October, the Month of Italian Heritage, celebrates new Italians Talents

Nov 01, 2022 352

BY: MAriella Salvatori

The Italian heritage month in Los Angeles has just ended with an incredible surprise concert played by the Loyola Law School Orchestra last night, and directed by Maestro Simona Grossi. The program was mainly dedicated to the sound track of “ La Dolce Vita “. The building of City Hall of Los Angeles was lit up with the “Tricolore”.

Maestro Simona Grossi was born in Calabria, and she graduated in piano at Conservatory of Frosinone (Lazio). She studied orchestral conducting with Miguel Harth-Beyoda at TCI in USA. She founded the Orchestra in the fall of 2020 that today counts 80 members. Among them there is an other talented, Italian harpist Chiara Capobianco.

The program started with Nino Rota music from the movies La Dolce Vita and Amarcord. The event was introduced by Alessandra Tarrisi de Jacobis, Chair International Committee Beverly Hills Bar Association, Member of BHBA and IALA Board of Governors and it was attended officially by the Italian Vice Consul Andrea Perugini.

During the last week others Italian Talents performed in Los Angeles. Noteworthy the presence of the Marielena Infantino, daughter of the tenor Luigi Infantino and renowned pop singer at the Vibrato Jazz Club with a repertoire of Edith Piaf, Dalida’ and many popular Italians songs. The house was fully booked. 

Finally, on the occasion of the NIAF Gala in Washington DC, two more Italian Women were recognized: Alessia Cruci, movies director, and Roberta Sparta, actress, both living in LA, received a prize for the short film “Leaving the Factory”. This film tell us about the tragedy of the fire in the factory where 100 women, may of which were Italians, died for protesting labor difficulties.

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