The Program

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Ernest Chausson
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Ernest Chausson
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Mario Castelnuovo -Tedesco
    Leonard Bernstein
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
    Frank Zappa

Season 2021

Season 2021 – Beethoven, Bernstein and Zappa!


This year is the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth.  Across the world, live performances of his masterpieces were planned in celebration of this great milestone,

For the 2020 season, the RCMF had intended to return to the Palazzo Barberini with a program that featured some of Beethoven’s most beloved works as well as music by other great composers such as Frank Zappa and Leonard Bernstein.  Since this year’s festival has been canceled because of COVID-19 restrictions, we look forward to presenting this repertoire in June 2021.   Please click here to view Robert McDuffie’s message regarding the 2020 festival.

Please visit our artist page to meet the international roster of esteemed professional and young musicians who will be performing the exciting concert program that we have in store for audiences in Rome next summer.

Over the past seventeen years, the RCMF has grown and achieved more than we ever thought possible. We are grateful for your steadfast support of our efforts to bring the highest quality of music to Italy’s most beautiful city. Without you, the festival would not be able to perform to sold-out audiences every year and provide a meaningful educational program for aspiring young artists.  Please reserve your tickets for 2021 and consider supporting our mission by making a tax-deductible donation today.



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Palazzo Barberini

After the Italian State bought it in 1949, Palazzo Barberini has been open to the public and home to the National Gallery of Antique Art since 1953. The year 2013 marks the 60th anniversary…