YouTube user Flaniman2 is the man for all classic Italian pop music fans. His channel is dubbed “Tele Ricordi (La TiVù che non c’è più)” and his posts are made up of performances from mainly the 60s to the 80s of classic Italian hits performed live on music and variety shows, with a bunch of international hits sprinkled in.
Happy birthday to Stefania Sandrelli who turns 70 today! One of Sandrelli’s early films, and unknown to US audiences, was “Io la conoscevo bene,” a 1965 comedy-drama from Antonio Pietrangeli considered a classic in Italy. The movie was released in the US this year as part of the Criterion Collection and is recommended not only for Sandrelli’s star performance and the movie’s comparisons to La Dolce Vita, but music fans would appreciate the soundtrack containing classics from Mina, Sergio Endrigo, Ornella Vanoni and Peppino DiCapri.
Guinness World Records confirmed this week that Alessandra Amoroso’s performance on the May 12th episode of “E poi c’è Cattelan” broke a record for most duets sung consecutively in 2 minutes (19).
Read the full story from Guinness here: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2016/5/italian-pop-singer-alessandra-amoroso-sets-record-singing-duets-with-fans-429820
Coming to the US and Canada this October for Hit Week Italy‘s annual North American festival is Max Gazzè and Negrita. This will be Gazzè’s concert debut in the Americas while Negrita was part of HitWeek festivities in 2010 and 2012.
Oct 8 – Toronto
Oct 12 – NYC: Highline Ballroom
Oct 14 – Miami: North Beach Bandshell
Oct 16 – LA: Whisky a Go Go
Oct 24 – LA: Whisky a Go Go
The favorites @ at this year’s Eurovision competition are Russia and France but Italy may have a chance to sneak in towards the top with Francesca Michielin’s Festival di Sanremo entry “No Degree of Separation.”
The finals will be broadcast live in the US for the first time on Logo TV, beginning at 3pm on March 14th.
July 26 @ Brampton-Toronto, Powerade Centre
July 28 @ Brooklyn, Barclays Center
July 30 @ Miami, Waterfront Theatre @ American Airlines Arena
Aug 5 @ Los Angeles, Microsoft Theater
August through September will cover Central and South America.
It’s been almost 20 years since Italian Sinfonia debuted online in June 1996 (anyone remember Geocities?) – and it’s probably been about that long since we’ve updated our design. We’ve moved the site to a WordPress format and hope to take advantage of its many features, as well as focusing on keeping our most popular sections current.
Please email any comments or suggestions. A presto!