Aside from being great jazz musicians, what do Steve Gadd, Louie Bellson, Flip Phillips, Tony Scott, and Frank Capp have in common? You wouldn't know it from their last names, but each of these talented gentlemen are of Italian heritage. Sometimes names were changed (Americanized) for the sake of simplicity or fitting in. Cappuccio became Capp, Sci...

Conducting The AMOR Symphonic Orchestra Special GuestsSoprano Elisabetta Russo & Tenor Gianluca Sciarpelletti All New Compositions by Andrea Morricone and Lyrics by Paola Lorenzi   TUESDAY April 29, 2014 at 7:30PMTHE ANN & JERRY MOSS THEATERAT NEW ROADS SCHOOL3131 Olympic Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404  

The International Festival of art held in Arcevia, in the province of Ancona, will devote nearly two months to art and culture from 2nd August to 28th September. The former Rocca Contrada located between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea, is home to the seventh edition of AR [t] CEVIA, which presents a full calendar of events scattered throughout...

If you think teenagers left alone in a basement with keyboards, a drum set, guitars and a sound system could spell trouble, just wait 30 or 40 years. What you might end up with is Franco Gallelli & Friends.   The five west-side musicians — Gallelli of Gates, bassist Lino Presutti of Hilton, and drummer Gino Romantini, keyboardist/ba...

Join us for an evening of delectable Italian antipasto paired side-by-side with exquisite music! Your ticket includes: appetizers by acclaimed Italian chef Andrea Bozzolo and music performed by the Fiati Five wind quintet and soprano Katie Dukes. The program features music by Italian and American composers, including Verdi, Rossini, Nathan, an...

by Jeff Gebeau Faculty and students of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, whose headquarters are at Trinity-on-Main, and the New London-based Connecticut Lyric Opera returned this week from the inaugural Greve Opera Festival in Italy. The three-week festival was a joint endeavor of the orchestra, the opera and Greve-In-Chianti, the Itali...

By Cheryl North The San Francisco Opera opens its 2015-16 season Saturday night with "Luisa Miller," Giuseppe Verdi's 1849 "breakthrough" opera. Singing the title role will be soprano Leah Crocetto, who has developed her talent during general director David Gockley's decade of leadership.   Joining her is an outstanding international cast:...

WASHINGTON- Nelll'Auditorium dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington, sede dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura, si e' svolto il concerto della pianista Francesca Hurst che ha presentato musiche di Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849), Jennifer Margaret Barker (1965-...

The new era of the Philly POPS begins this weekend under the baton of new maestro Michael Krajewski as Italian musical treasures will be saluted during the Columbus Day weekend.   The Philly POPS opens its 2013-14 season with the theme "Viva Philadelphia!" – a celebration of the City and of Philadelphia's Italian spirit as well as a demonstr...

By Deborah Vankin   Who knew the sound of insanity could be so beautiful? We had the opportunity to sit in on a rehearsal of Los Angeles Opera's production of Gaetano Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor," which opens Saturday. The afternoon was the very first time cast or crew would be rehearsing with the rare, treasured instrument -- the...