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					                        ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
                        NEWSLETTER
                        496 Huron Street, Toronto
                                                                                                    OCTOBER ‘09
                         416.921.3802 ext. 221
                         iictoronto@esteri.it




MuSIC	 	       Thursday 1: Italian Cultural Institute
               CONDUCTING THE “BUTTERFLY” AT THE C.O.C. A TALK BY Mo CARLO MONTANARO	
               Friday, 2 - Saturday, 3: Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre
               THE PRIMADONNAS. OPERA CONCERT BY TORONTO CONSORT	
	              Sunday 4: Casino Rama
               NEAPOLITAN SINGER PINO DANIELE IN CONCERT	
SOCIAL SCIENCE Wednesday 14: Italian Cultural Institute
               LECTuRE: CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC CO-OPERATIVES IN ITALY AND CANADA	
HISTORY	       Thu. 15- Sat.17 October: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University, Uof T
               CONFERENCE: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD: MARRIAGE IN PRE-MODERN EUROPE 1200-1700	
LINGuISTICS	   Monday 19 - Thursday 29: Various
               CuLTuRAL SERIES: 9TH ANNUAL WEEK OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD	
LITERATuRE	    Wednesday 21 - Saturday 31: Toronto International Festival of Authors 2009, Harbourfront Centre
               ITALIAN WRITERS: VALERIO MASSIMO MANFREDI AND ANDREA DE CARLO
               Thursday 22: Italian Cultural Institute
               LANGuAGE & MEDIA: TRA IL SERIO E IL FACETO RUBRICHE E GIOCHI LINGUISTICI
               Monday 26: Italian Cultural Institute
               LECTuRE: FUTURISM AND THE SCIENTIFIC IMAGINATION BY PROF. D. PIETROPAOLO
                                                to his insight on Madama Butterfly’s music,      Primadonnas and opera go together like
          EVENTS ELSEWHERE                     that “of all of Puccini’s operas set in exotic   hands slip into soft gloves, and this was as
             CLICK HERE                         locations sounds the most authentic.”            true in the early 17th century, when opera
  For cultural events with an Italian content   Mo Carlo Montanaro began his musical             was created, as it is today. For this program
       in the GTA not in our program            career as a violinist with the Orchestra del     Toronto Consort has put together its own
                                                Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 1991. He           cast of singing stars, with special guest
                                                graduated from the Cherubini conservatory        Suzie LeBlanc, and the Consort’s Michele
MuSIC                                           of Florence, Italy, and was then discovered      DeBoer, Katherine Hill and Laura
Thursday 1, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm                   by Zubin Mehta. He has performed under           Pudwell, to take on the roles of the early
                                                many esteemed conductors, including              baroque’s leading ladies, performing music
Italian Cultural Institute
                                                Muti, Giulini, Prêtre, Ozawa, and Maazel         by Claudio Monteverdi, Luigi Rossi and
Free Admission. The talk is in English
                                                before turning to conducting himself.            Barbara Strozzi. Come and don’t miss this
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                                                                                                 great opportunity to hear the vocal sparks fly!
A unique opportunity to share the musical
insight of a great Italian conductor.           Friday 2 - Saturday 3, 8:00 pm
 CONDuCTING THE                                Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre                        Sunday 4, 8:00 pm
“BuTTERFLY” AT THE C.O.C. A                     427 Bloor Street West                            CASINO RAMA
TALK BY Mo CARLO MONTANARO                      (just west of Spadina).                          SHOWTIME: 8 PM, DOORS OPEN: 7 PM
Puccini’s use of authentic Japanese tunes       Box Office: (416) 964-6337                       Tickets are $35 plus taxes= $40.25
and his blending of western instruments         info@torontoconsort.org                          Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rumba and Middle
to give a convincing impression of oriental                                                      Eastern. Pino has got it all!
                                                Suzie LeBlanc, Michele DeBoer, Katherine
sound.
                                                Hill and Laura Pudwell                            PINO DANIELE IN CONCERT AT
On September 26, Maestro Montanaro                                                               CASINO RAMA
                                                 THE PRIMADONNAS. Opera
makes his Canadian Opera Company
                                                concert by Toronto Consort                       A musical style that covers a variety of
debut with Madama Butterfly, the                                                                 genres.
extremely popular opera that opens the          Music by Claudio Monteverdi, Luigi
Toronto operatic season. Come and listen        Rossi and Barbara Strozzi                        The Italian Cultural Institute is pleased
                                                 HISTORY                                         in Art, Science and Technology”.
                  TIP!
                                                 Thu. 15-Sat.17
    One advantage of this newsletter is it’s     Centre for Reformation and Renaissance          WEEK’S PROGRAMME:
  interactivity. There are many useful links     Studies, Victoria University                    Monday 19, 6:30pm
               you can click on .                University of Toronto
                                                 71 Queen’s Park Crescent E.                     Italian Cultural Institute
                                                                                                 Free admission
to promote Pino Daniele Performance at           International conference at Centre for
                                                                                                 Infoline: 416.921.3802 ext. 221
Casino Rama. Don’t miss a great interpreter      Reformation and Renaissance Studies
of the Neapolitan musical tradition. Direct                                                      Conference: From	
                                                  TO HAVE AND TO HOLD:
from Italy, this artist’s world music style                                                      Galileo	 to	 Poldhu	
                                                 MARRIAGE IN PRE-MODERN
covers a variety of genres including Jazz,                                                       and	 beyond:	 science	
                                                 EuROPE 1200-1700
Blues, Pop, Rumba and Middle Eastern.                                                            of	the	universe	in	the	
                                                 To advance a more nuanced understanding         100th	anniversary	of	
He is best known for albums Nero a metà,
                                                 of marriage in early modern Europe              Guglielmo	Marconi’s	
Mascalzone Latino, Ricomincio da 30 &
Electric Jam...                                  This international conference seeks to          Nobel	 prize        by
                                                 advance a more nuanced understanding of         Prof. Francesco Paresce Marconi (Istituto
Tickets for purchase are available                                                               Nazionale di Astrofisica - Bologna)
                                                 marriage in early modern Europe (1200-
through Casino Rama Box Office and all
                                                 1700) by examining how marriage was             The first space physics experiment by
Ticketmaster locations, call 416-870-800
                                                 understood and practiced in Italy and           means of radio waves was carried out by
or www.ticketmaster.ca/Pino-Daniele-
                                                 other geographical, political, religious, and   Guglielmo Marconi in December 1901
tickets/artist/791231.
                                                 cultural areas of Europe. This will include     by sending a radio signal from Poldhu
For information about Casino Rama, please        discussions of marriage rituals, customs,       in Cornwall, England that was received
visit their website www.casinorama.com.          social expectations, not to mention diverse     across the Atlantic Ocean in St. Johns,
This show is predominantly in the Italian        marriage practices, such as polygamy and        Newfoundland. This experiment, deemed
language.                                        concubinage, or clandestine, mystical, and      impossible by experts of the time, launched
                                                 same-sex marriages.                             the telecommunications industry and proved
                                                 Read more at www.crrs.ca/events/                the existence of the earth’s ionosphere in
SOCIAL SCIENCE                                   conferences/marriage/index.htm                  one fell swoop. Spectacular progress since
Wednesday 14, 6:30 pm                                                                            then in the cost and efficiency of wireless
                                                                                                 communication has allowed us today to
Italian Cultural Institute                       LINGuISTICS                                     communicate with satellites and space
Free admission
                                                                                                 probes all the way to the edge of the solar
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                                                                                                 system and to receive a large amount of
Exploring how those in arts and culture use                                                      extremely significant scientific information
collectivity to nurture their craft.                                                             about the universe around us.
 CuLTuRAL AND ARTISTIC
CO-OPERATIVES IN ITALY AND
CANADA
A lecture by Profs. Larry and Judy Haiven.       Monday 19 - Thursday 29
There is a paradox at the heart of artistic       9TH ANNuAL WEEK OF ITALIAN
and cultural creation. On the one hand,          LANGuAGE IN THE WORLD
artists are individualists par excellence,       Italian Language in Art, Science and
competing vigorously with one another for        Technology.
scarce opportunities. On the other hand,         The Annual Week of Italian Language, now
except for the “stars,” who are a minority,      in its ninth year, aims to promote Italian
artists benefit greatly from collectivity. For   language and culture throughout the world.      Same evening
those lacking the means to fully develop         The theme chosen by the Italian Ministry
their work and bring it to the public, the co-   of Foreign Affairs for 2009 - International     Tableau exhibition opening: Mino	
operative form can be an excellent solution.     Year of Astronomy, 4th Centennial of            Delle	 Site:	 Futurist	 Aereopantings, a
The speakers compare the development of          the first use of an astronomical telescope      tableau exhibition produced by Mino
these organizations in Italy and Canada.         by Galileo Galilei, European Year of            Delle Site Foundation to celebrate the
                                                 Creativity and Innovation, Centennial of        100th Anniversary of the publication of
Larry Haiven and Judy Haiven are Professors
                                                 the publication of Marinetti’s Manifesto on     Marinetti’s Manifesto on Futurism.
in the Department of Management, Faculty
of Commerce at Saint Mary’s University,          Futurism, and Centennial of Nobel Prize to      The exhibition runs through December 31,
Halifax, Nova Scotia.                            Guglielmo Marconi - is “Italian Language        2009.
Tuesday 20, 8:00 pm                            The conference is dedicated to one-             Thursday 29, 8:00pm
University of Western Ontario                  hundredth anniversary of the birth of Carlo     IFOA ‘09 /Flick Dance Theatre Toronto
Host Prof. Melitta Adamson                     Bernari (1909-1992) and will continue on        Harbourfront Centre
                                               the 24th October 2009 at Saint Michael’s        235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Conference: From	 Galileo	 to	 Poldhu	 College, University of Toronto.
and	beyond:	 science	 of	the	universe	 in	the	                                                 Reading by Andrea De Carlo at the
100th	anniversary	of	Guglielmo	Marconi’s	                                                      International Festival of Authors
Nobel	 prize by Prof. Francesco Paresce Sunday 25 - Thursday 29
Marconi (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Tickets & Information: tel. 416-973-4000
- Bologna)                                                                                     Monday 26, 6:30 pm
                                               (Tuesday - Saturday, from 1:00 pm until
                                                 6:00 pm)                                      Italian Cultural Institute
                                                                                               Free admission
Thursday 22, 6:30 pm                              ITALIAN WRITERS: MANFREDI
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Italian Cultural Institute                       AND DE CARLO AT THE TORONTO
                                                 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF                     In line with the theme of the Week of Italian
Free admission                                                                                 language in the world
Event is in italian                              AuTHORS 2009
                                                                                                FuTuRISM AND THE
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                                                                                               SCIENTIFIC IMAGINATION
Round Table:                                     IFOA ‘09 /Studio Theatre Toronto
                                                                                               A lecture by Prof. Domenico Pietropaolo on
 TRA IL SERIO E IL FACETO                       Harbourfront Centre                           the interaction of science and Italian art in
                                                 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto                 early ‘900.
Rubriche e giochi linguistici per la
promozione della lingua italiana sui media       Round table and readings
                                                                                               This lecture explores aspects of the Futurist
italo-canadesi                                   Round table This	 Writing	 Life:	 Rewards	    imagination that are conditioned by science,
The round table is dedicated to the role         and	 Challenges	 of	 Being	 a	 Writer	 with   with a view to illustrating the formative
that language puzzles and columns play           Valerio Massimo Manfredi and several          power of the scientific culture of the time in
in keeping the knowledge of Italian              authors from Canada and other countries       the special configuration that it was given
language alive between Italians emigrated        at the Toronto International Festival of      in contemporary Italy. The superimposition
to Canada, in promoting it among second          Authors 2009 (IFOA ‘09)                       of the scientific on the artistic intellect
and third generations of Italian-Canadians,      Tuesday 27, 8:00pm                            occurred chiefly through the mediation
in favouring it for students of Italian                                                        of institutions for the dissemination of
language.                                        IFOA ‘09 /Studio Theatre Toronto              science and was articulated in imaginative
                                                 Harbourfront Centre                           configurations of experience grounded in
The round table will include the partecipation   235 Queens Quay West, Toronto                 principles at once humanistic and scientific.
of Paola Bernardini (Editor in Chief of
                                                                      Reading by Valerio       Futurism had fruitful contact with various
Corriere Canadese and Tandem), who will
                                                                      Massimo Manfredi         aspects of electromagnetism, atomic theory
illustrate a new publishing initiative to
                                                                      at the International     and relativity, though in the definition and
spread Italian language and culture, Prof.
                                                                      Festival of Authors      practice of its art forms, it was the geometric
Marcel Danesi (University of Toronto) and
                                                                                               understanding of nature implicit in these
Prof. Anthony Mollica (Professor Emeritus
                                                                                               sciences that emerged with the greatest
at Brock University).
                                                                                               clarity.

Friday 23                                         Valerio Manfredi

Italian Cultural Institute
                                                 Wednesday 28, 8:00pm
Free admission
Infoline: 416.921.3802 ext. 221                  IFOA ‘09 /Studio Theatre Toronto
                                                 Harbourfront Centre
On the occasion of the conference:
“Carlo Bernari: Between Realism and
                                                 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Sperimentalism”                                  Round table After	 the	
 WHEN PLAYERS BECOME                            Epilogue:	 What	 starts	
PAWNS ON THE CHESSBOARD:                         when	 the	 writing	 is	
LEWIS CARROLL, MASSIMO                           finished with Andrea
BONTEMPELLI, AND CARLO                           De Carlo and several
BERNARI                                          authors from Canada
                                                 and other countries
Opening lecture by Prof. Rocco Capozzi,
                                                 at the International
Dept. of Italian UofT                                                     Andrea De Carlo
                                                 Festival of Authors

				
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