PMCE’s soloists and an ensemble of 100 volunteer amateur guitarists will be assembled via public call, conducted by the Tonino Battista, will play an arrangement of Charles Debussy’s “Rainbow Bridge”  that has been written by Mark Grey.
Fondazione Musica per Roma has commissioned a new work for PMCE – Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble, written by the American composer, Mark Grey. PMCE has recently performed his orchestral score from the opera Frankenstein at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. The work to be performed in this festival has been written for four electric guitar soloists, four orchestral sections of electric guitars, two sections of electric bass, two of percussion and keyboards. The idea was to find a link with Debussy’s score without necessarily referring to it explicitly. PMCE – Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble will be performing the world première of this new work.


By Fondazione Musica per Roma


PMCE – Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensamble
Directed by the Maestro Tonino Battista, specialist musicians bring instruments and new performance techniques together to form the PMCE – Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble orchestra, which interprets and conveys the multiple richness of today’s music. Its musicians have worked with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Franco Donatoni, Michele Dall’Ongaro and many others. At Festa di Roma, they will provide live accompaniment for Sylphes by Aerial Strada, they will play Max Richter’s version of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and will accompany the pyrotechnic show at midnight created in partnership with ACEA.