La Banda dei Carabinieri, lead by maestro Massimo Martinelli, performed at Bryant park on April 20th along with special participation from the NYC Police Band. This special performance by the National Band of Italy at NYC city’s Bryant Park (the band also performed at Lincoln Center the night before ) coincided with the band’s official Washington visit at the Embassy of Italy which presented its program Protecting our Heritage: a Musical Tribute.
La Banda dei Carabinieri kick off their North American visit on Sunday by performing at the Lincoln Memorial and then performing a concert on Monday night at the John F Kennedy for Performing Arts Center.
Italy’s National band includes 102 musicians and performs diverse musical selections from Puccini’s Nessun dorma to Turandot and John Kanders’s Americana Classic New York New York. Thursday concert included La Fedelissima-Marcia D’ Ordinanza Dell’Arma Dei Carabinieri and ended with The United States National Anthem, along with the participation of the NYC Police Band.
The Band conclude their North American tour with a concert in Toronto at the Convocation Hall at Toronto University Friday evening.