Festa Italiana 2013

PROGRAM August 23, 24, 25, 2013  Covent Garden Market 130 King Street, London ON

Friday, August 23, 2013 - ALL DAY EVENTS

11am-12am  Labatt Beer, Wine, Pizza in Piazza Patio

11am-11pm  Food Vendors, Gelato & Cappuccino

11am–6pm   Italian Street Painting Performances with Natalie Castrogiovanni, Alexis Gago and Kalyn Rae

11am-5pm   Children Activities: Crafts, Venetian Mask Making, Face painting

Afternoon under the Tower:

Magicians Mr. Eman and LuPi and the Fantastic Francesco

Western U – Football

Dr. Nino Fama’ – Italian-Canadian Author will present his latest novel L’Oceano nel Pozzo

Community Table

Friday, August 23, 2013 - SCHEDULED EVENTS - MC: Luc Cosentino

11:00am Italian Melodies - DJ Main Stage

11:45am Opening Ceremonies - Master of Ceremony: Roger Caranci

National Anthems: Italian and Canadian. Entertainment: Maestro Daniele Pidone

1:45pm Opening Comments Festa Italiana Event Coordinator – Angela Greco Wilson and Artistic Director Joseph Raffa.

2:00pm Parade around the Covent Garden Market

3:00pm Cooking Show – Amici Ristorante (tentative

4:00pm Silan Vito Sortino

5:00pm Alexis Castrogiovanni and Richard Gracious

5:30pm Capo Foods – Cake Eating Competition

5:45pm Magic Show – Mr. Eman

6:30pm Maestro Daniele Pidone – Classical Guitarist direct from Italy

7:15pm Laura Palumbo Show

8:30pm to midnight  “OIL” Orchestra Italiana London – Dancing Under the Stars on Piazza Verdi (Rotary Square)

Saturday, August 24, 2013 – ALL DAY EVENTS

11:00am-12:00am  Food Vendors, Gelato & Cappuccino

11:00am–6:00pm   Italian Street Painting Performance Alexis Gago and Kalyn Rae

11:00am-5:00pm   Children Activities: Crafts, Venetian Mask Making, Face painting

Afternoon under the Tower:

Magicians Mr. Eman and LuPi and the Fantastic Francesco

Western U – Football

Dr. Nino Fama’ – Italian-Canadian Author will present his latest novel L’Oceano nel Pozzo- un romanzo

Community Table

Saturday, August 24, 2013 – SCHEDULED EVENTS - Masters of Ceremonies: Roger Caranci

10:30am  London Public Library – Children’s Stories under the Tower on the Rotary Square

11:00am  Festa Italiana Coordinators – Angela Greco Wilson and Artistic Director Joseph Raffa -Main Stage  Anthony John – Italian Melodies

11:00am  Pasta-Making Demonstrations – Mrs. Carolina Mascagni - Piazza

11:30pm  Magic Shows – Under the Tower

12:00am  Pizza-Tossing Demonstration by Oropomodoro, Windsor

12:00pm  Joe Michienzi, Accordionist – Patio Stage

12:30pm  Children’s Pizza-Making Class with Flavio Iannialice in Kitchen –Market Mezzanine

1:00pm    Italian Musical Melodies

1:30pm    Watermelon-Eating contest

2:00pm    Cooking Show

3:00pm    Georgina Galba Tamas and Jennifer Boag; Frank Minelli, Accordionist

3:30pm    Victoria Singers – Youth Group

4:00pm    Cake Eating Contest sponsored by Angelo’s Bakery and Deli

4:15pm    Silan Vita Sortino

4:30pm    Orlando Valencia and the Pachanga Band

5:45 pm   Fashion Show - Masters of Ceremony: Pasqualina Cardu and Flavio Iannialice - Show Hosts for CHRW – Fantasia Musicale Italiana

6:45 pm   Maestro Daniele Pidone – Classical Guitarist direct from Italy

7:15pm    Caroline Ferraro, Soprano

7:30pm    “Passione” Concert by Charles Di Raimondo

8:30pm to midnight  “OIL” Orchestra Italiana London – Dancing Under the Stars on Piazza Verdi (Rotary Square)

Sunday, August 25, 2013 – ALL DAY EVENTS

12:00pm - 12:00am Labatt Beer, Wine and Pizza in Piazza Patio

11:00am - 11:00pm Food Vendors, Gelato & Cappuccino

11:00am – 5:00pm Children Activities: Crafts, Venetian Mask Making, Face painting, Italian Street Painting Performance Alexis Gago and Kalyn Rae

Afternoon under the Tower:

Magicians Mr. Eman and LuPi and the Fantastic Francesco

Western U – Football

Dr. Nino Fama’ – Italian-Canadian Author will present his latest novel L’Oceano nel Pozzo- un romanzo

Community Table

Sunday, August 25, 2013 – SCHEDULED EVENTS

Master of Ceremonies: Tom McInerney Natalia Galvis Serna and Flavio Iannialice

11:00am Opening Comments Festa Italiana Coordinator Angela Greco Wilson and Artistic Director Joseph Raffa- Main Stage

11:15pm Joe Michienzi, Accordionist -Stage

11:30am Live Stream- 94.9 FM CHRW’s FANTASIA MUSICALE ITALIANA With Flavio Iannialice and Nathalia Galvis Serna

11:30am  Festa Italiana Shares at Jubilee Square - “Strega Nonna” Unico Pasta Lunch-by invitation, Accordionist Joe Michienzi

12:15pm Watermelon Eating Competition

12:30pm Children’s Pizza Making Class –with Luca Cosentino - Mezzanine

1:00pm DJ – Italian Musical Melodies

1:30pm Cake Eating Competition with International Bakery

2:00pm Cooking Demonstration with Marylyn Agostinelli Blanchard of the Marconi Club of London

2:00pm Jubilee Square – Lorenzo Varano of Abarth Motors

3:00pm Nonna Strega - Pasta-Eating Competition - Unico

3:30pm Grape-Stomping Competition with S. Bartolomeo Association

4:00pm Giuseppe Verdi and Look-a-like Contest

5:00pm Festa Fashion Show – Piazza

Masters of Ceremony: Nathalia Galvis Serna and Flavio Iannialice – Show Hosts for CHRW – Fantasia Musicale Italiana

6:00pm Maestro Daniele Pidone – Classical Guitarist direct from Italy

6:30pm Soprano, Victoria Gydov, Soprano

7:00pm Mr. Eman Magic Show

Cena all’italiana – Italian Supper Hour - Patronize our food vendors

7:45pm    “Viva Verdi” Concerto performed by Cambridge Symphony Orchestra directed by Maestro Sabatino Vacca, Rachel Cleland, Soprano, Charles Di Raimondo, Tenor, Nicolai Raiciu (Baritone)

8:45pm    Lilliom Folk Dancers

9:00pm   “OIL” Orchestra Italiana London – Dancing Under the Stars on Piazza Verdi (Rotary Square)

10:15pm  50/50 Lottery Draw with Dr. Khalil Ramal – Main Stage

11:00pm  Farewell to Festival goers – Arrivederci and see you again in August 2014!

11:00pm–1:00am – Musical artists invited to play unplugged in the Wine and Beer Patio Stage

Important - Programme times and acts subject to change.