Experience the very essence of Italian Baroque Music. The New Mexico Philharmonic presents: GLORIOUS VIVALDI in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque. November 9, 8:00 PM. V. Sue Cleveland High School4800 Laban Rd NE, Rio Rancho, NM. BUY TICKETS HERE. November 10, 3:00 PM. National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM. BUY TICKETS HER...

Last month, something long awaited by Italian generations of every age happened. After years of legal disputes, the discography of the legendary Lucio Battisti was finally released on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Battisti is probably the most famous and innovative songwriter and composer in the history of Italian music, having sold more t...

Cellist Giuliano De Angelis will join Northwestern State faculty Andrej Kurti, Chialing Hsieh and Sofiko Tchetchelashvili for a recital at NSU on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. De Angelis will join Kurti on violin and Sofiko Tchetchelashvili on viola on Schubert’s “String Trio D. 47...

Sitting on my bedroom dresser is an old 45 from 1973, perched on a picture-frame pedestal. Its center hole is filled with a clock, its big and little hands stretching across the grooved vinyl. The label reads: “TIME IN A BOTTLE,” JIM CROCE. The talented Chester County resident would die that same year, making the words he sang on that tune so haunt...

Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti has been one of the most popular singers to come out of Long Island. Rightly so, he has one of the best voices in the world. When the girls hear him sing they act like the ones who screamed for Frank Sinatra in the 1940s. In 1977, I met the great Sinatra at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant when I was there with the world cham...

Carmen Consoli is the most successful female singer-songwriter Italy has ever produced. Throughout a 25 year career the musician has been defined by her unflinching emotional live performances of songs that examine broad themes of love, illness, solitude and friendship from a feminine — and feminist — perspective. Her innovative mixture of Italian...

"I am honorary chair of 'A Musical Tribute Showcasing the Songwriting & Musical Genius of Harry Warren'… because I so believe in the mission of the sponsoring Italian American Human Relations Foundation (IAHRF) … the idea of highlighting the contributions of, in this case, African-American and Italian performing artists is something that I fully su...

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents Otello, Verdi's penultimate opera, in its return to the Kennedy Center Opera House after a nearly 20-year absence, from October 26-November 16, 2019. The title role features tenor Russell Thomas whose "assured vocalism and theatrical acuity" (Wall Street Journal) brought him acclaim as Shakespeare's tragic M...

It's Italian for "beautiful song" or "beautiful singing." Opera at Florham will present “La Bella Musica di Bel Canto” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in the historic Lenfell Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Campus at Florham at 285 Madison Ave. Baritone Samuel McDonald, soprano Brenna Markey and tenor Ian Matthew Castro will perform "Bel Canto"...

Some of Chicago’s best young singers will perform arias and art songs by iconic Italian composers at the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia’s Vocal Scholarship Awards Dinner and Concert. The event will start at 2 p.m. on Nov. 10 in the Mentesana Weber Chandelier Room of the Community Center at Casa Italia and feature a wine-and-cheese reception...