March 19 – June 26, 2009: Chist’è New York: The Mark Pezzano Collection of Neapolitan Sheet Music from New York
In conjunction with the “Neapolitan Postcards” conference, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute presents “Chist’è New York: The Mark Pezzano Collection of Neapolitan Sheet Music from New York” in its 43rd Street gallery space. The exhibition is a sampling of New York City’s vibrant Neapolitan music scene during the first half of the twentieth century. It features thirty-one items–sheet music, sceneggiata scripts, and concert programs–that connoisseur Mark Pezzano has collected over the past thirty years. Eduardo “Farfariello” Migliaccio, Gilda Mignonette, Francesco Pennino, and Clara Stella are among the celebrated composers, performers, and publishers represented in the exhibit.
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