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 Spring 2019 edition begins Tuesday, April 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.
SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE
Tue Apr 9, 6:30 pm, Casa Italiana
Soundscapes: Gabrieli in Venice
Tue Apr 16 - 6:30 pm, Casa Italiana
Blaming the Victim: Stradella's "Susanna"
Wed Apr 24 - 6:30 pm, Casa Italiana
Alessandro Scarlatti: The Sicilian and the Swede
Tue Apr 30 - 6:30 pm, Casa Italiana
Tomaso Albinoni: What Independent Means Means
Sun May 5 - 3:00 pm, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
Stradella's Susanna [Group tickets $42.50]
Tue May 7 - 6:30 pm, Casa Italiana
"Too Playful": Rossini's Stabat Mater
Tue May 14 - 6:30 pm, Casa Italiana
Bach-Busoni: The German-Italian Connection
Sun May 19 - 2:00 pm, Carnegie Hall
Rossini's Stabat Mater [Group tickets Dress Circle $42.30]