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 2019 edition begins Wednesday, October 16, 5:30-7pm.

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 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.


Wed Oct 16, 5:30-7pm, Casa Italiana
Vivaldi's Gloria: Women Sing Bass

Fri Oct 18 - 5:30-7pm, Casa Italiana
Arcangelo Corelli: Taking Wing

Fri Oct 25 - 5:30-7pm, Casa Italiana
Domenico Cimarosa: Neapolitan in Exile

Wed Oct 30 - 5:30-7pm, Casa Italiana
Donizetti and Chopin: What Makes It Bel Canto?

Fri Nov 1 - 5:30-7pm, Casa Italiana
Arrigo Boito: The Librettist Composes

Fri Nov 8 - 5:30-7pm, Casa Italiana
Francesco Cilea: Beyond Adriana Lecouvreur

Optional Field Trips:

Sunday, November 10 -- Il Pomo d’Oro 
Zankel Hall, 3 pm
Works by Durante, Vivaldi, Boccherini and others
Group Parterre seats $75, due on October 16

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 -- Chamber Music Society 
Alice Tully Hall, 7:30 pm 
Corelli's Christmas Concerto plus Tartini, Farina, Sammartini 
Group Prime seats $47, due on October 30