Once again, "Let's Have the Music Play” in the memory of Sergio Franchi, the highly anticipated annual concert that is known as the most loved musical event of New England for the last 18 years and has been attracting fans by the thousands, will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2012! The hostess, Eva Franchi, wife of the great romantic tenor Sergio Franchi, once again invites all of you to come spread your picnics and sip your favorite wine as the 32-piece symphony orchestra hits the air with the most beloved Italian romantic songs accompanied by the best young tenors and sopranos of today.
This year's concert for the first time ever will feature the most prestigious national and international competition winners from the Metropolitan Opera House, the San Francisco Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, the Richard Tucker Foundation, Marcello Giordani International World Competition, the Puccini Foundation, and, of course, the top vocal talents from the AVA Academy, to name a few. Also, there will be a surprise guest, one of Sergio colleagues who is a nationally known comic.
The concert has been sold out each year, expecting over 4,000 people, so make sure to order your tickets now! Tickets may be available at the door. And, you may view Sergio Franchi's home, the memorial museum, the antique car collection and the memorial chapel. For more information about the upcoming show, please call 860-535-9429, or visit www.sergiofranchi.com. Your ticket is your generous donation to the Foundation and will only be $30 this year. To purchase your tickets, please send a check made out to The Sergio Franchi Music Foundation, 91 Sergio Franchi Drive, Stonington, Conn. 06378. The gates open at 12 p.m. and the concert starts promptly at 3 p.m.