Concerto is the new concert series by Sounds of Italy. After the success of Allegro in 2016, the artist director Stefano Marchese presents a new series in Medford, in one of the most original and authentic Italian Restaurant in Massachusetts, Real Italian Gusto.
The vision of the Italian director meets the open-minded restaurant owners Matteo e Francesca Ronzio, willing to offer to the city of Medford a new scenario for some good music. Supported by the Italian Consulate in Boston, the series will be focused on the Italian music and language, but looking at the name of the performers Concerto promises much more.
“I have always wanted to dedicate a series to the beauty of the Italian melodies. From the Italian pop to the Italian Jazz, from the Bel Canto to the folk melodies, it will be a musical journey that will remain in the hearts of the listeners.” (Stefano Marchese – Artistic Director)
The series presents four concerts of about one hour length with different themes. Scanzonati will open on March 16th at 6:30pm. The Italian pop band, with the singer Stefano Marchese and the Berklee College Faculty Andrea Pejrolo, presents original compositions as well as an interesting reinterpretation of some of the most famous pop Italian songs. March 23rd it is Opera Night. Thanks to the collaboration of NEMPAC, North End Music and Performing Arts Center, the talented singer Alexandra Dietrich presents her selection of Italian Areas. March 30th is the turn of Tino D’Agostino Band. The Arlington High School Music Director, will perform in trio some of the most memorable folk songs. The grand finale will be on April 6th, when Marco Pignataro, Berklee Global Jazz Institute’s managing director and faculty, will perform his original compositions as well as some famous melodies from the Bel Paese with his band, Marco Pignataro Quartet.
All concerts to be held at Real Italian Gusto. Starting time 6:30pm. Free Admission.
– Submitted by Matteo Ronzio, Real Italian Gusto. The restaurant is located at 24 High Street in Medford Square.