1-29 Oct 2003. Now in its fourth edition, Musica XXI is a showcase of contemporary music, allowing young artists to present their work alongside more established composers and performers. Events include concerts, recitals, jazz improvisation, soundtracks, conferences and meetings. For the Romaeuropa Festival (see Festivals).
1 Oct Symphonic concert. Music by Samuel Sighicelli, Fabien Lvy, Igor Ballerau, Stefano Taglietti and others. Villa Medici.
5 Oct Electronic music concert by Vincent David soprano sax and Frank Rossi electronic music. Music by Berio, Boulez, Lvy. Villa Medici.
8 Oct Concert by the Ensemble Sphota: music and improvisation by Samuel Sighicelli piano, Benjamin de la Fuente violin, Benjamin Dup bass clarinet, and Mathieu Fvre electro-acoustics. Villa Medici.
15 Oct La Frontire: Chamber opera by Philippe Manoury, directed by Yoshi Oida, conducted by Alain Plans, with the Ensemble Ictus. The opera tells the story of Anne, who crosses a war-torn land in search of a mysterious man. Teatro Palladium.
16 Oct Piano recital by Alain Plans. Music by Chopin, Debussy, Dusapin. Villa Medici.
20 Oct Pensieri e concezioni: Recital by Julia Tsenova piano and Elisabeth Linhart soprano. A cycle of songs based on texts by the Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann, composed by Tsenova. Forum Austriaco di Cultura.
23 Oct Concert by the Trio Winter with Jacob Plooij violin, John Addison cello and Dante Dei piano. Music by Cage, Dusapin, Macculi and others. Villa Medici.
27 Oct Piano recital by Andrea Corazziari. Music by Carter, Razzi, Petrassi, Berio, Esposito, Dallapiccola. Villa Medici.
28 Oct Concert by the Ensemble Les Elements, conducted by Jan Suhubiette. Music by Bach, Messiaen, Poulenc, Hersant. Palazzo Farnese.
29 Oct Harpsichord and flute recital by Tony and David Millan. Music by Igoa, Turina Halfter and others. Istituto Italo-Latino Americano.