WHAT MAKES IT ITALIAN? Discovering National Character in Music | Casa Italiana Zerilli / Marimò

WHAT MAKES IT ITALIAN? Discovering National Character in Music

What Makes It Italian? Discovering National Character in Music is a music listening and discussion group that meets at Casa Italiana and is open to everyone. The Fall 2018 edition begins Tuesday, October 9th from 6:30 - 8 pm.

Participation is free.

The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions.

Recognizing that nothing moves us like live music, we are offering for the first time the option to attend and discuss concerts in New York City. If you would like to participate in one or both concerts, you will be responsible for the cost of your ticket. We hope to arrange for discounted group tickets.

Please email [email protected] for required reservations. Also email to confirm your attendance at Casa discussions.


Tue Oct 9, 6:30 pm, Casa Italiana
Unsettling to the nuns: Vivaldi and Falconieri (1586 – 1656)

Tue Oct 16 - 6:30 pm, Casa Italiana
Hippolyte/Ippolito: Rameau and Traetta (1727 - 1779)

Tue Oct 23 - 6:30 pm, Casa Italiana
Italian and French song with German roots: Wolf-Ferrari and Chausson

Tue Oct 30 - 7:30 pm, Zankel Hall at Carnegie
Daniel Hope, Violin. Music of Vivaldi, Falconieri and Uccellini

Tue Nov 6 - 6:30 pm, Casa Italiana
How a Tone Poem means: Ottorino Respighi (1879 – 1936)

Tue Nov 13 - 8 pm, Carnegie Hall
Philadelphia Orchestra with Joyce DiDonato. Music of Chausson; Respighi Fountains of Rome

Tue Nov 20 --Thanksgiving Break -- No meeting

Tue Nov 27 - 6:30 pm, Casa Italiana
Learning to love it: Italian music today