An exclusive performance of classically trained Maestro Gabriele Ciampi conducting his CentOrchestra was held at the Italian Cultural Institute on Thursday, June 5, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles.   Featuring an 18 piece orchestra and 3 soloists from Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, the concert presented Ga...

No need to board a plane for Italy's Venezia: Italia in Ohio is bringing Carnevale to Columbus on Sunday March 2, 2014.   Carnevale, the Italian pre-Lent festival of food and frivolity, is a tradition dating back a millennium and includes parties, music, exquisite Venetian cooking, and above all the masked balls. This year the Refectory Rest...

While the world is still savoring French President François Hollande's affair with Julie Gayet, his predecessor, Nicolas Sarkozy, is launching a charm offensive in New York with his arresting wife, Carla Bruni. Vocalist and guitarist Bruni is performing at Town Hall on West 43rd Street on Thursday.The Italian-born former model released her fourth...

Promette tre ore di musica in cui intende ripercorrere la sua carriera che è una vera enciclopedia della musica, dal jazz al reggae e al pop. Il chitarrista e produttore Fabrizio Sotti si esibirà il 4 giugno all'Highline Ballroom, unico italiano in programma al Blue Note Jazz Festival, giunto alla quarta edizione.   "Fabrizio Sotti & Fri...

Music lovers will temporarily swap frigid Minnesota temps for the warmth of sun-drenched Tuscany, thanks to Minnesota Opera's upcoming production, The Elixir of Love. Set in the rolling hills of the Italian countryside, Donizetti's timeless romantic comedy opens January 24 at the Ordway Music Theater in St. Paul for five performances.   In t...

"Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona," by Baroque composer Francesco Cavalli, is one of Spoleto Festival USA's two festival-produced opera productions.   Conductor Aaron Carpene and director Stefano Vizioli worked hard to unearth and reconstruct the obscure opera, which was last performed more than 350 years ago, in Naples and Venice.  ...

September 25 - 27 12:00 pm. Traditional Italian Folk Music Camp for Mandolin and GuitarThe camp will take place on Cape Cod in one of America's most beautiful resorts: East Sandwich Beach, Massachusetts. John La Barbera's workshop will present historical, technical information and some of the repertoire based on his first and foremost comprehe...

Laura Pausini conquista la Grande Mela con un concerto unico e memorabile, con canzoni in cinque lingue, che avrà luogo il prossimo 6 marzo al Madison Square Garden di New York. Per festeggiare i vent'anni di carriera la cantante ha invitato sul palco gli amici e gli artisti internazionali più illustri. Tra questi Biagio Antonacci, Miguel Bosè, Glo...

And what could be more "user friendly" than Gioachino Rossini's wildest and most popular romp? - his 1816 masterpiece, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE.   Disguises and false identities abound as men-young and old-vie for the hand of the beautiful Rosina in one of the funniest and most frenetic operas ever composed! The action centers on "Figaro, Figar...

The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will honor the legacy of nine-time GRAMMY winner Frank Sinatra by presenting "Sinatra 100 — An All-Star GRAMMY Concert," a primetime entertainment special celebrating the late icon's 100th birthday. The live concert taping will be held Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theatre.  ...