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Francesco Pellegrino

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Toronto-based Italian tenor - Artistic Director of Vesuvius Ensemble

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October 06 clock 08:00 PM

The Spider’s Web: Tarantellas From The Ancient & Modern Worlds

Heliconian Hall

The tarantella is more than a musical genre – it is the musical expression of tarantism, which some describe more as a medical philosophy or even a world view.  Joined b...  more Info »

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December 13 clock 07:30 PM

Quanno Nascette Ninno: Christmas In Southern Italy

Heliconian Hall

The Messiah was born in humble conditions familiar to the peasants of the Southern Italian countryside, who continue even now to mark the season with special music for the zampogna...  more Info »

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February 14, 2020 clock 07:30 PM

Lu Primmo Ammore: Serenades From The Old Country

Heliconian Hall

In a tender tribute to “San Valentino,” Vesuvius offers a select playlist of our favourite Italian love songs from multiple centuries.  At turns pleading, playful,...  more Info »

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May 02, 2020 clock 08:00 PM

The Tale Of Tales

Heliconian Hall

In collaboration with StoryFusion (Storytelling Toronto)By popular demand, Vesuvius brings back our program of tales by Giambattista Basile’s Pentamerone (The Tale of Ta...  more Info »

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May 28, 2020 clock 08:00 PM

“so You Wanna Be Americano?” Intro To Italian Swing

Heliconian Hall

As Southern Italy became Americanized in the years following World War II, this traditional rural society saw their young people playing baseball, smoking Camel cigarettes, and dri...  more Info »

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