Celebrating Naples, Honoring Anthony Correra, Music, Food, Friendship

Mar 29, 2024 1005

Friday, April 26 - 6PM Seating | Musical Performance of Neapolitan classics featuring Mara Adler-O’Kelly, Ivan Dalia, Patricia Lazzara. Dinner to Follow in the Oak Room. Columbus Citizens Foundation | 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY. RSVP Today.

The evening will be in tribute to Anthony Correra, a longtime member and avid supporter of bringing arts and cultural experiences to the Townhouse. Following the performance, dinner will follow in the Oak Room with a menu curated by the House Committee which is sure to delight you! Read more about our performers below and make your booking today - space is limited.

Mara Adler-O’Kelly is a celebrated singer and educator known for her specialization in Neapolitan music and a diverse career that includes performances with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, roles in major operas, and involvement with the Metropolitan Opera Outreach program. Her academic achievements include a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory and a master's degree from Teacher’s College, Columbia University, complementing her extensive performance record in opera and liturgical music across New Jersey and New York. Adler-O’Kelly is also dedicated to music education, teaching at Rutgers University and Brookdale Community College, and co-founding Ensemble Bella Luce, showcasing her commitment to both performing and teaching.

Ivan Dalia, a blind pianist and composer from Napoli, merges classical, jazz, and Mediterranean sounds, gaining recognition in New York and Europe with performances and compositions that transcend cultural boundaries. His musical journey, fueled by early curiosity and a passion discovered at age eleven, led to prestigious classical and composition degrees from the Conservatory of Music, San Pietro a Majella, and notable collaborations, including with jazz legend Toots Thielemans, embodying a life dedicated to musical innovation and expression.

Patricia Lazzara, an acclaimed flutist, has made her mark as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player, celebrated for her performances in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall and her involvement in multiple ensembles, including Ensemble Bella Luce and UpTown Flutes. A recipient of numerous awards and a prolific recording artist, Lazzara's work spans classical to meditative music, underscored by her dedication to teaching and sharing the transformative power of music, highlighted by her distinguished career and contributions to flute performance and education.

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