Gonfalone’s new concert season in Rome

Next Thursday opening night with the Roma Brass Quintet

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Next Thursday 14 November the historical concert institution Coro Polifonico Romano “Gastone Tosato” opens  its 63rd season that will go on until 22 May in the splendid Oratorio della Confraternita del Gonfalone in the center of Rome next to Via Giulia. The season’s program features prominently the historically informed performance of early music, with concerts that range from recitals for solo instrument to evenings that will offer a prospectic interplay between antique and modern. This is the case with three concerts that will stage a sort of Roman Carnival: on 6 February  Soqquadro Italiano will present Da Monteverdi a Mina featuring voice and a multi-era ensemble with saxophone, clarinet, theorbo, baroque guitar, psaltery and percussion. On the 13th Fischi, botti, coriandoli e lingue di suocera will showcase Marta Rossi on piccolo with accompaniment – on the 18th century Tronci organ formerly owned by Maestro Gastone Tosato, the founder of Coro Polifonico Romano – by the present Artistic Director Concezio Panone in a program ranging from the 18th to the 21st century. On 27 february – on the occasion of the traditional feast of Giovedì Grasso – the last days of Carnival will be the backdrop to Il Teatro della memoria‘s performance Se le donne portassero la spada – Canti, danze e lazzi nella Roma del Rinascimento  (If Women carried the Sword – Songs, Dances and Lazzi in Renaissance Rome).

Also this year many of the concerts will feature the resident Gonfalone Ensemble, from time to time in the role of accompaniment to soloists or in the front line for chamber orchestra programs. Several major performers will be hosted during the season, among which baroque oboist Alfredo Bernardini stands out because he trod the first steps of his brilliant international career in Rome. Other early music concerts will see on the Gonfalone stage soprano Arianna Vendittelli, fortepiano played by Stefania Neonato, baroque cello played by Giordano Antonelli and the ensembles Concerto Romano directed by Alessandro Quarta and Ensemble Aurora.

Oratorio del Gonfalone – via del Gonfalone 32/A – Roma (Italy)
phone & fax: (+39) 06-6875952 (Monday-Friday  9:30AM-5PM)
info@oratoriogonfalone.com – www.oratoriogonfalone.com

For Gonfalone’s early music concerts discounted tickets (at €15 instead of €20) will be available for those that are registered on this Blog or on the Il Teatro della Memoria Facebook Fan Page. If you want to receive the coupon to be shown at the box office you can write ur at this address: info@teatrodellamemoria.org.

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