The Cosanti Foundation presents its annual Italian Night concert and dinner at Arcosanti on Saturday, July 10th, 2010.
This Arcosanti tradition celebrates the heritage of the founder, Paolo Soleri, who was born in Torino, Italy.
The celebration features a special meal served outdoors under the Arcosanti Vaults in the setting of Italian cypress and olive trees.
Paolo Soleri, who turned 91 this year, usually serves the pasta from special wheelbarrows, honoring the history of construction at Arcosanti.
Arcosanti is proud to welcome back virtuoso musician Nick Ariondo, who exploits the accordion’s dynamic range to orchestral proportions for a musical evening of spellbound talent and international delights from Italy and beyond.
Ariondo enthralled the Italian Night audience in 2005 and returns this year to perform works by Piazzolla, Rossini, and Puccini, including Ariondo’s Arcosanti-inspired compositions depicting the vast landscape and luminous sky, titled “Stella Notte” and “Lucenta Sera.”
antipasto / appetizers
penne al pomodoro fresco / penne pasta with fresh tomato sauce
pollo arrosto / roasted chicken
funghi portobello ripieni / stuffed portobello mushrooms (vegetarian entrée)
fagiolini /green beans
inslata con condimento “alla Paolo” / salad with Paolo’s dressing
granita al limone con biscotto / lemon ice with cookie
Arrive at 5:00 p.m. for a complimentary tour of Arcosanti, followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. with the performance at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for the performance and dinner or $20 for the performance only ($10) students. Dinner reservations required. Call 928-632-7135 or see www.arcosanti.org for tickets and information.