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19th-Annual “Christmas In Italy®” (2:30 p.m.) starring Cristina Fontanelli
Saturday, December 17th at 2:30pm EST
Online sale ends: 12/17/22 at 1:00pm EST
Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center
111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
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Talent

Cristina Fontanelli®

Xavier High School (Brooklyn) Choir

Dream Studio of the Performing Arts Dancers



Matthew Hayden, Pianist

Guitar David Galvez

Tenor Matthew Cerillo



Accordion William Schimmel

Joyce Balint, mandolin

Description
Award-winning singer and PBS-TV host for Andrea Bocelli, Il Volo and Michael Buble,
CRISTINA FONTANELLI  (https://cristinafontanelli.combrings her program of Italy’s best-loved songs, arias, Neapolitan and Christmas classics during her 19th-Annual “Christmas In Italy®” concert on Saturday, December 17 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  The concert is a 501 c-3 charitable production giving young people performance opportunities and raising funds for St. Jean's and children's causes such as St. Jude's Hospital.  Called a “Vocal genius” by the New York Sun, Ms. Fontanelli’s annual musical vision is a love letter to her Italian heritage and a tribute to her grandparents.  “I began this beloved annual Holiday tradition to preserve Italy’s great classic and popular songs and to teach them, and more importantly the values they represent, to younger generations. And help audiences experience the joy of growing up Italian at Christmastime.  We celebrate the fact that we have not missed one year, not even during the humanitarian crisis of the corona virus affecting the whole world, "Christmas in Italy®" takes on even more of a importance for continuing, in addition to be highly entertaining as audiences have become accustomed to for the past 19 years ” says Ms. Fontanelli. [HEADLINE:] “Cristina Fontanelli, Preserving Values Through Opera” The Epoch TimesJanuary 2014   http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/395522-cristina-fontanelli-preserving-values-through-opera/  Matthew Cerillo - Guest tenor; Matthew Hayden, accompanist, David Galvez, guitarist; Grammy nominated Bill Schimmel, accordionist; mandolinist Joyce Balint (Metropolitan Opera/NY Philharmonic).  The youth of the Dream Studio for the Performing Arts (Staten Island; Melissa Ottaviano/founder) will dance to "Dominick the Donkey".  
 Songs include classic Italian songs such as "Non ti scordar di me", "Mamma"; Neapolitan songs including "Torna a Surriento", "Ave Maria" and Christmas classics such as "White Christmas"

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First-Come, First Served Seating, except for VIP front rows. Performed w/o intermission: 110 minutes. No Refunds. Any unused tickets will be donated to Veterans and the underprivileged.
Additional Information
If Covid restrictions are in place they will be enforced. We encourage masks if appropriate.

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2:30pm to 4:15pm
Doors open at 2:00pm

VIP Front: $79.00
General: $68.00
Senior: $62.50

Age
All Ages

Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center<br> 111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street<br> New York, 10023

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