Welcome Cenacolisti to Autumn—our “best and most comfortable” season of the year. Lots to do and plenty of events to enjoy, such as….our San Francisco Opera Season together with our Symphony, of course! Add to this the annual Columbus Day celebrations with the Italian Heritage Parade through Fisherman’s Wharf and North Beach, formal balls, etc., not to mention Fleet Week and the Blue Angels!  Most of us can only manage to see and participate in a few of the events.

Opera Outing: Writing this blog the day after our 67th Annual Sal Reina Opera Outing at the Marin Art & Garden Center—the “very best in memory” many of us attending agreed—they just keep getting better! (For those of you who were unable to attend—make sure that you sign up early next year!) The capacity 103 guests enjoyed the superb location, food and wine and the entertainment by soprano Erin O’Meally, tenor Dane Suarez and pianist Nicholas Dold was indeed memorable. The hour of singing and dancing during the four-hour occasion kept all of us spellbound and wishing that it would not end. All of this thanks to the leadership of our former president Chuck Stagliano, whose long service to Il Cenacolo we will be honoring with this year’s Man of the Year Award at our Gala on December 15 at the St. Francis Yacht Club. Please come to celebrate Chuck!

September Opera Month: Of course, September has been our traditional Opera Month and thanks to Gene Lanzone for presenting a slate of Thursday speakers addressing the 2019-2020 San Francisco Opera Season. Next month our Treasurer, former president and Man of the Year and current board member Ron Derenzi will be presenting a fuller-than-usual slate of five speakers at the weekly Thursday Luncheons—all listed above. Please make sure to attend as many as you can of these repasts, both cultural and culinary!

Dinner & a Film: For the evening of Nov 2nd we have reserved 35 tickets to the Marin Italian Movie Festival – showing the hilarious Put Grandma in the Freezer.  This movie promises to keep all of us in stiches. See next page for further information.

We will also keep you all informed of the other cultural events in the planning stages—such as evenings at the San Francisco Opera and Symphony, a second tour of our Opera House, visits to wineries and museums in the wine country and (hopefully) a dinner cruise on the Bay!

Trusting that I will see you at Il Cenacolo’s cultural events during this month of October,
I bid you…

Arrivederci, DTG