The ICC is pleased to announce a special presentation and piano performance to be held on Wednesday, March 29th, at 6:30 p.m. and hosted by the School of Music of the University of Minnesota. Maria Mannone, will present “Music and Mathematics: an Italian Perspective". What is the connection between art and science? These apparently opposite fields...

Fiora Corradetti Contino, who founded her first opera company when she was only 27 and became an accomplished maestra who conducted for 50 years, until she was 81, died on March 5 in Carmel, Ind. She was 91. The cause was arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, her daughter Lisa Contino said. Dr. Contino, who made her New York conducting debut whe...

Black Cat World Tour 2017. Saturday April 1, Borgata Atlantic City Casino 9:00 pm www.theborgata.com - Sunday, April 2, Foxwoods Resort and Casino 6:00 pm www.foxwoods.com TICKETS & INFORMATION, TICKETS DISCOUNT BLACK CAT CODE. STARDUST SHOWS +1 848 444 9241, GIANNI RUSSO +1 718 968 5195 Credited as the “father of the Italian blues,” Zucchero, who...

Arturo Toscanini’s boisterous humanity comes alive throughout a new biography by eminent music historian Harvey Sachs. To mark the 150th anniversary of the legendary conductor’s birth, “Toscanini - Musician of Conscience” will come out next spring from Liveright Publishing Corp., a division of W.W. Norton & Co.The monumental biography presents the...

For nearly seven decades, Tony Bennett has been belting our jazz standards and solidifying his status as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century. His resume can certainly attest to that: With over 50 million records sold and 19 Grammy Awards to his name, Bennett’s also somehow found the time to form the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts i...

When: Thursday, April 06, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free For the Series Italian Conductors in New York: Maestro Nicola Luisotti in conversation with Harvey Sachs. Maestro Luisotti has been music director of San Francisco Opera since 2009 and has conducted over 40 ope...

He once crossed the Iron Curtain to play a bluegrass fest in Czechoslovakia. He sought out Slovakian gypsies to learn their traditional music. He sought out Pete Seeger to jam at his home. He traveled to Mexico just to play with a Mariachi band. Forget the Dos Equis guy. Beppe Gambetta is the Most Interesting Man in the World. Since hearing Doc Wat...

On this edition of “The Trend” with Rebecca Granet, Italian pop trio Il Volo stopped by a day before kicking the U.S. leg of their world tour “Notte Magica.” Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble describe the music in the tour as “the best of the Three Tenors” repertoire. “After 26 years, we are here again bringing to the young gener...

Italian recording artist Giada Valenti, who has performed on Broadway, will be live in the studios of PBS station WLVT-TV Channel 39 in Bethlehem at 7 p.m. March 13 during the airing of her concert special "From Venice With Love." Valenti will do live interviews during pledge breaks in the broadcast, which celebrates the 500th airing of her concert...

It is a little astonishing that Giuseppe Verdi wrote 26 operas before delving into the string quartet genre in 1873—at age 60. After Aida cooled his interest in stage works, he wrote his Quartet in E minor in a Naples hotel room, but as with the opera, the premiere’s reception was discouraging, and the quartet was not revived again for three years....