Patrizio Buanne

The much loved Italian singer Patrizio Buanne returns to Pittsburgh March 17th at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall for a concert and dinner to raise funds for the La Scuola d’Italia Galileo Galilei hosting Two Fundraiser Events to support the opening of its Elementary & Middle School & Italian-American Community Center. The First Event from 4:00pm to 7:00pm is a Cocktail Hour and Formal Gala Dinner at the Soldiers and Sailors Hall Ballroom. The Second Event from 7:30pm to 10:00pm is Patrizio Buanne in Concert at the Soldiers and Sailors Hall Auditorium followed by Autographs of CDs and merchandise.

Patrizio speaks with Jim Cunningham from Naples where he is recording a new album discussing his early years in the musical city of Vienna and his admiration for Mario Lanza and Frank Sinatra even though he has followed his own path in the world of the romantic crooning tradition. The importance of language and learning Italian are very close to Patrizio since he speaks six languages. He promises he will be doing all the hits with a tight band as backup and hopes fans will stretch their budget to support the amazing work of the school lead by Executive Director Angela Hertz, the granddaughter of Eugene Jeep Depaquale. The former Auditor General Eugene DePasquale will be at the event which also honors Christina Mele – the Consul General from Philadelphia, Jack Mascaro, Salvatore Merante, Dennis Astorino and Giuseppe Joe D’Andrea.

Angela Hertz said the school is named for Galileo because he was a scientist, who changed the way we think about the world, and yet he was almost condemned for his discoveries at the time. We want to create a world of independent learners and critical thinkers just like Galileo Galilei. The children learn Italian and English and do third and 4th languages introducing the children to other languages such as Spanish, French, Mandarin, depending on parent requests, and children enrollment.