Announcing the Dante Alighieri Society’s

October English & Italian Language Meetings

Wednesdays, October 14 and 28, 2020

Zoom room opens at 7:00 Presentations begin at 7:30

English Language Meeting, October 14

Music of Luigi Cherubini and Alessandro Rolla
Chamber music lecture-recital recorded especially for Dante Alighieri Society of Washington


Emilie is Assistant Concertmaster of Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra and Concertmaster of Auburn Symphony. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Joyce is currently President of the Dante Alighieri Society of Washington and a founding member of both Pacific Northwest Ballet and Auburn Symphony. She graduated from the Curtis Institute. Brian is Principal Cellist of Auburn Symphony and a member of Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra. He graduated from Cincinnati Conservatory. Together they will perform string trio music of the Italian Classical period, enhanced with biographical information about the featured composers. The evening will begin in Zoom and then all will enjoy a live broadcast of the lecture-recital, with time for questions and comments afterwards.

Italian Language Meeting, October 28

Italian Linens and Hand-stamping in Romagna
Francesca Carmichael – Italian Linen Store, Bellevue

Francesca Carmichael will speak about the hand-stamped, block print linens typical of the Romagna region of Italy. Francesca is the proprietor of Italian Linen Store  (, a “molto italiano” store that is located in Bellevue. Its Italian hand-stamped linens for the home exemplify the antique craft that has continued to the present day with the products from Stamperia Bertozzi that, using traditional stamping techniques, offers a full range of decorative linens, from the classic to the contemporary.

Born and raised in Cremona, Francesca has lived in various countries and continents in the course of her life, beginning with her time at University, in Venice, then the Middle East, France and so forth, until she landed in Seattle in 2004. Here she opened her first shop in Woodinville importing from Italy antique furniture, hand-painted ceramics, decorative paper and stationery to textiles, a gradual and natural progression that compliments her own artistic nature. Zoom invitation links will be sent one day ahead of these meetings.