What is a Vernacular? How Dante invented Italian

The Leonardo da Vinci Society
In Collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Cordially invites you to a concert

What is a Vernacular?
How Dante invented Italian

At the Istituto Italiano di Cultura 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

October 29 – 2015 6:30 PM

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Professor Ascoli will discuss passages from Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’ as well as from his treatises ‘The Banquet’ and ‘On Eloquence in the Vernacular

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Albert-Russell-AscoliAlbert Russell Ascoli, Terrill Dis-tinguished Professor, teaches in the Department of Italian Studies, UC Berkeley. His principal field of research and teaching is Medieval and Early Modern Italian culture from the 13th to the 16th centuries. He is the author of Dante and the Making of a Modern Author (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

He also has written extensively on Petrarch, Boccaccio, Machiavelli, and Ariosto, and on the formation of Italian cultural and national identity. He is currently serving as President of the Dante Society of America (founded 1881).

This lecture is a companion to
the Humanities West Program, “Dawn of the Renaissance”, October 23-24, 2015.

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Lyricism from Nineteenth Century to Contemporary Music

The Leonardo da Vinci Society
In Collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Cordially invites you to a concert

“Lyricism from Nineteenth Century to Contemporary Music”

At the Istituto Italiano di Cultura 601 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

October 6 – 2015 6:30 PM

For those who are not members of the Leonardo da Vinci and of the Institute, there will be a charge of $10.

Pianist Roberto Turrin and Clarinetist Valentina Sbicego Will perform works by O.Respighi, F.Poulenc, and N.Rota

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Roberto Turrin studied in Trieste at the Conservatory G. Tartini. He studied with Luciano Gante and with Lya De Barberiis in Italy and Switzerland. He won many competitions and has performed in Eu- rope, USA, and Canada. He has recordings with RAI, Albania TV and Slovenian RadioTV, TV Polonia and State TV in Belorussia

Valentina Sbicego also studied at the G. Tartini Conservatory in Tri- este. She has recordings with RAI and was part of the orchestra of the Trieste Opera House in many productions. Currently, she works in the Artistic Production Office of the Conservatory J. Tomadini in Udine.

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Brunch at the Presidio Social Club

The Leonardo da Vinci Society cordially invites you and your guest to an

Brunch at the Presidio Social Club
563 Ruger Street, San Francisco
10:00am

And a guided tour of the Presidio Officers’ Club Museum
50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco
12:00 noon

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Miriam Manda, Visitors Services Coordinator, will guide the tour of the Museum.

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First established in 1776, the adobe walls of the Officers’ Club stand testament to California’s beginnings. Throughout the 20th century, the renowned Presidio Officers’ Club was a gathering place for Army brass and their families.

51,000 Italian prisoners of war arrived in the United States in 1942. After Italy surrendered to the Allies, September 8, 1943, the United States refused to let the prisoners go home, wan- ting their labor instead. Some of these Italians were held at the Presidio, where the catered to the US Army. In their spare time they visited and received visits from homesick Italian Americans.

 

RSVP: by September 8 to reserve for the brunch
events@davincisanfrancisco
Or Call Paola Tonelli, Events Chair, (925) 522 9623

Brunch a la carte to be charged individually

Alfresco Luncheon

The Leonardo da Vinci Society cordially invites you and your guest to an

Alfresco Luncheon

Saturday, May 30, 12:00pm

A buffet lunch at the Napa Valley home of our members

Aurora and Frank Roselli

Cost:
$45 per person
$50 per non-member
(wine included)

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