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Luminaria Concert Series

Availability: Sundays
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Language: English
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  • Enjoy this magic concert in this beautiful church
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What to expect

Opera in Roma presents the Musical Event “Luminaria,” a concert series inside the magnificent St. Paul’s Within the Walls Church.

Lose yourself in the candle lights inside the Church and enjoy this suggestive atmosphere, together with stunning mosaics and artworks.
Prepare yourself to live the magic of this charming moment when the music starts.

Program:

Sunday 16 December – 6:30 pm

Paolo Montin, Clarinetto – Stefano Diotallevi, Pianoforte
Music di J. Brahms, C. Debussy, G. Finzi, L. Bernstein

The warm and expressive sound of the clarinet has immediately conquered many composers: its repertoire is indeed rich and extremely varied. In the concert will be performed 10 lieder by J. Brahms in the transcription of the Lithuanian composer Max Laurischkus, the first rhapsody of Claude Debussy, the 5 Bagattelle by the English composer Gerald Finzi, ending with the sonata by Leonard Bernstein (the centenary of his birth falls this year). A program that will offer refined and original songs, highlighting the many facets of this instrumental combination. The two artists are particularly at home in chamber music. In their career, jazz is accompanied by "cultured" music performances.

Sunday 13 January – 6:30 pm

Duo Moebius: Fabio Catania, Viola – Giorgio Napolitani, Guitar

The combination of Viola and Guitar is certainly original, but not strange on that account. Played together the instruments have a rich but restrained sonority capable of great expression. The names Niccolo Pagannini and Astor Piazzolla are synonymous with melodious virtuosity. Their striking compositions will entice the listener, and the programme is rounded off with works by Fernando Carulli, Manuel de Falla and Peruvian composer Garrido Lecca.

Sunday 20 January – 6:30 pm

Maurizio Paciariello, Piano
Music by J. S. Bach, L. van Beethoven, S. Prokofiev

The Piano seen from three different perspectives, but with many common features: Bach’s music always travels beyond the instrument it was written for and at every interpretation it finds new meaning. In the same way, Beethoven’s piano music cannot be constrained into narrow categories, especially his late works. We will enjoy listening to one of his late Sonatas, rooted in tradition, but already looking into the future. Finally, Prokofiev, who alongside Rachmaninov was arguably the most important pianist-composer of the ‘900 expressed himself in the classical forms of Sonata or Suite widely enriching all the harmonic, rhythmic and melodic elements of the tonal language.

Sunday 27 January – 6:30 pm

Loreto Aramendi, Organ
Music by F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninov, C. Saint-Saëns, G. Fauré

Original organ compositions and transcriptions of works for piano and orchestra by composers from across different styles and periods. In this concert you will discover or rediscover the delicate art of organ registration, unique to the King of Instruments, and it's capacity to touch on profound messages. At the console is Loreto Armadi, Titular Organist of the Cavaille Coll organ in the Basilica Santa Maria del Coro di San Sebastian (Spain).

Sunday 3 February – 6:30 pm

Ivos Margoni, violin – Simone Rugani, piano
Music by C. Franck, J. Brahms, N. Paganini, M. Ravel

A concert in which the most virtuosic of instruments explores it's highest ranges, from the Caprices of Pagannini to Ravel's Tzigane, passing through Brahms and by way of a sonata, the crowning work of Cesar Franck. Two young artists with careers in rapid ascent.

Sunday 10 February – 6:30 pm

Trio Arcadia di Roma: Laura Bianco, violin; Francesco Vignanelli, cello; Margherita Sussarellu, piano

A programme devised entirely of works by and dedicated to great Female Composers. Clara Weick, wife of Robert Schumann, sacrificed willingly an extraordinary career as a performer for love, not to mention her compositions for piano and chamber groups, which merit her a prominent position in the Pantheon of Romantic Composers. As pedagogues, Nadia and Lily Boulanger created a whole generation of musicians and composers at the turn of the century. The music of Milan-born American composer Alba Rosa Vietor is being rediscovered 30 years after her death while British composer Fiona Frank is cementing her position as a musician at home and abroad.

Sunday 17 February – 6:30 pm

Charles Hogan Organ and Piano
Music by L. van Beethoven, F. Chopin, A. Copland, A. Locklair

The monumental and marvellous sonata op 110 of Beethoven needs no introduction, as does the F minor Fantasia of Chopin. Less well known are the organ works of Dan Locklair and Aaron Copland, but certainly make an interesting addition to a concert programme, as already 'historic’ American composers, whose music is appearing in the repertoire of more and more musicians and touching the hearts of the audiences who hear it.

Sunday 24 February – 6:30 pm

Vocale L’Accademia Cristiniana & ResAltera
Remo Guerrini: Director

Alessandro Stradella is one of the two most important Roman composers, admired by his contemporaries and taken as an example by his successors. 'La Serenata’ explores in music the timeless problems of love: The shepherd Damone declares his love for the nymph Clori under a starry sky, in the middle of a romantic conversation. Damone suffers from love-induced melancholy while Clori basks in its ecstasies. The other characters develop the theme of love by arguing that the hearts that follow Cupid never find peace, while those who flee from him do. The evening rounds off with a madrigal in five parts.

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What's included
  • Tickets to the concerts
What's not included
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Where
Meeting point:

Very close to Piazza della Repubblica and Termini Station.

When

Sunday 16 December – 6:30 pm
Paolo Montin, Clarinetto – Stefano Diotallevi, Pianoforte
Music by J. Brahms, C. Debussy, G. Finzi, L. Bernstein

Sunday 13 January – 6:30 pm
Duo Moebius: Fabio Catania, Viola – Giorgio Napolitani, Guitar

Sunday 20 January – 6:30 pm
Maurizio Paciariello, Piano
Music by J. S. Bach, L. van Beethoven, S. Prokofiev

Sunday 27 January – 6:30 pm
Loreto Aramendi, Organ
Music by F. Liszt, S. Rachmaninov, C. Saint-Saëns, G. Fauré

Sunday 3 February – 6:30 pm
Ivos Margoni, violin – Simone Rugani, piano
Music by C. Franck, J. Brahms, N. Paganini, M. Ravel

Sunday 10 February – 6:30 pm
Trio Arcadia di Roma: Laura Bianco, violin; Francesco Vignanelli, cello; Margherita Sussarellu, piano

Sunday 17 February – 6:30 pm
Charles Hogan Organ and Piano
Music by L. van Beethoven, F. Chopin, A. Copland, A. Locklair

Sunday 24 February – 6:30 pm
Vocale L’Accademia Cristiniana & ResAltera
Remo Guerrini: Director

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Provider
Opera in Roma s.r.l.s
Booking fee
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