Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

Celebrating 11 years of passionately preserving the Italian heritage with Italy's best loved songs with Cristina Fontanelli's Christmas in Italy®.

“Vocal Genius” New York Sun

Cristina Fontanelli is an award-winning singer and TV Host for “Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park," "Il Volo Takes Flight," and other PBS TV specials. A vocal journey through Italy's beloved songs, arias, Neapolitan and Christmas classics, Christmas in Italy® is becoming an annual holiday favorite. Cristina Fontanelli’s vocal performance, along with piano, mandolin and guitar accompaniment, will transport you to Bella Italia. Featuring Maestro Steven Crawford (The Metropolitan Opera), award-winning musicians John T. La Barbera and Tamara Volskaya (mandolin/guitar), children from the Jersey City Ballet/Ms. Huguett’s School of Dance, Seton Hall University Choir, PBS-TV host Jim Masters as emcee, and The Little Language School of Brooklyn singing and dancing to the traditional Italian Christmas carol “Tu scendi dalle stelle.” Experience this “love letter to Italy” and how it is "preserving values". (Epoch Times).

Co-sponsored by Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò  

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