It may be named “Fiddlers Crossing,” but the small venue in downtown Tehachapi also features some of the world’s finest acoustic guitarists in its concert schedules. On Friday, Feb. 7, the audience will be treated to a touch of Italy when Beppe Gambetta returns to the stage. Gambetta is considered one of the finest flatpicking guitarists on any con...

Old Town Center for the Arts is pleased to present Newpoli a world music group from Italy, performing music from the south of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures.  Hear this exiting group live in concert on Saturday, February 1st, at 7:00 pm at OTCA. Called “a brilliant outfit, who grab southern Italian tr...

Folger Consort, the early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, performs two concerts of Palestrina's Perfect Art, February 7 and February 8, 2020 at 8pm in the Gothic nave of Washington National Cathedral. The music of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina is written in a style known as the Ars Perfecta, the "perfect" refinemen...

Il Volo — the pop/operatic (or “popera”) trio featuring the voices of baritone Gianluca Ginoble and tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto — pleased a Foxwoods theater crowd in 2017 with tunes from their CD “Notte Magica” such as “Nessun Dorma” and “Mamma.” They return to the resort’s Grand Theater Saturday, Feb. 1, in a tour celebrating 10 year...

Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Hailed by The New York Times as "an artist of the highest caliber,” Italian born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages in Europe, United States, South America, Asia and Australia. She has appeared i...

He's not from the Valley, but Tony Danza's January 24 appearance in the Valley is something of a homecoming. It's more than the local cousin he "hasn't seen in forever" or the visiting alumni group from his alma mater, the University of Dubuque. Danza the Entertainer was born right here in Phoenix. It's also where he boxed his final match, back in...

Italian soprano Federica Lombardi made her American opera debut last year with New York Metropolitan Opera. This weekend, she makes her American orchestra debut with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. The singer, who has sang in some of Europe’s most prestigious opera houses from La Scala in Milan to Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, will perform the arias from...

Saturday at 11:30am in conjunction with the Italian American Sports Banquet we are dedicating the first of two Sicilian Heritage Markers. This marker celebrates Sicilian contributions to Music in Jazz, Swing, and Rock 'n Roll. It mentions Nick LaRocca, Louis Prima, and Cosimo Matassa.  It contains a QR link to  a free tour app of Sicilian Heritage...

A venerated Detroit institution is handing its musical reins to a rising star. In a bold, forward-looking move, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra has hired charismatic young Italian conductor Jader Bignamini as its music director — the 43-year-old's first time in that role anywhere. Bignamini’s six-year contract will begin with the 2020-2021 DSO seaso...

Love, lust, seduction. Lies, betrayal, revenge. Murder most foul. Comeuppance. Shakespeare set ‘em up like bowling pins and had his fictional characters knock them down, one by one, over and over again. And from there to Dallas and Dynasty, from Downtown Abbey to Game of Thrones, these have always been the staples, the tried-and-trues, of dramatic...