Cross Current Music presents one of the globe's most prodigious and prolific musicians - Ludovico Einaudi - on Tuesday, October 10 at 8pm at The Orpheum Theatre. As part of his 'Essential Einaudi' North American Tour, the Italian pianist and composer will be joined on stage by an ensemble of five fellow musicians for an exquisite evening of music d...

St Louis is well known for its musical traditions. One that is increasingly becoming popular is the Winter Opera of St Louis, now on its 11th season. This year features a world class repertoir such as Gaetano Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore Georges Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles. The Winter Opera will have the additional presence of Benedetta Orsi, a...

Most hands do not go up when I ask my audiences, “Who is an opera fan?” It’s as if I had asked, “Who is a big fan of brussels sprouts?” Yes, there will be a few enthusiasts, but most faces go neutral, some almost grimacing.  While it’s true that it is the most expensive performance art form in the world, opera’s power lies in the most human of expe...

It’s been three years since Jeanne Lamon retired as music director of Toronto’s illustrious Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. The new kahuna is Elisa Citterio, a hot-shot Italian violinist who makes her debut this week as the orchestra’s director with A Joyous Welcome, an appropriately titled program that not only opens Tafelmusik’s 2017-18 season, but...

With its non-intimidating, welcoming style, Opera Southwest has been converting down-to-earth, everyday folks into serious opera fans since 1972. There’s nothing elitist about New Mexico’s acclaimed Italian opera company. There’s nothing stuffy about it. And there’s nothing pretentious about its celebrated Artistic Director and Principal Conductor,...

Francesca Capetta, who just performed at Carnegie Hall in her sold-out solo show "Francesca Capetta sings Dean Martin: A Centennial Celebration" with Tony Winner Liliane Montevecchi and cabaret singer Stacy Sullivan, will be starring in the leading role of the new musical about Maria Montessori "La Dottoressa." The musical, written and composed by...

A special event celebrating the legacy of pianist and teacher George Imbragulio (1923-2015) will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 3 p.m. in Marsh Auditorium on The University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Commemorative remarks about the renowned musician and instructor will be given by those who knew him, as well as perform...

The Trio Lennon, with Luca Marziali, Roberto Molinelli and Alessandro Culiani returns to the DC area with a September 26, performance at the at the International Development Banks and on September 28, in Salisbury, Maryland. Founded in 1995, the Trio Lennon is composed of renowned soloists from the Marche region, and performs a repertoire that rang...

The Vatican echoes with chants. Rodrigo Borgia is pope. Steps away, and five centuries later, a tour guide regales visitors with tales of the infamous Borgia clan. Rodrigo, the family patriarch, boasts of their strength. Eldest son Cesare, ensconced within the College of Cardinals, longs for an army. Daughter Lucrezia, alleged poisoner of the famil...

The entertainment industry mourns the death of songwriter and actress Judy Parker Gaudio, (age 79). Gaudio, the writer of Billboard chart-topping songs and Broadway hits, passed away peacefully from respiratory complications on Thursday, her husband Bob Gaudio confirmed. Among her most well-known songs are "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" and "W...