WHAT MAKES IT ITALIAN? Gli Strumenti | Casa Italiana Zerilli / Marimò


"What Makes It Italian?" is a music listening and discussion group that meets online on the Zoom platform and is open to everyone.
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.
Please email ginacrusco@gmail.com to confirm your attendance and receive an invitation link.


Fall 2022 Schedule

This Fall we listen to music played by the instruments of Italy – and the vocalists they inspire – visiting regions from Sardinia to the Tyrol. Many of these instruments have been preserved in their early forms by isolated traditional cultures, and only recently have come to light for us to enjoy.

Tuesday, October 18, 6:00pm
The Violin – Emilia and Cremona

Tuesday, October 25, 6:00pm
The Harp – Basilicata

Tuesday, November 1, 6:00pm
Chitarra battente – Southern Italy

Tuesday, November 8, 6:00pm
Piffero (oboe) – Quattro Province

Tuesday, November 15, 6:00pm
Launeddas (triple clarinet) – Sardinia

Tuesday, November 22, 6:00pm
Zampogna (bagpipe) – Southern Italy and Sicily