New Orleans to host rare violin performance

New in NOLA’s Laura is producing this violin event and she’s pretty excited about it.

 Italian violinist Matteo Fedeli will have a performance June 21 in New Orleans. (photo courtesy of the event promoter)

Italian violinist Matteo Fedeli will have a performance June 21 in New Orleans. (photo courtesy of the event promoter)

Info from Laura’s press release:

NEW ORLEANS – World-renowned violinist Matteo Fedeli, known as “L’uomo degli Stradivari” or “Man of the Stradivarius” in his native Italy, will perform a one-night only classical concert on a priceless Stradivarius violin on Friday, June 21st, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Theatre, located at 510 O’Keefe Street, New Orleans.

This special once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the unparalleled sound of a “Grand Stradivarius” violin – one of only five or six known to exist today – played with eloquence by Fedeli is presented by the American Italian Cultural Center (AICC) of New Orleans.

A reception held in the musician’s honor will follow at the AICC and Museum, located at 537 South Peters Street, New Orleans.

WHEN: Friday, June 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Civic Theatre
510 O’Keefe Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113

TICKETS $25- $125 (VIP tickets include entry to post-concert reception with the artist at the American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street, New Orleans.)

BOX OFFICE: (504) 522-7294

Tickets may also be purchased via the AICC website.

WEBSITE: http://www.americanitalianculturalcenter.com

More info:

A career soloist, Fedeli has performed in the most prestigious Italian concert halls, among them La Scala (Milan) and La Fenice (Venice), as well as Italy’s most exquisite churches and basilicas. He has performed for Pope Benedict XVI and has also been a featured guest on several notable programs for Italian television. Fedeli created the project “A Stradivarius for the People,” which aims to share these extremely rare and special instruments with the world. New Orleans is the southernmost stop in the project’s historic 12-city North American tour.

The concert event will feature a diverse, captivating musical program chosen by Fedeli to showcase the Stradivarius’ unique timbre and acoustical versatility. The Maestro will share his insights about the program and the history of this precious violin throughout the evening’s repertoire.

Tickets for the concert range from $25-$125 (VIP tickets include entry to the post-concert reception with the artist) and may be purchased via the AICC website (www.americanitalianculturalcenter.com); via e-mail toami@americanitalianculturalcenter.com; or by calling (504) 522-7294. Student rush tickets for $10 will be available 10 minutes prior to the performance.

All proceeds benefit the American Italian Cultural Center of New Orleans.

The American Italian Cultural Center (www.americanitalianculturalcenter.com) preserves and celebrates the American Italian history of Louisiana. By offering Italian language and culture classes, seminars, concerts and events, we provide programming opportunities that allow the community to come together to learn about the people, places, and events of our rich history.

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