I Giullari Di Piazza
Italian Folk Music, Theatre and Dance
LA CANTATA DI NATALE
A Neapolitan Renaissance Christmas Concert
Based on the Christmas Production
LA CANTATA DEI PASTORI
Written and directed by Alessandra Belloni
Music composed and arranged by John La Barbera
Featuring Neapolitan Singer/Actor Giuseppe De Falco as Pulcinella
Artistic director, Alessandra Belloni as Mary – mezzo soprano, percussion
Enrico Granafei – mandolin, guitar
Wilson Montuori – guitar
Joe Deninzon as the devil, violin
Special Guest, Gianni De Gennaro – bagpipe, voice percussion, flutes and accordion
Please join I Giullari Di Piazza and the commedia dell'arte characters at the Italian American Museum on Saturday, December 13th and Sunday December 14th as they enact the beloved story of the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, and the triumph of good over evil.
The music – tarantellas, villanellas and pastorales – comes from traditional sources, with original music by John La Barbera. Adaption and direction by Alessandra Belloni.
The concert features special participation by children and will end with a performance of the oldest known Neapolitan Christmas song.
Saturday, December 13th, 8:00 P.M.
Sunday, December 14th, 3:00 P.M.
Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street
(Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets)
New York, NY 10013
$25 per person
For reservations, please call the
Italian American Museum at (212) 965-9000
* Please specify which evening performance you will attend *
For information on the Museum's Travel Program, please call Jeannie Russo-Winner at (718) 597-1414
or email: JRusso-Winner@ItalianAmericanMuseum.org
The IAM is chartered by the University of the State of New York and has a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS.