Fourth and fifth graders at the North End’s Eliot School serenaded Italian songwriter and lyricist Giulio Rapetti Mogol with one of his own songs during his recent visit to the Eliot K-8 Innovation School.
Students had the chance to meet with Maestro Mogol and presented him with pictures inspired by his songs. Principal Traci Walker Griffith said, “We were thrilled to welcome this amazing artist!” Mogol returned the sentiment, noting that his Eliot School visit was the highlight of his trip.
Maestro Mogol also met with students and professors at Harvard University and Berklee College of Music, where a concert was held in his honor featuring Eliot School’s own music teacher, Stefano Marchese. View more on Mogol’s Boston visit.
Born in Milan, Italy in 1936, Maestro Mogol is famous for his songwriting and collaborations with Lucio Battisti, among others. He has received several honors, including having an award named after him – the Mogol Award, which established an annual prize for the best musical text in Italian.
Photos courtesy of the Eliot School.