There are few operas as relatable as La Bohème, Puccini’s beloved tale of young, broke city hipsters living for themselves and each other, and for love or something like it in newly bourgeoisie 19th-century Paris. Anyone raised on Rent, the opera’s rock musical adaptation, or for that matter the sitcom Friends will recognize in La Bohème an ensembl...

With the city in the grip of what passes for winter, the Houston Symphony treated Thursday’s audience to an Italian holiday. Both guest conductor Jader Bignamini and the evening’s featured soloist, violinist Augustin Hadelich, are Italian-born. The repertoire included Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, a technically flabbergasting monumen...

Charlie Romo has two passions: Performing music and teaching it. So it’s no surprise the 23-year-old Tottenville crooner was recently voted “Best Musician on Staten Island" against fellow finalists Vinnie Medugno and Madison Gattullo. During an interview at ET Studio Productions in Charleston, where he teaches vocal lessons, Romo said he is thankfu...

During these turbulent times, much has been said and written about Oriana Fallaci. More than thirteen years after her death, her prophetic statements continue to be discussed. It is only possible to talk about Oriana Fallaci through her extensive work in order to have an objective picture of her complex and varied activities. Such an effort must be...

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Federico Fellini, one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of all time. A larger-than-life maestro who created an inimitable cinematic style combining surreal carnival with incisive social critique. Our celebration of his genius includes this musical tribute by one of the greatest pianist...

“The Deal” is the first single taken from “Honeybirds”, the first solo album for the Italian/American songwriter Joseph Martone, already known for a bunch of full-lenght released in the past decade as Joseph Martone and the Travelling Souls. The desertic on-the-road setting of the video are a perfect introduction for Joseph’s nomadic spirit, and we...

Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn begins performances January 14 at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres, ahead of an official opening January 23. The cast includes Nikita Burshteyn (Newsies), Anna Kostakis, Carlos Lopez (Man of La Mancha), Michael Marotta (Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical), Judy McLane (M...

Sunday 01/19/2020 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd. Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123. The Bay Area is home to many ex-pat Italians who have moved here for jobs they couldn’t find at home. Blue Bear School of Music has organized a group of these emigranti into a band performing Italian rock and pop songs...

At the Oregon Symphony’s June 1 concert this year, Niel DePonte will play the famously energetic snare drum part in Maurice Ravel’s Bolero. The spring season will end his 42-year career as the symphony’s principal percussionist, a job he’s had since he was 24 years old. Symphonic percussionists’ duties have grown more complex in the past half-centu...

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest in international art cinema, a master of memory, dreams, fantasy and desire: Federico Fellini. Our year-long celebration of his genius starts with this musical tribute by one of the greatest pianist of the Italian jazz scene: Enrico Pieranunzi. For this debut in Washington DC of F...