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Friday, July 29, 2011

Serenata a Piazza dell’ Olmo – July 21st 2011



We had a relaxed and enjoyable time at this fund raising concert last Thursday evening. I took quite a few photos and even attempted to take some video footage. However the amateur that I am, I am afraid they are very poor and also I stupidly did not realise that you can not rotate the camera if taking videos!  As I would like you to hear my favourite performances from Domenico Cannizzaro,  who has a wonderful voice, they have still been included in my album, Serenata a Pizza dell'Olmo – Marta at Flickr.  The best of my dreadful  attempts at filming are also shared here with a selection of photos.  Hopefully some of you will be interested in seeing and hearing more and will visit my album and Domenico’s  Official Website, as usual clicking on the blue links will take you to the relevant sites.  You will also find some brilliant videos of him singing at the Australian Opera House on the website.

The evening was organised by the owner of local restaurant La Vela in Capodimonte whose son died from leukaemia and the performers were all locals who gave their time and talent to perform at this concert, to help raise funds for leukaemia research.


The best of my poor videos, please listen though it is worth it!

Domenico Cannizzaro by LindyLouMac

Finally the locals still wanted to party on when it was time to pack up!

Thankyou to everyone concerned for providing us with a very varied evening of great entertainment for a good cause.

The photos and videos are my own Copyright All rights reserved by LindyLouMac Photo Collection

More photos and videos can be viewed in My Flickr.com Album Serenata a Pizza dell'Olmo – Marta



  1. That looks like it was a fun and friendly evening. Love things like this. Wish there was more of it in the states. Thanks for sharing.

  2. this was fun to read and see all the great pictures. It looks like you had a wonderful evening!

  3. Sounds like a fun evening, I hope they made lots of money for research. Sad though that someone has to die for this to happen. Diane

  4. What a fantastically fun evening!! The music sounds lovely!


  5. What a wonderful evening..My little godson, died from Leukemia at two years old..so much we don't know and so much to learn..
    A wonderful cause and everyone will be blessed for giving their time and effort to help find a cure.

  6. I love these kind of gatherings! We once had lots of fun with the same song, sung by a Dutchman who managed to enthrall the Italian ladies at the campsite we were staying at. I still have fond memories of that night and I can imagine you enjoyed it so much!

  7. Today is Santa Marta, auguri to your town!

  8. Does look like a fun evening out love the music it is not something I have before thanks for sharing with us really made me feel all happy inside I sit here with my toe tapping to the music.......

  9. Oh, another wonderful evening there in Italy! It all looks (and sounds!) quite wonderful. I really do love those sort of evenings, sitting in the open air and listening to beautiful music., What could be better? How wonderful that those people came together to contribute to what is such a wonderful cause.

  10. I echo the other ladies, it's such a great cause and it's lovely to know that even having fun we can give our contribution.
    Anyway, it looks that in your surroundings there's an active social life!

  11. It's nice to see the community gathering together for a great cause. Those locals know how to party. :)

  12. Looks like a super fun time for a great cause! Enjoyed all your pics and videos!


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