Rossini, Spontini, Pergolesi
: the great musicians were born in the Marche region and influenced European music. Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) was from Pesaro, Giovan Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736) was from Jesi; Gaspare Spontini (1774-1851) was born in Maiolati, now called Maiolati Spontini.
Cultural events enliven the Marche region, including the Rossini Opera Festival
(ROF) in Pesaro, the Sphaeristerium Opera Festival
in the Arena of Macerata and the Pergolesi Spontini Festival
in Jesi and Vallesina.