Consolato Generale d'Italia

       LIGHTS ON THE PIAZZA      

The newsletter for the lovers of Italian Culture

CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY IN BOSTON

JANUARY 2012

EDITORIAL STAFF OF THE NEWSLETTER:

Chiara Marsoner

Alessandra Granelli

Antonio Talarico 

Events in Boston
Memory Traces: A Collection of Italian Memories
Visual Arts
Franz Turchi UMass Boston
Festa Della Bandiera
Bel Canto
Boston Wine Expo
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Remembrance Day
MFA Afrodite
Museum of Science - Pompei
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Passaporti:  

Si avvisa che a seguito di nuove disposizioni questo Consolato Generale deve richiedere il Nulla Osta alla Questura competente prima di rilasciare un passaporto, anche per tutti i residenti AIRE. Si prega pertanto di contattare l'ufficio passaporti al 617 7229201 ex 23 o di scrivere a passaporti.boston@esteri.it  al fine di poter avviare la pratica per il rilascio del nuovo passaporto, prima di venire in Consolato per ottenere il documento.

 

Cittadinanza:

Si informa che sul sito del Consolato e' disponibile il manuale pratico sulla doppia cittadinanza "To be or not to be an Italian citizen? That is the questionnaire!". Nel manuale sono disponibili tutte le informazioni utili per comprendere le modalita' di acquisto, riacquisto e la documentazione necessaria per ottenere la doppia cittadinanza.

 

Contatti utili: 

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ATTI DI STATO CIVILE 

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PASSAPORTI: 

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Youth & Music Special

Italy Summer Camp - Summer 2012

Musica Vesuviana

 

Musica Vesuviana is a summer music school/ camp open to all American and European students who will be in
grades 8-12. The program is open to instrumentalists and vocalist and
we offer ensemble and customized /individual instructions
(Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Improvisation, Scat Vocals, Classical and Electric
Guitar, Electric Bass, Vocals, Strings
(Violin, Cello, Viola), Winds, Brass and Drums. It is a great opportunity to learn World Music, Italian Language and Italian culture.
For more information, please contact: info@musicavesuvianafestival.com

Click here to download the brochure.

Useful information and news


Cari Amici dell'Italia, 

auguro innanzitutto a voi ed alle vostre famiglie un 2012 eccezionale, con la speranza che il nuovo anno vi porti quello che piu' desiderate. Da parte nostra continueremo ad impegnarci al massimo per offrirvi una programmazione aritistica e culturale di qualita'.
 
 
Permettetemi in avvio di condividere con voi un progetto che il Consolato ed il MIT Mobile Experience Lab, con la collaborazione del locale COMITES, hanno realizzato: "Memory Traces: A Collection of Italian Memories of Boston". Si tratta di un documentario interattivo con video-interviste di un selezionato numero di italiani di prima, seconda e terza generazione.
Navigate sul sito http://locast.mit.edu/memorytraces/ e diteci cosa ne pensate. 
Tre eventi desidero segnalarvi in particolare a gennaio: il 7 la festa della Banidera italiana; il 22 la rappresentazione del Falstaff di Verdi da parte della Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra; il 29 la celebrazione della Giornata della Memoria. Tutti e tre gli appuntamenti sono stati un sucesso nel 2011 e diventeranno una tradizione per gli anni a venire.   

Non mancate poi l'apertura ufficiale della nuova ala dell'Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, disegnata da Renzo Piano, il 19 gennaio.

Continuate a seguirci sul nostro sito www.consboston.esteri.it e, se volete rimanere aggiornati sulle curiosita' che legano l'Italia al New England, leggete la nostra mini-rassegna quotidiana. 

A chi non vi fosse ancora stato, consiglio infine di visitare le interessanti mostre "Un giorno a Pompei", presso il Museo della Scienza di Boston e "Afrodite e gli Dei dell'Amore" al Museo delle Belle Arti , entrambe in programmazione fino a meta' febbraio.

Buon Anno a tutti!

Giuseppe Pastorelli   

 

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Dear Friends of Italy,
 

First of all I wish you and your families a marvelous 2012, hoping that the New Year will bring you all that you wished for. We will continue to do our part on committing to offer you a high quality artistic and cultural program.
 

Let me introduce you to the project: "Memory Traces: A Collection of Italian Memories of Boston", which was realized by the Consulate along with the MIT Mobile Experience Lab and the collaboration of COMITES. The project is an interactive documentary featuring a collection of video interviews by a selected number of Italians of first, second and third generation.
Visit http://locast.mit.edu/memorytraces/ and gives us your thoughts.

 

There are three events that I would like to particularly point out: January 7 the commemoration of the Italian flag; January 22 the representation of Verdi's Falstaff by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra; January 29 the commemoration of Remembrance Day. All the events have been of great success in 2011 and will become a tradition for the following years.

 

On January 19, do not miss the official opening of the new wing at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, designed by Renzo Piano.


Continue to follow us on our site www.consboston.esteri.it and if you would like to keep yourself updated on curiosities that link Italy and New England consult our daily press review.

 

Both exhibitions "A day in Pompeii" at the Museum of Science of Boston as well as the "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" at the Museum of Fine Arts are open until the middle of February; therefore I suggest you visit them if you have not done so.

 

Happy New Year to all!
 

Giuseppe Pastorelli 
December 2011 Launch of Memory Traces: A Collection of Italian Memories of Boston 
Memory Traces: A Collection of Italian Memories of Boston 

 

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To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and the MIT Mobile Experience Lab, in partnership with COMITES (Committee of Italians Abroad) of Boston, has developed Memory Traces: A Collection of Italian Memories of Boston. Boston's Italian community dates back to 1860, when the first immigrants came to the United States seeking better conditions than those of their homeland. For the past 150 years, Italian-Americans have played a prominent role in the city of Boston, having distinguished themselves in various disciplines including business, government, medicine, technology, humanities, and academia. Through geo-located video interviews, the Memory Traces project explores the Italian experience in Boston. These recollections from selected representatives of fi rst generation and American born Italians help preserve their heritage for future generations. The use of new media has enabled this interactive documentary.  The Memory Traces project website http://locast.mit.edu/memorytraces features the stories overlaid on a map of the city. Stories can be fi ltered by person, time period, and a selection of themes that capture the messages of the stories. A mobile application provides the opportunity for others to follow these memory trails through the city of Boston. 

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January 4 - January 18, Campus Center UMASS Boston 100 Morrissey Blvd.BostonMA 

The Office of International and Transnational Affairs (OITA) along with the Department of HistoryIs pleased to invite you to a lecture series by Franz Turchi    

 
Franz Turchi is an economist and was a member of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2004. He is the author of books and articles on economics, including "Why the Euro?" He has lectured at a number of prestigious American universities, including Princeton, Boston University, and UMass Boston. "The Euro's Global Challenges" will clarify the current euro crisis and its implications for a UMass audience and the public. 

 
   

  --"Origins of the Euro Crisis," January 4, 2012, 11:30A.M.-1:00 P.M., Campus Center, second Floor, Room 2115
 
 --"The Euro Today," January 11, 2012, 11:30A.M.-1:00 P.M., Campus Center, second Floor, Room 2115
 
 --"The Future of the Euro," January 18, 2012, 11:30A.M.-1:00 P.M., 
Campus Center, second Floor, Room 2215  
   


Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

  

Please RVSP to: Jennifer.goode@umb.edu  

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Thursday, January 5 until March 23, Monday- Friday 10am-6pm at the Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, East Cambridge, MA

"IMMERSION: Artefacting into Dharavi-  the Engine that Runs Mumbai"


In November of 2010, Italo-American artist & urbanist Alex White Mazzarella led a team of artists and documentarians into Dharavi, Mumbai, known widely as Asia's largest slum for a three-month immersion. Their project, Artefacting Mumbai, was aimed at engaging, learning from and ultimately documenting the untold wealth of this place and people, before Dharavi's displacement by contemporary urbanization.Media paintings , photographs and short videos will exhibit the human sides of a marginalized community and recycling industry

 

Opening Reception, Thursday January 5, 6pm to 9pm Multicultural Arts Center.

Click here for additional information about the artist Alex White Mazzarella.

Saturday, January 7, Venezia Waterfront Restaurant 20 Ericsson Street, Boston MA

Festa Della Bandiera Italiana

 

 

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Sunday, January 15, 3pm at the Dante Alighieri Society, Cambridge, MA

Annual Bel Canto Italian Opera Concert: by the Pirandello Lyceum

 

The President and Board of Governors of the Pirandello Lyceum, have announced that the Pirandello annual gala Italian opera concert will be presented on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 3:00 PM and held at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA, (617) 876-5160.  

 
The repertoire for the concert will be entirely Italian. The renowned Boston Bel Canto Opera Company, artistically directed by Bradley Pennington, will present arias from favorite operas such as Cavalleria Rusticana, Tosca and Madama Butterfly. 
 
This exciting Boston Bel Canto Opera event is free to all Pirandello members in good standing. The fee for non-members is $18 ($15 for seniors and students; check payable to the Pirandello Lyceum). You have the option of signing up for a membership at the door 
and attending the event for free. 
 
Free parking is available for early birds at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center. Additional parking is available at the Kendall Theater garage at a reduced rate with validation from the Dante. Follow signs to Kendall Theater. For more information about the Pirandello 
Lyceum log on to www.pirandello.com 
 
Contact information: (781) 640-3637; email: pirandellolyceum@aol.com  

 

Monday, January 16-Sunday January 22, Seaport World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel 200 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210 

 
Celebrating Wine Food and Culture
 

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An entire week of festivities celebrating wine, food and culture from the greatest wine-producing regions of the world. Like every year Italy will play an important role for this event, do not miss it!

 

For more info visit http://www.wine-expos.com/Wine/expo/

Thursday, January 19, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
280 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum opens its new wing by Renzo Piano 

 

The new Renzo Piano-designed wing at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will open to the public for the first time on Thursday, January 19th, 2012. Beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, the Grand Opening in January honors the museum's founder Isabella Gardner, who originally unveiled the Gardner to the public on January 1st, 1903. Among the new wing's inaugural programming highlights are contemporary exhibitions in the new Special Exhibition Gallery (clad in copper panels and visible at top, left of this photo), as well as in the historic building, and an expanded concert series showcasing three new works commissioned in honor of the new Calderwood Performance Hall.

 

To read more about the new wing's Grand Opening and inaugural season programming highlights click here  

 

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Sunday, January 22, 3pm at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge  

VERDI - Falstaff

This is the fifth consecutive year that the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) presents a full, semi-staged opera performance and is the only US youth orchestra to do so. After last year's sold out performance of Macbeth, BYSO will present a Verdi opera for the second time. This semi-staged production will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. 

This performance of Falstaff will be conducted by BYSO Music Director, Federico Cortese, Marc Astafan will provide stage direction, and will feature the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus. This opera is in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Boston. 

 

This one time only performance takes place on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 3pm at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University. Tickets start at only $25 and discounted student and senior tickets are available; call Sanders Theatre Box Office at (617) 496-2222. Free parking is available at the Broadway Garage on Felton Street.  

 
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Ministero Affari Esteri
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 1:30 p.m. Boston University Photonics Center, Room 206 8 St. Mary's Street,
Boston, MA 02115

A Commemoration of Italian Holocaust Remembrance Day
Giorgio Bassani And The Call For Remembrance
 
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Click on image to enlarge it Ministero Affari Esteri
October 26 until February 20 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Torft Gallery  184
Aphrodite and the Gods of Love - MFA
 
Known today as the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, or Venus as she was known to the Romans, was one of the most powerful ancient Greek divinities and a favorite subject in ancient art. This is the first exhibition about the powerful goddess that both ancient writers and artists described as complex and even dangerous. Through the presentation of 150 Greek and Roman works of art, "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love," which includes spectacular loans from Rome and Naples, reveals the most popular ancient goddess in her roles as adulterous seductress, instigator of sexual desire, mother to mischievous Eros and sexual outliers Hermaphrodite and Priapos, patroness of brides, and much more.logo 150
 
Click here for more information about the exposition.

Sunday October 2, until February 12, 2012 at the Museum of Science in Boston 

A Day in Pompeii


On August 24, AD 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the ancient Roman city of Pompeii under volcanic ash for over 1,700 years. On Sunday, October 2, 2011, visitors to the Museum of Science, Boston will explore the life and death of this thriving city in A Day in Pompeii. The 13,000-square-foot touring exhibit immerses visitors in the richness of one of the greatest archaeological treasures ever unearthed.

On exhibit October 2, 2011 - February 12, 2012, A Day in Pompeii features over 250 priceless artifacts. They include 13 wall-sized frescoes, over a dozen pieces of gold jewelry, marble and bronze statuary, gold coins, and other dazzling examples of ancient Roman artistry. Other artifacts from frying pans, fishhooks, and merchants' scales to ceramics, oil lamps, graffiti stones, and carbonized bread capture aspects of daily life. Visitors can also experience the power of volcanoes from interactive displays and learn about their victims by exploring the body casts that have immortalized them.

"Few ancient cities have been found so unchanged," says Paul Fontaine, Museum of Science vice president of education. "Our visitors will discover that what a volcano destroys it can also save. The clues that scientists and archeologists have uncovered, while helping establish modern archeology, also offer a glimpse of ancient life, from art and architecture to water engineering and entertainment, revealing remarkable ties between ancient and modern cultures. And in a very personal way, the body casts connect us directly to human beings who lived 2,000 years ago."

 

Click here for additional information about the exhibit.

 

Consulate General of Italy in Boston

Tel. 617-722-9201

Fax 617-722-9407

consolatogenerale.boston@esteri.it