Toms River Italian Folkloric Group “Arlecchino” to Perform at Toms River Library in Honor of Columbus Day

WHAT: Free Performance of Traditional Italian Folk Song & Dance – A Columbus Day Celebration

WHEN: Friday, October 9, 2009, 1:00pm

WHERE: Toms River Library, 101 Washington Street

 CONTACT: Colleen Goode, 732-349-6200 x5101 cgoode@theoceancountylibrary.org

 Italian Folkloric Group “Arlecchino” to Perform at Toms River Library in Honor of Columbus Day TOMS RIVER

 Kick up your heels! Celebrate Columbus Day in style with a rousing performance by Italian musical troupe Arlecchino (Harlequin). On Friday, October 9th at 1:00pm, Arlecchino will be welcomed by local and international dignitaries at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library, 101 Washington Street. Immediately following the ceremony, the group will entertain county residents with traditional Italian folk songs and dances. Founded in 1949 by Sir Alfonso Orlando, and based in Bergamo, Italy, the group of approximately 30 musicians and dancers has been invited to Toms River by the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee. The troupe’s repertoire and customs—including songs sung in dialect and accompanied by traditional instruments—have been handed down from one generation to the next. The internationally acclaimed group has appeared on television and periodically performs at fundraising events benefiting charitable institutions and nursing homes. For more information about this free program, please call the library at 732-349-6200 or register online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org # # #

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