Finally Washingtonian jazz enthusiasts will get a chance to experience a live performance by two of the most interesting talents of Italian music: Giovanni Guidi (piano) and Gianluca Petrella (trombone), presenting the album “Soupstar”, a name that reflects the improvisational alchemy between their instruments. The concert will allow us to discover...

When: Thursday, December 06, 2018 At 6:30 pm - Where: IIC Los Angeles - Entrance : Free. For more info click here. Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito will present his docu-concert celebrating Enrico Caruso. Featured on PBS, Pasquale "Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso" blends a stunning concert recorded live at Castello Giusso on Italy's Amalfi coast w...

Can you believe it's been 25 years since the release of the hit film, A Bronx Tale? the best way to celebrate 25 years of this iconic film? Seeing the musical version at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre! It tells the coming of age story of an Italian-American boy, Calogero Anello, who, after encountering a local mafia boss, is torn between the tempta...

When Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi in the late 1800s built a neo-Gothic mansion in Milan, he envisioned a bustling sanctuary for professional musicians who were not earning livable incomes. Since then, Casa Verdi has hosted 1,500 residents and become an exclusive retirement home for elderly players. Special Correspondent Christopher Livesay repor...

This Saturday at 1 p.m., Classical IPR presents a recent production of Rossini's "Semiramide" from Opera Delaware. The production stars Lindsay Ohse in the title role, with Aleksandra Romano as Arsace and Daniel Mobbs as Assur. Anthony Barrese conducts. The opera is sung in Italian. To see the libretto in Italian and English, click here. 

In the Italian American community, where traditions are a fundamental part of the rich cultural heritage that those who are part of it proudly claim, folklore has a particular importance, which is sometimes difficult to understand here from Italy, where we unfortunately often neglect the importance of our traditions. The Italian Folk Art Federation...

Composer Ennio Morricone is celebrating his 90th birthday on Nov. 10, and he has been nothing but prolific as of late. He won his second Oscar at 87 for scoring Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, and is currently on The 60 Years of Music Tour of Europe, which runs through late January 2019. While his work for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is c...

Verdi’s monumental and altogether ravishing “Requiem” is a signature work of Maestro Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Their recording of the great operatic mass was the winner of two Grammy Awards (Best Classical Album and Best Choral Performance) in 2010. But in light of the recent horrific plague of senseless shootings...

The Montana A Cappella Society is hosting “Tastes of Tuscany” a festive Italian gala evening of food, song and celebration on Nov. 17. Reservations are needed by Monday, Nov. 12. The evening features a sumptuous gourmet four-course Italian meal catered by Caffe Firenze and performances by the Montana A Cappella Society and the Bitterroot Baroque. T...

Saturday, November 17, 2018. 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST. I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The Drivers are a new Boston-based formation with a repertoire of Italian and international jazz standards. Come listen to Gershwin, Jobim, Mina, Gino Paoli, Bruno Martino and more. Featuring the voice of Barbara Balistreri (played with Giacomo Sferl...