Rome and its music places
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
The eternal city hosts many spaces where music is the undisputed queen. Places that welcome musical events, workshops, courses and even museums devoted to musical instruments. This path is dedicated to these places that will travel between the sounds of jazz, classical and contemporary music.
AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA
Our journey starts from the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale Pietro de Coubertin, whose architectural project, designed by Renzo Piano, has three more rooms arranged around an outdoor cavea. Inside, the Santa Cecilia Hall, the largest one, has exceptional acoustics thanks to the 26 shells of American cherry wood, each one with an average surface area of about 180 square meters. The Sinopoli Hall is designed for chamber music, while the Petrassi Hall is the smallest in the Auditorium Complex and is a laboratory space for theater performances and concerts. The Cavea is the physical focus of the entire Auditorium project and is entitled to Luciano Berio, with its 3,000 places for summer shows, while in winter it hosts an ice rink. In the Auditorium, please visit MUSA, the Museum of Musical Instruments of the Academy of Santa Cecilia, one of the main Italian collections of instruments with about 130 pieces coming from 'Europe, Asia and Africa, to testimonies of different musical culture.
ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE SANTA CECILIA
Beside the Auditorium there is the Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia, one of the oldest musical institutions in the world. Officially founded in 1585 and transformed over the centuries from a simple group of local musicians into a modern academy and symphonic concert institution of international reputation, combining an academic body composed of 100 members of the most illustrious exponents of culture and art and music to an orchestra a symphonic choir among the most respected in the international arena. The Academy conducts advanced musical training and preserves a rich historical heritage, reflection of its centuries-long history.
ACCADEMIA FILARMONICA ROMANA
Leaving the Accademia Santa Cecilia, our path continues thorugh via Flaminia to reach the Accademia Filarmonica Romana. Here takes place a busy concert schedule, as the proposals of musical theater or dance in the hall of the Teatro Olimpico in Piazza Gentile da Fabriano (Bridge of Music). The Academy also carries out musical training with the flute classes and choir practice, beginning with children of five years.
Fourth stop, near the Baths of Diocletian, is the Teatro dell'Opera, the Teatro Massimo in Rome and one of the most important in the world for opera and ballet. Built in 1878-80 by Achille Sfondrini, its stage is equipped with modern systems. The hall has 1,600 seats. Here the greatest opera singers and orchestra directors perform.
CASA DEL JAZZ
Our path ends with the Casa del Jazz located in Viale di Porta Ardeatina, which has a multifunctional auditorium with 150 seats, designed for concerts, screenings, listening guides, and conferences. It also houses a media library and a library open to the public, a bookshop and a cafeteria. The two secondary buildings host rehearsal and recording rooms, a guesthouse for musicians and a restaurant. Casa del Jazz hosts both international and emerging artists.