Join Us For "Mario Lanza: The Man & His Music" at Casa BelvedereTuesday, September 15th @ 7:00 PM. A one-hour audiovisual presentation and talk on the life and career of the legendary tenor from Philadelphia by noted Lanza authority Bill Ronayne. The presentation includes rare early private recordings and radio appearances,...

In business — and in life — it's always a good idea to "under-promise and then over-deliver." This ensures that others are happy with your work. And it keeps expectations in line. So, I begin this column on the Folsom Symphony with just a bit of anxiety. Because it is just knocking it out of the ballpark these days, to borrow a baseb...

By Anne Midgette   Months before it was expected, the National Symphony Orchestra has named Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda, 51, as its seventh music director, taking over at the start of the 2017-2018 season. He will succeed Christoph Eschenbach, whose contract expires in 2017.   It's a coup for the NSO. Noseda is a star at the w...

Stories of romance, tragedy and triumph, love lost and won from Casa Verdi's marvelously eccentric artists, divas and performers abound in our documentary, VIVA VERDI! Well beyond their prime, these living treasures live out their "third act" with vibrancy, dignity and purpose in this stately retirement home bequeathed them in 1902 by Giuseppe Verd...

Dawning in the dark aftermath of World War II, the fertile mid-century decades of Italian cinema delighted international movie audiences with an eclectic mix of movie classics from groundbreaking directors including Frederico Fellini, Luchino Visconti, Sergio Leone and many more. A major component of Italian cinema's enduring popularity continues t...

L'emigrazione italiana è stata raccontata attraverso studi e ricerche, analisi attente e approfondite indagini. Anche i libri e le canzoni hanno "disegnato" questo fenomeno ma ora è il teatro a mettere in luce storie di emigranti italiani, quelli partiti per l'America nei primi anni del '900.   Il 24 febbraio il Teatro Italia di Roma (ore 20...

The AIS and the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia invite you to   A Stradivari in Philadelphia   Matteo Fedeli plays the valuable Antonio Stradivari violin of 1726 "ex Adams Collection"   Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 6:00pm at The Ethical Society Building in Ritternhouse Sq, Philadelphia   This event is free and...

Luca Santaniello, New York based drummer since 2001, is presenting a new project on the fusion between Neapolitan traditional music and American Jazz. The most famous songs from the Neapolitan folk tradition such as Maruzzella, A rumba re' Scugnizz, and Scalinatella longa longa, are given a jazz flavor through Luca's deep knowledge of the Be Bop ja...

President Spencer Di Scala and Vice President of Cultural Affairs Luisa Marino are pleased to present Italian pianist and composer Moira Lo Bianco. On October 18, she and the Moira Lo Bianco Trio, featuring Sweden's Bruno Råberg on double bass and Italy's Giuseppe Paradiso on drums, will perform her newly- released album Lunaria.   The luna...

Italian pop music icon, singer-songwriter and record producer Laura Pausini will be featured in an exclusive Star Q&A session during the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Conference taking place April 21-24 in Miami.   Pausini, who is celebrating 20 years of recording and is currently in the midst of a global anniversary tour and promoting her...