Step into 2023 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 2022 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 after restrictions due to the pandemic returns to Circus Maximus with a very rich musical cast.
Then, on the 1st of January 2023, Capodarte is back: more than 70 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.
The Circus Maximus will host the concert entitled ‘Rome Restarts 2023’, which will feature Elodie, Franco 126, Madame and Sangiovanni.
The official radio of the event will be RDS 100% Grandi Successi with presenters Francesca Romana D’Andrea and Filippo Ferraro introducing the artists. 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 of the Capitoline Superintendent Claudio Parisi Presicce to the Capitoline Museums and the visit of Marco Lodoli to the Museo di Roma in Trastevere.
The Palazzo delle Esposizioni celebrates Pier Paolo Pasolini with the meetings Più Moderno di Ogni Moderno curated by Andrea Cortellessa and Pasolini, La Via Dolorosa with Andrea Pomella, while at the Museo Ebraico di Roma it will be possible to take a guided tour with Lia Toaff to discover the history and culture of one of the oldest communities in Europe.
To mark the centenary of the birth of the great writer Italo Calvino, the Libraries of Rome are celebrating the start of the new year with a series of events dedicated to his novel Le Città Invisibili. Ten libraries will host musical events, readings, performances, workshops and much more. Among the themed events on the programme: Calvino’s readings by actor Vinicio Marchioni at the Casa delle Letterature (“Le città e il desiderio”); the theatrical performance by and with Marta Cuscunà, inspired by the biography of Ondina Peteani, Italy’s first partisan relay girl, deported to Auschwitz, at the Laurentina Library (“Le città e la memoria”) and the musical event between Middle Eastern and Indian sounds with the duo Rashmi V. Bhatt at the Park House Library (“Le città e gli scambi”).
As for cinema, the appointment will be at the Casa del Cinema with the screening of Quattordici giorni, with Carlotta Natoli and Thomas Trabacchi directed by Ivan Cotroneo; actors and director will take part in the event. At the Nuovo Cinema Aquila instead there will be Diamo i Numeri, a meeting/show with the audience revolving around the presentation of the movies of the 2022/2023 film season.
There are five special events curated by the Culture Department of Roma Capitale:
- At the Auditorium in Ara Pacis, an appointment with the songs of Lucio Dalla, the waltzes of Strauss and the Hungarian dances of Brahms for two replicas featuring Peppe Servillo, Fabio Maestri and the Roma Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra.
- Instead, the Capitoline Museums will host two concerts by the EneaBarockOrchestra (an orchestral ensemble with ancient instruments and a baroque repertoire), which will perform its New Year’s Eve with Bach.
- At the Centrale Montemartini, the Ensemble Seicentonovecento proposes MITICHE DONNE from the 17th century to today: Amarilli, Foscarina, Maria Stuarda, Medea.
- At the Teatro del Lido di Ostia, the Quartetto Pessoa will perform Il suono delle Immagini, a tribute to Astor Piazzolla and Ennio Morricone.
A further tribute to the great composer Ennio Morricone will take place in the Cavea of the Auditorium Parco della Musica, with the concert Ennio per Roma, with over 100 choristers accompanied by the Xilon Orchestra.
At the Casa del Jazz, the piccoli talenti orchestra conducted by Massimo Nunzi will be on stage for Counts, Dukes, Queens and Kings. The aristocracy of Jazz played by the Jazz Campus Orchestra. The Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, on the other hand, offers two concerts at the Galleria Sciarra with music by Vivaldi for strings and wind instruments.
Finally, the Teatro dell’Opera will offer guided tours of the Teatro Costanzi and concerts by the city’s touring bands along the streets adjacent to Piazza Beniamino Gigli, while the Accademia Filarmonica Romana will host the concert Impressioni di Capodanno with pieces for solo piano and violin and piano duo with pieces by Respighi, Ravel and Schumann.
Capodarte offers numerous activities designed for children. At the Pelanda in the former Mattatoio, the Fondazione Romaeuropa proposes Città di Circhi: a large playground for children and families with a juggling track, Trenonave and a Circus City.
At the MACRO and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, guided tours for families will be offered alongside the creative workshops and initiatives for children proposed by the Biblioteche di Roma as part of the activities dedicated to the centenary of Italo Calvino’s birth.
The Planetarium of Rome also offers free programming entirely dedicated to families. It starts with Space opera, an interplanetary journey based on the notes of Gustav Holst, followed by Planetario: back to the stars in the company of Doctor Stellarium.
All information is available at www.culture.roma.it/romacapodarte, 060608 (daily from 9am to 7pm) or on social profiles #romacapodarte2023
ROMA CAPODARTE: ROME NEW YEAR DAY 2023
January, 1 2023 from 3pm