Consolato Generale d'Italia

CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY IN BOSTON

MAY 2014

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Events in New England
L'Italia Chiamo' - Italian Radio Program
Sounds of Italy - Italian- American Tenors
Bellini I PURITANI
Celebrating Europe Day in Boston
Federico Cortese - BYSO
Coro-Dante Concerto di Primavera
Finazzer Flory
italianissimo! serata di gala
Visiting Masterpieces: Caravaggio
Italian Comedian Joe Avati "Back to Basics"
REGISTER NOW: Italy Music Camp 2014
2014 INNOVATIVE ITALIAN SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM
REGISTER NOW : Art of the Mask
SAVE THE DATE - Pollini
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AVVISO - NUOVI ORARI UFFICI CONSOLARI:

L'Ufficio Passaporti, l'Ufficio AIRE e l'Ufficio Stato Civile sono aperti il Lunedý, il Mercoledý ed il Venerdý dalle 9 alle 12:30. 
L'Ufficio Notarile e l'Ufficio Cittadinanza sono aperti il Martedý ed il Giovedý e ricevono esclusivamente per appuntamento (prego scrivere a: passaporti.boston@esteri.it per il notarile; statocivile.boston@esteri.it per la cittadinanza)

 

NOTICE - NEW CONSULAR OFFICE HOURS:  

The Passport Office, the Registry Office and the Vital Records Office are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am to 12:30pm. 

The Notary Office and the Citizenship Office are open Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only (please write to: passaporti.boston@esteri.it for notary; statocivile.boston@esteri.it for citizenship)

IL CONSOLATO INFORMA:

 

Passaporti:    

Si avvisano tutti i connazionali che 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
(
passaporti.boston@esteri.it;
617.722.9223). 

 

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: 

anagrafe.boston@esteri.it  

617 722 9220

 

NOTARILE: 

passaporti.boston@esteri.it 

617 722 9223

 

PENSIONI:

pensioni.boston@esteri.it 

617 722 9220

 

CITTADINANZA:

statocivile.boston@esteri.it 

617 722 9303


STATO CIVILE:
statocivile.boston@esteri.it

617 722 9303

 

PASSAPORTI: 

passaporti.boston@esteri.it  

617 722 9223

 

TITOLI DI STUDIO/BUONI POSTALI:

sociale.boston@esteri.it  

617 722 9225

 

PER QUESTIONI DI CARATTERE

GENERALE: urp.boston@esteri.it


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FRIENDS OF THE ITALIAN CULTURAL CENTER OF BOSTON





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  in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has the objective of promoting Italian language and culture as well as preserving Italian heritage in Boston. 

for more information please visit:

  

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 dmullen@italianhome.org

NEW IN BOSTON

Piccola Italia Preschool
 
  

Piccola Italia Preschool (PIP) Ŕ un asilo nido di famiglia situato a Newton, MA. PIP Ŕ speciale grazie all'enfasi sulla cultura e lingua italiana. Gli insegnanti utilizzano l'approccio di "immersione" dove l'italiano Ŕ 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.  

Clicca qui per ulteriori informazioni

Useful information and news


 

Cari Amici dell'Italia,

 

per maggio vi segnalo alcuni eventi in particolare. Il 2 maggio vi sara' l'ultimo CONCERTO DEL FESTIVAL SOUNDS OF ITALY, che e' ormai divenuto un appuntamento fisso per gli amanti della musica a Boston.

Proseguiamo il 7 maggio con la celebrazione - per la prima volta - del GIORNO DELL'EUROPA. Frutto di una collaborazione dei Consolati europei con il Berklee College of Music, si tratta dell'avvio di una importante tradizione, per cui voglio ringraziare la Presidenza di turno greca dell'Unione Europea.

Il 23 maggio, alla Dante Alighieri, vi sara' lo spettacolo sul FUTURISMO DI MASSIMILIANO FINNAZZER FLORY. E' la terza volta che Finazzer Flory viene a Boston e sono sicuro che non gli farete mancare tutto il vostro calore per questa sua nuova performance!

Il 31 maggio vi e' un evento a me molto caro: ITALIANISSIMO! SERATA DI GALA. L'annuale appuntamento di raccolta fondi  per la creazione del Centro Italiano di Cultura di Boston (www.ficcb.it) e per sostenere l'insegnamento della nostra splendida lingua. Potete acquistare il biglietto d'ingresso online: i posti sono limitati!!!

Non mancate poi di visitare la MOSTRA DI CARAVAGGGIO al Museum of Fine Arts, che sara' in esposizione sino a meta' giugno.

Per chi ha bambini dai 4 ai 10 anni, segnalo che il CASIT organizzera' un CAMPO ESTIVO DI ITALIANO dal 7 al 18 luglio presso la Eliot Innovation School. Iscrivetevi subito!!!

Prendete per favore nota dei NUOVI ORARI DI APERTURA DEGLI UFFICI DEL CONSOLATO - necessari per far fronte alla temporanea riduzione dell'organico del Consolato - e seguiteci su FACEBOOK e su TWITTER.


Buona lettura!
Giuseppe Pastorelli



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Dear Friends of Italy:


May will feature many interesting events. The last SOUNDS OF ITALY'S CONCERT will be held on May 2, a must-see for Boston music lovers.

For the first time, on May 7 we will celebrate
EUROPE'S DAY in Boston, thanks to the collaboration of the European Consulates along with the Berklee College of Music; it's the beginning of an important tradition, and for that I would like to thank the Greek Presidency of the European Union.

A great
FUTURIST EVENING BY MASSIMILIANO FINAZZER FLORY will be held on May 23 at the Dante Alighieri Society. It's Finazzer Flory's third visit to Boston, and I am sure you will not miss his new performance!

On May 31 I wish to present you a very special event: ITALIANISSIMO! SERATA DI GALA. The annual fundraiser to support the creation of an Italian Cultural Center in Boston (www.ficcb.it) and the teaching of Italian language. You can purchase your tickets online: tickets are limited!!!

Do not miss CARAVAGGIO'S EXHIBITION at the Museum of Fine Arts, on view until the middle of June. 

For all children of ages of 4 to 10, CASIT will be offering an ITALIAN SUMMER CAMP from July 7 to the 18 at the Elliot Innovation School. Register soon, spots are limited!!!

Please take note of our NEW CONSULAR OFFICE'S HOURS - needed to cope with the temporary reduction in staff of the Consulate - and continue to follow us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.


Happy reading to All!

Giuseppe Pastorelli

 

 


Italian Radio Program live on Zumix Web Radio every Thursday at 2:00 pm 
SOI
Friday, May 2 | 8:30pm | Ryles Jazz Club | 212 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA
Sounds of Italy 
Italian- American Tenors

 

Sounds of Italy is a musical festival celebrating the Italian excellence in music. The first edition of the festival will see the best Italian musicians in the Boston area perform over the course of four special shows, all at the Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge. 

 

Please click on the image for a larger version, or browse through the website for more information about this initiative.

 

  LOGO REP

  

Elvira has been promised to one man, but loves another. When she believes the object of her affection has betrayed her, she descends into madness. Bellini's bel canto gem unfolds during a tumultuous English civil war and features mad scenes filled with pathos and achingly beautiful music.

Troy Cook and Paul Whelan are the men trying to arrange marriage for Elvira. John Tessier and Sarah Coburn, acclaimed for their roles in BLO's The Barber of Seville, sing the roles of the lovers with Coburn delivering the famous tour de force soprano arias.

 

Click here for more information

EUROPA

Wednesday, May 7 | 8:00pm | Berklee College of Music | 921 Boylston Street, Boston MA

Celebrating Europe Day
in Boston


Berklee College of Music faculty and students perform a very special repertoire to celebrate Europe Day in Boston. Led by French pianist and composer Alain Mallet, this concert will feature music and arrangements from different parts of the continent that are bound to make us travel through music.

The event is free and open to the public - first come first served availability.

Click here for more information
Sunday, May 18 | 6:00pm | Kresge Auditorium at MIT| Cambridge, MA
Federico Cortese
conducts 
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)

Experience the Future of Classical Music with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras conducted by Italian Music Director Federico Cortese. 

Tickets $22-25 - click here to order your tickets online. For more information, please visit www.BYSOweb.org

 
  
  
Sunday, May 18 | 5:00pm | Dante Alighieri Society | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA
Coro-Dante Concerto di Primavera

 
finazzer
Friday, May 23 | 7:00pm | Dante Alighieri Society | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA
A Great Futurist Evening 

A homage to Italian Futurism. Massimiliano Finazzer Flory plays the role of the movement's founder, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. In an effervescent monologue, which uses the words of Marinetti and other Futurist ideologues such as Giovanni Papini, Libero Altomare and Aldo Palazzeschi, Finazzer Flory, in a frock coat bringing to mind the formality of the era, conveys the essence of the movement, which reacted against any mediocrity or conformity.
 
italianissimo
Saturday, May 31 at 7:00pm  
Burnham Building (Former Filene's Departments Store)  
10 Summer Street, Boston, MA

 

italianissimo! serata di gala
Join us to contribute to the creation of the Italian Cultural Center of Boston, 
and to celebrate all things Italian 
Click for more information

 

Click here to purchase tickets for the event!

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HAPPENING NOW: April 12 - June 15 | Lee Gallery (Gallery 154) | Museum of Fine Arts | 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 
Visiting Masterpieces: Caravaggio 

Take sides in an intense debate among leading authorities on Italian art and learn the possible answers to the question: What makes a Caravaggio? This exhibition provides the chance to study two nearly identical paintings ofSaint Francis in Meditation attributed to Caravaggio (1571-1610). Which one of these beautiful paintings is the original? Could they both be by the great Caravaggio? Both were rediscovered in the 20th century, one in Rome's Church of Santa Maria della Concezione, and the other in the Church of San Pietro in Carpineto Romano. Both show Saint Francis contemplating a skull. The composition is so compelling that numerous copies were made, even during the artist's lifetime. Scholars are divided as to which of the two is the original, and this presentation permits examination of the paintings side by side, brushstroke by brushstroke. An additional loan, the Capitoline Museums' famous Fortune Teller (1594), provides an undisputed example by Caravaggio's hand for comparison. Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art, the exhibition includes new scientific and archival research as well as enlarged details of the paintings and other technical images-allowing visitors to employ the same techniques as experts and decide for themselves. Together, these three paintings offer clues to an intriguing art historical mystery.

  

Above, left: Attributed to Michelangelo Merisi, called Caravaggio, Saint Francis in Meditation. Oil on canvas. The Church of Santa Maria della Concezione, Rome. Above, right: Attributed to Caravaggio, Saint Francis in Meditation. Oil on canvas. Museo Civico, formerly the Church of San Pietro, Carpineto Romano.   click here for more information 

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 14 | 7:30PM | Regent Theatre | 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA

Italian Comedian Joe Avati 

"Back to Basics"


 

After an 8 year absence Boston Concepts is proud to present, Joe Avati with his brand new award winning bilingual Italian stand-up comedy show 'Back to Basics'.

Joe Avati's comedy is unique in that he performs both English and Italian. He has that unique ability to be able to say the things that everyone thinks but no one articulates in their everyday speak. At the end of his concerts you will hear his audiences in the lobby belt out "everything he says is so true" and on the way home they will recount and hence re live their own childhood stories so in essence the Joe Avati experience continues long after the curtain has come down.

  

Ticket Information: Box Office: 781-646-4849 or online at www.regenttheatre.com  

Register Now: Summer 2014  (June 24 - July 8)
Musica Vesuviana - Italian Music Camp 
Click on image to open brochure
for more information
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SAVE THE DATE: July 7, 2014 - July 18, 2014

2014 INNOVATIVE ITALIAN SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM 

 

Click to see Full PDF

The camp is a great opportunity for students to be exposed early to a foreign language and get them excited about language learning. There are many benefits that learning a foreign language provides, from experiencing new cultures to gaining the skills needed to succeed in today's world. The camp will be full of fun activities that will prove to be a blast for all children! We will commence each day with a motivational song or game. Afterwards we will branch off into groups that will consist of different themes, to be presented and practiced through developmentally appropriate hands-on games and activities. At the end of the day, we will close with a song and/or review activities.


For more information please visit: www.casit.org

 

Register Now: ART OF THE MASK IN THE COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE WORKSHOP (June 23 - July 19)
29th International Workshop 

 

Click image to open pdf
The work of the Sartori dates back to the post-war period (1945-47) when the Italian intellectual world renewed its desire to recover the origins of its cultural history. So the Italian sculptor Amleto Sartori started a long period of experimental research on the masks of the Italian Commedia, its characters and the construction techniques forgotten for more than two centuries, which was to bring him to the re-discovery, though it would be more precise to say the re-invention, not only of the ancient manufacturing technique for the leather masks but also of its artistic significance. Amleto died at the height of his activity, but he left his son Donato a heritage of cultural and technical knowledge which, keeping up the tradition of the ancient "bottega dell'arte", is carried out and perfected by adapting it to the needs of contemporary society. Donato started an intense collaboration with Barrault, Eduardo de Filipo, Strehler, Lecoq, Dario Fo and Peter Oskarson, creating masks for their performances. He dealt with experimental research in the field of sculpture and the graphic arts: his works can be found in various Modern Art Museums in Venice, New York, Tokyo, Mexico City, Paris and took active part in international cultural events with cultural activities. 
 
In 1979, together with the scenographer Paolo Trombetta and the architect Paola Piizzi, he founded the CENTRO MASCHERE E STRUTTURE GESTUALI. Set up as a multi-disciplinary research group, it studies the various ethnological, anthropological and spectacular aspects which involve the reality of the masks as a whole and, in a progressive evolution, it stretches beyond the creation of body masks and gestural structures and brings us right up to the environmental masking or urban masking. The Centre has held exhibitions, workshops and performances in the United States, South America, Canada, Japan, China, Russia, Africa, Indonesia and throughout Europe.

For more information http://www.sartorimaskmuseum.it 

  

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, October 5, 2014 3pm - Symphony Hall
Maurizio Pollini 

 

Celebrity Series Brings Pollini back to Boston.
A paragon of virtuosity and musical excellence, Maurizio Pollini's position among the top instrumental soloists in the world has been secure for nearly a generation.

SCHUMANN
Arabesque in C Major, Op. 18
Kreisleriana, Op. 16 

CHOPIN
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35
Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53

 "Pianist Maurizio Pollini's mastery is beyond reproach..." -The Washington Post

"...his playing is powerful and precise, driven by a probing intellect and executed with steely, virtually infallible fingers." -The New York Times -

Click here to read more and to buy tickets.

Consulate General of Italy in Boston

Tel. 617-722-9201

Fax 617-722-9407

consolatogenerale.boston@esteri.it 

 

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