Across Italy, music has been connecting people as 60 million have been confined to their homes. At the end of the first week of the national lockdown, an initiative was launched in Rome which touched the whole country. Brass collective Fanfaroma’s Flash Mob Sonoro urged people to “open the windows, step out onto the balcony and play together”. Some...

What with the global pandemic radically transforming society as we know it, you would be forgiven for forgetting Lady Gaga’s birthday this year – but Ariana Grande clearly didn’t. “Happy birthday to a literal angel that has changed my life in many ways!” the singer posted on Instagram on 28 March. “I’ll tell you more about it later but… You make my...

The Stradivarius violin is renowned as the perfect musical instrument. Playing one is a dream come true for any musician, and only the best in the world have had the wonderful opportunity to get close to one of the 450 that still exist. Their creator was Antonio Stradivari, a luthier who lived in Cremona from 1644 to 1737 and was famous for the par...

IME Productions has released “Tre tenori in concert, from their home to your home.” The concert features Luciano Ganci, Francesco Meli, and Giovanni Sebastiano Sala and pays homage to the original three tenors Lucinao Pavarotti, Jose Carreras, and Placido Domingo with a special appearance from Zubin Mehta, who conducted the three in the 90s. The co...

Concert halls have been closed due to the coronavirus emergency, but music doesn’t stop: opera houses around world and theaters large and small are transferring their concerts online and inviting a virtual audience to attend for free. It’s a way to help people feel less lonely in these times of home confinement, and use the power of music to uplift...

Lady Gaga has shelved her forthcoming album “Chromatica” for now, saying it's not the right time amid a global fight with the coronavirus. Gaga said on her social media pages Tuesday that “after a lot of deliberation, I've made the incredibly tough decision to postpone the release of Chromatica. I will announce a new 2020 release date soon." The al...

Saturday, March 28th, at 4:30, at your home – through Zoom! A presentation of the genius and artistry of Antonio Vivaldi and a preview – with conversation and videoclips – of “The Remarcable Four Seasons” concert by The National Chamber Ensemble (NCE), with Director Leo Sushansky (scheduled for March 21st and postponed to indefinite date). Art crit...

On this 40th birthday, Ricky Tinelli (@rickytinellimusic) stood on the small stage of Greenwich’s The Bitter End. He hadn’t performed publicly in years, but as he crooned Sinatra’s “Someone to Watch Over Me,” something felt right. The buh-buh-buh of the deep acoustics made his voice sound especially good. “It’s something about that space,” he says...

A native of Toronto, Joseph Yanuziello is the master craftsman behind some of the world’s most sought-after guitars. In the boutique guitar marketplace, where instruments routinely command $5,000 or more, Joseph Yanuziello’s instruments have become so popular you might think his company’s motto is “sold out.” As fast as he can build his stunning in...

In a hyper-connected, hyper-technological world, in which everything is visible, it makes an impression that entire generations have never been able to see Mina “live”. The singer, who turns 80, is undoubtedly the greatest voice that Italy has known, a beloved artist, very popular all over the world who, as is now known, at some point decided to re...