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Cari Amici dell'Italia,
sono molti gli appuntamenti che ci attendono a giugno, a partire dai primissimi giorni del mese.
Mercoledi` 1 iniziamo con un workshop al MIT, in cui si discutera` come rafforzare i rapporti tra l'Italia e l'Universita`.
Proseguiamo poi con due eventi dedicati alla promozione commerciale. Il primo si svolgera` a Portland, nel Maine, dal 9 all'11 giugno ed il secondo a Boston il 22 giugno, organizzato dai PIB insieme al Consolato.
Non mancheranno momenti musicali ed artistici come il Boston Guitar Fest o la "Niobe Regina di Tebe" di Agostino Steffani, che andra` in scena durante il Boston Early Music Festival.
Di particolare rilievo la rappresentazione dei "Promessi Sposi" alla Dante Alighieri il 18 giugno, ad opera di Massimiliano Finazzer Flory.
Per chi vuole seguire giornalmente fatti e curiosita' che legano l'Italia a questa terra vi ricordo infine la rubrica "Italy-New England: do you know that?", presente sul sito del Consolato.
Buona lettura a tutti!
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Dear Friends of Italy,
There are many events scheduled for the month of June, starting on its very first week.
On Wednesday the 1st, a workshop at the MIT will focus on the strengthening of the relationship between Italy and the University.
Further on, two events will be dedicated to trade promotion. The first one
will take place in Portland, Maine, from June 9th to June 11th, and the second one - organized by PIB and the Italian Consulate - will be hosted in Boston on June 22nd.
In addition, there will be also musical and artistic events, such as the Boston Guitar Fest, the "Niobe Regina di Tebe", by Mr. Agostino Steffani that will come on stage during the Boston Early Music Festival.
An event not to be missed is the theatrical adaptation "The Betrothed" (by Alessandro Manzoni) at the Dante Alighieri Society on June 18th performed by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory.
For those who want to be updated daily about facts and curiosities that link Italy to New England, don't forget the press review "Italy-New England: do you know that?" which can be found on the Consulate's web site.
Wednesday, June 1, starting at 9.30am until 4.30pm at MIT
Italy and MIT at 150: Celebrating and Strengthening The Partnership
Join us at 46-3189 on June 1st from 9:30am to 4:30pm and learn about current MIT and Italy collaborations.
The workshop brings together all the major partners in the MIT-Italy collaboration. MIT and Italian faculty, students, companies, foundations and alumni will discuss their ongoing research and partnerships and how to strengthen them.
The focus will be on energy, the environment and bio-engineering.Click here for additional information about the event.
Thursday, June 9 until Saturday June 11, Portland, ME
Italian Life Expo
Savor and celebrate all things Italian
Experience Italy on the waterfront at Portland, Maine's Ocean Gateway Center. Meet and sample the best from a new generation of artisans producing Italy's finest specialties in centuries-old traditions:
- hand-crafted Italian cheeses and delicate hams
- exclusive regional wines and olive oils
- traditional copper pans, housewares and ceramics
Meet experts with exciting Italian travel ideas, from navigating the backroads of Italy to cooking authentic Tuscan cuisine. Learn about organic farms that welcome visitors to their guesthouses and luxurious villa rentals.
Tickets are $35 per session or $90 for an entire day. As part of your ticket each session also offers optional and unique presentations by our expert exhibitors. These will be held in a tent overlooking the waterfront just outside of the main exhibit hall. Check out the schedule and buy your tickets today.
Thursday, June 9, 8.30pm at the Arsenal Center
A Night at the Opera Italian Style!
Join us as we launch this new music series and help raise funds in support of the Arsenal Center.Thursday, June 9, 2011 in the Black Box Theater, with your host: Bradley Pennington, founder and Artistic Director, Boston Bel Canto Opera. 7:30 Wine and cheese reception, 8:30 Performance, 9:30 Dessert Buffet.
Tickets: $45 per person (+ fees) Click Here to purchase your ticket or call 617-923-8487. http://www.arsenalarts.org/
Saturday, June 11 at Forest Hills
Charlie Kelleher Fun Run/Walk
The Charlie Kelleher Fun Run/Walk, which began in 1998, is held every spring to raise money for the Italian Home for Children. This 5K race inside historic Forest Hills Cemetery is a tribute to the late Charlie Kelleher who was an avid supporter of the Italian Home. His memory lives on through this charity event. After the race, join participants back at the Italian Home for food and refreshments. All proceeds from the Kelleher Fun Run/Walk benefit the Italian Home for Children.
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Saturday, June 11, 4pm at the Appian Club of Stoneham
An Italian Evening
The Appian Club of Stoneham is proud to present "An Italian Evening" celebrating the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.
This event will take place on the Stoneham Common (Church and Main Streets) on Saturday, June 11th from 4 - 10 pm. Food vendors and musical entertainment will be available.
Friends, neighbors and children are invited to enjoy this summer evening. Best to bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes.
Sponsored by the Appian Club.
Click here to view the flyer of the event.
Sunday, June 12, 10am at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
Il Flauto Magico
From the Queen of the Night's pyrotechnic high notes to Papageno's chirpy birdsongs, The Magic Flute is one of Mozart's most charming and engaging operas. This celebrated production by artist William Kentridge joyfully bursts onto the stage of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy - and onto the big screen.
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Sunday, June 12, 3.30pm at the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston, MA Niobe Queen of Thebes
Join the Boston Early Music Festival in June for the North American premiere of Agostino Steffani's Niobe, Regina di Tebe (Niobe, Queen of Thebes)-an operatic masterpiece first performed as the opening spectacle at the 1688 Carnival in Munich. Steffani was a force in shaping the operatic culture of Germany, and had an enormous influence on the music of Handel. Steffani's gorgeous music will immerse the listener in a magical drama of soaring triumphs and searing tragedy.
Niobe recounts the story of the Queen of Thebes, one of the most tragic figures in Greek mythology, who ruled over the city of Thebes with her husband Anfione. Niobe's immense pride earns her family the merciless wrath of the gods. With elegant costumes, breathtaking sets, and Baroque flying machines, this heart-wrenching story will come alive in a dazzling spectacle for both eye and ear.
This stunning production will feature a BEMF audience favorite, soprano Amanda Forsythe, in the title role, and the sensational French countertenor, Philippe Jaroussky, who received Europe's prestigious 2008 Echo Award for Best Singer of the Year, as King Anfione. They head a cast of leading international opera singers, who perform alongside the thirty virtuosos who comprise our three-time Grammy nominated BEMF Orchestra, a colorful ensemble of Baroque dancers, a gifted children's troupe, and many others.
Tuesday, June 14, 7pm - Wednesday, June 15, 7pm - Friday, June 17, 7pm - Sunday, June 19, 3:30pm at the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston, MA
Friday, June 24, 7pm - Saturday, June 25, 7pm at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, MA
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Monday, June 13, 2.30pm at Jane Pickens Theatre, Newport, RI
Macbeth LIVE in HD Cinema from Royal Opera House London Composed by Giuseppe Verdi- Conducted by Antonio Pappano Directed by Phyllida Lloyd - Starring Simon Keenlyside Sung in Italian with English subtitles Running time 2 hrs 50 mins Verdi's most evocative music brings Shakespeare's drama to life on the stage of the Royal Opera House. Macbeth stars British baritone Simon Keenlyside as the titular tormented ruler of Scotland. Don't miss this thrilling tale of power and corruption, broadcast LIVE from London.
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Wednesday, June 15 until Sunday, June 19 in BostonBoston GuitarFest, Bell'Italia
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the sixth annual Boston GuitarFest dedicated to the theme BELL' ITALIA!
Click here for information about Boston GuitarFest
Message from Eliot Fisk Artistic Director, Boston GuitarFest
"Ever since I first set foot in Italy 36 years ago, it has been for me a magical place and a source of renewal and unending delight. I love the language, the people, the sense of design, and of course the food and the wine! The unbelievable wealth of Italy's past is complemented by the dash and creativity of its present: it is a country that knows how to integrate the majesty of what has been with the verve of what will be. Present and past mingle there in a delicious, ongoing counterpoint that perhaps only a Fellini could really capture.
Despite the many difficulties that can present themselves to a visiting concert artist such as myself, somehow everything always seem to turn out all right, the inconveniences dispersed by the effervescence of the people and the infinite resources of their culture.
For me personally, Italians and here in America people of Italian descent have been critical to my development. As a boy in Philadelphia my guitar teacher was an engineer at IBM named William Viola; at Yale University a wonderful mentor was Prof. Joan Panetti and all of my life first as teacher and later as colleague the great Oscar Ghiglia has been an inspiration.
So it is with great pride that GuitarFest VI welcomes Maestro Oscar Ghiglia, the great virtuoso, teacher and artistic force, to Boston for a landmark series of master classes. Oscar's influence on generations of guitarists has been lasting and profound. He is the embodiment of the master musician: an artist of impeccable integrity and endless imagination.
Oscar will be joined at Boston GuitarFest VI by a group of artists who at one time or another made the pilgrimage to study with him either at the Aspen Music School or at his famous classes at the Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy: Adam Holzman,Richard Savino, Michael Newman, Laura Oltman, Alex Dunn, Zaira Meneses and I myself are all former students, and we come together once more to celebrate Oscar's legacy as well as to offer the fruits of our own labors in the field.
Boston GuitarFest VI will once again offer its two guitar competitions, for adults and for young people, as well as a scintillating series of seminars, classes, and concerts in a cross disciplinary fashion.
Among non-guitarist guests will be the brilliant harpsichordist John Gibbons in a program of Frescobaldi, Scarlatti and Bach works in the the Italian style.
Finally, we will be paying a visit to some of the places in the City of Boston that are associated with Italy, from the celebrated collection at the Museum of Fine Arts to the famous North End where the many restaurants and pastry shops of "Little Italy" await. Let the fun begin!"
Saturday, June 18, 6.30pm at the Dante Alighieri Society of Boston, Cambridge
I Promessi Sposi
In occasion of the celebration of the 150th anniversry of Italian Unification, the Dante Alighieri Society is pleased to invite you to "Together with the Betrothed"
Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, author and actor, plays a selection of the most significant chapters of the Italian novel the Betrothed, by Alessandro Manzoni. He will be assisted by Gilda Gelati, first ballerina of the ballet team of the Teatro alla Scala, and by Elsa Martignoni, violinist of the Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi of Milano, who plays music of Vincenzo Bellini, Niccolò Paganini and Giuseppe Verdi.
The Betrothed (I promessi sposi) apparently a love story. But what is the plot? In the seventeenth century, beneath the mountains surrounding Lake Como in Northern Italy, a young couple on the eve of their wedding discover that the local tyrant has designs on the girl. While famine and plague decimate an exploited, oppressed people, their story takes on Shakespearian overtones. Lucia becomes acquainted with the horrors of abduction and imprisonment, Renzo with the anguish of condemnation and exile. A happy ending? Possibly. But what is sure, is that the end of the plague, the young couple's marriage and the merest hint of their later life, inspired a whole nation to ask questions of its present, and imagine that different future might be possible.
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Nell'ambito dei 150 anni dell'Unità d'Italia questo progetto teatrale vuole creare un incontro fra Alessandro Manzoni, e i maggiori compositori dell'Ottocento italiano al fine di mettere in scena il nostro mondo: l'Italia con le sue virtù, i vizi e le contraddizioni, capaci, pur sempre, di emozionare.
In scena i capitoli VI, VIII, XII, XXI, XXXIV e XXXVIII che offrono una duplice sfida. Anzitutto quella di far "sfilare" personaggi come Don Rodrigo, Fra Cristoforo, Lucia, l'Innominato, Renzo e il popolo come figure shakespeariane, quasi ognuna dovesse duellare prima di tutto con se stessa. La seconda sfida intende, invece, mettere in luce in che modo la lingua di Manzoni, anche senza l'intervento della Provvidenza, continui a essere, oggi più che mai, polifonica, polemica e poetica, incredibilmente contemporanea.
Per ritrovare, così, fra musica e nudità della il filo rosso dell'opera che risiede nello sguardo - partecipe e impietoso -con il quale lo scrittore osserva l'uomo, nella sua metamorfosi da individuo a folla, e quanto la storia di ognuno sia parte, consapevole o no, della storia di tutti.
Sunday, June 19, 3pm at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra Season Finale
BOSTON YOUTH SYMPHONY
Federico Cortese, Conductor and Music Director
MOZART Symphony No. 36 in C Major, "Linz"
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129
Sasha Scolnik-Brower, cello
BYS Concerto Competition Winner
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 in D minor
Also featuring REPERTORY ORCHESTRA
Joel Bard, Conductor
Tickets $25-$30. Call Sanders Theatre at Harvard University 617.496.2222
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Wednesday, June 22 , 6.30pm at University Massachusetts Club, 225 Franklin Street, 33rd floor
PIB Business Networking with Italian Companies
PIB in collaboration with the Unione Industriale di Napoli, Gruppo Giovani Imprenditori, and the Italian Consulate in Boston is organizing a networking event to promote partnerships between small, mid-size Italian companies and well established enterprises of the Boston area and the New-England in general.
During the evening a number of selected Italian companies will present their business model to the broad PIB audience including several interested partners.
Soon after the presentations there will a networking session with cocktails-appetizers kindly offered by our sponsors Exemplar Companies and the Italian Consulate.
The attendance to the event is free and an early registration is mandatory via the following link: http://businessnetworkingpib.eventbrite.com
Monday, June 27, 7pm at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline
La Dolce Vita
Federico Fellini, a key figure of the Italian neo-realist movement, already had seven films to his credit though he was not yet 40 when he charted entirely new territory with this 1960 masterpiece. A large-scale and fascinating satire on the decadent "sweet life" of Rome at the moment of profound social transformation, it portrays the city as the epicenter of jet-setting indulgence, moral emptiness, and frenzied media madness.
With La Dolce Vita, Fellini boldly insisted on breaking the bones of traditional narrative only to reset them in an astounding new way. To say that this film is innovative and influential is an understatement.
It caused a sensation even before it was released and was a massive box office hit. It divided audiences (Fellini was both spat on and cheered at the premiere), critics (it won top prize at the Cannes Film Festival), and religious leaders (it was condemned by the Vatican). It shocked viewers with its frank treatment of sex, including homosexuality, by its blasphemy, and above all, by the scope of its vision.
Marcello Mastroianni became an international star with this film, playing a journalist who is both witness to and participant in the decadence, debauchery, and desolation of the glittering city. The term 'paparazzi' originated in La Dolce Vita.
In a statement about the film's recent restoration, Martin Scorsese, as Founder and Chair of the Film Foundation, writes: "La Dolce Vita was shot by the great cinematographer Otello Martelli in dazzling black and white [Cinema]Scope, in a rich array of tones that seemed to glow and sparkle. It's difficult to convey exactly how special the look of this picture was at the time. And now, it is again..."
Restored by Cineteca di Bologna at L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with the Film Foundation, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale, Pathé, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Medusa, Paramount Pictures and Cinecittà Luce. Restoration funding provided by The Film Foundation and Gucci.
This year's Coolidge Award program was built around the subject of Film Preservation. This screening is a prime example of film restoration at its best.
dir. federico fellini; w/ marcello mastroianni, anita ekberg.
Tickets $9.75 full price and $6.75 for members
Click here to view the flyer of this special screening. www.coolidge.org
Consulate General of Italy in Boston