When: Thu, May 19, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT - Where: Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11373 Join us on Thursday, May 19th at our non-profit building for a free event featuring live Neapolitan music along with a discussion on the Neapolitan language with our guest speaker and performer Robin Grasso. It is goin...

The Richmond County Orchestra will celebrate its 24th anniversary season in spectacular style on Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s University’s Staten Island Campus Center Gymnasium, 300 Howard Avenue. ‘Concerto di Primavera’ will feature Italian-American music with Ervin Dede, violin soloist, Soprano Holly Flack, and Tenor Arthur Lai and gue...

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan in collaboration with the Consulate of Italy in Detroit will present Pomeriggio con Paganini to commemorate the famous violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini who died on May 27, 1840. Born on October 27, 1782 in Genoa, Italy, Paganini was a child prodigy and is regarded one of the gr...

What makes the sound of one violin preferable to another? Do some Stradivarius violins really have a special sound? To answer these questions, a multidisciplinary team coordinated by the CNR involved 70 violin makers in a listening experiment to evaluate the sound qualities of four violins, including a Stradivarius. The results, published in The Jo...

Friday, May 20, 2022, 8:00 PM EDT. The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY. Ticket is 25 $. . Pianist Alexis Zingale, creator of the Southern Italian Piano Project, performs works of under-represented southern Italian composers. Recital will include works of A. Scarlatti, D. Scarlatti, Cimarosa, Longo, Cilea, Pila...

Ol’ Blue Eyes. In many ways, Frank Sinatra was the musical voice of the first half of the 20th century in America. He was in movies, owned Vegas stages, and was your dad’s favorite (and likely your grandfather’s, too). But while we heard a lot from Sinatra in song—like the all-time classics, “My Way,” “Fly Me To The Moon” and “That’s Life”—what did...

Italy comes to Hollywood when Vincerò- The Italian Opera Experience premiers for US audiences as part of Hollywood Fringe Festival. Presented in a semi-staged concert style, it will feature many of the world's most beloved and recognizable arias from Italian opera, with a storyline taking place during a fictionalized Masquerade Ball. The show's int...

We most commonly call it pizzica, tarantella but it’s also known as taranta.  It is the hypnotic, mesmerizing music of Salento, in Puglia, with varieties of its dramatic rhythm – and of the dance style that goes with it – popular also in other areas of our South, especially in Campania. While Italophiles and Italians all over the world are familiar...

If you're on TikTok, you've probably seen the antics of two young Italian musicians while scrolling down your For You page. Those two are known on the app as Lionfeld Music, and their names are Emiliano and Matteo. They are absolutely dominating the app, making great jokes and music, all while destroying toxic stereotypes about Italy. Now with over...

Those who’ve seen Disney’s 1967 animated movie, The Jungle Book, will recognize Louis Prima’s husky, elastic voice, even if they’re not remotely familiar with his name or face. Then 57, Prima was cast as the zany orangutan, King Louie, who delivered one of the movie’s most memorable songs in the shape of “I Wanna Be Like You.” Given his long histor...