After last year's successful event, "Europeans Unite Luncheon", the Netherlands Society will again organise such a luncheon on Sunday, 14 July, 12 pm at the Everglades, 636 Marshlands Road.
On behalf of the committee, I like to invite you and your members to attend. We will serve a traditional Dutch midwinter luncheon at $20.00 per person.
Entree: A choice of two different soups
Main: 2 kinds of vegetables & meat or sausage dishes
For dessert: Our famous Dutch Apple cake with custard and/or whipped cream.
During, before or after the luncheon we hope that invited clubs could entertain the guests by performing a musical item in honour of their own cultural heritage. Last year we were lucky to have a beautiful young Russian dancer to entertain us.
Bookings for this event can be made (via email) before 7 July.
Hoping you will be able to join us.
With kind regards,
Yoka Saris, vice president
Netherlands Society Christchurch
Circolo Italiano (Wellington) committee member, Phyllis Mossman, is leading another tour to Italy, beginning in Rome 16 September 2019 and finishing in Florence 7 October 2019.
The theme is Renaissance Rivalry: art patronage from Rome to Florence.
If you might be interested, please contact Phyllis by email email@example.com and see her website http://renaissanceitalytours.co.nz/
With grateful thanks,
+64 21 263 1319
The Dante Alighieri Italian Society of Christchurch stands in complete solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters who so senselessly and tragically lost their lives or who were injured on Friday while they were quietly praying. We extend to the families and friends of those who died our deepest sympathy. We share your tears and stand with you. Kia kaha!
Hello Dante Alighieri Christchurch,
To add to your opera feast, please note our narropera of Italian operas Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, arranged for soprano, violin and piano/narrator. We open our 7th year of narropera perormances (in April) with two performances of a newly written Don Giovanni, which has received repeated accolades since it was first performed in Europe in June 2018, Moreover we also perform three performances of a totally new Le nozze di Figaro, which has been created for a first performance on 20th April 2019, at Lansdown House. Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro play without interval, the former 75 minutes in length, the latter 85 minutes in length.
I hope lovers of Italian music and language will support these splendid performances which will be enhanced by the appearance of our European performance violinist, the lovely French Floriane Peycelon.
Our aim with Mozart is to make his music conform to Italian principles of music making, which were in Mozart's day the musical 'lingua franca'. Mozart is neither Viennese in the modern sense, and certainly NOT German. His musical lingua franca was 'italian'.
Best wishes, and please visit our festival website which has just been fully updated to reflect the new season in April 2019. Visit: www.lansdownsummer.com
An amazing trip to Italy with Silvia. Every week we will explore an Italian region with its history, traditions, food, music and colours.
Guests, recipes and fun in an authentic Italian style on Plainsfm.org.nz
So, tune in Saturday 12pm for Buongiorno Italia, brought to you by Casamassima Italian Fare
Luca Manghi and Flavio Villani, Italian musicians now based in New Zealand, will perform in public together for the first time, a programme of twentieth-century Italian works for flute and piano. They will explore the various musical styles of a century of Italian music, with works by Alfredo Casella and Nino Rota, along with the neoclassicism of Giorgio Ferrari, the more contemporary works of Luciano Berio and Salvatore Sciarrino, and an homage to New Zealand music tradition with a work by Gillian Whithead.
This programme of solo and chamber music works, prepared especially for this occasion, showcases the perfect synergy between the two instruments, and the talent of the musicians.
Friday 2nd March 2018, 6:00pm
The Great Hall at the Arts Centre
2 Worcester Boulevard
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