BUILDING GLOBAL BRIDGES OF FRIENDSHIPS WITH ITALIAN MUSIC
The Honorable Helen M. Marshall
Queens Borough President
the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc.
cordially invites you to enjoy an evening of music " al fresco" by
" I Music Piemonteis"
Banda Orchestra Giovanile e Coro di Cirie', Torino, Italy
Friday, Augustu 15, 2003
Reception: 6:00pm / Concert 7:30pm
Queens Museum of Art
Unisphere Gallery - 2nd Floor
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Flushing, New York
An Italian musical gift presented by the region of Piemonte, the Minister Antonio Bandini, Consul General of Italy to the United States and the
Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc.
RSVP by August 11, 2003: (718) 286-2857
Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc.
29-21 21st Avenue, Astoria, New York, 11105
Tel. 718 204-2444, Fax 718 204-9145
Federation of Italian American Organizations, inc. - ITALIAN NIGHTS: BUILDING GLOBAL BRIDGES OF FRIENDSHIPS WITH ITALIAN MUSIC
QUEENS COUNTY IN CONCERT WITH THE MUSIC PIEMONTEIS ORCHESTRA FROM TORINO, ITALY.
An Italian musical gift presented by the region of Piemonte, Italy, the Minister Antonio Bandini, Consul General of Italy to the United States and the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc.
Friday, August 15, 2003
6:00pm - reception
Queens Museum, Unisphere Gallery, 2nd Floor
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
7:30PM - Music Piemonteis Concert
By the Unisphere Fountain, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
RSVP before August 11, 2003: (718) 286-2857
Contact: Wanda S. Radetti, Public Relations Director
Voice/Fax 718 932-6893, Mobile 917 257-5777
In Astoria, Queens, for the last seven years, on the Wednesday evenings of summer from 7:30pm to 10:30pm, The Federation of the Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc., presents the program Italian Nights. It takes place at the Athens Square Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue, Astoria. (Attached I am sending you a copy of the detailed program for the 2003 Season and a bit of information regarding history of the event)
In 1999, The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens was honored to host the Music Piemonteis to perform for the Italian Nights. The performance of that very special evening was dedicated to the honor of the Policemen and Firemen of New York City. On that occasion, the Orchestra was officially greeted and welcomed to the Borough of Queens, by Honorable Claire Shulman, at the time, the President of the Borough of Queens.
The ensemble "I Music Piemônteis" was founded as a Youth Band Orchestra of Cirič, in 1976, by Maestro Ugo Bairo. The aim was to favour the socialization among young people of different realities through music and rediscovery of the cultural heritage. In the first years the group had great success in Piedmont. The activity of the ensamble is now mainly concerning international exchanges. The vast repertory of " I Music Piemônteis " ranges from classical, opera, jazz, pop, light music. A few years ago, a choir has been added to the Orchestra. The new pupils are prepared by a school with classes of wind, drum, keyboard instruments and singing.
The Music Piemonteis, had its headquarters in Cirie, a town in the province of Torino, in the region of Piemonte, Italy. (The capital of the region, Torino, has been chosen as the location for the 2006 Winter Olympics)
The Orchestra and Choir is comprised of more than 70 performers, musicians and singers and will be accompanied by approximately 20 to 30 family members and chaperons. ( http://english.musicpiemonteis.it/foto_gruppo.htm )
The Executive Board of the Music Piemonteis, with as its head Maestro Ugo Bairo, were introduced by Wanda S. Radetti, the Founder and Coordinator of the Italian Nights, to the Honorable Helen Marshal on the occasion of the Columbus Day Parade, organized for the country of Queens, by the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens. It must have been love at first sight, because Ms. Marshall on the spot invited Maestro Bairo to bring his orchestra to play for the citizens of Queens County. The invitation was accepted and we now are ready to celebrate the new friendships that will be created when the Music Piemonteis perform at the Flushing Meadows Park in honor of Ms. Helen Marshal, the President of the Borough of Queens. It is a time to come together and although the language might be different, it is for sure that the language of music and song will communicate and convey, love and friendship.
FEDERATION OF ITALIAN AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS OF QUEENS, INC.
29-21 21ST Avenue, Astoria, New York 11105
Tel. 718 204-2444 - Fax 718 204-9145
ITALIAN NIGHTS 2003
Wednesday evenings of summer
Starting June 18th to August 27th
At Athens Square Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue, Astoria, New York
Conceived and Coordinated by
Wanda S. Radetti
The ITALIAN NIGHTS, presented and offered gratis to the community by the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc., is a series of delightful evenings of entertainment with an Italian flavor. It takes place, weather permitting, on Wednesday evening during the late spring and summer.
In the cool breeze of the summer nights, The Italian Nights makes it possible for so many to enjoy the fresh air, to meet their friends and neighbors and share a magic moment of pleasure. The elderly citizens of our community with limited incomes and isolated lives come to enjoy the music and friendly atmosphere - they sing and dance, for a moment, the pain of loneliness is assuaged. Little children, teenagers, the parents, and grandparents, entire families, friend and neighbors, they come to enjoy the company and pleasure.
Seven years ago, Wanda, Public Relations Director of the Federation of Queens, Inc. was invited by Mr. Denis Scyntillas, the Chairman of the Athens Square Committee to explore ways of using Athens Square Park in ways that would be fun and would benefit the communities of Astoria and Long Island City.
In "small town Astoria", lovely Athens Square Park brought to Wanda's mind visions of the small towns of Italy, the Italian Piazzas, the center, the community's social and cultural hearts. A piazza to stroll to after dinner... a place to meet friends without having to make appointments…A wonderful opportunity for the Italian Federation to bestow an Italian cultural gift on the community…A way to present the explosion of Italian culture expressed through music, song, dance, and poetry…
A showcase for talent with an Italian taste, The Italian Night event attracts a large multi ethnic audience and many wonderful performers/acts of great generosity and fantastic talent.
This year we celebrate the seventh anniversary of our Italian Nights. On Wednesday evenings, during the summer, in Queens, everyone is Italian.
*The Athens Square Park was the dream that became the mission of Mr. Denis Scyntillas, a leader of the Greek community in Astoria. He worked long and hard and made the Square a reality. Mr. Scyntillas, his committee, and the entire Greek community created a haven for all to enjoy. The Federation is proud and honored to have provided the support and cooperation that helped to make Mr. Scyntillas dream come true and is happy to continue such support through the presentation of the ITALIAN NIGHTS at the Athens Square Park in Astoria.
The Queens Museum of Art was established in 1972 to provide a vital cultural center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the borough's unique, international population. The Queens Museum of Art is home to the Panorama of the City of New York, a 9,335 square foot scale model of the five boroughs, and a collection of Tiffany glass from the Neustadt Museum of Tiffany Art. The museum presents changing exhibitions of modern and contemporary art that reflect the area's cultural diversity. Visit http://www.queensmuseum.org for more information about upcoming exhibitions and events.
The Queens Museum of Art is housed in the New York City Building which is owned by the City of New York. With the assistance of Queens Borough President Helen Marshall and the New York City Council, the Museum is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional funding is provided by the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts. Press Contact: Carolyn Bane, (718) 592-9700 ext 147 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Via #7 Flushing IRT. Exit Willets Point/Shea Stadium. Descend the platform on the park side, not the stadium side. Follow the yellow signs on a ten-minute walk through the park to the museum, which is located next to the Unisphere.
From West and midtown Manhattan: via Long Island Expressway (LIE) to exit 22B (Grand Central Parkway/Triborough Bridge), then exit GCP at Tennis Center (9P) and follow signs to Museum.
From Brooklyn: via Brooklyn Queens Express way (BQE) to LIE Eastbound, to exit 22B exit 22B (Grand Central Parkway/Triboro Br), then exit GCP at Tennis Center (9P) and turn right to the Museum
From North and Triborough Bridge: via Grand Central Parkway, exit at 9E or 9W and follow signs to Museum.
From East and Long Island: via LIE to GCP West, exit GCP at Tennis Center (9P) and follow signs to Museum. Free parking.
Q48 to Roosevelt Ave and 111th Street. Walk south through park (toward Unisphere)
Q23, Q58 to Corona Ave and 51st Ave, walk east through park.