August 2013

Dear Festa Italiana friends:

Join us as Festa Italiana celebrates 13 years of Italian culture at the Covent Garden Market, thisyear with more great daily entertainment, Opera, Arias, Belcanto and more.

This year, on the three days of festivities you can enjoy Italian food and fare. Orchestra Italiana London is back offering that beloved and authentic ?Taste of Italy in Downtown London? all three nights, under the direction of Joseph Raffa. Find friends and lovers ?dancing under the stars? for free, outdoors on the Rotary Square, aptly dubbed the ?Piazza?.

All of this happens because of our generous sponsors. Southside Group has taken the lead again as Title Sponsor to give Festa Italiana stable ground on which to spring forward. Fiat of London, Unico, Labatt Blue, and David Elliot Insurance and many more: sincerest thanks! Also, this year Festa Italiana is truly grateful for a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

This year again, Tricar Group has made it possible to present to festival goers, world-renowned, Maestro Sabatino Vacca and the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, together with Rachel Cleland, Soprano, Charles Di Raimondo, Tenor and internationally-acclaimed Nicolai Raiciu presenting ?Viva Verdi? Concerto Performance, in keeping this this year?s theme, a celebration of Giuseppe Verdi?s 200th Anniversary.

Back by popular demand is the stunning voice of Soprano and Classical Crossover Artist, Victoria Gydov, as well as award-winning songwriter, singer, performer, Doctor Laura Palumbo,

The continued generosity of our sponsors helps to offset the costs of realizing this festivaland being able to give proceeds to the Italian Seniors? Project whose dream of building seniors? housing has cometo fruition. Seniors are living at Residenza Italia, 1109 Hamilton Road ? all this thanks to relentless work both by the directors and the committed volunteers.

Italy can be tasted right here at the Covent Garden Market? Piazza, to be enjoyed byall. The summer nights of late August in London, Ontario, are for me an indescribable pleasure which have filled mylife with fond memories. Come and share this experience of ?A Taste of Italy in Downtown London?. Create memories with family and friends. Our website has all details for you.

Vi aspettiamo numerosi e vi auguriamo un buon divertimento! Come out and enjoy!

Angela Greco Wilson ~ Event Coordinator ~ Festa Italiana ?A Taste of Italy in DowntownLondon?