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The Public Charity "Friends of the Italian Cultural Center of Boston/FICCB" was founded in December 2012 with the aim of creating a Center of Italian Culture in Boston and, further, to ensure its management and operation. The non-profit organization is registered
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The Italian Home is a residential and day treatment facility for emotionally and behaviorally challenged children between the ages of 4 and 13. With state of the art therapies and around the clock nurturing, we help them to rebuilt their lives. Our goal is to reintegrate the children back into their schools, families, and comunities by giving them the tools to cope with their emotional scars. To learn more about Italian Home for Children visit www.italianhome.org or contact Dee Mullen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Piccola Italia Preschool
Piccola Italia Preschool (PIP) è un asilo nido di famiglia situato a Newton, MA. PIP è speciale grazie all'enfasi sulla cultura e lingua italiana. Gli insegnanti utilizzano l'approccio di "immersione" dove l'italiano è il metodo d'istruzione. PIP accetta iscrizioni per bambini da 2.9 a 5 anni con opzioni di due, tre, e cinque giorni alla settimana.
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Cari Amici dell'Italia,
a novembre vi segnalo in particolare quattro programi.
Innanzitutto, la presentazione del prof. Viroli su "IL PRINCIPE" DI MACHIAVELLI, che si terra' l'8 novembre - alle 18:00 - all'Emmanuel College. E' uno degli eventi dell'Anno della Cultura, realizzato per il 500enario della piu' nota opera dello storico, filosofo e politico italiano.
Il 15 novembre e' invece il momento dei piu' piccini con la seconda "NOTTE ITALIANA" al BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. Intrattenimento e divertimento sono assicurati e desidero ringraziare tutti i "partner" con cui abbiamo lavorato e che hanno reso possibile l'evento.
Nella stessa settimana, dal 13 al 17 novembre, LA COMPAGNIA MARIONETTISTICA CARLO COLLA E FIGLI portera' al Paramount Theatre lo spettacolo "La Bella Addormentata". Da non perdere!
Sono poi contento di annunciarvi il lancio di un nuovo progetto, IL FESTIVAL DELLA MUSICA ITALIANA "SOUNDS OF ITALY". Nato da una felice intuizione di Stefano Marchese e fortemente sostenuto dal Consolato e da alcuni dei nostri migliori musicisti al Berklee, quali Marco Pignataro, Andrea Pejrolo e Tino D'Agostino, il Festival ha l'obiettivo di riunire in un unico progetto musicale i migliori talenti italiani che vivono a Boston. Vi invito quindi tutti a partecipare alla serata inaugurale del 20 novembre al Ryles in cui si esibiranno le "Maiden Italy".
Il 23 novembre sara' la volta di BOCCACCIO e del premio organizzato insieme a Brown University in occasione della 700enario della nascita di uno dei padri della lingua italiana. Verra' anche una compagnia da Certlado (citta' natale di Boccaccio) per mettere in scena due novelle. Un appuntamento da non mancare, che chiude l'Anno della Cultura a Providence.
Da ultimo, un'anticipazione. Il tradizionale CONCERTO DI NATALE del Consolato si terra' il 5 dicembre alle 18:30, di nuovo nella Chiesa del Sacro Cuore nel North End. VENITE! VENITE! VENITE!
Per chi non avesse avuto ancora l'opportunita', segnalo che sino al 6 gennaio 2014, presso il Museum of Fine Arts di Boston, sara' in esposizione la Madonna di Senigallia, di Piero della Francesca, uno straordinario prestito dalla Galleria Nazionale delle Marche.
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Dear Friends of Italy:
I would like to highlight four events that will take place in November. Firstly, Prof. Viroli's lecture on MACHIAVELLI'S PRINCE, which will be held at Emmanuel College on November 8 at 6PM. The event - which is part of the Year of Italian Culture - has been organized for the five-hundredth anniversary of the most relevant piece of work written by Machiavelli.
On November 15 the second edition of the "ITALIAN CULTURE NIGHT" will take place at the BOSTON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM. The night will be fully devoted to the little ones, and will be characterized by entertainment and fun. I would like to thank all partners that have worked closely with us to make this event possible.
Within the same week and more precisely from November 13-16, "THE PUPPETRY COMPANY CARLO COLLA AND SONS" will perform the "Sleeping Beauty" at the Paramount Theatre. Don't miss it!
I am also delighted to announce the launch of a new project, THE FESTIVAL OF ITALIAN MUSIC "SOUNDS OF ITALY". Born from an idea of Stefano Marchese, and strongly supported by the Consulate and some of the best Italian musicians at Berklee - such as Marco Pignataro, Andrea Pejrolo and Tino D'Agostino - the Festival has the goal of gathering under a single musical project the best Italian talents living in Boston. The first concert of the series will feature "Maiden Italy" and will be held at Ryles on November 20 at 8PM.
The International Prize "BOCCACCIO AFTERLIFE" will be on November 23. It is organized in cooperation with Brown University on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of one of the fathers of the Italian language. A group from Certaldo (native city of Boccaccio) will be staging two novellas. Do not miss this event, which concludes the Year of Italian Culture in Providence.
Lastly, save the date for the second CHRISTMAS CONCERT organized by the Consulate which will be held on December 5 at 6:30PM at the Sacred Heart Church in the historical North End.
If you did not have the chance, I suggest you to visit the masterpiece by Piero della Francesca "Senigallia Madonna" which will be on show at the Museum of Fine Arts until January 6, an outstanding loan from the Gallery Nazionale delle Marche.
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November 1-10 | Dartmouth College, University of RI and Dartmouth | HANOVER (NH), KINGSTON (RI)
Italian preeminent authors: Carmine Abate
LIVING AND WRITING BY ADDICTION:
Wednesday, November 6, at 4pm Moore Hall - Filene Auditorium - Dartmouth College
WRITE AND LIVE AS A GLOBAL CITIZEN
Friday, November 8th, at 2pm - Lippitt Hall Auditorium - URI
Abate has published several acclaimed novels and short story collections and is represented by Italy's leading publishing house Mondadori. His work has also been translated into several European languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Albanian, etc.) and recently also into Arabic. Two of his award-winning novels have been published in the United States: Tra due mari (2002) under the English title Between Two Seas, and La festa del ritorno (2004) as The Homecoming Party. Abate's novel La Collina del Vento (The Hill of the Wind) was awarded the 2012 Campiello Prize (Venice), the most prestigious Italian literary prize given by the readers. His new book Il Bacio del Pane (The Bread's Kiss) is among the top ten books currently sold in Italy.
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Oct 22 - Nov 30 |West End Museum |150 Standiford Street, Boston, MA
Tony DeMarco at the Boston Garden
Photographic images of Tony DeMarco's many boxing matches at the old Boston Garden. Hours: Tuesday - Friday 12-5pm Saturday 11am - 4pm
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Wednesday, November 6 | 6PM - 8PM |Italian American Cultural Center Gallery | 28 Mulberry Street, Worcester, MA
"When the light becomes an Art"
Elio Sonsini has exhibited in Florence at the historical center, as well as in Rome, and a host of other cities throughout Italy. However, nowhere else has the presence of Elio Sonsini been more prominent than in his home of Abruzzo, where exhibitions have been held in the cities of Pescara, Chieti, Popoli, L'Aquila, Teramo, Vasto, Sulmona, Guardiagrele, Tocco Da Cassauria and others.
Friday, November 8 | 6PM - 7PM | Emmanuel College ADM 155 |400 The Fenway, Boston
"THE PRINCE AS A REDEEMER" Emmanuel College Voices Lecture Series
Maurizio Viroli, Professor of Political Science, Princeton University
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This Voices Lecture Series, entitled "Machiavelli, Machiavellism and European Political Landscape" is a round of three presentations dealing with Machiavelli the historian, the politician, the philosopher, the writer and diplomat, and the influence of this Renaissance humanist in European political landscape of the past and of today. These series of events have been organized by José Ignacio Alvarez Fernandez, from Emmanuel's Foreign Language Department with the support of Emmanuel's Vice President Office, and the Italian and Spanish Consulates in Boston.
Friday, November 15 | 5:30PM - 8:30PM | Boston Children Museum | 308 Congress Street Boston
"Italian Culture Night" at the Boston Children Museum
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Saturday, November 16 |12:00PM | Boston Symphony Hall
Federico Cortese conducts BSO Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf
BSO Family Concert in collaboration with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)Federico Cortese, Conductor - Bill Barclay, Narrator
Tickets: Kids under 18 are Free (limit 4 per family). Adult tickets are $20.
LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE: Call Symphony Hall Box Office 617.266.1200 or online
*** Geared for Children 3-8 and their families
November 13-17 | The Paramount Theater | 559 Washington Street, Boston
Compagnia Marionette Carlo Colla e Figli Presents "The Sleeping Beauty"
Journey into the fantastical land of fairy tales as Colla Marionette's incredible puppetry takes on Sleeping Beauty. This legendary Italian marionette company - considered the best in the world - depicts the beloved classic, using Tchaikovsky's score and intricately involved puppet technique to breathe new life into the story. Fantastic visions unfold showing visual movement that no book of fairy tales has ever contained, such as a luxuriant forest that rises up to protect Sleeping Beauty's world. Dozens of intricate puppets and settings will make theatergoers of all ages delight in the vast and lush landscape of this colorful and spectacular rendition. This is a rare opportunity for the whole family to experience the stunning vistas of the lost art of marionette theater.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
The Colla family began its activity as puppeteers at the beginning of the 19th Century. The Carlo Colla and Sons Marionette Company (the name officially adopted in 1861) have become a representative for Italian culture and one of the most recognized puppet theaters in the world. Based in Milan, since 1980 the company has toured five continents, participating in prestigious festivals in Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, Sydney, Melbourne, Charleston and Mexico City, among others. In 2007, the company received accolades in the U.S. for their co-production of Macbeth with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. In 1984, the new generation of puppeteers created the Associazione Grupporiani under the artistic direction of Eugenio Monti Colla, the last puppeteer of the Colla family. From 2000 the Company has collaborated with the Piccolo Teatro of Milan-Teatro d'Europa, and presents its performances in Milan at the Piccolo Teatro and at the Atelier Carlo Colla e Figli.
Wednesday, November 20 | 8:00PM| Ryles Jazz Club | 212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge Ma
MAIDENITALY DEBUT CONCERT
Sounds of Italy is a musical festival celebrating Italian music excellence in the Greater Boston area.
The inventive and contemporary vision of young Italian talents living in the United States blends with the rhythmic and harmonic roots of the Bel Paese, with a clear American jazz influence - a mix that generates a new way of making music. A concept developed by Pescara-native singer and composer Stefano Marchese, Sounds of Italy was made possible with the collaboration and support of big names on the international music scene such as Marco Pignataro, Andrea Pejrolo, Tino D'Agostino and Giorgia Renosto, as well as the Consul General of Italy in Boston, Giuseppe Pastorelli, and Bostoniano founder Nicola Orichuia.
Each individual show will have the goal of offering a unique and exciting experience to the public. All through the different musical paths taken through the festival's first four shows, audience members will be offered a taste of the elective affinities of the Mediterranean spirit mixed in with the innovative outlook of jazz.
Three classy Jazz vocalists have combined to create the first ever US-based group featuring Italian music from the 1930s through modern arrangements. MaidenItaly will take you back in time across Italian swing and melodic ballads with close harmony vocals and an all-star band. Their raw vocal talent, elegance and Mediterranean beauty conveys the true Italian flair in a sophisticated and charming manner.
Wednesday, November 20 | 2PM- 3PM| Kent Recital Hall (Conlon Music) | Fitchburg State University, 160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg, MA
Canti e Cantici 2013: Songs on Timeless Italian Poetry
The Canti e Cantici 2013 workshops provide an overview and demonstrate singing techniques, compositional process, learning process for performers, collaboration among musicians, and recital preparation. The main focus will be on the new work on text by Saint Francis of Assisi to be premiered the following evening. Sponsored by the Center for Italian Culture at Fitchburg State University
|Saturday, November 23 | Brown University | 45 Prospect St, Providence, RI
International Prize: "Boccaccio Afterlife" In cooperation with the American Boccaccio Association (ABA) and the Town of Certaldo on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of Giovanni Boccaccio
To celebrate the 700th anniversary of Giovanni Boccaccio's birth and the year of Italian Culture in the United States the Decameron Web @ Brown University in collaboration with the Italian Consulate General in Boston, and the Ente Nazionale Giovanni Boccaccio of Certaldo, Italy The Boccaccio AfterLife Prize for Best Translation and Adaptation of a Decameron novella into any Media. The adaptation of literary works into other media is a cultural phenomenon which long predates our contemporary transition from an analog to a digital environment. However, 'adaptation' has acquired a new meaning within our contemporary context, a context increasingly characterized by what we call 'trans-mediality,' or cultural production across multiple media platforms
Boccaccio belongs to that elite group of authors whose legacy widely transcends the written word. Adaptations of the Decameron surface in the cinema, digital projects, even computer games - perhaps only Dante's Comedy, among Italian literary classics, has known similar popularity outside the limits of academe. With this competition, we want to harness the creativity of students and readers of Boccaccio, inviting them to translate a novella of their choice into their own, contemporary language, social context and preferred media.
Prize: Winners will be selected in three categories: best translation-adaptation into contemporary English, best adaptation for the stage, and best adaptation for other media. The winners will receive $500 and publication of the project on the Decameron Web site. Finalists will be invited to Providence for a celebratory event organized in collaboration with the Italian Consulate General in Boston and the Casa del Boccaccio Foundation of Certaldo, Italy. The ceremony will be introduced by a roundtable discussion on adaptations of Boccaccio's works throughout the centuries (announcement to follow), and a theater group from Boccaccio's birth town of Certaldo (Florence) will perform two short plays adapted from the Decameron. The competition is open to participants from any country.
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, December 5 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM| Sacred Heart Church, North Square | North End, Boston
THE SECOND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
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September 13, 2013 - January 6, 2014, Lee Gallery (Gallery 154), Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Visiting Masterpiece: Piero della Francesca's Senigallia Madonna
An Italian Treasure, Stolen and Recovered
Another visiting masterpiece has arrived as part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture. Piero della Francesca's 15th-century tempera and oil on panel, the Senigallia Madonna (1470s) is normally on view in the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, in the Ducal Palace of Urbino. This exceptional work by one of the masters of the Renaissance was one of three stolen paintings recovered in 1975 by Italy's famed Carabinieri Cultural Heritage Protection Command (CCHPC), specializing in protection of Italy's cultural heritage on a national and international level. Don't miss this magnificent loan by a fascinating artist.
Above: Piero della Francesca, Senigallia Madonna, about 1474. Oil and tempera on panel. Galleria Nazionale delle Marche / Soprintendenza per i Beni Storici, Artistici ed Etnoantropologici delle Marche / Ministero per I Beni e le Attività Culturali.
Our Visiting Masterpiece was recovered from thieves in 1976 by Italy's famed Carabinieri Cultural Heritage Protection Command. This 18-minute video gives an in-depth view of how this international force protects cultural heritage around the globe.
YEAR OF ITALIAN CULTURE
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Consulate General of Italy in Boston