Inter-Cities Performing Arts Celebrates Verdi Bicentennial in New York

Sep 27, 2013 1023

On Sunday, October 6 at 12:30 p.m. at Verdi Square in Manhattan, Inter-Cities Performing Arts, Inc. will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, the renowned Italian composer and statesman. Joining the New York/New Jersey-based arts organization and its founders, Leonard and Carmela Altamura, dignitaries from the Italian and Italian American community will participate in the brief commemoration ceremony, procession down Broadway and concert at Christ and St. Stephen's church in Manhattan.

Following the ceremony at Verdi Square, the public will be asked to join in singing the famous "Va, pensiero" chorus from Verdi's opera, Nabucco, accompanied by trumpeters, as members of the New Rochelle (NY) Opera and its director, Camille Coppola, the Colombians of New Jersey, Ieri Oggi Domani, Societa' Unita, dignitaries and concert performers process down Broadway to the church.

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