A Night in Jackson Square
Gala Preview Lecture and Reception
Friday June 17!
Join us in preparation for the BRAVO! Gala on September 9 and enjoy an Italian evening in Jackson Square! Meet the BRAVO! Board of Directors, mingle with the Italian community and learn about the world of Giacomo Puccini and his masterpiece Turandot from composer, performer and musicologist Luciano Chessa.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Italian Cultural Institute
814 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Come and meet the Italian Community at the Italian Cultural Institute to learn about Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot
(‘the daughter of Turan’
In preparation for our magnificent Gala night of September 9th, please join us for an educational and fun evening about opera. Composer, performer, and musicologist Luciano Chessa will introduce us to the world of Puccini and his orchestral configurations and timbres to dramatic moments. An opera in three acts, Turandot was unfinished at the time of Puccini's death and was later completed by Franco Alfano. The first performance was held at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan 1926 and included only Puccini's music.
The evening will offer us many opportunities to meet the staff of the Italian Institute of Culture and the Italian Language School . We will learn about their amazing programs and Italian classes, while delighting our palates with food and wine.
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served from 6–9pm with delicious cupcakes by Just My Taste. Formal program begins at 7pm. Cocktail attire.
Admission is free. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our facebook page.
Event chair: Ileana Facchini
About BRAVO! CLUB
The San Francisco Opera's BRAVO! CLUB is a young professionals group dedicated to cultivating new generations of opera lovers in the Bay Area through social, educational and volunteer experiences.