Consolato Generale d'Italia

       LIGHTS ON THE PIAZZA      

The newsletter for the lovers of Italian Culture

CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY IN BOSTON

APRIL 2012

EDITORIAL STAFF OF THE NEWSLETTER:

Chiara Marsoner

Alessandra Granelli

Antonio Talarico 

Events in Boston
The Cinema of Carmelo Bene
Don Giovanni
Italian songs and lute solos
The MOSE system
European Union Youth Orchestra
BLO the inspector
Maurizio Pollini
SAVE THE DATE: italianissimo! serata di gala
SAVE THE DATE: Pino Daniele
Memory Traces
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IL CONSOLATO INFORMA:

 

Passaporti:  
 

Si avvisano tutti i connazionali che, in base ad una nuova regola europea (http://europa.eu/travel/doc/index_it.htm), dal 26 giugno 2012 tutti i bambini che viaggiano dovranno essere muniti del proprio passaporto.

 

Si invitano pertanto tutti i genitori che hanno i minori iscritti sul proprio passaporto di contattare il Consolato
(
[email protected]; 617 7229223). 

 

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 [email protected]  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: 

AIRE/ELETTORALE: 

[email protected]  

617 722 9225

 

NOTARILE: 

[email protected] 

617 722 9220

 

PENSIONI/BUONI POSTALI

[email protected] 

617 722 9205

 

CIVILE/CITTADINANZA

[email protected] 

617 722 9303

 

ATTI DI STATO CIVILE 

[email protected] 

617 722 9225

 

PASSAPORTI: 

[email protected]  

617 722 9223

 

TITOLI DI STUDIO: 

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617 722 9201 ex 12

 

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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: [email protected]

Click here to download the brochure.

composit

July 2, through 12 2012, Villa Battistini, Rieti, Italy  

Composit

Funded by the Italian Composer Davide Ianni, Composit is a new international summer festival for composers of new music.
For its first edition, the Composit new music festival will take place from July 2nd through 12th 2012 in the enchanting Villa Battistini located in the beautiful hills surrounding the city of Rieti, Italy, 50 miles outside of Rome.

Tristan Murail and Joshua Fineberg, the two leading figures of the spectral movement, will work with participating composers in individual lessons, group seminars and master-classes. Seminars will feature presentations and discussions of the participants' works and master-classes will address issues of contemporary aesthetics, instrumental techniques, orchestration, analysis and computer assisted composition. All courses will be taught in English.

Click here for more information 


Useful information and news


Cari Amici dell'Italia,

 

vi segnalo gli eventi di aprile che avranno un "tocco italiano".

 

Su tre in particolare desidero attirare la vostra attenzione: l'interessante convegno organizzato dal Mit Italy Program sul Mose di Venezia, il 12 aprile; il concerto dell'Orchestra Giovanile dell'Unione Europea, il 20 aprile, alla sua prima tournee statunitense; il concerto di Pollini alla Symphony Hall, il 22 aprile.

 

Permettetemi poi una parola su "italianissimo! serata di gala" che si svolgera' il primo giugno. Si tratta del primo evento di raccolta fondi per la lingua e la cultura italiana organizzato dal Consolato, cui vi invito a partecipare.

 

Per rimanere in costante contatto con le nostre attivita', non dimenticatevi di visitare il sito www.consboston.esteri.it e di consultare la mini-rubrica quotidian "Italy - New England"

 

Buona lettura a Tutti!  


Giuseppe Pastorelli  
 

 

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Dear Friends of Italy,

 

For the month of April I would like to highlight some events that feature an "Italian touch".

 

The three events I would like to point out are: the interesting convention organized by the Mit Italy Program on the Mose system on April 12; the European Union Youth Orchestra, April 20, on its first American tour; Pollini's concert at the Symphony Hall, April 22.

 

Let me introduce you to "italianissimo! serata di gala" that will take place on June first. The gala is the first event for fundraising in favor of Italian language and culture organized by the Consulate, to which I would like to invite you.  

 

To keep updated with our activities do not forget to visit our website www.consboston.esteri.it and read the mini-press review "Italy-New England"

 

Happy Reading to all,

 

Giuseppe Pastorelli 

March 30 - April 2, Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge 

INUTILE: THE CINEMA OF CARMELO BENE

 

The filmmaking career of Carmelo Bene (1937 - 2002) lasted from 1968 to 1973, six years out of a lengthy time spent in the theater that made Bene one of the most celebrated figures of the Italian avant-garde in the second half of the 20th century.  

 

Click here for the complete film calendar

 

General Admission Tickets $9, $7 Non-Harvard Students, Seniors, Harvard Faculty and Staff.  Harvard students free  Special event tickets (for in-person appearances) are $12.  Tickets go on sale 45 minutes prior to show time. The HFA does not do advance ticket sales. 

 

Sunday, April 1 at 2pm at the Boston Conservatory Theater

DON GIOVANNI


The legendary libertine Don Juan unbuttons the yearnings and contradictions of polite society in Mozart's darkly comic masterpiece.

Seduction, betrayal and retribution combine with soaring melody, brilliant ensembles and a flaming finale! Sung in Italian with English supertitles in a production of the Boston Conservatory. 

 

 Tuesday, Apr 10 at 12:15pm 

at King's Chapel, Boston

 

 Italian songs & lute solos 


Claire Raphaelson, soprano & Matthew Wright, Renaissance lute, present a concert of Renaissance & early Baroque music at historic King's Chapel in downtown Boston. This recital features works by Tromboncino, Bossenensis, Caccini, Monteverdi & others.

Hailed by city residents and visitors alike as a treasure in the midst of a bustling city, this year-long recital series features a wide range of programming from classical to jazz and more! Your donation of $3 or more is given to the performers.

Click here for more information.

 Thursday, April 12 at 4.30pm at the MIT 54-915/923

MIT-Italy presents:
the safeguarding of Venice and its Lagoon: the MOSE system.

  

The MIT -Italy Program is pleased to invite you to a presentation of the MOSE--the mobile barriers that are been built to protect Venice from high waters-- by the engineers and scientists who conceived the project and are carrying it out.

This major engineering feat, which employs all Italian technologies and is Italy's largest public work, has major relevance and implications not only for Venice, but for other cities and localities threatened by rising waters. The speakers have a leading engineering and managerial role in the project and are members of the Consorzio Venezia Nuova, i.e. the Agency in charge of planning the mobile barriers and supervising their construction. The first barrier will become operational in 2013.

For more information, please contact  [email protected]

Friday, April 20, 8pm at Boston Symphony Hall

European Union Youth Orchestra 
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano soloist
 
 

The European Union Youth Orchestra's vitality and brilliance have created much buzz in Europe and, under the baton of Maestro Ashkenazy, have earned favorable comparisons with the leading orchestras of Europe. Players are selected each year from over 4,000 candidates between the ages of 14-24 drawn from all 27 member countries of the European Union. In short, they are some of Europe's finest young performers. The orchestra is conducted by Music Director Vladimir Ashkenazy, and is joined for this performance by the magnificant pianist Yefim Bronfman.

Program: 
COPLAND An Outdoor Overture
LISZT Piano Concerto No. 2
RICHARD STRAUSS An Alpine Symphony 

 

Click here to purchase tickets for the performance

For more info please follow the  link  

Friday, April 20, 7.30pm at Citi Performing Arts Center: Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA

Boston Lyric Opera: The Inspector

  

The Inspector, John Musto's witty Italian farce, closes the 2011-2012 Season. This comic gem boasts a melodic score and features a large and talented cast of established and versatile American dramatic singers. Basing the work loosely on Gogol's 19th century farce, The Government Inspector, Musto once again teams up with librettist Mark Campbell to create a swaggeringly funny tale of bribery, fraud, corruption, (and a little discreet pimping) in 1930s Sicily.  

Click here for more information. 

Sunday, April 22, 8pm at Symphony Hall

Celebrity Series presents:
Maurizio Pollini
 
 

Maurizio Pollini is a pianist of power and precision who brings out the panoramic architecture of old and new music alike. The intellect of his musical concept is unexcelled and his warmth and humanity are perpetually in perfect alignment with his muscular, steely technique. Pollini is a giant.

Program:
CHOPIN
Prelude in C-sharp minor, Opus 45 
Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Opus 38 
Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Opus 47 
Four Mazurkas, Opus 33 
Mazurka in G-sharp minor 
Mazurka in D Major 
Mazurka in C Major 
Mazurka in B minor 
Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Opus 39 
LISZT
Nuages gris (Tr�be Wolken), S.199 
Unstern! Sinistre, disastro, S. 208 
La lugubre gondola (Die Trauergondel), S. 200, no. 1
R.W. Venezia, S.201
Sonata in B minor, S. 178

 

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For more info please follow the link

SAVE THE DATE

Friday June 1, 2012 7.30pm at LouisBoston, 60 Northern Avenue, Fan Pier, Boston

             

 

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Presented by the Italian Consulate in Boston is an annual fundraiser for Italian language and culture that will showcase the very best of Italian design and tradition and will feature
 
 

  • Exclusive fashion event produced by LouisBoston
  • Fine Italian cuisine by internationally acclaimed Chef Filippo La Mantia 
  • Live entertainment
  • Select live auction items
  • Tickets $250.00

Program: 
 

7:00pm Reception

7:30pm Fashion Event by LouisBoston

8:00pm Cuisine by Chef Filippo La Mantia 
 
9:00pm Live Auction, Dessert and Special Performance 

 

Stay tuned, more information to come...

 

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 8:00 p.m.  Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue Boston MA 02115
 

Pino Daniele 
performs in Boston for the first time
 
 

 

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While on an international tour of North America. Daniele is an influential Italian jazz-fusion guitarist. He has released 30 studio albums since 1975. Born in Naples, Italy on March 19, 1955, self-taught guitarist Pino Daniele recorded his first album at the age of 22. From the beginning of his career, it was evident that his passion lay in rock and blues. Greatly influenced by his own cultural background, his music was a successful fusion of tradition and modernity. 

 
His solo debut, Terra Mia, sung in Neapolitan, was the first example of what Daniele called "tarambl�," a combination of tarantella, rhumba, and blues. In 1979 his self-titled sophomore record was released, followed by Nero a Met� in 1980, and that same year Daniele was invited to open for reggae superstar Bob Marley for his show in Milan. During the next few years the artist continued exploring his various Mediterranean, African, and Western inspirations-found in albums like Common Ground, a collaboration with American folk singer Richie Havens, and the Middle Eastern-influenced Bonne Soir�e-as well as writing soundtracks for films by Massimo Troisi.  

 

In 1989 Daniele took a step toward greater commercial success with the release of the pop record Mascalzone Latino, followed by another deluge of albums, including 1991's Un Uomo in Blues, 1993's Che Dio Ti Benedica (which had two tracks produced by Chick Corea), 1995's Non Calpestare I Fiori Nel Deserto, 1997's Dimmi Cosa Succede Sulla Terra, and 2000's Medina. 

Two years later the singer teamed up with fellow Italian stars Francesco DeGregori, Ron, and Fiorella Mannoia for a tour, captured on the appropriately titled In Tour. In 2005 Daniele released Iguana Caf�, another studio record. Between 2005 and 2010, Daniele released three more studio albums: Il Mio Nome e Pino Daniele e Vivo Qui, Ricomincio da 30, and Electric Jam. In 2010, Daniele released his 13th studio album, Boogie Boogie Man.
On June 24, 2011, in Salerno, Italy, Pino Daniele performed side by side with the English blues rock superstar Eric Clapton. A benefit for children's causes in Italy, the concert sold out to capacity at the Stadio di Cava de' Tirreni.

 

 For more info please follow the link  

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

logo 150 messages of the stories. A mobile application provides the opportunity for others to follow these memory trails through the city of Boston. 

  

Consulate General of Italy in Boston

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