February 02

Music conversation

A discussion, guided by teacher Mattia Milone, on the lyrics by the milanese perfomer and songwriter Giorgio Gaber.

Additional information

Ascoltiamo un album – Giorgio Gaber, Il signor G (1970)

Giorgio Gaber was a talented Italian pop musician and a tv star in the 1960s, when he composed tongues in cheek songs, and collaborated with many famous artists. In 1970, he escapes mainstream showbusiness in order to engage social themes presented in a new form of entertainment: teatro canzone. Every tour around Italy takes place in smaller venues and tells a different story, introducing different aspects of a society which was undergoing radical changes. Signor G. is the debut album of Gaber’s new career. Il signor G. tells the story of a man like many others who tries to fit into his own life. “G” as “Gente”. Il signor G. is not just one person, he is all of us.

Registered students need to follow the links below to listen to the album and to read the lyrics of each song prior to the meeting.



  • Friday, February 2nd, from 6 pm to 7.30 pm,
  • via Zoom


All levels from Intermediate and up

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+ 10$ nonrefundable registration fee

One hour and a half

6:00 - 7:30 pm
Via Zoom

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Leslie Hughes
“What I like most about participating in a literature class with the Istituto is having classmates with whom to discuss our books. I like hearing their opinions and responding to them. Reading is a great pleasure of mine, but sharing a book makes reading an adventure. With a teacher guiding us we improve our language skills and become more self-confident expressing ourselves. I’m grateful for the opportunity!”
Dennis Abbe
“I have been taking classes at the SFIIS for years because, short of a long stay in Italy, it is the best way to maintain and improve my language skills. But more than that, I enjoy being with the other students and my instructor(s), many of whom are now good friends. In my class we read classic and contemporary Italian literature, and our instructor keeps us up to date on Italian culture and even politics. The experience on Zoom is almost as good as the in-person classes; Barbara is amazing in her use of the tools to run a lively, efficient, and fun class.”
Dede Heitman
“The SFIIS school offers the best, well rounded Italian languages classes in the Bay Area. With native speakers as teachers, the classes provide a comprehensive, natural and fun way of learning. Everyone feels welcome, no matter the level. The teachers are encouraging, entertaining and enthusiastic about their language and culture. As a bonus, I've made life-long friends through SFIIS classes. Please join our Italian language learning community!”
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