West Pittston’s Dominick Cristofori D’Alessandro was delighted to play two classical piano pieces at the Embassy of Italy last week, and to have his musical talent recognized by The Italian Cultural Society of Washington, D.C. “It was a really great experience. The embassy was really impressive,” he said, adding he was thrilled to receive the socie...

When: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL In this workshop, participants will be invited to listen and sing to selected Italian folk songs whose theme is: migration, love, and rebirth. Participants will engage in contemplative exercises such as deep listening and free writ...

Gianandrea Noseda is an Italian conductor, recently appointed in Washington. He is the music director of the National Symphony Orchestra. He is also a superb interviewee — one of the best, I find. A couple of summers ago, I did a Q&A with him in front of an audience at the Salzburg Festival in Austria. Last Friday, I did a podcast with him in New Y...

When: Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT) - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL The Odd’s Bodkins ensemble will perform scenes from Shakespeare’s Italian plays with scenes both in Italian and English. Dr. Alicia Tait of Benedictine University will perform improvised music in response to their performance. Ther...

When: Wed, May 30, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM - Where: PianoForte Studios - 1335 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with PianoForte Foundation, is pleased to present a concert of music by the Felix Piano Trio by the following muisicians: Catia Capua, piano, Matteo Scarpelli, cello, Riccardo Renato Bonaccini, vi...

Andrea Cigni’s production of “Pia de’ Tolomei,” a 19th-century opera by Gaetano Donizetti that has its origins in Dante's "Purgatory," comes to the United States after playing limited engagements at three theaters in Italy in late 2017 and early 2018. While the opera in Charleston features a mostly new company of singers, Cigni’s production include...

Due pluripremiati cortometraggi italiani saranno presentati a Washington DC in occasione della rassegna "EuroAsia Shorts 2018", che, giunta alla sua 13a edizione, presenta ogni anno una settimana dedicata ai cortometraggi provenienti da Europa, Asia e Stati Uniti, proiettati presso ambasciate e centri culturali in tutta Washington. Sempre più donn...

Internationally celebrated percussionist/singer Alessandra Belloni, joined by her performance troupe I Giullari di Piazza, will return June 29 to Cathedral of St. John the Divine (St. James Chapel, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112 st.) for a June 29th, 8 PM, performance of with "TARANTATA - SPIDER DANCE," an ancient healing tradition with Tarantella tr...

We Play for Tips, the outstanding new album by the Sicilian saxophonist Francesco Cafiso, is a homage to New Orleans jazz. The title comes from a saying that Crescent City street musicians have emblazoned on their caps, an image that Cafiso says stuck with him after a trip to New Orleans when he was a teenager. But the latest recording by the 28-ye...

When: Monday, June 25, 2018 From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free Ada Rovatti in in concert (sax) with Jill McCarron (piano) and Daryl Johns double bass Italian native Ada Rovatti started playing saxophone in high school after years of classical piano training. After winning a...