Monday, November 19, 2018

Concerto di Natale this Saturday

The Dante Aligheri Society Auckland presents the final concert of its 2018 Chamber Music Series, to be followed by Panettone and Prosecco!

A pairing of romantic works from Italy and Germany, Catalani's "Danza delle Ondine" and Reinecke's Trio op. 188 for oboe, horn and piano, as well as music by Koechlin, Jan Bach and Franco Margola.

Camille Wells, oboe
Carl Wells, horn
Luca Manghi, flute
David Kelly, piano

Tickets at the door (cash only)

$25 / $20 for D.A. Society members / $10 students

Saturday 24th November, 5pm

The Community of Saint Luke
130 Remuera Road, Auckland, New Zealand 1050

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

November Newsletter online now

Click here to read our November Newsletter, full of reportages about the many events of the Festival Italiano Season in Auckland, and the Italian events for November in Auckland.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Italian Presidential honour for Dante Auckland member and Festival Italiano Director Alessandra Zecchini

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has awarded Dante Auckland member Alessandra Zecchini the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia for services to Italian culture and foreign relations. 

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Italian Ambassador Fabrizio Marcelli (right) awards the Cavaliere honour to Alessandra Zecchini on Sunday 28 October
The state honour — which translates as Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy — is bestowed on Italians and foreigners who have promoted relations between Italy and other countries. It also reflects on the promotion of Italian culture in the world. 

His Excellency Fabrizio Marcelli, Italian Ambassador to New Zealand, awarded the honour on Sunday at the annual Festival Italiano street festival in Newmarket, Auckland. 

Zecchini has been widely active in the Italian community. She is a long-standing committee member and former President of the Società Dante Alighieri di Auckland, and a representative on the Com.It.Es Wellington. She has taught Italian language and culture at the Dante Society for over 20 years. 

Since 2006 she has been Director of the annual Festival Italiano Auckland, which is the country’s largest Italian cultural event, and among Auckland’s busiest ethnic festivals. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Photos of Festival Italiano 2018

We have so many beautiful photos of the 2018 Festival Italiano that it would be difficult to choose what to publish! So go to our FB page and check out the album there, still being uploaded! Feel free to tag yourself and/or your business! 

If using any images please credit Festival Italiano Auckland and Photos by Gianni Flego