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  • 01/29/2017

    The newly released CD has arrived at the ICAMus Studio!

    "La tregua. Songs from a lost world of Italian Jewish composers, 1895-1945". Caroline Helton, soprano, and Kathryn Goodson, piano; Blue Griffin Recording, Inc., 2017. This new CD features works by composers who emigrated to the Americas to escape Nazi deportation: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Renzo Massarani and Vittorio Rieti; it also includes works by Leone Sinigaglia. ICAMus and Aloma Bardi have collaborated to this project with ongoing research on this rare repertoire and its rediscovery.

  • 01/19/2017

    Songs from a Lost World of Italian Jewish Composers; honoring the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and featuring composers who emigrated to the Americas in 1939 to escape Nazi persecution.

    A concert of soprano Caroline Helton and pianist Kathryn Goodson on January 29, 2017, in honor of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, featuring art songs of Italian Jewish Composers, Leone Sinigaglia, Vittorio Rieti, Renzo Massarani and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. ICAMus has contributed to this project with research in American archives on forgotten and unpublished works by Italian American composers.

  • 12/31/2016

    A Concert of European Premieres of Rare and Rediscovered Works of Early American Music, 1800-1858.

    A new ICAMus spring concert program of rare works from Pre-Civil War American Music, 1800-1858, takes place in the beautiful Villa Bardini of Florence, Italy, on April 4, 2017. Works by Edward Riley (1769-1829), Benjamin Carr (1768-1831; in America from 1793), Anthony Philip Heinrich (1781-1861), Stephen Collins Foster (1826-1864). Myung San Ko, soprano; Kyle Sullivan (baritone); Viola Shaula Valerio (flute); Anna Toccafondi (solo piano, piano accompaniment, ensemble direction); a project by Aloma Bardi. This is the first program carried out by ICAMus within the recently-established Affiliation Agreement with the Music Conservatory of Florence.

  • 11/29/2016

    Rare Scores and Concert Programs Donated to the ICAMus Archive by Award-Winning Exhibition Curator, Archivist, and Lecturer, Bill Doggett.

    An important recent addition to the ICAMus Archive: rare scores of internationally renowned composers, notably Florence-born American composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), and a collector’s item related to Dutch-born American composer Richard Hageman (1881-1966) and his only opera Caponsacchi, completed in the early 1930s and produced by the Metropolitan Opera in 1937. The items have been donated to ICAMus by award-winning exhibition curator, archivist, and lecturer, Bill Doggett. The Center established a special partnership with Bill Doggett Productions in 2015.

  • 11/23/2016

    The Program of "Around the New World in Eighty Years" is Online, Available for Download.

    The program of the chamber-music concert Around the New World in Eighty Years Un giro nel Nuovo Mondo in ottant'anni is online, available for download. ICAMus sponsors and contributes to an American program for clarinet-violin-piano trio in Bologna, Italy, on November 25, 2016. Gabrielle Baffoni (clarinet), Brandon Christensen (violin) and Anna Quaranta (piano); works by Daniel Gregory Mason, Leonard Bernstein, Harold Schiffman, Jeanne Singer, Charles E. Ives and Béla Bartók. Co-sponsored by the University of Bologna and the Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna.

  • 11/21/2016

    New Materials and Updates on the November 23-25, 2016 Chamber Music Events in Bologna, Italy.

    New materials and updates are available on the November 23-25, 2016 Chamber Music Program in Bologna, Italy: Around the New World in Eighty Years - Un giro nel Nuovo Mondo in ottant'anni. ICAMus sponsors and contributes to three American-Music events for clarinet-violin-piano trio. With Gabrielle Baffoni (clarinet), Brandon Christensen (violin) and Anna Quaranta (piano). West-East Counterpoints: The performers meet with the students in a chamber music workshop, and an educational conversation about musical studies in Europe and the US.

  • 10/17/2016

    Upcoming Triple American Chamber Music Event in Bologna, Italy.

    Around the New World in Eighty Years - Un giro nel Nuovo Mondo in ottant'anni. Three American-Music events for clarinet-violin-piano trio, and for the three instruments in different formations, in Bologna, Italy, November 23-25, 2016. ICAMus sponsors and contributes to a triple event. Gabrielle Baffoni (clarinet), Brandon Christensen (violin) and Anna Quaranta (piano) perform a program of Daniel G. Mason, Leonard Bernstein, Harold Schiffman, Jeanne Singer, Charles E. Ives and Béla Bartók. Co-sponsored by the University of Bologna and the Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna.

  • 06/21/2016

    Recording sessions for a new Early American Music program in Florence.

    At the Origins of Art Music for the Flute in North America: An Early American Music Program, 1800-1858, is being recorded in Florence this summer, at the historic Villa Favard of Rovezzano, one of the buildings of the Conservatorio di Musica "Luigi Cherubini" di Firenze. ICAMus and the Florence Conservatory of Music are collaborationg on this project, integrating research, performance, teaching, and recording of Early-Romantic American Music.

  • 05/28/2016

    The Program of June 1st, 2016 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Release Event in Florence is Online.

    You are invited to view and download the ICAMus program for the Castelnuovo-Tedesco CD release event in Florence, June 1st, 2016. The newly released CD What Think You I Take My Pen in Hand to Record?: Settings of Whitman and Shakespeare by Florence-born American composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco is celebrated at the Dischi Fenice record store. With live music performance (Caroline Helton, soprano - Kathryn Goodson, piano). On the occasion, the CD "L'Infinito": Songs from a Lost World of Italian Jewish Composers will also be introduced to the European audience.