THANK YOU ! On behalf of the faculty and students from the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, thank you for coming this evening. We hope you will enjoy the performances of these students as they bring together their knowledge of languages and cultures with their other fine talents. Many thanks to all of the faculty in the departments of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and Music who helped to recruit and assist the performers this evening. Warmest thanks to our accompanist, Allison Wente ’09, to Dining Services for the international desserts after this evening’s performances, and to Fulvia Alderiso, Language Learning Center Technician & Kellen Mickley. We are especially grateful to Provost Marjorie Hass for her generous support of this program. French Skit “The French Goodbye” co-written by Rebecca Bednar ’09 and Teddy Lytle ‘10 Italian Song “O mio babbino” by Giacomo Puccini Emma Bartholomew ’09 Russian Song ‘Жаворонок’ / ‘The Lark’ by Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka Emily Phelan ‘08 Italian Song ”Il Rimprovero” by Rossini Janelle Garipoli ’08 German Song “Im wunderschönen Monat Mai” by Robert Schumann Sarah Monticue ’09 Blessing She lifts the white-handled bowl out of the cabinet, gathers from the refrigerator the twelvegrain pancake mix, two eggs, walnut oil, skimmed milk, and her tupperware of wheat germ, oat bran and lecithin, sees again her father sitting at the breakfast table, hacking on his Lucky Strikes, gulping bacon and three eggs, easy over more than thirty years ago as she ignites the griddle, blends liquid ingredients to dry, mixes in a benediction -- may all of us live long and healthy lives -throws in some frozen blueberries, and with firm resolve spoons on the batter, waits fort he bubbles to appear, flips them until golden, then lays them out on a large oval platter buttering lightly while still hot, then dusting the tops with cinnamon sugar. Each days he makes this offering for her husband and son. May her merit defend them -- Amen. ITALIAN POEM “Benedizione” written by Linda Kreithen (July ’97) ITALIAN SONG “Le Violette” by Scarlatti Colleen McDonald ‘09 To the Muse ITALIAN POEM Once on lazy autumn afternoons, I heard you sing under the yellowing willow leaves. But tonight, I trudge in the icy darkness among fallen diamonds, road salt glinting in the murky streetlights. I listen for the lilting song that rode the wind’s back on sun-speckled afternoons, only to hear crushed salt moaning between black asphalt and my worn soles. ”Alla Musa” written by Kristina Snader ’09 (March 2007) French Song “Les Filles de Cadix” by Léo Delibes Laura Doto ‘07 German Recitation John Schocken ’09, Morgan Allen ’09, Jacy Good ’08, Nicole Nugent ‘07 Italian Song “Caro mio ben” by Giuseppe Giordani Jamie Rosenblum ’10 German Song “Widmung” from Robert Schumann’s song cycle “Myrthen, Op. 25” Shannon Fitzsimons ’09 Italian Song “Piangerò la mia sorte” by George Frederick Handel Margaret Newcomb ’10 French Poem “J’ai tant rêvé de toi” ”I’ve Dreamed of You so Much” by Robert Desnos Bethany Gagas ’10 Arabic Dance ”Dabké” traditional dance from Lebanon, Syria & Palestine by the Arabic Class Thank You! Please join us again next year for International Night 2008!