Maxxi – From Wednesday 7
Exciting things are happening all month over at the MAXXI, aka the Museum of 21st-century Art. The November program kicks off on the 7th with Anthology, an exhibition of the photographs of Paolo Pellegrin, winner of the coveted World Press Photo prize a whopping ten times. Next up, opening on 10 November, is the first-ever exhibit dedicated to Zerocalcare, the Italian fumetto phenom who has taken the comic book world by storm. And on the 21st, the museum will unveil the new arrangement of its permanent collection, featuring several exciting new acquisitions. See the full line-up of events and exhibitions at maxxi.art.
Rach 3 – Thursday 8 to Saturday 10
There’s nothing like the pounding notes of a Rachmaninoff piano concerto to get your blood pumping. The Santa Cecilia Orchestra welcomes celebrated young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov in an interpretation of one of the most challenging and heart-wrenching works in the classical canon, under the baton of Antonio Pappano. Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 4 and the Overture to Ruslan e Ludmilla by Glinka are also on the program.
Tribalistas – Sunday 11
Fifteen years after the wild success of their debut album, this acclaimed Brazilian trio comes to Europe for the first time, with a hotly anticipated stop in Rome at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. Comprised of singers Marisa Monte, Carlinhos Brown, and Arnaldo Antunes, the trio performs a vibrant mix of alternative rock, avant-garde, experimental rock, pop rock, and Brazilian folk music, accompanied by a group of talented musicians on bass, drums, keyboards, and numerous stringed instruments. The group will perform tracks off their latest album, as well as hits from across their career.
The Marriage of Figaro – Until Sunday 11
Scheming servants, unfaithful husbands, ulterior motives, unwanted advances, mistaken identity, long-lost children, cross-dressing adolescents, vicious gossip, domestic spats, and (of course) true love: Mozart’s master work The Marriage of Figaro has it all. The opera buffa has remained one of the most popular operas of all time since it premiered in Vienna in 1786. The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma presents a completely new staging of the immortal and entertaining work by Graham Vick at Teatro Costanzi.
International Sacred Music and Art Festival – Until Wednesday 14
Take Rome’s most majestic basilicas and combine them with the music of some of the greatest composers of the classical canon; and what do you get? A true feast for the senses, namely the International Sacred Music and Art Festival, which hits the city every November. Some of the great orchestras of Europe, headlined by the Vienna Philharmonic, as well as conductors and soloists from around the globe, bring sacred music and architecture together in magnificent fashion. The program includes works by Verdi, Beethoven, Mahler, and many more. Performances take place at St. Peter’s, St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, St. John’s in Lateran, and St. Mary Major. festivalmusicaeartesacra.net
Ben Frost – Thursday 15
What do classical minimalism, punk rock, and black metal have in common? They have all been major influences on the music of Ben Frost. The Australian composer and producer creates and performs experimental, electronic, and industrial music, and is perhaps best known for his scores of films like Sleeping Beauty, The Deep, In Her Skin, and the Netflix series, Dark. See him perform his own work at a one-night-only concert at the Auditorium PDM.