The Vivaldi Project continues its exploration of the string trio, following its path from Baroque trio sonata through its Classical form in the hands of some the late-18th century's greatest composers.   Only a few of these string trios survive as celebrated works to modern audiences, notably the grand Divertimento in Eb by Mozart and the op...

A legend, a life, a complex man and The Voice of the 20th Century. Frank Sinatra, who would've been 100 this year, was a man of contradiction. Small and slight, he towered over popular culture. He projected strength and confidence, despite suffering from depression throughout his adult life.   "We'll never see anyone like that again" – we of...

Pasquale's PBS Special continues to penetrate throughout 170,000,000 homes. The momentum is continuing with a Springs 2016 Tour including the following cities: Denver, Las Vegas, Reno, Sacramento, San Diego, Atlanta, Pittsburgh and many more...   LOS ANGELES, CAStay tuned for the following airings in LOS ANGELES onSunday, July 19 at 10AM and...

by Judith Valente   The ancient city of Norcia in central Italy is known for its wild boar sausages and black truffles, but now it's known for something else: Its singing monks. "We sing the praises of God nine times a day. So if you add all that up, it's probably five hours every day, rain or shine, 365 days a year," said Cassian Folso...

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...