Segnaliamo due appuntamenti gratuiti ad Auckland, Christchurch e Wellington per tutti gli italiani, e neozelandesi. Il primo è un concerto che si svolgerà a Wellington, Christchurch ed Auckland con artisti italiani residenti in Nuova Zelanda, ed il secondo è un film italiano, con sottotitoli in inglese, solo Auckland, il 22 marzo.
Italian-born New Zealand based artists, Lilia Carpinelli, Luca Manghi and Matteo Napoli will perform in public together for the first time, with a special programme for soprano, flute and piano.
Their recital will take you on a fascinating journey through Italian opera and traditional Italian songs.
Grazie to the Italian Embassy in Wellington for organising this event!
Wellington: Tuesday 12 March, 6pm St Andrew's on the Terrace
Christchurch: Wednesday 13 March, 6pm The Great Hall at the Arts
Auckland: Saturday 16 March, 6pm St Matthew's in the City
18 Ius soli, il diritto di essere italiani - This 2010, multi-awarded, first Italian grass-roots documentary, written and directed by Fred Kuwornu, addresses the issue of the right of citizenship for the so-called second-generation immigrants, or for those born or raised in Italy by immigrant parents. The documentary sheds light on a reality unknown to many and which sometimes also reaches the paradoxical. In fact, it is the reality of hundreds of thousands of young people who were born and raised in Italy but who are forced to live with a residence permit and who are not guaranteed those rights that their Italian friends and peers enjoy. Not having citizenship in a state of law like Italy means to be denied many possibilities and to feel different from the people around you and with whom you grew up.
Author and director Fred Kuwornu was born in Bologna in 1971 from a Ghanaian father and a Bolognese mother. In 2008 he worked as a set assistant for Spike Lee in the film Miracle.
The following year Kuwornu produced and directed Inside Buffalo, the first documentary on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, for which he received the appreciation of Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama (both appear in clips in the documentary), the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and of the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano.
Presented by Bernadette Luciano of Italian Department, University of Auckland. Friday 22 March, 6.30pm, Room 315, Building 206, Arts 1 Humanities In Italian with English subtitles. Free entry.
The Embassy of Italy in Wellington is hosting a series of concerts in February and March for Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. These includes piano duo Spina-Benignetti and violinist Luca Ciarla during their Oceania tours (check the musicians' websites for other NZ cities), as well as New Zealand-based Lilia Carpinelli (soprano), Luca Manghi (flute) and Matteo Napoli (piano) for their first public performance together.
A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds.
Luca owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. With a loop pedal, he performs live all the parts, playing the violin like a guitar, a cello or percussion. In this imaginative landscape, Luca sings, whistles, plays other little instruments and adds new virtuoso passages; music is continuously evolving into a dazzling solOrkestra!
The programme features unusual arrangements of traditional Italian folk tunes, music from the Mediterranean area and original compositions.
Christchurch: Sunday 24th February 7:30pm, Irish Society Hall (for tickets Folk Music Club Christchurch)
Wellington: Wednesday 27 February 6pm, St Andrew on the Terrace - Free entry
Auckland: Thursday 28 February 6 pm, St Matthew in the City - Free entry
Other dates are in Christchurch, Hamilton, Motueka, Picton: https://www.lucaciarla.com/tour/
Fantasy and Imagination
Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti are two compelling, talented young musicians who come from strong and varied backgrounds as soloist and chamber musicians. Their partnership as a piano duo began in 2013 and immediately received positive acclaim. Winners of international music competitions, on June 2014 they obtained the prestigious ‘Diplôme Supérieur d’Exécution’ at the Ecole Normale de Musique ‘Alfred Cortot’ in Paris, with the mention ‘à l’unanimité’. They have been appointed professors at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Soissons and at the Conservatory of Music and Theatre of Saint Quentin, where they live. The piano duo ‘Spina – Benignetti’ is an Official Yamaha Artists, since December 2017.
They will perform a Recital Piano Four Hands with music by Busoni, Mendelssohn, Saint- Saëns, Schubert and Barber.
Wellington: Wednesday 6 March 6pm, St Andrews on the Terrace - Free entry
Other dates in Palmerston North, Whanganui, Kerikeri: www.spinabenignetti.com
A Night at the Opera
Italian-born New Zealand based artists, international performers Carpinelli, Manghi and Napoli will perform in public together for the first time, with a special programme prepared especially for this occasion. Their recital for soprano, flute and piano, will take us on a journey through Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera, with themes of popular arias by Vivaldi, Rossini, Puccini, Verdi as well as Italian traditional songs.
Lilia Carpinelli: https://www.vivaldiacademy.co.nz/copy-of-marcello-napoli
Luca Manghi: https://www.waikato.ac.nz/fass/about/school-of-arts/music/staff-contacts/luca-manghi
Matteo Napoli: https://www.vivaldiacademy.co.nz/matteo-napoli
Wellington: Tuesday 12 March 6pm, St Andrews on the Terrace - Free entry
Christchurch: Wednesday 13 March 6pm, The Great Hall at the Arts Centre - Free entry
Auckland: Saturday 16 March 6pm, St Matthew in the City - Free entry - Free entry
The Embassy of Italy and the Europe Institute at the University of Auckland Present a lecture by Prof. Francesco Spagnolo (University of California, Berkeley)
Condividiamo questo interessante evento, a noi inoltrato dal Console Onorario Prof. Bernadette Luciano dell'Università di Auckland:
Marginal Cosmopolitans: Musical Representations of Italian Jewish Identity
Jews have lived in the Italian Peninsula since Roman times, thus before the advent of Christianity, and have participated in many aspects of its culture. Originating in the global diaspora, Italian Jewish culture is equally rooted in Italy's history. In this lecture, Prof. Francesco Spagnolo (UC Berkeley) explores the many dimensions of the cultural identity of the Jews of Italy in the modern period. By combining musical sources (manuscripts and archival recordings) with visual and literary testimonies, the talk will explore the hyper-local, regional, national, and global dimensions of the Italian Jewish experience. Particular attention will be paid to the formation of Jewish ghettos inside Italy's cities, large and small, since the 16th century, and to the Emancipation of the Jews in the 19th century when the Jewish minority achieved full civil rights in the midst of the Risorgimento and Italian unification and independence.
Wednesday, 30 January 2019, 6pm
Arts 1 Building 206 Humanities Room 220
Francesco Spagnolo is a multidisciplinary scholar focusing on Jewish studies, music, and digital media. At the University of California, Berkeley, he is the Curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Music. He is also an affiliated faculty with the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, the Institute of European Studies, the Religious Diversity Cluster of the Haas Institute, and serves on the Digital Humanities Council.
Intersecting textual, visual and musical cultures, he actively contributes to academic and cultural heritage institutions, as well as live and electronic media, in Europe, Israel, and the United States. Hepublishes on topics ranging from music to philosophy, film, and literature, and curates exhibitions and digital programs.
As a scholar, his research interests center on the intersections of music and synagogue life, particularly among Italian Jews, an arena in which Ashkenazi and Sephardic liturgical and popular musical traditions have historically come together in unique ways. As a curator, his focus is on the performative aspects of Jewish material cultures and creative expressions across the global diaspora. Where his scholarly and curatorial work meet is in asking a variety of questions about the nature of (Jewish) cultural heritage, and the role of synagogues, archives, and museums (including their respective "rituals" and performative settings) as communal institutions in the modern period.