Welcome to the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation!


My Dearest Friends and Supporters:

It is more important than ever...especially with the way 2020 has been to get together with your family and loved ones safety this year!  As we embrace the remote way of life and endless Zoom and Video Calls - use every precaution to stay safe and connected in a virtual way this holiday season.

We want to see all of our friends and loved ones safe and at future concerts and events.  We have missed you all very much and cannot wait to get together...hopefully soon.  Please fill your homes with beautiful music and don't you worry I will be checking in again soon, before the end of the year with holiday video message :)

I have included a few autumn photos of Sergio posing with the autumn leaves, our home, and a personal favorite, my mother and I preparing a wonderful Thanksgiving meal together.

I wish all of you good health and happiness and look forward to staying in touch this holiday season and hopefully seeing you all again next year.  I am forever thankful to have such support and dedication in my life from all of you!



Sergio Franchi - Autumn Leaves

With All My Love Gratefully,



Eva and the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation Team

              


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.


Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at the Future Sergio Franchi Encore Concerts.

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.

Sponsors

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!

Sergio Franchi - Music Collection

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