You are invited to another fun evening of music and dancing! South Italy Folk Dance Night with Ornella Iuorio Learn to dance tammurriate, pizzicas, & tarantellas! Live music by Fabio Pirozzolo and Roberto Cassan Click here for more details   Saturday, January 31 - 6:30 pm -- 8:00 pm 41 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA -&nb...

by Vicky Carabini   February 11, 2017, Saturday - Music and Culture: An Italian Perspective. Chapman University, Musco Center for the Arts, 10:00am-1:00pm. The many pathways of Italy's music, art and culture come together in a single event! Appreciate the harmony that inspired Dante's immortal masterpieces, and explore the diverse voices of...

by Robin Miller   One can't help wondering if Nick LaRocca would have believed it if someone had told him exactly how much influence his song would have over a stadium of 90,000-plus. Make that more than 100,000 when the addition to Tiger Stadium is complete, when more voices are added to the crowd's roar when the LSU Tiger Marching Ban...

La musica di Giuseppe Verdi non è mai stata così contemporanea. Nell'anno del bicentenario dalla nascita del maestro, l'Ensemble Nuove Musiche arriva negli Stati Uniti per presentare Verdi nostro contemporaneo, un concerto che parte dalle liriche da camera da lui composte, mescolando tradizione e musica d'oggi. Per l'occasione il gruppo - fondato n...

by Brittany Spanos   For the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, Lady Gaga belted out a gorgeous medley of songs from the film at the 2015 Oscars. Clad in white and accompanied by a string section, Gaga sang four tracks from the film and musical's soundtrack — "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss" and "Climb Ev'ry Mount...

Lady Gaga (Stefani Angelina Germanotta) and Tony Bennett recently kicked off a world tour promoting their album together, "Cheek to Cheek". The duo will share the stage at the Tanglewood Music Festival on June 30, during which they will perform many of the songs that made Bennett the legend he is today ("I Left My Heart in San Francisco, "They All...

by Matt Conti   Music in Boston's North End hit a high note on Saturday night as the St. Joseph's Society brought a star-packed selection of performers to their "Italy American Style" concert at St. Stephen's Church.   The North End's own trumpeter, band leader and philanthropist, Albert Natale, 92 years young, was honored with the so...

by Scott Timberg   Few musicians were ever as popular, influential, complicated, or dangerous as Frank Sinatra. Between landmark albums like "Songs for Young Lovers" and "In the Wee Small Hours," his movie acting ("From Here to Eternity," "The Man with the Golden Arm," "The Manchurian Candidate"), his marriages to Ava Gardner and Mia Fa...

A 300-year-old Stradivari viola is expected to set a new world auction record after going under the hammer with an opening price tag of $45 million (£28.13 million). The MACdonald was made in 1719 and was originally varnished by celebrated Italian craftsman Antonio Stradivari himself.   Read more   Source: http://www.contactmusi...

William Noll laughs when asked why he focused on Italy for this year's ArtsNaples World Festival. "Why not?" he says. "That's what's great about Italy! You literally have centuries that you can choose from."   Italy has been the longtime home to opera, classical music, visual art, fashion, theater and so much more. So it was probably inevit...