Welcome to the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation!

It is with heartfelt remorse that we need to announce the cancellation of this year's concert.

It was going to be the last "Let the Music Play..!" concert,  the 25th time we have set up to host this lovely event.

There were many factors that caused us to make this decision.  A number of very important people within the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation passed recently, some expected and some shocked us.  Major organizational changed also factored into this decision.  

The signs were there, and this being the last concert, we do not want to rush or force anything.  We want to go out with a BANG!.

Stay tuned, we are going to begin negotiations to solidify plans to have the last hurrah in 2019.

Please accept our apologies for any disappointment this decision has caused.  We were crushed in making this decision.

We hope to see you all next year!

-- 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 23 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.

This year, August 26, 2017 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 25, 2018).

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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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