The National Chamber Ensemble, together with the EMBASSY OF ITALY and the ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE present NIGHT OF ITALIAN OPERA! Enjoy a glorious night of instrumental music, arias and duets with opera stars soprano YANA EMINOVA and baritone ANTON BELOV.   Some of the exciting operatic music of the evening will include duets from great o...

On December 10, world-renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to Houston by popular demand to perform with the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony Chorus in a special, one-night-only concert at the Toyota Center.   The evening's program will celebrate much of the repertoire the classical crossover singer has made worl...

Four years ago, Robert Sbirssa saw the Italian community around Birmingham losing touch with its roots. It was then that he decided to create a festival that was about more than just the food.    "We wanted to build an event for the parish which really would find a common thread with a lot of our parishioners," said Sbrissa, the Feast o...

The concert hall is the most futuristic and original among those designed in recent years: created by Japanese engineer Toyota, it welcomes visitors straight into a violin case. It has approximately five hundred seats, gathered like a flower around a central plan, and allows an extraordinary and subtle listening experience.   Read more &nb...

by James Pasto   I was not one of those kids who sang on the street corners. I didn't have a good voice and by my teen years I tended to hang out less than I did when I was younger. But I remember the kids singing in the park during the day or on cold fall nights around fire-lit barrel. Just like in the movies, as the saying goes. In doing...

By Franco Esposito Ignazio Boschetto, bolognese, 19 anni. Gianluca Ginobile, abruzzese, 18 anni. Piero Barone, agrigentino, 20 anni. I tre tenorini, che insieme formano il trio operistico-pop "Il Volo".   Un nome che è tutto un programma, sinonimo di ambizioni e di voglia di successo. I tenorini sono già in volo nei cieli degli Stati Uniti,...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Thursday night (Sept. 5th) I attended a special double feature at the Italian American Museum in Manhattan. The program included a book presentation by author Giovanni Pellerito and a live performance by acclaimed Calabrian singer-songwriter Michéal Castaldo. Treated to a glass of sparkling prosecco, we got comfortable an...

di Riccardo Chioni   In occasione dei 200 anni della nascita di Giuseppe Verdi, l'America giovedì ha tributato gli onori al compositore di Busseto mettendo in scena 36 concerti su tutto il territorio e il tempio musicale newyorkese della Carnegie Hall nell'occasione ha visto il debutto dell'Orchestra da Camera de La Scala con "Fantasie da op...

Jon Burlingame Italian film-composing legend Ennio Morricone's ongoing health concerns have led to the cancellation of his three North American concerts in June, sources say.   Morricone, who suffered a back injury earlier this year that led to the postponement of his scheduled March concerts in New York and L.A., had been slated to conduct...

When: Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 PMWhere: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67th StreetTickets: $30; $20 for students/seniors Reservations: (212) 501-3330 or at the Merkin Concert Hall box office The NEW YORK FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA, under the baton of music director/conductor Hideaki Hirai, will appear March 5 at Merkin...