Violinist Maxim Vengerov will play his Stradivarius in Rome after a seven-year absence at a concert on 24 October to raise funds for the Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano (FAI), the organisation which rescues threatened properties that are part of Italy's historic, artistic and environmental heritage. Vengerov will be accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Christoph von Dohnnyi at the Auditorium Pio, Via della Conciliazione 2. For information and bookings contact AMIT, tel. 0680690115 or FAI, tel. 0246761553-0246761537. Tickets cost 60-150, with discounts for the under-30s and FAI members. FAI is also holding a nationwide fundraising day on Sunday 26 October; for more information and bookings tel. 800591191 or see

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