Opening Night Concert
On January 21, 2016 we will open the Silicon Valley Italian Festival with two internationally well-known Italian artists.
We have the pleasure to welcome the great pianist Laura Magnani as our performer for an one hour concert with pieces by L. van Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Prokofiev.
After the concert you can admire some iconic pictures of Sicily from Sicilian photographer Giuseppe Leone famous for the evocative power of his images and 50 years of renowned career.

Thursday - January 21, 2016 - 7:30pm

Laura Magnani
Laura Magnani, Spoleto (Italy) native, holds a double degree in Piano and Voice, earned with honors at the Conservatory of Perugia, a Master's in piano performance at the "Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia" in Rome and a DMA in Piano at the Conservatory of Perugia. She attended multiple Masterclasses along with eminent pianists such as S. Perticaroli, A. Delle Vigne, B. Petrushansky, M. Campanella, D. Pollack and many others. Since age 15 she's been active as a performer, touring Italy, Europe, USA and Canada as a soloist and in various chamber music ensembles, gaining the enthusiasm of her audiences and the critics' acclaim. She has served as the artistic director of the Spoleto Piano Festival for 15 years.

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Since moving to California in 2013, Ms. Magnani has been actively concertizing for many Bay Area organizations, including San Francisco’s Museo Italoamericano, Leonardo da Vinci Society, and 405 Shrader; Berkeley’s Town and Gown, and Marin County’s Musica Marin, among others. Always engendering enthusiastic feedback from her audience, Ms. Magnani recently became a performing member of the prestigious Berkeley Piano Club. Sought after as an adjudicator for piano competitions, Ms. Magnani is equally in demand as a piano teacher and a vocal coach. She teaches piano and chamber music at Marin Academy in San Rafael, Marin Community Music School in San Anselmo, as well as maintaining a private studio in Novato.

7:30 pm
80 minutes

Schultz Auditorium

available at the door only

$ 25.00

$ 20.00

JCC Members

$ 30.00

At the door

Sonata n.8 Op.13 in C minor "Pathetique"      
- Grave-Allegro di molto e con brio
- Adagio cantabile
- Rondo: Allegro
- Ballade n.1 Op.23 in G minor
- Ballade n.3 Op.47 in A flat major

- Voiles  (from Préludes - Première Livre, n.II)
- Général Lavine (from Préludes - Deuxième Livre, n.VI)
- L'isle joyeuse
Sonata N.3 in A minor, Op.28 (1917)
- Allegro tempestoso
Watch LAURA MAGNANI playing:

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Partners Consul General of Italy in San Francisco Italian Cultural Institue SF Silicon Valley Italia Executive Council Business Association Italy America Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West Italian American Heritage Foundation TechPartners Cloud4Wi MediaPartners West 46 Mag Sponsors Cloud4Wi Tootsies Barn Italfood Asaro Farm Partanna Oil Fiasconaro Expert System Italfood Centro39 Passione Pizza Angie Galaltolo Italy Beyond the Obvious Gioia Company Brigantino Olive Oil Alessandro Desogos Federica Armstrong

Location and Dates

Oshman Family JCC
Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life
3921 Fabian Way,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Thursday - January 21, 2016

Sunday - January 31, 2016


Directions to the OFJCC
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Going either North or South on Highway 101:
Take the San Antonio Road South
exit toward Los Altos
Right on Charleston Road
Right on Fabian Way
Enter driveway & parking garage on the right
Going either North or South on Interstate 280: Take the El Monte Avenue East exit Left on Foothill Expressway Right on San Antonio Road Left on Charleston Road Right on Fabian Way Enter driveway & parking garage on the right
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