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CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY IN BOSTON

JULY 2011

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Events in Boston
Tanglewood
Cinema Paradiso
Christopher Kavi Carbone
The Italian Girl in Algiers
St. Joseph
Tutto Italiano Party
Tutto Italiano Lawn Event
Federico Fellini "La Strada"
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Cari Amici dell'Italia,

anche a luglio e agosto non mancheranno occasioni per partecipare ad eventi legati alla nostra cultura.

Cominciamo venerdi` 8 luglio con l'apertura della stagione estiva della Boston Symphony Orchestra a Tangelwood, quando sara` possibile ascoltare musiche di Bellini, Rossini, Verdi e Respighi eseguite dal tenore italiano Roberto De Blasio. A fine luglio poi, la festa di San Giuseppe, patrono di Riesi, offrira` alla comunita` un momento di ritrovo tra le strade del North End, nonche` l'opportunita` di partecipare all'annuale raccolta di beneficienza.

Vi ricordo inoltre che ad agosto, il 7, ci sara` "Tutto Italiano", una grande parata di 300 macchine presso il Larz Anderson Museum di Brookline. La sera prima, il 6 luglio - sempre al Museo - vi sara` il "Tutto Italiano" party, assolutamente da non perdere. Il 29 agosto potrete ammirare al Coolidge Corner Theatre "La strada" di Fellini, un classico del cinema italiano.

Ricordo infine a chi vuole seguire giornalmente fatti e curiosita' che legano l'Italia a questa terra, non perdete infine la rubrica "Italy-New England: do you know that?", presente sul sito del Consolato. 

 

Auguro a tutti voi delle serene vacanze e ci rivediamo a settembre!

 

Giuseppe Pastorelli

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Dear Friends of Italy,

July and August will be two months rich of opportunities to participate at events linked to our culture.

The first one is scheduled for July 8th, with the opening of the summer season at the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Tanglewood, when the Italian tenor Roberto de Blasio will amuse his public by performing music written by Bellini, Rossini, Verdi and Respighi. At the end of July, the Saint Joseph day, patron of the city of Riesi, will offer to the community an occasion to gather together within the streets of North End, as well as the chance to participate at the annual charity fundraising.

I would like to anticipate that on August 7th the Larz Anderson Museum of Brookline will host the "Tutto Italiano" event, a big parade of 300 cars. Save the date for August 6th because the Larz Anderson Museum will host the "Tutto Italiano" party, do not miss it!

I am also pleased to announce that on August 29th the Coolidge Corner Theatre will offer the opportunity to enjoy "La Strada" by Fellini, a classic Italian movie.

For those who desire to follow daily facts and curiosities that link Italy to this land,  don't forget the press review "Italy-New England: do you know that?"  which can be found on the Consulate's web site.

 

I wish a lovely summer to all of you and I will see you in September!

 

Giuseppe Pastorelli

Friday, July 8, 8.30pm, Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood in Lenox, MA
BSO Opening Night at Tanglewood

Charles Dutoit will lead the BSO's July 8 Opening Night Gala Concert an all-Italian program with excerpts from Bellini's Norma and Verdi's I lombardi, with music by Rossini and Respighi.

 

Program:

BELLINI Excerpts from Act 1 of Norma

ROSSINI Overture to William Tell

VERDI Trio from Act 3 of I lombardi

RESPIGHI Pines of Rome, Symphonic Poem

 

With Italian Tenor Roberto De Biasio

Born in Sicily, Roberto de Biasio studied in Naples, graduating in flute, and at Cassino University in modern literature. He had his vocal training with Mara Naddei, then with Malcolm King and Dennis O'Neill, and made his début in Candide in Trento. He sang Un ballo in maschera in the first performance at the Tirana Opera Theatre and at Poly Theatre in Beijing, with appearances in Petrassi's La morte dell'aria at La Fenice in Venice and La Bohème in Pordenone. He sang in the world première of Liberovici's Titania la Rossa in Piacenza, and Pulcinella in a tour of Spain and Portugal, and made his début as Pinkerton in a first centenary performance in Kyoto. He made his début in Bergamo as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, followed by Leicester in Maria Stuarda at the Sferisterio in Macerata, Gennaro in Lucrezia Borgiain Bergamo, and appearances in Lucia di Lammermoor in Tokyo, Osaka and Lecce, La Traviata,Macbeth, Oberto conte di san Bonifacio and Nabucco in Parma, Attila in Modena and Piacenza,Roberto Devereux and La rondine in Trieste, and Nabucco at La Fenice. 

He just made his outstanding Metropolitan Opera debut performing as Adorno in Simon Boccanegra. Among his future plans are Luisa Miller (Rodolfo) at the Opéra National de Paris and at the Opéra de Lyon, Simon Boccanegra (Adorno) at the Wiener Staatsoper and La traviata (Alfredo) at the Opéra de Montréal.


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for additional information

Thursday, July 14 6.00pm to 8.00pm 

at Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

Summer Teen Movie: Cinema Paradiso

A young boy in a small Italian village is befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso. As the boy grows up, he learns to love films, and is encouraged by his good friend to pursue his dream of one day making movies. (PG, 121 minutes. In Italian, with English subtitles)

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Tuesday, July 19, 10.30am at the Providence Public Library

Christopher Kavi Carbone 

Andiamo Tutti! Celebrating Italy in Story & Song

(Children) 

 

Come along with Christopher Kavi Carbone as we travel to the country of Italy, on a Magic Gondola of the Imagination! Through interactive Storie e Canzoni (Storytelling & Songs) we will  enjoy an Abbondanza of smiles & wisdom from this beloved land. Andiamo, Tutti! - Come along, Everyone! With guitar, mandolin and everyone's voices too, a variety of instruments and music will accompany us along the way. Christopher Kavi Carbone is co-director of Arts in Celebration!

Wednesday, July 27, 7.30pm - July 29, 7.30pm - July 31, 3.00pm at the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University 

Rossini's "The Italian Girl in Algiers" 


Sung in English and performed with orchestra, Rossini's rarely performed-live comic masterpiece, The Italian Girl in Algiers, is a tale of manipulation and love. Desiring a new challenge to his virility, Mustafa, the Turkish Bey, decides he wants an Italian woman. The Italian woman selected is the shipwrecked Isabella, who discovers that her lost love, Lindoro, has been enslaved by Mustafa. Armed with only her feminine wiles, Isabella must outwit Mustafa for her future and her love.

 

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Wednesday, July 29th, 30th and 31st in the North End, Boston

St. Joseph's Feast

 

The St. Joseph Society in the North End originated in 1925 by Italian immigrants and descendants from the Riesi area of Caltanessetta, Sicily.

The adoption of St. Joseph as Patron of Riesi was in the rich tradition of devotion to a specific saint, characteristic of regions in Italy. The descendants of the founders of the society carry on this tradition in a North End society, which is very different from the North End of 1925.

In the midst of change, dramatic in nature, the St. Joseph Society, as do other religious societies in the North End, knows instinctively and inherently the importance of maintaining traditions and customs. With a sense of commitment to the past and continuity for the future, the customs of family and place will endure.

The founders of the Society were grateful for the blessings in their lives and the one means of expressing such gratitude was through the St. Joseph feast day gathering of family and friends on March 19th. A bountiful table with bread and food was established and the community was invited to participate. Traditional prayers and a young male representing St. Joseph giving the St. Joseph Prayer are important components of this traditional, nearly forgotten gathering.

 

St. Joseph's Feast which begins the annual North End festivals takes place the last weekend in July. The St. Joseph statue permanently resides in the St. Joseph Chapel on Charter Street and has been lovingly restored. This statue is carried through the streets of the North End on a familiar route. Until recently, on some small secondary streets, elderly Italian men and women could still be seen looking out third or fourth floor windows to greet the marchers and throw down a dollar bill.

 

The Society annually donates to an orphanage in Riesi, and contributes to local, national and international charitable causes.

Many of the restaurants new to the community in the last generation and many of the young professionals moving into the area are supportive of St. Joseph's and other North End societies. The importance of a rich, cultural heritage brings a sense of uniqueness viability and longevity to the community.

 

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Saturday August 6th 6pm to 11pm at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum

First Annual "Tutto Italiano" Party  

15 Newton Street Brookline Ma

 

Tickets will be made available to a limited number of guests.

 

For more information about this event please contact
Karen Hasenfus 

khasenfus@larzanderson.org 

 

 

 

Sunday August 7th 10am to 2pm at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum

"Tutto Italiano" Lawn Event

 15 Newton Street Brookline Ma

 

 

   

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For more information about this event please contact
Karen Hasenfus 

khasenfus@larzanderson.org 

Monday August 29th 7.00pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre 

"La Strada" 

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Important films in the pantheon of cinema history are often not
recognized as such until decades after their release. This was definitely not the case, however, with La Strada (1954). Revered French film critic Andre Bazin's reaction to the film announced, "Federico Fellini has here achieved one of those very rare films, of which we forget that they are movies
and accept them simply as a masterpiece."


Tickets: $9.75 General Admission, $6.75 for seniors and coolidge members

 

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