Serving pizza and pasta to diners while singing in an Italian restaurant is not part of the typical career path for future music legends. But Tony Bennett isn’t a typical music legend and neither was the start of his career. Indeed, long before he became the world’s most famous nonagenarian vocal star — and even before he made his first record in 1...

Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) opens the 2019/20 Season with its first production of Ruggero Leoncavallo's indelible and enduringly popular 1892 Italian opera, PAGLIACCI, running September 27 to October 6, 2019 and starring tenor Rafael Rojas (in BLO's Werther and La Traviata, 1998, and Madama Butterfly, 2000) as Canio, and soprano Lauren Michelle making...

Crescendo’s opening concert program of its 15th season offers audience members a musical glimpse of the rarely-heard, exquisite repertoire written for theorbo and harpsichord. Performances are 4 p.m., Sept. 7 at Saint James Place, 352 Main St, Great Barrington, and 4 p.m., Sept. 8 at Trinity Church, 484 Lime Rock Rd, Lakeville. Not commonly seen on...

Tommaso Gambini presents his project “The Machine Stops” performing with his ensemble a suite of original compositions based on the 1909 novel of the same name by Edward Forster. More then one hundred years ago, the writer envisioned a dystopian future in which humans rely on a universal machine to provide for their needs and to interact with each...

Renée Anne Louprette, internationally acclaimed concert organist, will present an organ recital as part of the annual San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy. Erben Organ Days 2019 is a series of concerts and events highlighting our historic 1868 Henry Erben Organ. Ms. Louprette will be playing both the 1868 Henry Erben and the 1859 Hall & Labagh orga...

When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 8:30pm - Where: Old Town School of Music, 4545 N Lincoln Ave Beppe Gambetta is a guitarist, vocalist, researcher and composer born in Genova, Italy who developed a style that brings American and European Roots to speak together with one voice. In his unique approach, Beppe blends energetic grooves with passion...

A major exhibition of Verdi artefacts and scores opens in New York next month bringing many major items to the United States for the first time. ‘Verdi: Creating Otelloand Falstaff – Highlights from the Ricordi Archive’ can be seen at New York’s Morgan Library & Museum from September 6 and will run until January 5, 2020. The Library's own collectio...

There was a time a generation ago when Cecilia Bartoli's many U.S. fans could count on seeing her regularly in opera or in concert. The Italian mezzo-soprano noted for her warm sound, dramatic intensity and dazzling coloratura agility had shot to fame in the early 1990s while still in her 20s on the strength of best-selling recordings of Rossini an...

Among the best Italian musicians of their generation, Francesca Dego (violin) and Francesca Leonardi(piano) have been performing together worldwide for the past ten years, with repertoire ranging from Baroque to new music. Opening our fall concert series, this Italian themed recital will feature Respighi’s Violin Sonata in B minor, a dramatic and p...

Social Media sensation Eric D’Alessandro will return to iPlay America on Friday, November 1st to perform a hilarious comedy routine. The event will be held in the Event Center at iPlay America in Freehold, New Jersey following his sold-out show last spring.  Doors are at 6:00pm, showtime is 7:30pm.  The New York City native will take on his largest...