May 7, 2020 at 6:00 PM (EDT). Online on the Facebook page of the Italian Institute of Culture of Washington DC. As part of the DCJazzFest from Home Series, we are very happy to welcome back a group dear to our audience and friends: Accordi Disaccordi!  Joining us from their respective homes in Italy to our new digital stage, Accordi Disaccordi, an...

The old friend shows up every night, big and brawny as ever. He’s on a Brooklyn family’s seventh-floor balcony in Windsor Terrace, and above the Portofino Ristorante in Forest Hills, and bellowing out of a truck rolling slowly up and down the empty canyons of Manhattan’s avenues, right on time to — with the crash of a cymbal — start spreadin’ the n...

The Festival Puccini has organized a concert in three parts entitled “Puccini in Lockdown.” The concert, which is set to be showcased on May 1, 4, & 8, will be streamed on the Festival Puccini’s social media platforms. The first part on May 1 will showcase two orchestras, the musicians of the Orchestra del Festival Puccini and the Orchestra della T...

Italian tenor, Rosario Monetti and the Employee Rights Center (ERC) have come together to present the online musical event- Metamorphosis- live from San Diego! The FB live concert will take place on Saturday April 25 from 12noon (PDT), 3 pm (EST) and 9 pm (CET).  Monetti joins the line-up of influential and well known singers from around the world...

“Quando la mia città chiama, io rispondo”. È così che Sal da Vinci, artista italiano tra i più amati e stimati in Italia e all’estero, ha dato il via ad una raccolta fondi per supportare l’Ospedale Cotugno di Napoli durante l’emergenza Covid-19, avvalendosi della collaborazione di una nostra eccellenza oltreoceano, l’oncologo italiano Antonio Giord...

I was among the nearly three million viewers who tuned in to the Andrea Bocelli concert, Music for Hope, streamed from the Duomo di Milano on Easter Sunday, 2020. Bocelli’s performance garnered the largest simultaneous audience for a classical live stream in YouTube history. A review in Variety noted that it “transcended religion, nationality, age...

Rosario Monetti was born in Naples, Italy where he spent most of his adult life while musically trained by some of Italy’s most respected vocal coaches. He moved to California about 10 years ago, and San Diego has been his home since. Monetti is known for his commitment to uniting the cultures of Italy and America. He is currently the musical direc...

"One World: Together At Home" is a star-studded charity event with a lineup curated by Lady Gaga. The concert, which is raising money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and is supported by the World Health Organization and Global Citizen, will be broadcast on Saturday starting at 8 p.m. ET, and also has a digital livestream with pre-show act...

Who has ever heard of “La tigre di Cremona” (Cremona’s tiger)? Well this is how is called one of the greatest Italian singers of all times: Mina Mazzini. And, this year, we celebrate her 80th birthday. Mina was born in 1940 in a small town close to Milan but, at the age of three, she and her family moved the most known Cremona. She appeared for the...

Hello everyone, and welcome back to the Italian language column. This month I am going to talk about music! Don’t worry, you are reading the right column, but I was inspired by all the videos of Italians singing at their windows, on their balconies, and to be honest we all need some music to make us happy in our lives nowadays! Since this column is...