemble Il Diletto - Orchestra Diletto Barocco perform music by Telemann, Vivaldi.
Friday, November 17, 8:30 pm
Free

San Nicola da Tolentino
Salita di San Nicola da Tolentino, 17 (historic center)
Tigran Hamasyan, the Armenian musician, blends African-American idioms with his native tradition.
Friday, November 17, 8:30 pm
€25-15 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

Chiesa dei Ss. Quattro Coronati
Via dei Santi Quattro, 20 (Celio)
Schola Cantorum della Cappella della Basilica di San Clemente, music by Giovannelli, Monteverdi
Saturday, November 18, 8:30 pm
Free

Chiesa Santa Maria in Aracoeli
Scala dell'Arce Capitolina (Piazza Venezia)
Orchestra Sinfonica di Salerno “Claudio Abbado” conducted by Jacopo Sipari di Pescasseroli perform . Saint Saens' cello concerto (with Giuliano de Angelis) and two works by Beethoven: the prelude to the oratorio Christ on the Mount of Lies and the seventh symphony.
Saturday, November 18, 9 pm
Free


Saint Paul's-within-the-Walls
Via Nazionale at Via Napoli (near Piazza della Repubblica)
Coro Note Blu, performs choral music by Ennio Morricone, Astor Piazzolla, Hakam Parkman, Lorenzo Donati
Sunday, November 19, 6:30 pm
€35 -15 tel 06 645 61860

 

 

 






Cappella Paolina del Quirinale

The elaborately decorated chapel of the Quirinale palace hosts a series of Sunday morning broadcasts. Get there early to tour the palace and be prepared to go through security. Doors close promptly at 11:50, concert begins at noon.
Ensemble Festina Lente perform Girolamo Frescobaldi's Messa ‘Sopra l’aria della Monica’
Sunday, November 19, noon.
Tenores di Neoneli traditional music of Sardinia.
Sunday, November 26, noon
€1,50 reservations advised. Tel 06 399 67557

Chiesa Ss. Giovanni e Paolo al Celio
Piazza dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, 13  (Celio)
Ensemble Enarmonia, music by Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven
Sunday, November 18, 8:30 pm
Free

Basilica di San Clemente in Laterano
Via Labicana, 95 (near the Colosseum)
The New Chamber Singers perform mjusic by Palestrina, Tallis, Byrd, Purcell, Boyce, Croce
Tuesday, November 21, 8:30 pm
Free


San Antonio dei Portoghesi
Via dei Portoghese 2 (between Piazza Navona and the Pantheon)
A series of free concerts showcasing the church's historic pipe organ.
Giampaolo Di Rosa (Italy/Portugal) plays organ music by C. Franck, O. Messiaen and improvisations.
Saturday, November 18, noon
Giampaolo Di Rosa  plays Le Livre du Saint Sacrement I   by Messaien.
Sunday, November 19, 6:30 pm
Giampaolo Di Rosa (Italy/Portugal) plays organ music by C. Franck, O. Messiaen and improvisations.
Saturday, November 25, noon
Giampaolo Di Rosa  plays Le Livre du Saint Sacrement II   by Messaien.
Sunday, November26, 6:30 pm



Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere
Piazza di Santa Cecilia, 22
Coro Musicanova and the Coro Eos  perform Pierluigi da Palestrina's Missa ‘Fratres ego enim accepi’ a 8 voci
Saturday, November 25, 9 pm
Free
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Anche questo due mani vengono con me: Italian Flute Academy: Music by Gabriele Coen with Peppe Servillo

One of Italy's most repsected musicians, Coen is known for his jazz interpretations of classical works and klezmer music. Here he collobarates with artist Michel Fingesten whose images of the seas will be projected during the concert of music composed specifically for the imagery, which recalls the story of Fingesten's travels from Australia to the US, his internment in the Fascist prisonof Ferramonti, Calabria in 1942. Narration by actor and singer Peppe Servillo.
Teatro Vascello, Via Carini 78 (Monteverde Vecchio)
Monday, November 20, 9 pm
€15-12 tel 06 5881021



Four by Monk by Four - Omaggio a Thelonius Monk
Two pianos, four hands, with Kenny Barron, Dado Moroni, Cyrus Chestnut and Danny Grisset. A highlight of the Rome Jazz Festival.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Monday, November 20,9 pm
€26,50 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita "Jazz e Santeria"
Cuban musician Omar Sosa, where santeria, the fusion of Catholicism with the native African worship of the Yoruba people is still practiced. Sosa's jazz fuses this influence with the experiences of a musician who has lived in Ecuador, United States and Spain, has studied classical music, world music, and is interested in electronics and rap. Here he collaborates with the singer and master of Kora, Seckou Keita, with whom he has just released the record "Transparent Water".
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Thursday, November 23, 9 pm
€22 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Asaf Avidan and his band
The Israeli singer-songwriter was the front-man of Asaf Avidan & the Mojos, a folk rock band that he established in 2006 in Jerusalem. In 2012, the Mojos band dissolved and Avidan began a solo caree He had an international hit with the 2012 Wankelmut Remix of "One Day / Reckoning Song".  His latest album, just released this month, is The Study of Falling.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Sinopoli
Friday, November 24, 9 pm
€30,50-26,50 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it

 

Pink Floyd Legend Day
The second edition of a full-day dedicated to the legendary band, including an exhibition of memorablia, followed by a concert by the tribute band three "special guests", percussionist Gary Wallis and vocalist Claudia Fontaine and Durga Mc Broom, who toured with Pink Floyd in 1994.
Auditorium della Conciliazione
Via della Conciliazione 4 (near Castel Sant' Angelo, the Vatican)
Saturday, November 25, 9 pm
€53-€25 (VIP €60) tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it


Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
The American jazz organist and pianist, gospel musician, and music producer began his career in 2006 touring with various mainstream and gospel artists. Henry has released three albums, Gotcha Now Doc (2012), First Steps (2014), and The Revival (2016). He also performs and records with the Brooklyn-based jazz ensemble Snarky Puppy.
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Petrassi
Tuesday, November 28, 9 pm
€26,50-22 tel 892 101 www.ticketone.it