Step into 2024 with flair by attending a cultural event in one of the city’s museums, libraries, cinemas, music halls, and more – without forgetting the New Year’s Eve concert at Circo Massimo.
Rome is preparing to say goodbye to 2023 and welcome the New Year with a rich calendar of events in the name of music, art, culture and entertainment. Starting with the New Year’s Eve concert, which returns to Circus Maximus with a very rich musical cast.
Then, on the 1 January 2024, Capodarte is back: more than 80 free initiatives spread across various parts of the city. Concerts, guided tours, shows and activities for young and old will animate museums, municipal libraries, theatres, cinemas and other cultural venues that will be extraordinarily open for the occasion until the evening.
Rome Capodarte heralds an important year for the city of Rome as it prepares to host the XXV edition of the World Congress of Philosophy, titled “Philosophy across Boundaries,” from August 1 to 8. Capodarte 2024 aims to introduce philosophical themes, exploring topics inspired by Rome’s history and contemporary cultural life.
The Circus Maximus will host the concert entitled “Roma 2024. You are here”, which will feature Blanco, Lazza e Francesca Michielin.
The official radio of the event will be RDS 100% Grandi Successi. The event starts at 9.30pm and continue well past midnight with a special dj-set by Dimensione Suono Roma.
The Museums of Roma Capitale, including the archaeological areas and current exhibitions, will be exceptionally open with ordinary opening hours and free access. In some of these spaces it will also be possible to choose from a vast programme of guided tours and events, such as the visit Un’altra voce. Le donne, la lingua e la polis at the Capitoline Museums, and I due volti di Augusto at the Mercati di Traiano. You’ll be able to explore the exhibitions I Sommersi. Roma 16 Ottobre 1943, with four tours led by Lia Toaff and Yael Calò, and Fidia with two visits led by Alessandra Avagliano.
In connection with the major exhibition dedicated to the photographer Helmut Newton, the Ara Pacis Museum will host a conference titled Image and Seduction: Philosophy of Photography, while, at Centrale Montemartini, Professor of Ancient Philosophy Emidio Spinelli will give his lecture Defending Gaia: Toward Philosophical Sustainability, accompanied by readings performed by actors Paola Cataldi, Luca Siciliano, and Marta Siciliano.
At the Goffredo Mameli Library, there will be a performance titled Arrampicarsi, featuring readings and live songs in two voices by Cristian Ceresoli and Silvia Gallerano. Meanwhile, at the Gugliemo Marconi Library, the event InCanto di pace will take place, composed of a workshop for children aged 7 to 12 and a concert led by Maestro Germano Neri, director of the Europa InCanto Ensemble. The Arcipelago Library offers an event with a screening of Semidei with directors Alessandra Cataleta and Fabio Mollo.
For cinema lovers, the go-to places on January 1st are the Casa del Cinema in Villa Borghese and the Nuovo Cinema Aquila. The Cinema Foundation for Rome space will offer a double screening: Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” and “War – La Guerra indesiderata”. In the cinema hall in Pigneto, there is an audience meeting titled “Diamo i numeri,” where director Domenico Vitucci will present the titles for the 2023/2024 season.
There will also be at musical entertainment at iconic locations throughout the city:
- The Capitoline Museums will host the concert Dialoghi sinfonici – L’ora della danza by Europa InCanto Orchestra.
- The Museo di Roma will host two concerts: Millevoci: Between Italy and Argentina, a Journey into Folk Singer-Songwriter Music and the Grand Tour concert featuring the Enea Barock Orchestra.
- At the Ara Pacis, you can look forward to an appointment with chamber ensemble of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, with the concert Vivaldi, 2 su 4, dedicated to the music of the Venetian master.
- Nicky Nicolai and Stefano Di Battista will be the protagonists at the Centrale Montemartini, with the concert Mille bolle blu – Morricone Stories.
- An homage to the composer Astor Piazzolla will come to life at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere, courtesy of pianist Domenico Balducci.
- What connects music, philosophy, and cuisine? Discover it through the theater and music show Il menù dei filosofi by Daniele De Michele, also known as Donpasta, at the Mercati di Traiano.
… and much more!
All information is available at www.culture.roma.it/romacapodarte, 060608 (daily from 9am to 7pm) or on social profiles #romacapodarte2024
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