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If there’s a connective thread in the program that revered tenor Andrea Bocelli will deliver in his message of joy and spiritual reflection at the Toyota Center on Thursday night, it’s a pretty simple one. “The common denominator is always the pursuit of beauty,” he said in an email interview. Led by longtime collaborator and conductor Eugene Kohn,...

After being invited to participate in the fourth annual MLB College Showcase in Arizona last month, FIBS Academy graduate and Team Italy U18 catcher Lorenzo Moressi has received a scholarship from New Mexico Junior College to begin his journey abroad as a student and baseball player for the Thunderbirds in Division I of the National Junior College...

Graffignana is a rural Italian city about 25 miles south of Milan. It has a population of about 2,500. But less than two decades ago, it was closer to 2,000, and Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari was one of them. “Everybody knows each other,” Gallianari said about his hometown. “It’s in between hills and trees and a lot of land.” Gallinari’s father,...

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...

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...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT. ICCC Houston, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. Come celebrate Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo (The Week of Italian Language in the World) with us! We will be showing Il Deserto Dei Tartari and we will talk about the Magic Realism in Dino Buzzati’s works. The movie and lecture are par...

Il Circolo Italiano invites all University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, students to attend their annual Italian Card Night event from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the J.B. Hunt World Language Center, JBHT room 215. Members of Il Circolo Italiano will teach participants how to play various Italian card games including Scopa and Briscola. Bring y...

Monday October 14, 2019 | 7:00 PM | The Hiland Theater, 4800 Central Ave SE | Advance tickets $10 at www.holdmyticket.com $12 at the door. Albuquerque is the first stop on director/screenwriter/actor Massimiliano Finazzer Flory’s tour of the Southwest, organized by the Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles to commemorate the 500th year since Leon...

On a Sunday afternoon in October, New Mexico opera lovers will be treated to the modern American premiere of a work that was virtually lost for more than a century. In the first of three performances at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, Maestro Anthony Barrese will conduct Giovanni Bottesini’s Ali` Baba`, whose score he reconstr...

When Fabio Luisi guest-conducted the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in March 2018, his first impression of the orchestra, he told me, was, "They don't know how good they are." He left enough of an impression that three months later, he was named the orchestra's next music director. The Italian maestro obviously set out to demonstrate those skills — his...

Making their United States debut, the Four Italian Tenors will perform an evening of operatic tenor hits at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Armstrong Auditorium to begin the 2019-20 Performing Arts Series. “This group represents some of the finest talent in the newest generation of world-class tenors,” Armstrong Auditorium Concert Manager...

Former McNeese All-American Erika Piancastelli reached one of her lifelong goals last weekend by helping her Italian National team qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after defeating Great Britain5-0 at the WBSC Softball Europe/Africa Qualifier in Utrecht’s, Netherlands. “It still hasn’t hit me yet, it doesn’t feel real,” Piancastelli said. “...