Rome Concert Schedule: Free and cheap concerts in November

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Casa del Jazz, Rome
Paolo Benvegnu performs at the Casa del Jazz. Photo: FoggyPunk

By Nicole Arriaga in Rome—

Music lovers traveling to Rome can always find a cool venue to check out whether they’re into “cover band” music, rock and roll, jazz, or even swing. Even better, quite often these live music performances will cost you little or nada.

Here’s a list of some cool concerts happening in and around Rome in November 2011 that won’t hurt your wallets. (If you’re traveling later on, still check out the venues below–they’re frequently hosting cheap or free musical events.)

Casa del Jazz
Viale di Porta Ardeatina, 55
00153 Rome
Tel.: 06.704731

The Casa del Jazz, inaugurated in 2005, is a gorgeous ancient villa located just outside Rome’s Aurelian walls. Here you can take in concerts, conferences and cultural events dedicated to music and jazz, and many events are cheap and free.

In November 2011, there are various performances going on for free or as little as €5.

Here are a few:

Friday, November 4, 2011 at 9 p.m.
We Got Soul – The Golden Days of Sweet Soul Music
Cost: €5

Sunday, November 6, 2011 at noon
The Instruments of Classical Jazz by Lino Patruno
Cost: €5

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Silly Symphonies: When Jazz Meets Classical Music
Free Admission

Friday, November 11, 2011 at 9 p.m.
Play the Blues, Stories and Legend of the Blues
Cost: €5

For more information on these and other events at Casa del Jazz, check out their Web site.

Piper Club
Via Tagliamento, 9
Tel.: 06.855.53.98

During its heyday in the ’60s and ’70s, the Piper Club was the “it” girl of Rome and “the place” to dance and hear some great live bands play. Today, though it’s quite popular among the teeny-bopper crowd, the locale also hosts pretty decent bands.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8:30 p.m.

La Notte della Musica Emergente,” a night and competition dedicated to discovering some of the best emerging artists in Europe. Consider it a battle of the bands, X-Factor style. The music varies from rock to pop and everything in between. Admission is free.

Classical Music Concerts

For classical music lovers, churches are always the best place to look for cheap and free concerts and musical performances. Typically, each church will post their own monthly events on their notice board. But lucky for you, we’ve managed to zero in on some good cheapo concerts for you!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 9 p.m.
River City Men’s Chorus from Little Rock City, Arkansas
Chiesa del Gesù
Piazza del Gesù
Tel.: 06.697.002.63
Free Admission

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 7 p.m.
A performance dedicated to Komm, Heiliger, Geist & Herre Gott
Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola
Piazza Sant’Ignazio
Tel.: 06.679.4406
Free Admission

Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Omnia Bach- Corali “del Dogma”
Chiesa di Sant’Ignazio di Loyola
Piazza Sant’Ignazio
Tel.: 06.679.4406
Free Admission

To find other classical concerts check out Rome’s tourism and cultural website:

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About the author

Nicole Arriaga

About the author: After her first trip to the Bel Paese in 1999, Nicole Arriaga knew she would one day return permanently in search of the good life. Before moving to Rome in 2003, Nicole worked as a TV producer and a writer in sunny Miami. She has written for Fodor’s, Insight Guides, The American and various other travel publications. She currently works as a freelance writer and as a programs coordinator for a study abroad organization in Rome.

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One thought on “Rome Concert Schedule: Free and cheap concerts in November”

  1. Hi Nicole
    Thanks for great articles and tips!
    We are heading to Rome towards the end of march.
    Was wondering if you could suggest where to go for music/concerts in March or a website to look at for this info?
    Many Thanks
    Micheklle South Africa


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