Rome’s Museums Will Be Free of Charge and Resonating With Music on December 1!

Rome’s Museums Will Be Free of Charge and Resonating With Music on December 1!

On Saturday night Rome will be turned into a huge stage of live music for the fourth edition of Musei in Musica (Museums in Music). After last years’ massive participation, on December 1st tens of thousands of Romans and travelers are expected to show up.

From 8pm to 2am (last admission at 1am), more than a 100 events will animate the night of three dozen cultural sites in Rome: museums and exhibition halls, universities, academies and international institutions, places of worship and other places of cultural interest will be open and completely free of charge (only MAXXI will charge a reduced admission fee).

Italy’s most famous folk musician Ambrogio Sparagna will perform at the Roman National Museum, near Termini station. Italian, Portuguese and Africanamerican folk vibes will resonate at the Physics Department of the Sapienza University for the concert by a Roman choir. Celtic-inspired Roisin Dubh will please your ears at the Bramante cloister, very close to Navona square. Another world/folk performance with music from the Balkans, the Mediterranean, Latin America and Southern Italy will take place in the BiblioCafè Letterario.

A very traditional instrument like the accordion will please the crowds at the Capitoline Museums. Guitar lovers can choose either a rock concert with pieces by Frank Zappa performed by Dario Vero at Centrale Montemartini in the Ostiense area or a traditional guitar performance by Antonio Jasevoli at the Roman National Museum.

For the 20th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s death the Sapienza University organized a tango concert.

If you prefer to know more about the local music scene, there are two key events by living Roman artists. Luca Barbarossa will play at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, while the Tiromancino band will perform at the Pelanda site.

The Napoleoic Museum will instead host a typical Neapolitan music concert, with voice and guitar.

For classical music lovers there is one appointment that we want to suggest: the concert for two cellos at Goethe House, in the very central via del Corso.

Finally a dance show at Sapienza’s Paleontology museum.

These are just a few ideas that we found particularly inspiring. But this is the complete program of the locations and music performances.