On a warm and lazy summer evening in a little Italian district on Empress Street, two very important things occur: ten-year-old Antonio D’Angelo receives the birthday gift he always wanted: A new violin. And down the hall, the Ciccione parents receive the gift of a new baby boy who they name Giovanni.
Determined to become a great violinist, Antonio overcomes a physical handicap and quickly reaches a skill level far beyond his years, despite his jealous violin instructor’s efforts to prevent Antonio’s progress at every opportunity. When Antonio discovers that his biggest fan lives right in his own house, he and Giovanni form an unbreakable bond held together by their passion for music and singing. As the pair embarks on a quest to attain their dreams of performing on the big stage, they carry out hilarious antics, learn life lessons, and share countless heartfelt moments as they discover that sometimes the journey is as much fun as the fi nish line.