Friday, June 28, 2013

Italian as a second language for teenagers

Some of our young students from the Thursday after school programme (Italian as a second language for 12 years old and over) shared their reasons for learning Italian with us. And of course they wrote their essays in Italian! Bravi, bravissimi!!

Click here to find out more about our Italian after school programmes.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Chamber Music Concert

The inaugural concert of the Dante Alighieri Chamber Music Series was held on Friday at St Luke's Church in Remuera. It featuered music by Clementi, Paisiello, Beethoven, Mozart and J.C. Bach.

Above: The performers David Kelly, piano; Luca Manghi, flute; Matama Takahashi, violin; Wen Chuan Lin, viola and Tom Pierard, cello. 

It was a very enjoyable evening with a varied programme of music that featured different combinations of the instruments. St Luke's Church was a beautiful, intimate venue with a great acoustic. After the concert there were drinks and nibbles, and a chance to speak to the performers.

The next concert in the series is on Sunday 28 July at 5pm at the Lewis Eady Showroom, 75 Great South Road, Remuera. The performers are pianists visiting from Italy who will perform music for two pianos. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Would you like to have a stall at the Festival Italiano 2013?

Our next Italian Festival will be in Newmarket (Osborne St and lower Kent St) on the 29th of September 2013, bigger and better than ever! We are now collecting expressions of interest from potential stall holders. If you are interested in displaying or selling your Italian products, or need more information, please email our Italian Market Liaison Officer Dianne McGowan with your name, company and type of product/s. If you sell food or alcohol you will need to have a current food or alcohol license.  Please also note that places in the Italian Market are limited.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Dante Alighieri Chamber Music Series

The Dante Alighieri Society of Auckland is proud to present a series of Chamber Music concerts starting on 21st June at 7pm with 

Autumn Serenade 

Music by J.C.Bach, Mozart, Paisiello, Beethoven, Clementi 

Luca Manghi - Flute
Matama Takahashi - Violin
Wen Chuan Lin - Viola
Tom Pierard - 'Cello
David Kelly - Piano

St Luke's Church, 130 Remuera Road, Auckland
Tickets $25 ($20 for Dante Alighieri Society members)

We look forward to seeing you there, please bring your Dante card on the evening to get a discount.

Dante Alighieri Chamber Music Programme

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Food Truck episode with the Italian Festival, screening soon!

The Food Truck series 3 will start on TV ONE this Sunday at 800pm. And if you would like to watch Michael Van de Elzen at our last Italian Festival make sure not to miss episode 4, on 30th of June, 8pm, TV ONE. The Title is 
Little Italy

Sunday June 30 8pm TV ONE  Episode 4 Little Italy

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Festa della Repubblica ad Auckland

Oggi gli italiani di Auckland hanno celebrato la Festa della Repubblica da Gina's con l'Ambasciatore Alessandro Levi Sandri. La festa, organizzata ogni anno dalla Dante di Auckland, è stata un successo grazie anche alla deliziosa ospitalità (e pizze!) dello staff di Gina's.

La Dante ringrazia l'Ambasciatore Levi Sandri per essere venuto ad Auckland appositamente per celebrare con la comunità italiana della nostra città. Ringraziamo inoltre Mario Magaraggia, console onorario per Auckland, per il continuo sostegno alle iniziative della Dante, e tutti i presenti per il bel pomeriggio passato insieme.