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Italian Night

July 20
Cordes Junction

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Italian Night
July 20, 2013
An evening of delicious food and extraordinary live performance celebrating Arcosanti and architect Paolo Soleri’s Italian heritage
Join us at Arcosanti on Saturday, July 20th for our annual Italian Night, a lively evening of outdoor food and entertainment for the whole family!
5 pm:  Come early for an after-hours guided tour of Arcosanti! (Optional)
6 pm:  Enjoy a festive 5-course Italian dinner served al fresco in the iconic Arcosanti Vaults!  (Wine & beer available for purchase)
7:30 pm:  Experience a multimedia musical and theatrical performance in the Colly Soleri Amphitheater from soprano Jayne Casselman, pianist Lynne Haeseler, percussionist and composer Owen Davis, tenor Chris Eubank and graphic/projection artist Nathan Greene, with texts from Paolo Soleri; excerpts from the works of Goldoni, Pirandello, Scarlatti, and others; Gregorian chant, Italian opera, and Venetian masks; and social satire as well as improvisational instrumental work.  (Appropriate for all ages)
In the words of Paolo Soleri: “Performance is to creation as structure is to form…Arcosanti’s structure is a large instrument for investigation and performance in the multimedia field that will take constant and attentive stock of the originating elements of nature.  Spectators will be pulled in by the unpredictability, the magnitude, the power of images, sounds, structures…a unified creative process.  The audience will become part of the performance.”
Saturday, July 20
Tour                           5 pm
Dinner                        6 pm
Performance           7:30 pm
Tour, Dinner & Performance: $40
Performance only: $20 ($10 students)

Additionally, the public is invited to attend two free Conversations on Creativity with these artists on Wednesday and Thursday, July 17 & 18 at 3:30 pm at Arcosanti.

For reservations, call 928.632.6217 or email
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Jayne Casselman & Lynne Haeseler
With 30 years as an opera soprano on the stages of Europe and the Americas, Jayne Casselman returns to Arcosanti with pianist Dr. Lynne Haeseler of Phoenix, whose concerts and teaching have enriched the valley for over 20 years.  Together, they will storm the magnificent Vaults of Arcosanti with their version of Italian Night!

Arcosanti is located between Phoenix and Flagstaff off I-17 at the HWY 69 Interchange. Take exit 263 (Arcosanti Road) and follow the signs to Arcosanti.
Arcosanti is an urban laboratory focused on innovative design, community-building, and environmental accountability. Our goal is to actively pursue lean alternatives to urban sprawl. We offer educational workshops, overnight accommodations, dining services, and specials events. The Arcosanti Gallery & Visitor Center is open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week (except major holidays) and tours are available on the hour from 10am to 4pm (except noon).

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