Seton Hall Italian Studies Institute presents Sicilian music and poetry event

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute, a part of the College of Arts & Sciences at Seton Hall University, will present “The Sicilian Music and Poetry of Nino Provenzano” on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m in the Theatre-in-the-Round in the Bishop Dougherty University Center, 400 South Orange Ave., South Orange.

The institute was established in 2003 to coordinate the university’s many activities relating to Italian American history and culture, to sponsor cultural events, and to promote curriculum development and community outreach. The event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Delegation of the Constantinian Order.

The poetry will be read in English by Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Badalucco from “The Practice,” with translations and an introduction by professor emeritus Gaetano Cipolla of St. John’s University.

The event is open to the general public and free to attend. A reception will follow in the Faculty Lounge.

RSVP to Barbara Ritchie at 973-275-2967 or