20 REGIONS OF ITALY EXTRAVAGANZA WEEKEND:  INCONTRO CON VERDI, November 1-3, 2013

Friday Section 1 - Nov 1st, 2013 (Musical component, NAIT food stations and CIFES wine tasting)

Busseto - Verdi's First House'VERDI' MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA & FOOD FLAIR with an EXPLOSION of local professional & aspiring MUSICAL TALENT followed by a FOOD FEST boasting professional master & student chefs from NAIT: School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts culminating with a select and refined WINE TASTING of fine Italian wines featuring EMPSON CANADA & THE WINE CELLAR.

Adult - $60; Child 6-12 - $40; Under 6 - free

Saturday Section 2 - Nov 2nd, 2013 (Morning presentation by Renato Garavaglia of La Scala and luncheon)

PRESENTATION ON VERDI & LUNCHEON
Presentation Topic: “VERDI AND LA SCALA” Presenter: Renato Garavaglia, esteemed Director of La Scala Theatre Museum from the world renowned Italian opera house of TEATRO ALLA SCALA, Milan, Italy.

Nota Bene: Following the presentation, all attendees are cordially invited to partake in a delightful LUNCH prepared for our out-of-town guest, the illustrious Mr. Renato Garavaglia, with whom you will not only have lunch but also have the pleasure of getting to know a bit better!

Adult - $35; Child 6-12 - $24.50; Under 6 - free

Saturday Section 3 - Nov 2nd, 2013 (Dinner Gala)

HORS D'OEUVRES & CHAMPAGNE, VERDI DINNER GALA AND DANCE
Fountain court music will embellish the GALA evening in which CHAMPAGNE & HORS D'OEUVRES will be served prior to a 5-COURSE MEAL that will be punctuated with MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT featuring piano virtuosi and soloists performing much-beloved Verdi arias capped with a dance for the adventurous of all ages!

Adult - $65; Child 6-12 - $45.50; Under 6 - free

Sunday Section 4 - Nov 3rd, 2013 (Luncheon)

SUNDAY LUNCHEON FEATURING A CHILDREN'S MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT
The delicious 5-course luncheon boasts a most fascinating group of YOUNG people - the SUZUKI CHARTER SCHOOL & SUZUKI PIANO SCHOOL ASSOCIATION as well as a GROUP of students of Italian background - who will be singing musical selections of the romantic composer, Giuseppe Verdi.

Adult - $30; Child 6-12 - $20; Under 6 - free

Sunday Section 5 - Nov 3rd, 2013 (Professor Philip Gossett's presentation)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON PRESENTATION ON VERDI
Presentation Topic: “VERDI AND THE RISORGIMENTO”
Presenter: Professor Philip Gossett Musicologist and Historian, retired ROBERT W. RENEKER Professor and distinguished author: Universities of Chicago & La Sapienza, Rome.

Adult - $15; Child 6-12 - $10; Under 6 - free

For tickets, contact: John @ (780) 469-6133 or Alberta @ (780) 488-1146

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