As genres go, New Orleans-style jazz is the quintessential musical hybrid, mixing everything from brass band marches and French quadrilles to beguine, ragtime and blues. There’s no disputing that the cross-fertilization was carried out under an innovative performance style that first took root in New Orleans in the hands of African-American musicia...

UC Irvine may be the fourth stop on Cappella Artemisia’s 2017 North American tour, “Invincible! 17th-Century Italian Nuns Sing of Virgins and Martyrs,” but last Wednesday’s performance didn’t suggest that the ensemble’s musicians are halfway through a fast-paced tour: it was fresh, tight and passionate. The aim of the concert wasn’t just to enterta...

Friar Alessandro. The Voice From Assisi. Friday, May 12, 2017 8:00 PM “Behind every successful tenor is … a story. Pavarotti was a larger than life character who understood how to popularize sometimes difficult music. Bocelli overcame his blindness to become a superstar and has managed to bridge the divide between popular and classical music. Friar...

Italian maestro, Fabio Pirola, the conductor of the St. Petersburg Russia Gubernatorsky Orchestra, will lead Southeast Missouri State University faculty and students in a concert featuring music by Italian composers of yesterday and today at 3 p.m. May 7 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast’s River Campus as part o...

The musical version of The Light in the Piazza has had a long voyage from novella to film to the stage. The complex demands behind its seemingly simple songs make it an ideal vehicle for operatically trained singers, or an opera company. For its final production of the season, the Lyric Theatre @ Illinois will use our prime musical talent to bring...

Alessandro Scarlatti was born on May 2, 1660 in either Palermo or Trapani, Sicily, at that time part of the Kingdom of Sicily. Nothing is known of his early musical education. In 1672 he was sent to live with a relative in Rome.  It is generally believed by modern scholars that while there he was schooled by the composer Giacomo Cassini. It is also...

Deana Martin performs this tribute show to her father Dean Martin all over the country, but last night it was a special performance at The Ciccone Theatre in New Jersey. The evening also honored the Scognamillo family's world famous Patsy's Italian Restaurant, the place that Frank, Dean, and families called their New York City home. The evening was...

The Mother Lode is mourning the unexpected loss of a colorful, beloved personality whose life literally touched thousands. Two weeks ago, while teaching his music classes at Foothill Leadership Academy, and that weekend, while turning in what turned out to be his last public performance, singing and playing bass with his mates in the Black Irish Ba...

The Italian opera "Don Giovanni," with music written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, had a crowded opening night in Crafton-Preyer Theatre Friday, April 21. The opera was the final show of this season for University Theatre. The opera tells the tale of the despicable womanizer Don Giovanni, who was played by actor Carey Eugene Wilson. Giovanni is a cha...

VICTORY sarà il tema di ORVIETO4EVER 2017, evento organizzato dalla Dream Loud NYC in collaborazione con l’Ambasciata Americana in Italia, con il patrocinio del Comune di Orvieto ed il sostegno della Cassa di Risparmio di Orvieto / Banca Popolare di Bari. “E’ un momento importante per la città di Orvieto – ha sottolineato Marco Bosco – e il nostro...