Italy’s Top Songwriter Mogol to Visit Boston: Oct. 1-5

Sep 29, 2018 717

Giulio Rapetti Mogol has been invited to a series of events during the “Vivere all’Italiana” (Living the Italian Way) initiative organized and promoted by the Consulate General of Italy in Boston. Events include a book signing and an interview at Berklee College of Music. “I’m very enthusiastic of contributing to this prestigious initiative,” says Mogol. The lyricist from Milan, Italy, rose to fame in the 1960s, writing award-winning songs for singers such as Gino Paoli and Bobby Solo, and 1970s, consolidating a partnership with popular singer songwriter Lucio Battisti.

“I am very excited about being able to host such an important representative of Italian culture during my first month in Boston,” says Italian Consul General Federica Sereni, who started her 4-year mandate in late August. “Mogol is an outstanding figure and he represents a milestone in Italian contemporary music.” While in Boston, Mogol will participate in several events, accompanied by Prof. Angelo Valori, faculty at the Conservatory “Luisa D’Annunzio” of Pescara, Italy.

On Oct. 1, Mogol will receive a special award for his “extraordinary contribution to Italian Language and Music” by Maestro Stefano Marchese during the kick-off celebrations for the Italian Heritage Month at the Massachusetts State House.

On Oct. 2, The Italian song writer will also meet students and professors of the Italian department at Harvard University,headed by Prof. Elvira Di Fabio.

On Oct. 3, Mogol will take part in a book signing at Eataly Boston, located within thePrudential Center. The signing is open to the public and will feature his autobiography “Mogol: Il mio mestiere è vivere la vita” (Mogol: My job is to live life). The signing will takeplace between 5-6:30 p.m. and will feature food samples and finger food provided by Eataly.

On the final event held on Oct. 4 at Berklee College of Music, Mogol will meet faculty and students. On this occasion a concert in his honor will be held inside the David Friend Recital Hall at 7 p.m. The concert is presented by Berklee’s Contemporary Writing and Production department headed by Maestro Andrea Pejrolo, and will be performed by the Boston-based Italian band Scanzonati, featuring Pejrolo and Stefano Marchese, with arrangements by Pejrolo, Marchese.

Before his departure, Mogol will visit the Eliot K-8 Innovation School, in the heart of theNorth End, Boston’s Little Italy, where he will meet 4th and 5th grade students and the Italian and music professors

SOURCE: Italian Consulate in Boston

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