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‘The Last Days of Pompeii’ Screening at Harvard Film Archive (Sept. 23)


When: Sunday September 23 — 4 p.m. Where: Harvard Film Archive — Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA [map] The Last Days of Pompeii. Free Screening – Live Piano Accompaniment by Robert Humphreville Directed by Carmine Gallone and Amleto Palermi. With Victor Varconi, Rina De Liguoro, María Corda Italy 1926, 35 mm, tinted b/w, silent, 144 min The spectacular end of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, buried under the ashes of erupting Mount Vesuvius, was a favorite subject of early historical films. These movies drove cinematic innovation and were among the first major box-office hits in the annals ...

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Italia In Jazz: Marco Pignataro Quintet meets Riccardo del Fra (Oct. 10)

Marco Pignataro playing the saxophone (photo courtesy of http://www.marcopignataro.net/)

A jazz tribute to timeless Italian standards and original music directed by saxophonist, composer Marco Pignataro, at the Regattabr on Oct. 10.

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Sacco and Vanzetti Lecture by Ted Grippo (Aug. 29)


Author Ted Grippo will discuss recently discovered documents and other evidence supporting a conspiracy to frame the two Italian radicals.

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The Great Italian Novel: 5 Books, 5 Evenings Off the Beaten Path


When: Starting Sept. 12, 2012 Where: Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts — 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge MA [map] The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts presents “The Great Italian Novel — 5 Books, 5 Evenings Off the Beaten Path,” a series of lectures led by Prof. Vetri Nathan, Ph.D. This new cultural appreciation salon is open to the public from all walks of life. The format will be that of an engaged discussion instead of a lecture style setting. Professor Nathan will begin the meeting with a presentation on the novel that has been read in advance by the participants and ...

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Pescosolido Scholarship Awards 2012 at Dante Alighieri Society


On June 13, 2012, the Dante Alighieri Society hosted its annual Pescosolido Scholarship Awards dinner.

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Ron Della Chiesa’s ‘Radio My Way’ Book Presentation (June 15)


On June 15, the Dante Alighieri Society will host a book presentation of Radio My Way, by radio personality Ron Della Chiesa.

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Marco Pignataro Jazzet at Ryles in Cambridge (June 23)


On June 23, the Marco Pignataro Jazzet will perform at Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge with special guest, pianist Laszlo Gardony.

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Newpoli and John La Barbera Bring Italian Folk to Regattabar (June 8)


Join Newpoli, Boston’s own Italian Folk Music ensemble, for their concert at The Regattabar. The group will feature a collaboration with world-renowned New York based musician, John La Barbera.

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Coro Dante Spring Concert (June 10)

Coro Dante

Free and open to the public, the Coro Dante will present its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, June 10.

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Marco Pignataro at 2012 Cambridge River Music Festival

Marco Pignataro playing the saxophone (photo courtesy of http://www.marcopignataro.net/)

Marco Pignataro Jazzet features Marco's lyrical compositions and group interplay with roots in modern jazz and ECM impressionism.

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Porcelain Raft (Mauro Remiddi) Concert at T.T. the Bear’s Place (May 30)

Mauro Remiddi in the video of "Drifting In and Out"

Italian-born singer/songwriter Mauro Remiddi will bring hiw dreamy indie pop solo project Porcelain Raft to Cambridge on May 30.

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Results of Dante Alighieri Board of Directors Election 2012


The Dante Alighieri of Massachusetts recently held its annual election of the board of directors. Four members were reconfirmed and two new members were elected.

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