di Eva Cabras   Alla fine del 1800, milioni di italiani hanno lasciato il proprio paese per andare acercare fortuna negli Stati Uniti, tentando di accaparrarsi una fetta del glorioso sogno americano. Nel bagaglio culturale dei primi emigranti trovava posto una fiorentetradizione musicale genuinamente italiana, che ha finito per riversarsi ne...

Il sesto Festival della Canzone Italiana di New York andrà in onda su Rai Italia sabato 12 ottobre alle ore 4:00. Un appuntamento televisivo molto importante per l'Associazione Culturale Italiana, organizzatrice del Festival, poiché mette in vetrina uno spettacolo musicale, visibile a tutti gli italiani, che vivono nei 5 continenti del mondo. Il p...

The program will feature the operas of the greatest Italian Opera Masters: Rossini, Donnizetti, Puccini, Verdi and Mascagni. Spectacular overtures of the most loved arias ever written for opera such as La Boheme, Cavalleria Rusticana, Lucia di Lammermoor, Barbiere di Siviglia, and Aida, performed by the artists of the New York City-based Amore Oper...

by Dean M. Shapiro Staged by the American Italian Cultural Center, the second annual "Opera in the Piazza" concert will take place Friday night at the Piazza d'Italia. Seasoned New Orleans opera singers will present arias from operas in the Italian repertoire, plus such well-known Italian songs as "O Sole Mio," "Volare" and "Santa Lucia." &n...

by David Witter   Known as "the mad fiddler from Philly," Joe Venuti was famous for his drinking, gambling and practical jokes. More importantly, he and Eddie Lang (born Salvatore Massaro) changed the sound of jazz through the introduction of the violin and the lead guitar to its repertoire. Venuti grew up as the child of a recent immigrant...

September 13 (Sunday) 3:00 pm - Afternoon of Italian Opera at the Botto HouseAnnamaria Stefanelli, lyric soprano, Rory Angelicola,tenor, and Andrew Macirowski, accompanist will perform from Italian operas enjoyed by laborers 100 years ago. (Rain date: Saturday, September 19 at 5:00 pm). Sponsored by American Labor Museum/Botto House...

by Libby Hanssen   "Andiamo reali! Go Royals!" cheered music director Michael Stern at the Kansas City Symphony's "Festa Italiana" performance on Friday night, happening concurrent to the Royals' ultimately successful battle for the American League pennant.   The turnout in Helzberg Hall was good, even so, and the orchestra with the K...

by Matt Chandler   Their third studio album, "L'amore si muove," has reached No. 1 on the Italian charts and they have appearances on "American Idol" and "Entourage" to their credit. Still, the easy-on-the-eyes – and ears – Italian trio collectively known as Il Volo is far from a household name in the United States. That didn't stop a l...

di Roberto Zanni, Gente d'Italia - ItaliaChiamaItalia   Non si può dire che sia una novità: la musica italiana negli States ha sempre avuto un fascino particolare. Certo per i milioni di emigranti, dei figli dei figli, oggi americani che però ancora vibrano a sentire le note più profonde delle melodie nostrane. Ma si può dire per tutti anche...

Ennio Morricone has postponed his upcoming concerts in Los Angeles and New York until June, citing a back injury that is preventing him from traveling long distances. The five-time Academy Award-nominated movie composer had been scheduled to conduct concerts at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on March 20 and at the Barclays Center's Cushman and...