Franco Battiato at the Broad Stage

October 18, 2009

Azzurra, together with Hit Week LA and KCRW, present Italian cultural icon Franco Battiato in concert at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

The 68 year-old, Sicilian-born musician will draw from a stunning repertoire spanning four decades: From his seminal 1971 prog-rock release “Fetus” (re-released in 2006 with liner notes by friend and avant-rocker Jim O’Rourke) to 2008’s “Fleurs 2” which features duets with Antony Hegarty (Antony and the Johnsons) and fellow Catanian Carmen Consoli. Battiato will present a “once in the lifetime” show accompanied by a 7 piece group which includes the noted Italian string quartet Il Nuovo Quartetto Italiano.