Gianandrea Noseda introduced the National Symphony Orchestra to the music of Alfredo Casella back in 2015. Thursday evening the Italian conductor featured the Second Symphony on his second program in the Unexpected Italy festival, heard in honor of his home country’s Festa della Repubblica. This outsized work filled the Kennedy Center Concert Hall...

Thursday June 6, 7:00 pm. Feinsteins/54 Below, 254 W 54th Street, Cellar, Manhattan (NY). Award-winning Singer/PBS-TV host Cristina Fontanelli returns to Feinsteins/54 Below in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." This Feinstein's regular, Boston Pops soloist, and PBS-TV host for Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, and Il Volo returns after her debut show Love,...

Come and find out about the Pizzica, an engaging music and dance style from Puglia, the beautiful heel of Italy's boot! Following their performance at the SFJAZZ Center (Thursday, June 20, 7:30pm), the Italian music masters from Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino are offering a fun and engaging workshop about the Pizzica--learn about the dance, the mus...

Back by popular demand, Pancetta Operetta is returning this summer to Tavern at The Wick, located inside The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton. The culinary and musical journey features a 'family style' Italian dining experience created by Executive Chef Cyrille Bolle and musical performances by opera stars William Stafford and Alicia Branch. Reservations...

With a grand sweep of his right hand befitting a triumphant conductor, Dr. Ronald Caltabiano gestures to the glorious curves that grace the Holtschneider Performance Center at the DePaul University School of Music. Architectural glissandos ring out everywhere, including the upper-level overhangs that hug 500-seat Gannon Concert Hall and the church-...

New Rochelle Opera, Westchester's longest running opera company, will present Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, from June 20-23, 2019 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. The production will be directed by Company co-founder and artistic director Camille Coppola, with orchestra and chorus conducte...

Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 7.30 PM. Free entrance. Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard, San Francisco, CA. What would film be without music? Music conveys all that which images cannot. The importance of a soundtrack can sometimes even transcend that of images and stories, and great directors often build the entire structure of their mast...

“La Leggenda del Piave” is still one of the most famous and significant Italian patriotic songs in the history of Italy. It was written during the last days of World War I and became famous in particular in the years following the conflict. In this article, Italian Traditions will tell you about the origin of the Legend of the Piave, which in the f...

On the eve of every performance, Riccardo Massi goes silent, not uttering a single word all day. It's part of the Italian tenor's strict regimen to preserve his instrument -- his vocal cords. "I experimented a lot, and I saw this is the best thing to do," said Massi, the male lead in Puccini's beloved "Tosca" through Saturday at the Kennedy Center...

Vinny Raniolo Guitarist, Musician and Entrepreneur of Raniolo Music LLC was just recently selected as Top Musician of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for his outstanding leadership, dynamic playing and performances. While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in...