Classical Music and a world-class orchestra in Rome
When it comes to great music around the world, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is at the top of its class. It’s an Italian excellence. An academy that houses the treasures of music, a place where you are transported by culture. Not to mention it’s one of the oldest musical institutions worldwide. Since its foundation in 1585, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia has evolved from an organization of mostly local musicians to a modern academy and symphonic concert organization, earning itself international acclamation. The Orchestra has been conducted by some of the major musical figures of the 20th century: from Mahler, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Strauss, Stravinsky, Sibelius, Hindemith, Toscanini, Furtwängler, De Sabata, Karajan and Abbado to the most impressive performers of our day including Gergiev, Thielemann, Dudamel and Temirkanov.
The academy unites 100 of the brightest exponents of culture and music with a symphonic orchestra and chorus that are among the most prominent worldwide. It carries out high-standing professional musical training and conserves an extremely rich historical patrimony, reflecting its own multi-century history. It’s impossible not to be fascinated by their performances. And it’s not only the music that will take your breath away, the concert hall is just as beautiful as the sounds you will hear. The venue is a pearl of modern architecture and boasts perfect acoustics for a memorable experience. With 250 performances year round, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia offers a wide range of cultural and musical events, including chamber concerts and operas in concert version. And with Music Directors Sir Antonio Pappano and Mikko Franck at the helm, the stature of the Orchestra has enjoyed extraordinary success, building an international reputation for itself. For all classical music and symphonic repertoire enthusiasts who are in the Bel Paese, an evening at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia is a must.
Address: Auditorium Parco della Musica – Viale Pietro de Coubertin, 30