Italian star tenor Andrea Bocelli has teamed up with singers like Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Ed Sheeran for acclaimed duets during his career, but singing with his son Matteo is something he hopes feels extra special. "I hope it is a beautiful and enjoyable moment for anyone who listens to it," Bocelli said in an interview last week. "F...

If you’re thinking of heading out for Italian this weekend, the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean has a special you might want to consider. “Bella Italia” will offer a veritable tour of the pasta peninsula, featuring works by Schubert, Ravel, Hertel and Mendelssohn this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4. Under the direction of Maestro Adam Fl...

Andiamo Celebrity Showroom kicks off a busy November with a Friday night show by Italian-born American tenor Pasquale Esposito and his multimedia celebration of Italian culture. The Warren-based showroom has six shows in the next four weeks before it closes out the year with holiday concerts in December. First up is Esposito, the powerhouse perform...

Tuesday, November 13. 2:00 – 3:30 PM. University Of New Mexico, Fine Arts & Design Library – Main Foyer. 2401 Central Ave Ne (across from the Frontier), Albuquerque, New Mexico. In summertime, the medieval village squares, magical landscapes and dazzling beaches of Sardinia come alive with music festivals that give voice to great American genres li...

This recital by Andrea Lucchesini, co-sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, celebrates the release on the Audite label in September 2018 of the CD "Dialogues (Scarlatti & Berio / Schubert & Widmann)": https://play.audite.de/dialogues Trained under the guidance of Maria Tipo, Andrea Lucchesini garnered international recognition at...

For one of the few times in his life, Franco Trincale was speechless. The man who had spent some 60 years belting out song after song about the exploitation of workers, sundry social injustices and Italy’s political and criminal travails during decades of social upheaval could barely speak above a whisper. “I’ve lost my voice,” he croaked to the ro...

Fall is here, my favorite time of the year. It means brisk days on an orange, yellow and brown backdrop, butternut squash ravioli, pumpkin pie and apple cider. It also means the end of "festival season" for me. Onesti Entertainment is involved to varying degrees with many festivals, but there are three we produce from top to bottom. And by fall, we...

Monday, November 5th, 8:00pm. The Library of the House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street, New York, New York 10128. Buy tickets here. In 16th-century Italy, the musician and theorist Gioseffo Zarlino said that composers wrote counterpoint in the same way that poems, orations and paintings were made. Nicola Vicentino (1511-1576) advised musicians...

This is the best time of year for classical music. It’s that post-summer, pre-Christmas period when orchestras, chamber groups and vocal companies bring out their most serious work. They know people are paying attention and they try to deliver the high-level goods that keep audiences interested. This year’s mid-fall season comes in a multitude of s...

Friday, November 9th, 8:00pm EDT. The Fabbri Library of the House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street, New York, New York 10128. Buy tickets here. Tenor Riccardo Pisani with Ensemble Ricercare Antico: Serena Bellini, recorders; Giovanni Bellini, archlute; Matteo Coticoni, violone; Francesco Tomasi, theorbo, baroque guitar, and artistic direction. A...