Giuseppina Torre is an example of Italian excellence which is appreciated and admired abroad. Her fairy-tale story began three years ago when the organisers of the Los Angeles Music Awards 'discovered' through one of her songs on iTunes and soon she was celebrated in the U.S. and in the rest of the world.   Giuseppina's first album was relea...

  WTI Magazine #77    2016 March 18Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by: Giulia Carletti   One can easily recognize the unmistakable smile of Renato Carosone. His smiling face while playing the piano, as it were an easy job, reveals Carosone's slight greatness. Renato Carosone (Naples, 3 January 1920) studied piano from a young age, encou...

We recently had a wonderful opportunity to chat with James Egidio Faiella. Jimmy—as his famiglia and friends call him—is a proud, professional Italian-American mandolinist performing traditional Italian Folk Music on the mandolino. It's a tradition that's been in his family for four generations. Jimmy was born and raised in West Aliquippa and Aliq...

You are invited to another fun evening of music and dancing! South Italy Folk Dance Night with Ornella Iuorio Learn to dance tammurriate, pizzicas, & tarantellas! Live music by Fabio Pirozzolo and Roberto Cassan Click here for more details   Saturday, January 31 - 6:30 pm -- 8:00 pm 41 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA -&nb...

by Vicky Carabini   February 11, 2017, Saturday - Music and Culture: An Italian Perspective. Chapman University, Musco Center for the Arts, 10:00am-1:00pm. The many pathways of Italy's music, art and culture come together in a single event! Appreciate the harmony that inspired Dante's immortal masterpieces, and explore the diverse voices of...

by Robin Miller   One can't help wondering if Nick LaRocca would have believed it if someone had told him exactly how much influence his song would have over a stadium of 90,000-plus. Make that more than 100,000 when the addition to Tiger Stadium is complete, when more voices are added to the crowd's roar when the LSU Tiger Marching Ban...

La musica di Giuseppe Verdi non è mai stata così contemporanea. Nell'anno del bicentenario dalla nascita del maestro, l'Ensemble Nuove Musiche arriva negli Stati Uniti per presentare Verdi nostro contemporaneo, un concerto che parte dalle liriche da camera da lui composte, mescolando tradizione e musica d'oggi. Per l'occasione il gruppo - fondato n...

by Brittany Spanos   For the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music, Lady Gaga belted out a gorgeous medley of songs from the film at the 2015 Oscars. Clad in white and accompanied by a string section, Gaga sang four tracks from the film and musical's soundtrack — "The Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss" and "Climb Ev'ry Mount...

Lady Gaga (Stefani Angelina Germanotta) and Tony Bennett recently kicked off a world tour promoting their album together, "Cheek to Cheek". The duo will share the stage at the Tanglewood Music Festival on June 30, during which they will perform many of the songs that made Bennett the legend he is today ("I Left My Heart in San Francisco, "They All...

by Matt Conti   Music in Boston's North End hit a high note on Saturday night as the St. Joseph's Society brought a star-packed selection of performers to their "Italy American Style" concert at St. Stephen's Church.   The North End's own trumpeter, band leader and philanthropist, Albert Natale, 92 years young, was honored with the so...