Rome dedicates Ponte della Musica to Trovajoli

Rome's Ponte della Musica bridge near the Auditorium is to be dedicated to the prolific Roman composer and pianist Armando Trovajoli who died aged 95 in February.

The ceremony takes place at 17.00 on Thursday 30 May along Lungotevere Flaminio on the side of Piazza Gentile Da Fabriano, near the MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts.

The event will be attended by the city's mayor Gianni Alemanno along with culture officials, Italian actors such as Enrico Brignano and Christian De Sica, and the composer's widow Maria Paola.

The ceremony will end with a musical tribute to Trovajoli who wrote the scores for about 300 films including the celebrated 1962 musical comedy Rugantino.