New York City Opera presents a new production of Italo Montemezzi's masterpiece L'amore dei tre re (The Love of the Three Kings) directed by Michael Capasso with Pacien Mazzagatti leading the New York City Opera Orchestra. The production marks the first time Montemezzi's opera will be heard in New York City in nearly a decade. Four performances of...

When: From Saturday, April 28, 2018 to Sunday, April 29, 2018 At 7:30 pm - Where: First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica - Organized by : The Verdi Chorus - Entrance : With fee The Verdi Chorus celebrates its 35th anniversary with its Spring 2018 concert The Force of Destiny for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in S...

The orchestra that makes its home in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall has only had one American music director in the last two generations. So it’s easy to forget that the 100-strong band is, after all, the National Symphony Orchestra of the United States. Maybe that’s why it has felt so obvious for the NSO to just go ahead and promote the Italian c...

Imagine growing up among music royalty, the guitar-string makers to the stars. These days, the roll call of artists using D’Addario strings includes the likes of Keith Urban, Dave Matthews, Joe Satriani, Al Di Meola, Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits — and if you’ve got a few hours, we could supply you a list of hundreds more. Is it fair to say that th...

Benny Cannavo hears it all the time. "Hey Benny, you played my wedding 42 years ago," a guy will say. "Benny! Remember when you played on my wedding day in 1968?" a woman will ask. Cannavo can't remember all of them, but he'll smile anyway. For about 50 years, the 87-year-old Schenectady resident brought his crew - "Benny Cannavo and the Accents" -...

Caliendo’s Banda Napoletana is aiming to cap off its 45th anniversary year with new uniform hats for its musicians. One of the few authentic Italian festival bands left in America, the ensemble was launched by Raffaele Strocchia in 1926, and is now run by Strocchia’s cousin Marty Caliendo.  “All of the years playing outdoors in virtually every type...

April 2 (Monday) 6:30 pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - New York University - 24 West 12th Street, Manhattan. Lecture: Of Cold Hands, Blind Eyes, and White Hair: Physical and Psychological Aging in the Operas of Giuseppe Verdi.  Francesco Izzo, University of Southampton, co-director of the American Institute for Verdi Studies at NYU, explores the...

I have produced shows for almost 40 years now. And even though there is no doubt I am a classic rocker by virtue of my high school years in the 70s, the street-corner music of the East Coast from the 1950s and 1960s is also very close to the top of my list. Frankie Avalon performed at our Arcada Theatre last week, and before the show, as we usually...

When: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 At 6:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago - 500 N Michi - Entrance : Free In anticipation of Third Coast Baroque’s upcoming Vivica & Vivaldi concert series, internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux sits down with TCB Artistic Director Rubén Dubrovsky to discuss the lesser-known but highly vir...

Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago - 500 N Michigan Ave. Suite 1450 - Chicago, IL. Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT). From its origins in New Orleans through the Big Band, Swing, Be-Bop, and Modern Era, Americans of Italian heritage have made vital contributions to Jazz Music. Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Louie Bellson, Lenni...