Italian Police Band to Celebrate Columbus Day in New Jersey

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An unforgettable concert is planned for Lodi, NJ, featuring a 105-element wind band.

The Columbus Day Parade of New Jersey, COM.IT.ES of New Jersey, and the Vice-Consulate of Italy in Newark, are pleased to announce the Concert of the Italian Police Wind Band, to be held on Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 7:00 PM, in Lodi (John J. Breslin Theatre, Felician College - 262 South Main Street).

Founded in 1928, the Banda Musicale della Polizia di Stato (Italian Police Wind Band), performed extensively in Italy and abroad. The vision of this unique ensemble is to present the public with a blend of tradition and modernity, delivering universal values of peace and harmony. Comprised of 105 elements, the band performed in celebrated venues such as: Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the Theater of Florence and famous artists such as Mariella Devia, Leon Bates, Vincenzo La Scola.

Under the brilliant direction of Maurizio Billi, the Band excels in a traditional as well as a contemporary repertoire, always acclaimed both by the public and the critic. Billi, a pupil of Aprea and Samale, graduate (summa cum laude) in Orchestra at the Conservatorio di Musica di Santa Cecilia a Roma. He also graduated in Literature from the Università “La Sapienza” in Roma.

Music by Duke Ellington, Morricone, Lennon, and Verdi among others. For this special and emotional concert, Cheryl Porter will sing the elegant blues melodies. The Italian vocal tradition will be represented by mezzo-soprano Teresa Nicoletti from Palermo.

Don’t miss this special appointment to celebrate the Italian Culture and Heritage Month. For reservations and further information, please call Paolo Ribaudo at 201-280-6508 or Sarah Caldarone at 201-796-4300. Tickets are sold at $10 each.


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