Museum Notes at Galleria Nazionale di Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini

Museum Notes Palazzo Barberini

Note Museali (Museum Notes) is both a valuable experiment and an evocative experience: four musical performances hosted in four major museums in Campania, Puglia, Basilicata and Rome. The concept was born of the awareness that a museum’s value increases the more it is ‘enlivened’ through artistic performances that complement its collections on exhibit.

The intention is to create a virtuosic, enjoyable blend of museum use and musical performances. Visits to designated areas of the museums at certain times of day will be accompanied by brief concerts, featuring programs that respect the vocation and cultural identity of the host museum.

Bringing the music of Pergolesi, Paisiello, Gesualdo da Venosa, Vivaldi and Mozart to museum-goers, amidst the collections on display, enriches the museum itself by expanding the ways it is used.

Tickets for museum admission include attending the musical event (while seats last).

Next event:


ROMEGalleria Nazionale di Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini
Salone Pietro da Cortona – Via delle Quattro Fontane, 13
at 11:00 / 15:00 / 17:00

L’Accademia Barocca di Santa Cecilia

Conductor Federico Maria Sardelli
Oboe Paolo Pollastri


Concerto in F Major for flute and strings, Op. 10 No. 1, RV 433, “Storm at Sea ”
Concerto No. 6 in G minor for oboe and strings, Op. 11 No. 6, RV 460
Duration: about 20 min.
Expressly for the Baroque Rome of Palazzo Barberini, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia presents an all-Vivaldi program that celebrates the Baroque virtuoso soloist through the “concerto” form, juxtaposing the solo instrument with an orchestra typical of the era. Two concertos for orchestra and solo instruments – flute and oboe – taken respectively from Op. 10, which Vivaldi composed in 1728, and Op. 11, written in 1729. For this special occasion, the acclaimed Baroque ensemble made up of musicians from the Santa Cecilia Orchestra performs on period instruments, under the guidance of a noted specialist in the repertoire, Federico Maria Sardelli.

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