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The Christmas Concerts 2019
Dates: 01/01/2019, 06/12/2019, 07/12/2019

Again, when Christmas arrives, it is also time for the traditional Christmas concerts, with famous orchestras and choirs playing and singing in the several churches and surrounding territory of Ravenna, cheering up the city.

Monday 30 December

Parole Note Live — #LIFE
Dante Alighieri Theatre - Via Mariani, 2
Time: 9pm

An innovative reading that combines touching texts, music and images that constantly interact with the words of Giancarlo Cattaneo and the music of Maurizio Rossato

Free admission. The seats available are limited


Saturday 28 December

Christmas Soul | Spiagge Soul Holy Fellas
Piazza del Popolo
Time: 5.30pm

Some of the most beloved friends and musicians of Spiagge Soul will draw from a repertory exclusively prepared for this occasion: Christmas songs and songs of the Afro-American tradition, such as gospels and Spirituals, will be in the spotlight of this lively evening.

Free concerts

Sunday 29 December

Christmas Soul | Virginia Gospel Ensemble
Piazza del Popolo
Time: 5.30pm

A mix of traditional and contemporary gospel music, with arrangements touching the jazz: on the stage will be producer, author and teacher Earl Bynum with a group of six selected choristers

Free concert

Tuesday 31 December

New Year's Eve with...
Christmas Soul | Spirit of New Orleans + Noreda Graves
Piazza del Popolo
Time: starting from 11pm

An original, big and spectacular ensemble with some of the best gospel musicians coming from the Baptist churches of New Orleans and Louisiana.

Free concert

Tuesday 1 January

New Year's Day with...
Christmas Soul
 | Noreda Graves
Dante Alighieri Theatre
Time: 11am

A special New Year's Day with the soprano voice Noreda Graves, the soloist of the Harlem Gospel Choir and of the Anthony Morgan Inspirational Choir of Harlem. 

Free admission. The seats are limited and for this reason, the admission will be granted until available seats


Free City Bus Routes
On Monday, 23 and Tuesday, 24 December, the City and Coast Bus Routes will be free. For further info call: 199.199.558

Free Parking

From 9 December until 4 January, starting from 4pm, free parking in the piazzas (except for Piazza Baracca, which will be free form 6.30pm) and in the streets of the city centre (where parking lots are painted in blue).


Sunday 1 December

La musica e l’arte - Concert of the students of the Musical Institute Verdi
National Museum of Ravenna (Sala del Refettorio) - Via San Vitale 17
Time: 11am

Elio Rimondi, guitar — 'Forbidden Colours'.
Music by R. Sakamoto, E. Morricone, M. De Falla
Guitar ensemble: Andrea Pirani, Francesco Scaglioni, Matteo Sanchioni, Ettore Mazzoli, Francesco Gattavecchia, Filippo Zagonari, Federica Ghiberti, Giuseppe Lamontagna.

Free admission

Friday 6 December

Concert of the Female Voices Choir 'La Gioia'
Dante Alighieri Theatre (Sala Corelli) - Via Mariani 2
Time: 9pm

Festival for the violence against women. Soroptimist International Club di Ravenna
Conductor Etsuko Ueda  M. Mirko Maltoni, piano

Free admission

Saturday 7 December

Concert for soloists, choir and orchestra
Basilica of San Rocco - Via Castel S. Pietro, 26
Time: 9pm

Concert for soloists, choir, orchestra of the musical choir of the Basilica of San Francesco of Ravenna. Conductor Giuliano Amadei.
Music of the Baroque period. Organized by the Italian-German Cultural Association of Ravenna.

Free admission

Christmas Concert: sacred and choral music

Chiesa San Massimiliano Kolbe - Viale Manzoni, 381 - Lido Adriano (Ra)
Time: at 9pm

Christmas songs as well as sacred and choral songs performed by the students of the elementary schools 'Iqbal Masih' of Lido Adriano and 'M. Moretti' of Punta Marina Terme
Classical music by Orchestra dei Giovani di Ravenna, directed by Maestro Franco Emaldi, Mauro Vergimigli, Marco Paganelli
Organized by Don Marco Cavalli and Paolo Giacalone Amare Lido Adriano
Info: +39 338 4965957 | Email:

Free admission

Sunday 8 December

Concerti della Domenica 2019
Dante Alighieri Theatre - Via Mariani, 2
Time: 10.30am

Music by Beethoven, Schumann, Paganini, Kreisler
Gabriele Pieranunzi, violin  Giorgia Tomassi, piano

Admission fee: €10; €7 members of Associazione Musicale A. Mariani; €5 young people up to 26 years old

Monday 9 December

Christmas Concert
Dante Alighieri Theatre - Via Mariani, 2
Time: 9pm

Young Musicians European Orchestra
Choirs of the schools of Ravenna

Conductor Matteo Parmeggiani
Simone Fava, oboe
Bruno Philippe, cello
Vikram Sedona, violin 

• Arcangelo Corelli - John Barbirolli, Oboe Sonata in F major
• Franz Joseph Haydn, Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216

Admission with a fee: from €8 to €30; concession from €8 to €26. Young (under 18 and university students under 30): from €5to 13€

Friday 13 December

Dreaming Melodies
Teatro Socjale - Via Piangipane, 153
Time: doors open at 9pm; performance starts at 10pm

With Orchestra Corelli of Ravenna, the Ensemble Tempo Primo will take you on a journey of phantasy to the sound of the great Disney classics. As of tradition, during the interval will be served cappelletti

Admission fee: €20 (Admission for Arci members only)

Saturday 14 December

Happy Xmas Days — The musical
Piazza San Francesco
Time: 3.30pm - 5.30pm

A concert, in the full Christmas mood, with the students of Officina Della Musica (in an acoustic set!) with an amusing intrusion by the young artists of Officina del Musical! Check the Facebook event

Free admission

Sunday 15 December

Liebeslieder Waltzes of Brahms
Dante Alighieri Theatre - Via Mariani, 2

Sextet ‘In Liebe’
Stela Dicusarà, soprano 
 Federica Cacciatore, mezzosoprano  Alessandro Vannucci, tenor  Lorenzo Bonomi, baritone
Piano four hands: Francesca Cesaretti, Ilaria Torresan

Admission fee: from €8 to €30; concession from €8 to €26. Young (under 18 and university students under 30): €5 to €13

Thursday 19 December

Charity Christmas Concert
Dante Alighieri Theatre - Via Mariani, 2
Time: 8.30pm

A free concert for Save the Children, with the participation of the students Sezione Musica and Sezione Danza of the musical school Scuola MiKrokosmos of Ravenna. Info:

Free admission with a donation

Friday 20 December

Teatro Socjale - Via Piangipane, 153
Time: doors open at 9pm; performance starts at 10pm

Orchestra dei Giovani of Ravenna, directed by Maestro Franco Emaldi, boasts collaborations with international artists, such as Fabrizio Bosso, Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Ambrogio Sparagra and many other.
On this occasion, they will meet singer and songwriter Mario Biondi, a unique timbre and international artists with hundreds of concerts of experience in more than 30 countries across the world.

Admission fee (for Arci members)

Saturday 21 December

Mayor's Christmas Wishes
Municipality of Ravenna (Sala Preconsiliare)
Piazza del Popolo
Time: 12pm

A woodwind ensemble of the students of the Musical Institute G. Verdi of Ravenna
Conductor: Stefano Franceschini
Music: Gustav Holst, First Suite / Ludwig van Beethoven, Zapfenstreich Marsch

Free Admission

The Christmas Concert
Sala Auditorium “G. di Stefano” - Piazza Marinai d’Italia, 21 Marina di Ravenna
Time: 8pm

Event organized in collaboration with Pro Loco Marina di Ravenna

Free Admission

The Christmas Concert (21st edition)
Dante Alighieri Theatre - Via Mariani, 2
Time: 9pm

Traditional concert of the Citizen Band of Ravenna
Conductor: Maestro Mauro Vergimigli

Free admission

Sunday 22 December

Musica e Spirito (8th edition) - Nativity Concert
Basilica of San Francesco - Piazza S. Francesco
Time: 6.30pm

Concert for the amazing Magnificat of Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722) for soloists, choir and orchestra of the musical choir of the Basilica of San Francesco, directed by Giuliano Amadei with the participation of the choir Ecce Novum of Cesena, directed by Silvia Biasini
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Free admission

United Together Tour 2019. Homage to Yehudi Menuhin
Dante Alighieri Theatre - Via Mariani 2
Time: 9pm

European Spirit of Youth Orchestra
Conductor Igor Coretti Kuret
Julia Jones (US), Jelena Horvat (Serbia), Jelin Lee (South Korea) soloists violin
with special guest PAOLO RUMIZ

• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Overture KV 366 from Idomeneo, re di Creta
 Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
• Ludwig van Beethoven, Romance for violin in F major op. 50
• Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 5 in B♭ major, D. 485

A touching encounter between music and words as well as a homage to the legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin in his 20th death anniversary. The young and very young musicians of the European Spirit of Youth Orchestra, coming from more than 20 countries when they perform, they bring on the stage all the spirit of European cooperation. Directed by the founder of this project, Igor Coretti-Kuret, they will be accompanied by the moving storytelling of writer Paolo Rumiz.

Free admission

Monday 23 December

Luigi Rasi Theatre - Via di Roma 39
Time: 9pm

This charity music performance in favor of AGEOP will recall the first five years of Officina del Musical.

Admission with a fee

Wednesday 25 December

26th Rock’n’Roll Xmas Ball
Artificerie Almagià - Via dell’Almagià 2
Time: from 9pm

With The Good Fellas and many other surprise guests.
Organized by Associazione Culturale Norma and Yeob Records.

With ‘I bravi ragazzi del Rockin' Swing’ and an exceptional artist—Sugar Ray Ford with the music of Pat Rayford's centuryThe music will exclusively be from LPs by DJ Mickey Melodies (aka Michele Marzioli) and Sergio DJSerj Collina.

Admission fee: €15. Check the Facebook event

Thursday 26 December

Christmas Concert
Basilica of San Francesco - Piazza S. Francesco
Time: 9pm

Missa solemni in C minor K 139 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for choir, soloists, and orchestra
Coro Ludus Vocalis, directed by Mestro Stefano Sintoni with Orchestra Alighieri

Free admission 

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