In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we focus on the Italian American connection to Jazz music. We speak to singer Vanessa Racci about how her grandfather inspired her to embark upon a journey that has allowed her to connect with her heritage deeply through becoming Italian American Jazz performer. In our Stories Segment, I talk to Bill...

Organized collaboratively by the MIA (Marchigiani in America) association and the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies (Montclair State University), the event will take place at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York (686 Park Ave.) on Wed. Feb. 7 at 6pm. Light refreshments will follow (sponsored by the Macerata Opera Festival)...

Sanremo was the second most searched-for event in Italy on Google last year (outdone only by the football match that saw the country booted out of this year's World Cup), and it's a key date in the country's cultural calendar. In 2018, it takes place between February 6th and 10th. Whether it's entertaining, over-rated, tacky or exciting really depe...

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend: Giorno Del Ricordo (Day of Remembrance). A recital featuring live music and reading from the book entitled "That One Tin Trumpet of the Eastern Italian Border". Presented by Mario Fragiacomo (Trumpet, Flugelhorn and Live Electronics) and Luisa Brencella (Narrator). Historical presentation...

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has extended its contract with renowned Italian conductor Riccardo Muti as its music director through the 2022 season. The orchestra made the announcement Tuesday. It says Muti's current contract goes through 2020 and the new contract will extend through August 2022. Muti said in a statement that he has "deep respect...

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 At 6:00 pm - Where: PianoForte Studios 1335 S Michigan Ave Chicago - Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago In collaboration with : PianoForte Foundation - Entrance : Free On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini, the Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with...

La prima destinazione americana fu la California, nel 2012, quando su suggerimento di quella che sarebbe diventata sua moglie si trasferì a studiare alla UCLA (University of California Los Angeles). Dopodiché, il maestro Gabriele Ciampi si è egregiamente ambientato sul suolo americano, al punto da rimanere a vivere sulla Costa Ovest. Non ama però d...

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it . Boldness has  genius, power and magic in it.  Start now. Just by marrying these words by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in 2018 the partnership between Gustoso Export Promotion Italia and Sicilian Mood was officially born. Two Made in Sicily projects that have joined forces to increase the promotion of S...

On Tuesday, the Kennedy Center, which has been experimenting with the rollout of its season announcements for the past couple of years, announced, without a news conference or fanfare, the 2018-2019 seasons of its classical music constituents: the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera and the Fortas Chamber Music Concerts. The...

The stunning beauty of the Dolomites is apparent to anyone who visits Italy's Alps. But Fabio Ognibene sees much more in this forest: He selects wood that's just right for making musical instruments. Pointing to one tree he notes, "This, for me, is for the piano soundboards." Doane asked, "When you look around a forest like this you can say, 'That'...