Ragazzi Boys Chorus explores cultural ideas through music in “Celebrations of the Season: Stories of Our Immigrant Heritage,” performing works from Poland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, China, and Africa. “Celebrations of the Season” — with the participation of Ragazzi’s Avanti, Concert Group, and Young Men’s Ensemble — will be performed on Dec. 7 in Pal...

Italian Singer Carmen Consoli recently visited fourth graders at the Eliot School in Boston’s North End. The students have been learning about her musical legacy in Mr. M’s music classes as well as in Italian classes with Maestra Grasso and Maestra Pisani. Consoli answered questions from the students about her career, during which she has released...

Folger Consort, the early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, celebrates the holiday season with seven concerts of Gloria!: A Baroque Italian Christmas December 13 through December 18, 2019 in the nave of St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill. These concerts share the best that Baroque composers of Italy have to off...

A screening of Bussotti’s film Rara (New York premiere), followed by a selection of the artist’s musical miniatures. After an introduction by Luciano Chessa, Bussotti’s silent film Rara (1967-69) will be screened in a restored version. Experimental and without deliberate narrative, the work gathers ‘filmed portraits’ of the 1960s Italian avant-gard...

Award-winning singer and PBS/WNET and NY affiliates Host for Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and Il Volo, Cristina Fontanelli brings her program of Italy's best-loved songs, arias, Neapolitan and Christmas classics during her 16th-Annual "Christmas In Italy" show at the Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, December 8 at 3 p.m. Called a "Vocal geni...

Maria Perrotta came to the limelight in 2012. She performed J.S. Bach's Goldberg Variations when she was nine months pregnant with an ambulance stationed outside the theatre in case she went into labor during the recital. Very few women in history had given a concert this far along in their pregnancy; one of them being Clara Schumann. The live perf...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019. 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. The Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia PA 19103. Free entrance. Il repertorio include brani tipici della tradizione jazz, brasiliana e anche qualche brano italiano rivisitato in chiave jazz. Cafiso, con la sua voce calda e lirica, disarticola la melodia dei brani, co...

Dr. Mary Rorrro, the “Violin doc” who was previously interviewed by us, had the honor to perform several selections with her viola at the Governor’s Mansion Drumthwacket in Princeton, New Jersey, for the commemoration of the 244th birthday of the Marine Corps. The program included a wonderfully coordinated parade of the Color Guard, led by CWO Nick...

Italian composer Fabio Frizzi is best known for his collaborations with horror great Lucio Fulci and he’s currently on tour in North America, where he’s performing a live score to a new “Composer’s Cut” of Fulci’s 1981 classic, The Beyond, as well as a “FRIZZI 2 FULCI” tribute set featuring music/scenes from many of their other collaborations. He d...

The Cleveland Opera is doing it again. Setting aside mainstream repertoire, it’s producing an opera largely unknown in Northeast Ohio. This Friday and Sunday, at the Tudor Arms Hotel in Cleveland, the company led by Dorota Sobieska will stage Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut,” in collaboration with the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra. The chamber-style perform...