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December 28, 2011

January in Parma

Ice skating every day at Euro Torri.
Teatro delle Briciole, Teatro del Cerchio, EuropaTeatri, Theatro del Vicolo, offer shows for kids.
Activities at Libri e Formiche, RosaLimone (Jan. 14, 21 and 28), Atelier del Borgo.

Cori in Festa and Cori di Cuore
New Year Concert on Jan. 1st, tickets on sale at Teatro Regio.
Aperitivi alla Casa della Musica until May 2012 and Concerti until April with a season dedicated to Claude Debussy.
Nuove Atmosfere, a series of 13 concerts until May 2012.

Get ready to book your tickets!
Teatro Regio recently announced the 2012 program of the lyric season (Aida and Stiffelio) and of what promises to be a WON-DER-FUL concert season with great composers (Beethoven, Brahms, Bach) and great musicians (Emanuel Ax, Jordi Savall!!).
Estri Armonici 2012 season at Teatro al Parco.
Tutti per uno XL opening on Jan. 30 at Auditorium Paganini.

Very interesting exhibition: "Parma: immagini della città dal Ducato all’Unità d’Italia" at Fondazione Cariparma until Feb. 19.

Let it snow:
Schia is Parma's nice little ski resort.  Schia ski school can be found on facebook.
Check, or rather, double check weather and road conditions before driving up the mountain!

Out of town:
In Milano, "Brera meets Pushkin" art exhibition. French paintings (Gauguin, Cézanne, Renoir, etc.) in the Russian collections.