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POST-GAZETTE, MAY 6, 2011 Page 11 MUSIC NOW PLAYING DOWNTOWN Oboe, written for Pops principal obo- North End for fun times and memo- ist Keisuke Wakao. For tickets log ries. Contact Lolly Ciampa at 781-938- onto www.bso.org. 9254 or RoRo DeMarco at 781-284-5945. WESTIN HOTEL KI~VANIS CLUB OF EAST BOSTON CITIWANG THEATRE 70 Third Avenue, Waltham, MA FOXWOODS CASINO BUS TRIP - 270 Tremont St., Boston, MA ITALIAN NIGHT AT THE OPERA - Sunday, May 15, 2011. An East Bos- DEEP PURPLE: THE SONGS THAT BUILT ROCK - June 7, 2011 Thursday, May 19, 2011. Italian Night ton Kiwanis fundraiser to benefit the is the WPO's Gala Finale to its 25th New England Foundation/Kiwanis at 8 pm. This is Deep Purple's first Anniversary Season. Sponsors receive Trauma Institute (KI~I). Bus leaves tour in North America in four years and will feature classic members lan recognition in all the Orchestra's print from the Salesian's Boys & Girls Club Gillan (lead vocals), Roger Glover and on-line promotions. Join us for a at 7:30 AM. Bus returns at 7:30 PM. memorable evening complete with a Tickets include bus ride, keno voucher (bass) and lan Paice (drums, percus- full-course Italian dinner and wonder- and buffet vouchers. No refunds. sion) along with Steve Morse (guitar) ful music. The Waltham Philharmonic Please call Marisa DiPietro at 617-650- and Don Airey (keyboards). It will also Orchestra, a civic symphony of the 3442 for more information. Since be the bands first time in North America with a symphony orchestra. MetroWest area, began in 1985 un- 1947, the Kiwanis Club of East Bos- der the direction of local musicians ton (MA) has made a significant con- Throughout its career, DEEP PURPLE David J. Tierney and Harold W. tribution to the East Boston eommu- -- who formed in England in 1968 and McSwaln, Jr. Comprised of almost 60 nity. The club is a volunteer organi- released their debut album that year professional, semi-professional, and zation and funds are raised to sup- - has sold over I00 million albums amateur musicians. To purchase tick- port programs that benefit children, the worldwide. Iconic hits include "Smoke ets, log on to www.wphil.org or con- elderly and other worthy individuals. On The Water," "Highway Star," tact Sally Collura at 781-838-1130. "Space Truckin'," "Hush" and "My Woman From Tokyo." Log onto www.telecharge.com for tickets. Special Events OLD SOUTH CHURCH'S CHAPEL 645 Boylston St., Boston, MA ALLA COHEN PRESENTS: "AN EVENING CONCERT OF OPERA- BUFFA AND INSTRUMENTAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLES" FEATUR- ING THE CUNNING HOUSEKEEPER - Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 PM. Alia (Photo by Nir Landau) Elana Cohen is a distinguished corn- Acclaimed composer, pianist, music theorist and NEC and poser; pianist, music theorist and Berklee faculty member Alia Cohen is proud to present teacher who came from Russia to the United States in 1989. She had re- "An Evening Concert of Opera-Buffa and Instrumental ceived her education in Moscow, Chamber Ensembles," The concert will be hosted by graduating from The Moscow State Boston TV icon, Joyce Kulhawik. Cohen, who has received Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the raves and awards for her contemporary classical compo- highest honors of distinction. In De- sitions, has composed a comic opera entitled, "The Cun- cember of 2010, The National Acad- emy of Music's Greece office in con- ning Housekeeper" and will present this work on June 7 junction with the Municipal Conser- featuring mezzo soprano Rebecca Luttio who will play vatories in Neapolis and Sykies, the role of Tina the Housekeeper, baritone Jonathan Greece awarded Ms. Cohen the In- Nussman who will play the role of the Master, soprano ternational Prize for Excellence in Composition. Then, in January of Aliana de la Guardia who will play the role of Tlna's friend 2o I I, Cohen was given the tire "Hon- Trudy and a bass, who will be announced shortly. The orary Fellow of the National Academy program will also feature new Alia Cohen compositions: of Music," the highest, most senior duos for cello and piano [with Alia Cohen, piano and title and degree of honorary member- Sebastian Baverstam, cello], for string quartet [with ship, which is conferred only upon musicians of eminence, distinction Marissa Licata, Ist violin; Ethan Wood, 2nd violin; Laura and very high creative achievements. Krentzman, viola; Sebastian Baverstam, cello], for violin This Honorary Fellowship gives Alla and piano [Ethan Wood, violin and Alia Cohen, piano] Elana Cohen the right to use the post and for flute and harp [Bianca Garcia, flute, and her sister nominal letters HonFNAM after her name. The National Academy of Mu- Marilinda Garcia, harp] as well as a new 'big ensemble' sit is based in Co~oradb and has it~ piece -- for chamber orchestra with two strings, International Office in Thessaloniki, two woodwinds, three percussions and piano. Check Greece. Tickets are available now at out Music Section for more details, www.allacohen.tix.com and some will also be available at the door. For in- formation, call 617-536-1970. ITALIAN EVENTS & PROGRAMS THREE PIANOS - August 17, 2011 - October 2, 2011. By Rick Burkhardt, Alec Duffy and Dave Malloy with mu- sic from Franz Schubert's Winterreise, Op. 89, D911 (1828) directed by Rachel Chavkin. The OBIE-winning hit mu- sic-theater event - that wowed audi- ences and critics alike in its sold-out runs at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater and New York Theatre Work- shop - is a theatrical explosion of Franz Schubert's song cycle Winterreise. Filled with fantastical touches and inventive arrangements, Three Pianos is a colorful and imaginative evening exploring Schubert's music, life and times. Set on a blustery winter night, three friends, each manning a piano, lead the audience through fragments of Schubert's famous work while grap- pling with fundamental questions about the nature of music and drink- ing too much. The three pianists slip into a wild re-enactment of a "Schubertiad," a musical salon party thrown by Schubert and his friends, connecting the two groups through the centuries. An evening of hilarity and heartbreak unfolds, in which the au- dience is invited to the party. Compo- sitional mayhem, shifting' rivalries and some unfortunate butchery of the German language ensue. AS YOU LIKE IT - December 7, 2011 January 8, 2012. By William Shakespeare featuring members of The A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Ad- vanced Theater Training Class of 2012 "All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players" in Shakespeare's beloved pastoral com- edy As You Like It. This classic tale follows Rosalind and her friend Celia's escape from a deadly conspiracy into nature's wild, liberating arms. What follows is an ,unconventional romance with everything from wrestling matches to cross-dressing shepherds culminat- ing in a finale so joyful that spring wlll seem just around the comer. Building on the success of the 2010-2011 season's sold-out Alice vs. Wonderland on the Loeb Mainstage, As You Like It will feature members of the graduat- ing Institute Class of 2012. For more infor call 617-547-8300 or log onto www. americanrepertorytheater.org. You may also join as a 2010-2011 sub- scriber to receive discounts and spe- cial promotions. THEATER TD GARDEN Causeway St., Boston, MA THE LYRIC STAGE COMPANY JOSH GROBAN - July 26, 2011. 140 Clarendon St., Boston, MA This is Groban's first full-scale global ANIMAL CRACKERS MADCAP arena tour since 2007, when the in- MUSICAL MAYHEM! - Now through ternationally renowned singer and June 4, 2011. Hilarity ensues in this songwriter hit the road for his hugely classic Marx Brothers musical when successful, sold-out 81-city Awake Mrs. Rittenh0use's swanky house World Tour. The "Straight To You" party honoring the African explorer Tour will bring the feel of a theater Screwball antics arise as the guests experience to an arena setting search for the thief, resulting in this through stage design, lighting, and "uproarious slapstick comedy" (New projection, as well as through the York Times). Visit www.lyricstage.com spontaneity and interactivlty Groban or call 617-585-5678 for tickets, delighted his fans with during last year's "Before We Begin" shows. Log LOEB DRAMA CENTER onto www.ticketmaster.com for tick- 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA ets or call 800-745-3000. THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS - August 17, 2011 - October 2, SYMPHONY HALL 2011. by George Gershwin, Dubose 301 MASS AVE., BOSTON, MA and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira LINDA EDER SINGS JUDY Gershwinadapted by Suzan-Lori GARLAND - May 11, 12 and 13 at Parks and Diedre Murray; directed by 8 PM. Linda Eder is coming back to Diane Paulus; choreographed by Ron Boston! Enjoy the sounds of Judy SPINELLI'S FUNCTION FACILITY Route One South, Lynnfield, MA NORTH END REUNION - Thurs- day, September 22, 2011 at 6PM. En- joy music from the 50's and 60's. Join your friends who grew up in the K. Brown. In 1935, Porgy and Bess premiered at the Colonial Theater in Boston. Now, 76 years later, the A.R.T. brings back Porgy and Bess in a new production featuring interna- tionally renowned stars Audra McDonald as Bess, Norm Lewis as Porgy, and David Alan Grief as Sport- ing Life. A.R.T. Artistic Director and Tony Award nominee Diane Paulus directs this revival adapted by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Topdog/Underdog, The America Play, Venus) and OBIE- winning composer Diedre Murray (Running Man, Best of Both Worlds). This classic American tale is set in the 1930s in Catfish Row, a neighborhood in Charleston, South Carolina. Bess, beautiful and troubled, turns to Porgy, the crippled beggar, in search of safety after her possessive lover Crown commits murder. As Porgy and Bess's love grows, their future is threatened by Crown and the conniving Sporting Life. This heartbreaking love story boasts some of the most famous and beloved works from the Great Ameri- can Songbook, including: "Summer- time," *Bess, You Is My Woman," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "I Loves You, ]?orgy." WHITE'S RESTAURANT Westport, Massachusetts SENIOR TRIP Wednesday, May 18, 2011. A trip to White's Restaurant in Westport, MA includes dinner and a show. Bus leaves the Prado on Hanover Street at I0 AM, and returns home at 5:00 PM. In- cludes taxes & tip Please call Mary Romano at ABCD at 617-523-8125 for ticket price and reservations. ITALIAN RADIO PROGRAMS "The Sicilian Corner" 11:00AM to I:00PM every Friday with host Tom Zappala and Mike Lomazzo and "The Italian Show" w/Nunzio DiMarca every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM www. I 110wccmam.com. "Ralla Oggi" Sundays IPM to 2PM with host Andrea Urdi 1460 AM www. 1460WXBR.com. "Dolce Vita Radio" DJ Rocco Mesiti 11AM- 1PM Sundays 90.7 FM or online www.djrocco.com. "The Nick Franeiosa Show" Every Sunday at 12 Noon to 3PM on radio stations WLYN 1360 AM and WAZN 1470 AM. "Guido Oliva Italian Hour" 8AM - 9AM every Sunday- on WSRO 650 AM in Framingham and online at www.wsro.eom. "Don Giovanni Show" Saturday morhings froln 6AM-8AM and Sunday~ evenings 5PM-7PM on 950 AM WROL. www. dongiovannishow, com. "Tony's Place" on MusicAmerica WPLM FM 99.1 - Every Sunday night from 9 to 10pm on MusicAmerica host Ron Della Chiesa presents Tony's Place on WPLM FM Easy 99. I. During the hour Ron will feature recordings by his good friend Tony Bennett. You'll hear all your Bennett favorites from his early hits to his latest Grammy winners, www.MusicNotNoise.com "Radio Italia Unita" - Every Thurs- day from 2-3PM on www.zumix.org/ radio or Runes, college radio click on Zumix. For more information log onto www.itallaunita.org DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge MA GIACOMO PUCCINI EXHIBIT - May 22 -29, 2011. Monday, May 23 to Sunday, May 29 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm: The exhibit will be free and open PARAMOUNT THEATER 560 Washington St., Boston MA COMPAGNIA TPO TO LIGHT UP BOSTON WITH 'FARFALLE' - May 10-15, 2011. Italy will be represented in this year's Celebrity Series of Boston by Compagnia TPO's Farfalle (Butterflies), described as "visual theatre of the senses, an immersive experience that brings together theatre and contemporary art and creates an innovative, magical rela- tionship between children and per- formers." The wondrous, other worldly "sensory gardens" of Farfalle, take au- diences on a magnificent journey through a literal and symbolic story of a butterfly's life cycle. In Butter- flies the audience is immersed in the many folds of this life, "told" by two dancers moving inside a sensitive environment made of music and digi- tal i~ages. For tlekets log orrto www.artsemerson.org. SCULLERS JAZZ CLUB 400 Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, MA ROBERTA GAMBARINI - Friday, May 13, 2011 - 8 p.m. will be-in Boston this spring to present her latest work, So in Love. Roberta Gambarini, born in Torino, Italy, into a family where jazz was much loved and appreciated, she began listening to this music as a child and started taking clarinet lessons when she was 12 years old. By the time she was 17, she began singing and performing in jazz clubs around Northern Italy and at the age of 18, she decided to move to Milan to pursue a career as a jazz singer. On February 12, 2008, Roberta made her major label debut with You Are There (Groovin' High/ Emarcy), a collection of 14 hauntingly beautiful melodies, with the legend- ary pianist, Hank Jones. The music .! to the public. Sunday, May 22 at 4:00 was recorded in one afternoon; ! pm: Grand Opening ceremony; There Roberta and Hank had no concept j is an admission fee. Program for the for the album -- just 25 tunes they ceremony: Keynote speaker Gabriella liked and thought would be inter- Biagi Ravenni. Pianist Matt Aueoin, tenor Brian~ and sopranos Barbara Q~ni and Lisa esting to record. Call 617-562-4111 or www.scullersjazz.com for tickets. Garland at this special event! Eder will Tamagini will perform a selection of CONSULATE OF ITALY, BOSTON sing such favorites as "By Myself," "AI- arias from Puccini's operas. Refresh- 600 Atlantic Ave 17th ft. Boston, MA most Like Being In Love," "Zing! Went ments, wine and canapes will be ARTIST FRANCA DIPIETRO ART the Strings of My Heart," and "Over served. Tuesday, May 24, at 7:00 pm: DISPLAY - "Notes On An American the Rainbow." "Puccini at the Pictures," a lecture by Journey". Now through May 6, 2011. MARDI GRAS - May 17, 2011 8:00 Prof. Deborah Burton with piano ac- The Italian-born painter has lived in PM. The Boston Pops pays tribute to companiment and soprano Chelsea the United States for eight years, but the music of Mardi Gras celebrations Basler from the Boston University for her entire career, she has taken from around the world, including New Opera Institute. Free admission. Sat- stylistic inspiration from the tonali- Orleans and Rio de Janeiro. Globe- urday, May 28, at 8:00 pm: "Oh Soave ties traditionally found in northern trotting jazz ambassadors the Dukes Fanciulla," a performance by sopra- European art. All these influences of Dixieland join the Pops to infuse nos Margaret Felice, Christine Tee- now come together in a new gallery strands of pop, gospel, and country ters, Rebecca Teeters, Natalie Polito exhibit of oil paintings, Di Pietro with authentic New Orleans sounds and Jennifer Hoffman from the Bos- divides the 20-work collection into and songs like "Honky Tonk Train ton Opera Collaborative. Free admis- four diverse series that she painted Blues" and "When The Saints Go sion. between 2005 and 2011: New York, Marching In." The program will also ONE HUNDRED FIFTY YEARS: American Aerial Views, Seaside and include a brand new medley about REFLECTIONS ON ITALIAN UNIFI- Boston Ghost Town. Though each the glories of food called "What's CATION - Friday, May 13 at 6:30pro. section has its own distinct qualities Cookin'!" Giuseppe Pastorelli, Consulate Gen- and content, Di Pietro ties them HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - May eral of Italy for New England Papers: together with her "love of gray," a 25, 2011 at 8PM. Our own Boston Alessandro Masi, Secretary General, color that she says fascinates her Pops Laureate Conductor, John Wib Dante Alighieri Society, Rome, Italy and relates to her appreciation of llams, the brilliant composer and "What Historians Now Say" - Rala_rid Danish art. "I've always taken an conductor behind films including Sarti, Professor Emeritus, University interest in women and their world," Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and of Massachusetts Amherst "What says Di Pietro, who pays homage to the Harry Potter series, brings you a Mazzini Would Say Now" Comment: one of her heroines, Louisa May night of some of the most memorable Spencer M. Di Scala, Professor, Uni- Alcott, by depicting her with the movie music and trim clips of all time versity of Massachusetts Boston, Presi- "fabulous" golden dome of the with special emphasis on the villians dent, Dante Alighieri Society. Refresh- State House in the background. For and heroes we've all grown to love. merits Served. For more info log onto further information, please log The concert also features the world www.dantealighiert.net/cambridge or onto the Consulate websie at premiere of Williams' Concerto for you may call 617-876-5160. www.consboston.esteri.lt