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Max Gazzè at Regattabar (Oct. 13)

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When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. Where: Regattabar — Charles Hotel | One Bennett Street, Cambridge MA, 02138 Click here for event page. Max Gazzè is an amazing performer and extraordinary bass player. Singing in Italian, French and English he always creates a feel-good mood everywhere. He lived and played long in Paris and London and in the last 3 years he has being touring all over Europe. In Italy he published 10 golden CDs (Emi/Virgin and Universal Music). He wrote and toured in Europe with Stefan Eicher and performed with Stewart Copeland in the Gizmo project. After ...

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Italian Festa at Waltham Common

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When: Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; rain date Sunday, June 5 Where: Waltham Common, Waltham MA The Regina Margherita di Savoia Mixed Lodge #1094 of the Order Sons of Italy in America will again host an Italian Festa on the Waltham Common on Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; rain date is Sunday, June 5. In addition to showcasing Italian heritage, the Festa subsidizes the Lodge’s Scholarship Fund from which annual awards are presented to deserving high-school seniors in Waltham and other Massachusetts communities based on scholastic excellence, community service, extra-curricular activities and in some instances, Italian heritage and/or proficiency in ...

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Newpoli to Perform at Oberon in Cambridge

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When: June 15, 2016 – Doors 7:30 p.m., Show 8 p.m. Where: OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA As you hear the tamburello pounding out the heartbeat of Newpoli’s music, the two singers start up a wild, frenetic dance, and you’ll have a very hard time sitting still! Welcome to Newpoli live! The group carries on a tradition that is so old it’s hard to date, performing music from the South of Italy laced with influences from all of the surrounding Mediterranean cultures. Originals are mixed with exciting arrangements of traditional music, the tempo is high, and the drama and passion in their blood ...

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Festa della Repubblica at Christopher Columbus Park

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When: Sunday, June 5, 2016 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Where: Christopher Columbus Park at Long Wharf, Boston MA The annual Festa Nazionale della Repubblica Italiana and “Piazza Italia” is scheduled for Sunday June 5, 2016, at Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue in the North End of Boston. The event starts at 10 a.m. and runs through the afternoon with free exhibits, children’s area and Italian music. A concert featuring Moreno Fruzzetti, Enzo Mannone and Ross Zagami will be held at 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by Federazione Associazioni Italiane ed Italo-Americane di New England e Comitato ...

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NEMPAC presents “Neapolitan and Italian Love Songs”

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When: Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 5 p.m. Where: I AM Books, 189 North St., Boston MA 02113 On May 7, the North End Music and Performing Arts Center will take part in the 2016 Allegro concert series brought to Boston by Sounds of Italy. The Saturday show titled “Neapolitan and Italian Love Songs” will feature artist and tenor Salvatore Atti, the artistic director and pianist of NEMPAC’s winter concert series Christina Wright Ivanova, as well as soprano Jacyln Atti. For tickets, click here.

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Salimblues to perform at Ryles (May 11)

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When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 9 p.m. Where: Ryles – 212 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139 Who says Italians can only sing Opera? Salimblues, a new, exciting all-Italian Boston band, performs covers of great Italian songwriters of the 1960’s-90’s, such as Pino Daniele, Edoardo Bennato, Lucio Battisti, Paolo Conte, and many others. A great mix of traditional and modern music, a bridge from Naples to Chicago, featuring histrionic front man Stefano Salimbeni, pyrotechnic blues guitarist Matteo Casini, and Guido Bartoloni, Pasquale Iocola, Guy Zagami. rylesjazz.com

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Sounds of Italy concert series presents Alma Antigua

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When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Where: I AM Books – 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 Click here to purchase tickets. Alma Antigua: Cassan/Muratore/Pignataro is a trio exploring original music and arranged existing compositions from the Mediterranean regions and Latin America in a chamber jazz context, while maintaining the connection to its folkloric roots. The combination of soulful and haunting melodies with modes and resonances from these geographical areas creates a very original springboard for improvisation, moving musical dialogs and creative interpretations. Roberto Cassan: Accordion John Muratore: Guitar Marco Pignataro: Soprano & Tenor Saxophone ...

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A mix of Sicily and jazz: Cettina Donato comes to Boston (April 23)

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When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 5 p.m. Where: I AM Books, 189 North Street, Boston MA (Parking validation for Parcel 7 parking lot, above Boston Public Market) Purchase tickets online On April 23, Messina Conservatory’s Cettina Donato will take part in the ongoing Allegro concert series by Sounds of Italy Festival in Boston. Born and raised in Sicily, Cettina is a classical and jazz piano player, composer, arranger and conductor. She graduated in Jazz Composition and Performance at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She also graduated in Classical and Jazz piano and Composition, in Musical Didactic at Conservatory ...

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Coro Dante Spring Concert (May 15)

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When: Sunday, May 15, 2016 – 5 p.m. Where: Dante Alighieri Society, 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge MA Coro-Dante Concerto di Primavera All-Italian Repertoire Chorus of the Dante Alighieri Society Kevin Galiè, M.M., J.D., Director Ilana Cady, Pianist Choruses and Arias from Amilcare Ponchielli’s La Gioconda; Popular Songs, Madrigals and Songs from Napoli $5 Validated parking at Kendall Sq. Cinema Free on-street parking in Cambridge on Sundays Free admission. Donations gratefully accepted. New members always welcome. Facebook: Coro Dante Link for official flyer: http://www.dantemass.org/events/downloads/Coro_Dante_Spring_Concert_2016.pdf

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Italian Madrigal Festival at UMass Amherst

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When: April 16-17, 2016 Where: UMass Amherst UMass Amherst Assistant Professor Emiliano Ricciardi has organized a one-of-a-kind two-day festival focusing on the Italian musical compositions popular during the Renaissance and early Baroque eras. The program includes symposiums, talks, concerts and more. (Click here for event’s official page) Schedule: Saturday, April 16 Scholarly Symposium UMass Renaissance Center, 650 E. Pleasant St, Amherst (Google map) Paper Sessions (all day), Performance (10:30am), Exhibit (1-2pm) Free, please REGISTER: renaissance@english.umass.edu or 413-577-3603 Include your name, contact info and if you are bringing a guest. Renaissance Center website Renaissance Center, Conferences webpage 8:55am: Welcome by Arthur ...

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Michela Musolino Brings Sicilian Folk to Allegro Concert Series

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When: Thursday, April 7, 2016 – 6 p.m. Where: I AM Books – 189 North Street, Boston, MA (Tickets available here) New York-based artist Michela Musolino will be presenting her new CD, “Terra Sangue Mare,” at I AM Books in Boston on Thursday, April 7. Michela Musolino has been carrying on a love-affair with Sicilian music for most of her life. Known for her fiery and passionate interpretations of both traditional and contemporary Sicilian folk and roots music, Musolino turns world fusion songs into timeless pieces and infuses her vocals with the emotions of life. Peter Covino, Pen America prize-winning ...

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Allegro Concert Series come to Boston

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Starting in April, Sounds of Italy Festival will be roaring back with a two-month-long concert series that will showcase some of the best Italian talent currently living and performing in the Boston area, as well as important guest artists from Italy. Co-organized and hosted by I AM Books, the country’s first Italian-American bookstore, the concert series will feature 10 different performances throughout the months of April and May. For two months, audiences coming to I AM Books at 189 North Street in Boston’s historical North End neighborhood will have a chance to listen to genres spacing from jazz to pop ...

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