Futurism in Houston, TX – April 29

“The Sound of Futurism. Music and Poetry” by Prof. Alessandro Carrera

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lecture: 6:00 pm
Reception: 7:30 pm
University of St. Thomas
Ahern Room in Crooker Center
3909 Graustark
Free admission
– Organized by the Comites di Houston with the Centro Culturale Italiano di Houston (ICCC) and the Consolato Generale d’Italia

A lecture on Futurism by Prof. Alessandro Carrera, director of Italian Studies at the University of Houston, on the occasion of the centennial of the Manifesto del Futurismo, published by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in 1909 will be followed by a short reception.

A concert of Mr Andrea Silvestrelli will take place, in order to benefit the victims of the earthquake in the Italian city of L’Aquila. Mr Silvestrelli, one of the most sought-after ‘bassi profondi” on the opera scene, now performing in “Rigoletto” with the Houston Grand Opera, will be accompanied by the pianist Jo Anne Ritacca, vocal coach at the Moores School of Music.
Cullen Hall, 8:00 pm
University of St. Thomas
The program will include selections from the following:
– Verdi, Arias from  Simon Boccanegra, Macbeth and Don Carlo;
– Iber, 4 songs from Don Quixote;
– Mahler, 2 arias from Des Knaben Wunderhorn;
– Tosti, 2 songs

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