Italian Night with Nick Ariondo

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The evening begins with a fantastic Italian dinner served under the colorful vaults on the edge of the mesa followed by the astounding virtuosity of accordionist/composer Nick Ariondo. Arcosanti is proud to welcome back Nick Ariondo, who exploits the accordion’s dynamic range to orchestral proportions for a musical evening of spellbound virtuosity and international delights from Italy and beyond.

5:00 pm Tour of Arcosanti
6:00 pm Dinner
7:45 pm Concert

Dinner and Concert: $40 / person
Concert only: $20 | $10 for students
For reservations, please call 928.632.7135

DINNER MENU Appetizers: Honeydew Melon and Prosciutto, Artichoke with Kalamata Olives and Lemon Zest • Cibatta • Traditional Wheelbarrel Pasta with Arcosanti Rosemary and Basil Marinara • Entrée: Chicken Marsala or Portabella Mushroom Marsala • Side Dishes: Zucchini and Yellow Squash with Garlic and Sun-dried Tomatoes, Risotto and Wild Rice Stuffed Peppers • Mixed Green Salad with Paolo’s Dressing • Dessert: Red and Green Grapes, and Forest Berry, Coffee Crunch, or Chocolate Gelato from Cool Gelato

PROGRAM

Introduction:
        Tarantella Elka .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  Nick Ariondo
        La Danza .   .   .   .   Gioacchino Rossini/N. Ariondo 

GLOBAL DANCE .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    N. Ariondo

STELLA NOTTE (Starry Night) .   .   .   .   .   N. Ariondo
         in memory of Paolo Soleri

LUCENTA SERA (Evening Lights) .   .   .   .   N. Ariondo
         a tribute to Arcosanti/Paolo Soleri

OBLIVION/ADIOS NONINO .   Astor Piazzolla/N. Ariondo

E  LUCEVAN  LE  STELLA .   .   .   .    Giacomo Puccini/N. Ariondo
        (“I Remember the Starlight” from the opera ‘Tosca’)
 
MALAGUEÑA .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .  Ernesto Lecuona/N. Ariondo

FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE-BEE .   .   .  Rimsky-Korsakov/Ariondo  

~ all selections for this evening’s program have been specially  arranged and composed by Nick Ariondo ~

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