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Final Let the Music Play - Concert on the Sergio Franchi Estate - August 24, 2019 - Grounds Open 12:00 pm!

My Darling Friends and Supports,

What words could I possibly use that could reflect what I fell in my heart after these 25 years.  The passion, the joy, the laughter, and sometimes, the tears that we shared, you were always there for me.  Let's hug those memories and store them in our hearts to brighten our days for years to come.

It's time to applaud ourselves, for through our efforts all these young talented signers and artists that we helped will continue giving joy to the world with the very music that "our Darling" Sergio was always known for.  And through that, we have given Sergio a new life into eternity.

For now let's just stay friends and in touch.  The way good relative ought to do.  I know it sounds like a goodbye but we will be seeing each other.  I promise you that...how and when...let's keep it a surprise!

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you and look forward to seeing you on this August 24th, as we lift our glasses together to share this Grand Finale "Let the Music Play Concert.

Don't miss this one!  I need you more than ever to hold me up, ladies and gentlemen.  Let's put on your best summer whites with your straw hats.  Be ready to cheer on our grand finale singers, best from past and some surprise legends!

All My Love,

Dear friends, fans, and supporters of the Sergio Franchi Music Scholarship Foundation...where do we begin?

Let's start at the end.  On May 1, 1990, a golden heart, a creative mind, and such a great talent came to a sudden stop.  Three years later many calls and letters from fans across the world who still greatly missed their “matador” and his music came pouring in.  That great void was equally shared by family, friends, and organizations that throughout his career he passionately supported such as “Boys Town of Italy” and the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF).  With everyone’s support the idea of ONE Memorial Concert sprung to life! 

Where to have it?  His beloved wife, Eva, decided not to have it in grand concert halls or famed theaters, but instead have it in no other place, but on the grounds of their beloved home in Stonington, Connecticut.  Invitations went out and the concert was planned.  The rest is history.

Now 25 years later the concert has been called the “Most loved musical event of New England”.  Every year thousands flock to the grounds where the air is filled with glorious music including his great Italian classics, the most loved operatic arias, and the haunting love songs sung by young aspiring tenors, sopranos, balladeers accompanied by a thirty two piece symphony orchestra.

Throughout the years The Sergio Franchi Music Foundation has gifted out over 800 grants and scholarships to young talented artists in the memory of the great late tenor.

Next  year, August 24, 2019 is promising to be once again one of the best events of the summer.  Eva and her faithful volunteers are feverishly working to make this year’s concert once again the best ever!  Don’t miss it, we have a great line up and many surprises planned.  Eva says…”pack your picnic baskets, dress for romance, and be READY to be swept away through the magic of beautiful romantic music”.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the 25th Annual Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert (August 24, 2019).

It all began in a little town in Northern Italy...

There was laughter, music, and charm in the town of Cremona, Italy.  Cremona is known by natives as the birthplace of a distinguished man of music, Antonio Stradivari, the craftsmen of Stradivarius instruments, whose handmade violins are cherished throughout the world.  

However, it was also the home of internationally accomplished Tenor Sergio Franchi whose powerful yet lilting voice has filled the world’s largest theaters and concert halls from Monte Carlo to Las Vegas.  Like the cherished string instruments, Sergio's powerful voice and agile performance skills have forever left their mark on the world.  Today Sergio's Memorial Concert embodies his commitment to music performance across all genres and forever lives on through the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation.


Without the help of our key sponsors the Annual Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert would not be possible.  Lots of time, planning, logistics, and love go into making the annual memorial concert a reality.  Teams of dedicated volunteers and sponsors from major corporations allow us to bring you an excellent program every year.  The Sergio Franchi Music Foundation is forever indebted to the kindness and generosity of these organizations and most importantly to the loyal fans of Sergio Franchi who help keep his memory and timeless music alive!  Thank you!

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