Articles by John DiNello

Inner Voices Review -Depicted a Nation in the Throes of Post War Trauma

Inner Voices Review -Depicted a Nation in the Throes of Post War Trauma “Inner Voices” had its genesis in post World War II Italy. This work, along with Italian classics such as “Rome, Open City” and “Bicycle Thieves” depicted a nation in the throes of post war trauma

Musicemotion: Symphony In Cinema-Broadcast from Milan, Italy’s storied La Scala Opera House

Musicemotion: Symphony In Cinema-Broadcast from Milan, Italy’s storied La Scala Opera House Today, Giuseppe Verdi is looked upon as the soul of the Italian people. A Romantic composer whose themes stir nationalist pride in a people struggling to define a clear identity

Bella Voce -The Perfect Spa Experience For The Soul

Bella Voce -The Perfect Spa Experience For The Soul Founded in 1982, and known originally as “ His Majestie’s Clerkes”, Bella Voce performs classic a cappella, early music of the Americas, and contemporary music from all over the world

Russian Fireworks Review-The Russians Are Coming

Russian Fireworks Review-The Russians Are Coming The North Shore Chamber Music Festival is a highly gifted, well disciplined group of musicians – their commitment to great music and excellence was evident on Wednesday evening

Christopher O'Riley In Concert - The Definition of A Classical Crossover Artist

Christopher O'Riley In Concert - The Definition of A Classical Crossover Artist O’Riley, a dynamic pianist dazzled the audience in the school’s intimate space with selections from his album of Liszt transcriptions entitled: O’Riley’s Liszt

The Orion Ensemble at Music Institute of Chicago Review-A Voice from Heaven

The Orion Ensemble at Music Institute of Chicago Review-A Voice from Heaven This concert, billed as “A Voice From Heaven”, marked Women’s History Month by welcoming guest soprano Patrice Michaels

Song of Good Cheer - Perennial Holiday Concert

Song of Good Cheer - Perennial Holiday Concert The genesis for “Songs Of Good Cheer” was a December 23, 1998 Chicago Tribune column by Mary Schmich. In this column, Schmich lamented the fact that the activity of Christmas caroling had all but disappeared from the holiday landscape

Bella Voce Review -The Perfect Spa Experience For The Soul

Bella Voce Review -The Perfect Spa Experience For The Soul Founded in 1982, and known originally as “ His Majestie’s Clerkes”, Bella Voce performs classic a cappella, early music of the Americas, and contemporary music from all over the world

Cherish The Ladies - JOY TO THE WORLD

Cherish The Ladies - JOY TO THE WORLD Irish-American band who derives its name from a traditional Irish jig called “Cherish the Ladies”

Bella Voce's Handel's Messiah -The Messiah Is The Most-Performed Choral Work In The Classical Tradition

Bella Voce's Handel's Messiah -The Messiah Is The Most-Performed Choral Work In The Classical Tradition Baroque music has been described as the medium by which heaven is brought down to earth. The argument supporting this statement could certainly have been made at Saint Luke’s on Friday. Bella Voce is hands down a Chicago cultural treasure

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto Review - The Music That Entrances

Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto Review - The Music That Entrances Cumbia is typified by driving percussion rhythms, layered by the high pitched sounds of the gaita pipes. This combination produces a sound that is unvarnished and primordial

Check Please! Food Truck Fest - Have Truck Will Cook

Check Please! Food Truck Fest - Have Truck Will Cook Chicago has just recently joined the ranks of mobile food vendors ladling out everything from chicken soup to sushi to an enthusiastic response from consumers

Stars Of Lyric Opera At Millenium Park Review - A Night At The Opera

Stars Of Lyric Opera At Millenium Park Review - A Night At The Opera I would strongly encourage anyone with even a passing interest in opera to support the Lyric. It is a cultural treasure which we can ill afford to ignore

Mozart Music Festival Review - A Unique and Wonderful Musical Experience

Mozart Music Festival Review - A Unique and Wonderful Musical Experience The final selection "Jeunehomme" truly showcased Mr. Schrader’s brilliance. This piece in particular allowed him to put on an exhibition of technical dexterity

Volare Ristorante Italiano Review - Soars to Lofty Heights

Volare Ristorante Italiano Review - Soars to Lofty Heights In English, the Italian word “volare” means “to fly. That is exactly what takes place as the wide ranging menu soars to lofty heights at the popular and recently remodeled Volare Ristorante Italiano in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood

Camelot Review - Things May Not Always Seem As They Appear

Camelot Review - Things May Not Always Seem As They Appear The story of Camelot is an adult fairytale about unattainable expectations

The Marvin Gaye Story Review - Father Knows Best and Mother Must Deal With It

The Marvin Gaye Story Review - Father Knows Best and Mother Must Deal With It So begins the story of the tumultuous and tragic life of Rhythm and Blues legend Marvin Gaye as performed by The Black Ensemble Theater in the production of The Marvin Gaye Story: Don’t Talk About My Father Because God Is My Friend

Rise of the Numberless Review - Planned Parenthood Taken to the Extreme

Rise of the Numberless Review - Planned Parenthood Taken to the Extreme In an Orwellian, totalitarian America, the notion of planned parenthood is taken to the extreme.

Hagia Sophia Review - Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia Review -  Istanbul, Turkey Aya Sophia is one of the more spectacular and iconic sights which Istanbul offers.

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