Concerto e Festa di Natale

Concerto e Festa di Natale

The Leonardo da Vinci Society
Cordially invites its members and guests to a Holiday Concert and Party

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PROGRAM: HOMAGE TO ITALY

FRANZ LISZT
(from “Deuxième Année de Pèlerinage: Italie”)

– Sposalizio
– Il Pensieroso
– Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa
– Tre Sonetti del Petrarca:
– Sonetto 47: “Benedetto sia il giorno”
– Sonetto104: “Pace non trovo”
– Sonetto 123: “In terra vidi angelici costumi”
– Tarantella (from “Venezia e Napoli”)

Laura Magnani, piano
Lars Angeli, actor

Performance to begin at 3:00 pm and last an hour Tasty nibbles and bubbly refreshment to follow

Sunday, December 7, 2014
3:00 – 6:00 pm

The Century Club of California
1355 Franklin Street San Francisco

Admission: $20 for members; $30 for non-members
(Register online below)

[expand title=”Laura Magnani Bio (click to expand)”]  Since the age of 15, pianist Laura Magnani has been active as a performer, touring Italy, Europe, USA and Canada both as a soloist and in various Chamber Ensembles. She consistently wins audience enthusiasm and critical acclaim. She is a native of Spoleto (Italy) and holds a double Degree in Piano and Voice with honors from the Conservatory “F. Morlacchi” in Perugia, a Diploma of Specialization in Piano from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and a DMA in Piano from the Conservatory of Perugia. She performed at the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds at the personal invitation of Gian Carlo Menotti, and has been repeatedly invited to perform at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston (SC) as an Ambassador of her hometown. Also skilled as an organizer, Laura directed the Spoleto Piano Festival for 15 years. Her versatile talent keeps her busy in the fields of Opera, Musical Theatre and Vocal repertoire as well as in Music Education. Laura moved from Italy to San Francisco in 2013 with her husband, actor Lars Primo Angeli, and their son, Filippo.[/expand]

[expand title=”Lars Primo Angeli  Bio (click to expand)”] San Francisco native singer and actor, studied voice with Edward Sayegh (LA) and David Jones (NY). He spent 12 years in Italy, deepening his knowledge of “Bel Canto” with tenor Lajos Kozma. He has performed in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, London, Switzerland, France and Italy, taking part in theatrical and operatic debuts. In the last ten years he has been active as an actor, studying with Mary Setrakyan and Susan Batson (NY). In addition to his artistic activity, Lars has also been involved in Health Education for many years. He graduated with honors in 1991 from the National Holistic Institute of San Francisco as a Massage Therapist and Health Educator and has been working and teaching in the field for 17 years.[/expand]

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