Istituto to present a celebration of the accordion

Mar 20, 2017 419

No musical instrument is more closely associated with the Italian immigrant than the accordion, and no place in Italy is more closely associated with the accordion than Castelfidardo. Known throughout the world for the accordions it manufactures, this small town in the Marche region is the inspiration for a musical and theatrical celebration that will blow into the Windy City in April.

Named after the avenue that runs through the center of Castelfidardo, “Via dei dollari” is the brainchild of author and singer Isabella Carloni, artistic director of Ancona-based Rovine Circolari. In an hour-long show in which the accordion is the main character, she and instrumentalist Christian Riganelli will recount the travails of the early Italian immigrant through poetry and song.

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