by Florence Nelson The piccolo used to be just a "little wooden flute" to most people. We heard it played in bands — especially in "The Stars and Stripes Forever" — and in an occasional Vivaldi concerto performance. That was about it. Composers used the piccolo to provide color in orchestral works — the way cooks spice up their sauces with garlic...

by Alessandra Mastroianni   The 2013 edition of the Italian Opera Festival starts from one of the most loved restaurants in Orange County. The Anaheim White House hosted a cocktail party to present the new season of the festival that, last year, gained a good success.   In this restaurant, gourmet food meets culture... in any possible...

By Geffen Records   After one of the most successful PBS pledge runs to date, Il Volo returns with their newly recorded PBS special, We Are Love: Live from The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater.   Available today, August 6th, We Are Love: Live from The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater comes as the second liv...

Heralded for their "informed and impassioned music making" (Music & Vision), Boston based Sarasa has presented concerts throughout the United States and made international appearances in Ireland, Cuba, and India since 1999.   For their return to the BEMF concert stage, Sarasa's ensemble of five virtuoso string players offers a program of...

Il Volo, the Italian opera trio, will perform Sept. 11 at Heinz Hall, Downtown. The group's members — Piero Barons, 19, Gianluca Ginoble, 18, and Ignazio Boschetto, 18 — gained million of fans when the singers performed on the 2012 PBS special "Il Volo Takes Flight."   They also were special guests during Barbra Streisand's 2012 tour. T...

Michéal Castaldo is the living embodiment of authentic Italian culture for modern North Americans. A native of Calabria in the "tip of the toe" of Italy, Michéal is an accomplished pop-classical crossover singer of his native songs and a purveyor of his family-made, heirloom Italian luxury products in North America. Michéal's music is a life-long...

Carroll University's Wind Symphony will join together with 30 Italian musicians from the City Band of Norcia and the City Band of Bevagna to perform an "Italian Serenade." The concert, which also features international maestro Filippo Salemmi, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at Sun Prairie High School. Guest conductor Salemmi will shar...

The 2014-15 season of Celebrity Boston Series was announced recently, and it's shaping up to be a great one. Kicking off the 7-month-long series will be none other than piano grand master Maurizio Pollini. Hailed as one of the top instrumental soloists in the world, Pollini is scheduled to perform a program of Schumann and Chopin at Boston Symphon...

DEAN MARTIN Birthday Bash DINO AMORE Weekend Grand Finale Night Sing-Along 6pm -9pm a Festival Celebration Sing-Along for the Entire Family   Encore Performance DELAURO is Only performing One Night - SUNDAY for the Dean Martin Birthday Bash Singalong Rat Pack Swing  

The American Institute for Verdi Studies (AIVS) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Martin Chusid Award for Verdi Studies. This biannual award honors the noted Verdi, Schubert, and Mozart scholar, Martin Chusid (1925-2013), who was Professor Emeritus of Music at New York University and the AIVS's Founding Director. Any book, book chapter, articl...