Over the last 25 years the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation has had loyal support from avid fans and friends assisting the foundation and continuing to honor Sergio's Memory to keep him and his timeless music alive. "What a spectacular piece of property," said Amy Perry of New London, who noted this was her first time at the show — and the last because Eva announced Saturday's 25th anniversary concert would be her final one.
Six years later, they finally met in person, and they married in 1978, the second marriage for each. You have permission to edit this article.
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or anything. Eva Franchi reacts emotionally as a favorite song of her late husband, Sergio, is performed at the 25th and final Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. Be Truthful. Throughout his career, Sergio Franchi was a generous benefactor and philanthropist, donating his time and talent to many causes. The final event on the Sergio Franchi Estate was culmination of 25 years of hard work and dedication in supporting tenors and operatic singers continue their musical education and strive in their professional careers. “But for now we leave it as a surprise.
Please stay tuned for wonderful details to come. For his longtime support of Boys' and Girls' Towns of Italy, he was posthumously awarded the title of Cavaliere in the "Order of Merit" by the Italian Government. We thank all of Sergio's fans and supporters for making the FINAL "Let the Music Play" Concert so memorable and special. Subsequent to a trans-Atlantic taped audition, RCA Victor signed him to an exclusive seven-year contract. Eva quoted Julia as asking. (Dana Jensen/The Day).
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His earliest ambitions and studies were directed toward an operatic career, but fate intervened as opportunities opened instead in popular and romantic music. This annual project has required a huge amount of work for Sergio’s widow, Eva, who has shepherded the show over the 25 years it has been going. accounts, the history behind an article. She also has hinted that she might stick around long enough to host a Christmas concert in a more intimate setting in her backyard. each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Winds light and variable.. But the main focus, as always, was Eva's charming introduction of the singers and the beautiful grounds that included a tour of the Franchi house as well as a collection of classic cars on view before the concert. But I am not pulling the plug.”.
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racist or sexually-oriented language. People flock to the 20th Annual Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert om 2014 at the Franchi estate in Stonington. Some of the highlights included Matthew White's scintillating version of Puccini's "Che gelida manina," Lauren Leon's stratospheric doll's aria from Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffman," the lovely duet by Giada and James Valentini of "The Prayer" and the soaring version of "Nessun Dorma" by four of the Sergio Franchi Tenors. Our mission: To be the primary catalyst that motivates people to contribute to the intellectual, civic and economic vitality of our communities.
The Sergio Franchi Tenors sing 'LaDonna e Mobile' from Rigoletto by Verdi during the Final Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at the Franchi estate in Stonington.
The concert brings in a bevy of world-class singers — some have starred in productions at the Metropolitan Opera, for instance — and provides an afternoon of music, complete with a 32-person orchestra. concert dates,
Together, they had all the professional knowledge.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Future Sergio Franchi Encore Concerts. This year’s Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert will be the last. “Maybe a Christmas concert,” said Franchi one afternoon last week as she sat inside “Farmholme,” the main house on the rolling estate she bought in 1979 with her late husband. For now, she continued, it’s back to the plans for Saturday’s concert, the “Grand Finale Let the Music Play Concert,” an enormous undertaking for the founder of the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation, one that requires hours and hours of preparation, planning and legwork ... like hanging the posters around the Westerly-Stonington region, a job she takes on herself. Moore, who will play the role of Serena in “Porgy and Bess” at the Metropolitan Opera starting this fall, will sing “Summertime” during Saturday’s concert, Franchi said, and several numbers from “Madame Butterfly.”.
(Dana Jensen/The Day), Eva Franchi, right, teases tenor Matthew White before he performs during the Final Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at the Franchi estate in Stonington. The Sergio Franchi Tenors sing 'LaDonna e Mobile' from Rigoletto by Verdi during the Final Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at the Franchi estate in Stonington.
Preserving the everlasting memories of a great Italian Musician. cheap tickets. The Taylors run Devon Point Farm in North Stonington, and said this was Julia's debut singing experience. Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight.
On Saturday, for a while, it seemed the surprise would be the fly-by of a solo plane carting a sign that read "Keep the Music Playing. Then it will be on to the main show, which will open with “as much of the family as we could patch together.”, Sergio Franchi’s great-grand-nephew Jonathan Huber, a student at Berklee School of Music, will play piano while Eva’s great-grand-niece Bradi Harrison, who lives in Beverly Hills, will sing “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” from “The Lion King.”. In 2018, the concert, which has attracted thousands of music-lovers to Stonington each year to hear world-class tenors and sopranos sing carefully-chosen selections, “went silent.”.
Westerly native David LaMarche, conductor and music administrator for the famed American Ballet Theatre, joined the team a few years ago to conduct the 32-piece symphonic orchestra that accompanies the vocalists.
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