The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities proudly invites you to its 5th Annual Italian Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM. The concert will be held at Webster University's Community Music School Concert Hall in Webster Groves. The address is of the venue is: 535 Garden Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63119
Listen to the magnificent repertoire of Christmas and Holiday classics with internationally renowned mezzo-soprano and Bologna native, Benedetta Orsi. Italian, international, and American holiday classics will be performed. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind performance featuring musicians of the St Louis Symphony Orchestra the St Louis Women's Chorale with over 40 voices on stage!
The concert features the following international artists:
BENEDETTA ORSI, mezzosoprano
GAIL HINTZ, piano
JESSICA PLATT, violin
RANDY GINDLER, percussions
VINCENT VARVEL, guitar
THE ST. LOUIS WOMEN'S CHORALE, featuring Janelle Pierce
and young artist AYLA LUTZELER, soprano
Tickets are $25 per person.
Student Tickets: $15
Ages 10 and younger are free.
($20 tickets for members of Club Italiano Per Piacere)
Online ticket sales will end at 1pm on December 9th. After that time, concert tickets will be available at the door. All sales are final.
Tickets are available by on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/benedetta-orsi-friends-5th-annual-christmas-concert-tickets-717441004357
For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email: email@example.com
The concert is sponsored by The World Trade Center-St. Louis, Arteco Global, Nooter/Eriksen, Italian Citizenship Assistance, Mr. Giorgio Bucci, Mr. Timothy Keeley, Dr. Mitchell Rotman, Mr. Piero Scapini, Cav. Franco Giannotti, and Webster University's Community School of Music.
St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Board of Directors
Michael Cross - President
Elizabeth Bernhardt, PhD - Vice-President
Giovanna Leopardi - Secretary
Kristine Galati - Treasurer
Benedetta Orsi - Officer
Cav. Franco Giannotti - Officer
The St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities, founded in 1987, fosters mutually beneficial relations in art, music, culture, economic development, and education between the cities of St Louis and Bologna, Italy. For more information, visit:
La comunità italiana di St Louis vi invita a partecipare alla festa di Thanksgiving! Sabato, il 18 novembre alle ore 16,00 siete tutti cordialmente invitati alla nostra cena di Friendsgiving, dove potrete incontrare molti connazionali italiani e tanti amici amanti della cultura italiana.
La cena sarà in stile tradizionale di Thanksgiving dove gli organizzatori cucineranno un lussuoso tacchino, purè di patate, ripieno, e un grande fusto di birra da condividere. Chiediamo cortesemente agli invitati di contribuire portando un piatto di 6-8 porzioni. Per praticità, si prega di registrare il piatto da portare secondo la lista “what to bring” in allegato all’invito.
Acqua e birra sono incluse ma siete liberi di portare vino o altre bevande preferite da condividere. Bambini al di sotto di 13 anni mangiano gratis ma chiediamo un simbolico contributo di $5.00 a persona per coprire una piccola porzione dei costi. Il pagamento dovrà essere effettuato in anticipo altrimenti non sarà possibile contare i partecipanti e, di conseguenza, non saranno ammesse persone che non avranno effettuato il pagamento.
Il versamento potrà essere fatto al seguente conto Venmo: @Giovanna-Leopardi Per coloro che non avessero Venmo, potete contattare Giovanna al seguente numero per il pagamento: 314-566-3873
In conclusione, questo evento è aperto a tutti, grandi e piccini. Alcune delle nostre più giovani volontarie si occuperanno di intrattenere i più piccoli con alcuni giochi e attività molto divertenti.
I più fortunati, avranno l’opportunità di vincere favolosi cesti natalizi ricchi di cose belle e buone!
The Italian Community of St Louis invites you to Friendsgiving 2023, Italian edition!
On Saturday, November 18th at 4:00 PM, you are invited to attend a potluck dinner with all of your Italian and Italian culture affiliated friends in St Louis. The address is: 8195 Lackland Rd. St Louis, Missouri 63114.
The core of the meal will be a traditional American style Thanksgiving dinner. The organizers of the event will be providing turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and a keg of beer to share.
Adults are requested to bring a dish to feed approximately 6 to 8 people. Please sign up for any items in the “what to bring list” which can be found in the following link: https://www.evite.com/event/01FCCPOUTWBCFIOQQEPOPNE52YCLBA
Beer and water will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your favorite beverage to share with the group. Children under 13 eat free but we are asking a symbolic contribution of $5.00 per person to cover a small portion of the costs. Without advance payment people won’t be counted and therefore, will not be allowed to participate.
Funds can be sent to the Venmo account @Giovanna-Leopardi. If you don't have Venmo, please contact Giovanna at the following number for other methods of payments: 314-566-3873
Finally, this event is intended to be family friendly. We are planning on having some light entertainment for younger kids along with a few teenagers who will be there to monitor that the kids are having a good time and are playing nicely.
Also, some lucky ones will have the chance to raffle and bring home wonderful holiday baskets full of goodies!
The Italian Community of St Louis invites you to a typical Italian apericena at Vicini Pastaria in Lafayette Square on Thursday, October 26th at 7pm.
$28/person (+ tax & gratuity)
2-hour antipasti buffet (includes a bountiful spread of assorted local and imported Italian cured meats and cheeses and "fantasia della chef" - small bites from the chef's imagination)
1 glass of Prosecco OR Vino della casa (rosso or bianco).
Additional beverages will be available for purchase.
Guests will enjoy a 10% discount off purchases made the night of the event, excluding beverages consumed on-site. Discount will apply to retail bottles of wine to take home and all purchases from the pastaria, Italian/local specialty food market, and home decor shop.
There is a 20-person maximum for this event. RSVP as soon as possible to: firstname.lastname@example.org and a link will be sent to you to purchase your ticket.
Thanks to Chef Dawn Wilson for making this possible!
Traveling to Italy soon? Want to brush up on your Italian conversation skills? Michael Cross, Adjunct Professor of Italian at St Louis Community College is offering two classes for the Fall Semester 2023 that you don't want to miss: Italian for Travelers class and Italian Conversation class. These classes are part of the St Louis Italian Language Program. For more information or to enroll in one of the classes, send an email to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Il Dott. Nicola Aravecchia, professore d'archeologia a Washington Unviersity in St Louis presenta "Vent’anni di scavi nel deserto egiziano" mercoledì, il 4 ottobre 2023 alle 18,30 al Ristorante Pan D'Olive. L'indirizzo: 1603 McCausland Avenue, St Louis, Missouri 63117
Vi siete mai chiesti come sarebbe vivere nel deserto a esplorare rovine non viste dagli occhi umani da secoli? Mai considerato cosa possiamo imparare dagli indizi lasciati secoli fa?
Avremo un’opportunità per poter ascoltare un esperto del campo! Il Prof. Nicola Aravecchia, professore di archeologia a Washington University in St Louis, lavora da anni nel campo e ora dirige gli scavi in un'oasi egiziana. Ha viaggiato il mondo a studiare e insegnare.
Gli scavi ad Amheida (nel deserto occidentale egiziano) sono iniziati nel 2001. Il Professor Aravecchia è il co-autore del libro "An Oasis City," che parla di questa città antica che raggiunse il suo apice durante il periodo romano, prima di essere abbandonata tra la fine del quarto e l'inizio del quinto secolo D.C.
Ad Amheida, il professore e i suoi colleghi hanno identificato uno dei primi complessi funerari cristiani, datato alla meta' del quarto secolo. Questa chiesa, studiata dal Professor Aravecchia, è fondamentale per capire le prime società cristiane e rappresenta uno dei primi esempi di architettura cristiana.
Venite a cogliere questa grande opportunità di ascoltare un esperto del mondo antico che ci porterà in un altro mondo separato dall’oceano e dal tempo!
Prenotate al più presto, cliccando al link sottoscritto, oppure chiamando Scott Hoff al 314-304-5972 o inviandogli una email a email@example.com:
Presidente, Club Italiano per piacere
Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Tickets: $20 per person
Join us as we celebrate the opening of The Magic House’s newest cultural exhibit, Ciao Bambini! Enjoy an evening of music, remarks and a garden aperitivo.
Link to purchase your ticket:
The Magic House would like to thank our Ciao Bambini Advisory Committee for helping the Museum bring the culture of Italy to life in this exhibit!
Ciao Bambini Advisory Committee
What is the Ciao Bambini Exhibit at The Magic House?
From pizzas to piazzas, Ciao Bambini (hello kids!) will transport families to the beautiful country of Italy. The exhibit will highlight Italy’s world-renowned architecture, art and food, and pay tribute to its significant historical contributions while showing what life is like for children in Italy today.
Families will learn to make pasta in a traditional Italian home, serve delicious treats in a gelateria, create a mosaic masterpiece, learn some Italian, and find out why the city of Rome is like lasagna. Plus, capture your travels with a photo on a Vespa in a piazza.
For more information on times and prices of the Ciao Bambini Italy exhibit, click on the following link: https://www.magichouse.org/ciaobambini/
Traveling to Italy this Fall? Want to brush up on your Italian skills? Michael Cross, Adjunct Professor of Italian at St Louis Community College is offering two classes that you don't want to miss: Italian for Travelers class and Italian Conversation class. These classes are a late summer edition for the St Louis Italian Language Program. For more information or to enroll in one of the classes, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for Ferragosto 2023 - The St Louis Italian Summer Party on Friday, August 18th at the Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton. Ferragosto is an ancient tradition going back over 2,000 years. It is the largest Italian summer festival of the year. Today we invite to taste and experience contemporary Italian cuisine and culture.
WHEN: FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2023 ~ 5PM - 11PM
WHERE: ENTERPRISE PAVILION, SHAW PARK, CLAYTON
Chef Alessandro Valentino and Pizzaiolo Scott Hoff will be making Neapolitan pizzas. $10 will get you a large pizza (any topping), an Italian cocktail or other alcoholic beverage, and a soft drink.
For anyone who doesn't want pizza, feel free to bring a dish or drink to share. The $10 is for those who want to order pizza which also comes with an alcoholic beverage and a non alcoholic beverage. These pizzas are made to order and made by hand by our pizzaiolos and you can choose any topping. If you just want to come and dance and sing, there's no cost to do that. The nearby sand volleyball courts and playgrounds are also available for our use.
How to pay: We accept CASH or VENMO. Giovanna Leopardi, our Treasurer, will accept cash at the pavilion or you can Venmo her: @Giovanna-Leopardi
Our DJ will play contemporary Italian music and popular Italian hits. Make sure to stay for Italian style karaoke later in the evening so prepare yourself with a few of your favorite songs! Sarebbe meglio se potete cantare in italiano!
Tutti sono benvenuti! All are welcome!
SPONSORS FOR FERRAGOSTO 2023
FRANK LETA AUTOMOTIVE
DESIGN N PRINT, INC.
MR. GIORGIO BUCCI
MR. PIERO SCAPINI
MR. TIMOTHY KEELEY
MR. DOUGLAS & ANGEL JOST
CAV. FRANCO GIANNOTTI
VOLUNTEERS FOR FERRAGOSTO 2023
CARLO PIETRO SANFILIPPO
SCOTT M. HOFF
THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY OF ST LOUIS
with the support of our member organizations
ITALIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF ST LOUIS
CLUB ITALIANO PER PIACERE
ST LOUIS - BOLOGNA SISTER CITIES
YOUNG ITALIAN PROFESSIONALS IN ST LOUIS
The Italian Community of St Louis is proud to partner with The Magic House, St Louis Children's Museum, in creating CIAO BAMBINI, an interactive exhibit for kids which opens September 23rd.
From pizzas to piazzas, Ciao Bambini will transport families to the beautiful country of Italy. The exhibit will highlight Italy’s world-renowned architecture, art and food, and pay tribute to its significant historical contributions while showing what life is like for children in Italy today.
Families will learn to make pasta in a traditional Italian home, serve delicious treats in a gelateria, create a mosaic masterpiece, and learn Italian. Plus, capture your travels with a photo on a Vespa in a typical piazza.
A special thanks goes to the following individuals from the Italian community who have participated in the advisory board for an entire year and who saw this entire idea come to life: Tiziana Orsini, Alessandro Valentino, Michael Cross, Federica Bertolini, Benedetta Orsi, Jessica Glunt, Anthony Lancia, Iva Youkilis, Franco Giannotti, Jack Baumann, Rebecca Messbarger, Barbara Klein, Elizabeth Bernhardt, and Scott Hoff.
A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday, September 22nd at the Magic House. The event is invitation only.
Traveling to Italy this summer or in the fall? Want to brush up on your Italian skills? Michael Cross, Adjunct Professor of Italian at St Louis Community College is offering a class that you don't want to miss: Italian for Travelers. This class is part of the St Louis Italian Language Program. For more information, or to enroll in the class, please send an email to: email@example.com