Welcome to the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation!

Buon Natale and Happy New Year from Sergio Franchi Music Foundation!

My Darling Friends and Supporters:

What a year this was...WOW!  I hope and pray you and your families survived this year 2020.  Together lets hope for a greater, better, heathier, more peaceful 2021!  Going through these challenges, I do not know what our darling Sergio would say at this moment.....one thing I am sure of, from the bottom of his heart, I know he would be thinking and caring for all of you!

For the past 29 years you stayed his faithful fans helping to support his memories.  I always felt like he touched your hearts very much the way he touched mine, remaining forever unforgettable!  Without you, I could have never ever fulfilled my dreams of keeping his memories alive.

I can't believe at our last  final Memorial Concert, I made a statement while my heart was breaking that it was indeed our last concert.  Funny how life is....whoever knew what our world was about to face.  Now more than ever I have been thinking to have a grand Encore Concert, when all 8,000 of you can once again get together on his estate, spreading you picnics out, lifting your wine glasses, while saying hello to your acquaintances of the past 29 years while our 47 piece orchestra hits the air once again with his music!

Until then, we have a Christmas Surprise for you from our 10 year old little Soprano, Julia, who took your hearts away with her beautiful voice.  This Christmas as I set our dinner table, having only a few neighbors over, trying to keep socially distant,  Little Julia surprised us, came over, and wanted to sing.  As I was listening once again, I thought of Sergio...oh my God...what would Sergio say at this moment?  How proud he would be...actually I can practically see him getting up and joining in!  Now how GREAT would that be.  Please click and watch Julia sing, I know you will enjoy it!!!!

From the bottom of my heart I wish you a Merry and Safe Christmas to you and your families.  Stay tuned for future news on our foundation.  You know me...only God knows what I'm going to come up with, but I promise you I am making plans!!!  God bless and Good Health in the New Year! 


With All My Love Forever Gratefully,

Eva and the Sergio Franchi Music Foundation Team

Sergio Franchi Holiday CD - Listen to the First Track on our Website
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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.


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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