Istituto Di Cultura - Washington

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Events Calendar

Violin and piano recital by virtuoso duo Francesca Dego and Francesca Leonardi
Violin and piano recital by virtuoso duo Francesca Dego and Francesca LeonardiThursday, September 12, 2019

Among the best Italian musicians of their generation, Francesca Dego (violin) and Francesca Leonardi (piano) have been performing together worldwide for the past ten years, with repertoire ranging from Baroque to new music. Opening our fall concert series, this Italian themed recital will feature Respighi’s Violin So...

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Euforia (Euphoria) by Valeria Golino
Euforia (Euphoria) by Valeria GolinoThursday, September 19, 2019

Premiered as part of the “Un Certain Regard” category at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Euforia is the second directing effort by Italian acclaimed actress Valeria Golino.  Matteo (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a successful young entrepreneur, audacious, charming and energetic. His brother Ettore (Valerio Masta...

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EUROBEATS at Union Stage
EUROBEATS at Union StageFriday, September 27, 2019 → Saturday, September 28, 2019

The EUROBEATS Festival will feature 10 European electronic musicians from 10 countries at Union Stage in Washington, DC on September 27 & 28, 2019, from 6 pm to 1:30am. The festival aims to highlight top young European artists at the forefront of electronic music. Representing Italy, DJ Spiller will perform on Satur...

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Women Who Jazz: Rita Marcotulli
Women Who Jazz: Rita MarcotulliThursday, October 10, 2019

Our Women Who Jazz series comes back with a much-awaited concert by pianist and composer Rita Marcotulli. Rita Marcotulli, an icon of Italian jazz, carved herself an impressive international career in a very short period of time. She played alongside jazz greats such as Chet Baker, Joe Lovano, Paul Bley, Palle...

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ArteCinema: International Festival of Films on Contemporary Art
ArteCinema: International Festival of Films on Contemporary ArtThursday, October 17, 2019

Held annually during the month of October in Naples, Italy, ArteCinema: International Festival of Films on Contemporary Art was first established in 1996. Filmmakers, artists, scholars, curators, and the general public assemble from all parts of the world for four days to view, converse, and debate the works. T...

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19th Week of Italian Language in the World
19th Week of Italian Language in the WorldMonday, October 21, 2019 → Friday, October 25, 2019

The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an event promoted yearly by the Italian cultural and diplomatic network.It focuses on a subject that acts as the main theme of a vast cultural program to promote the learning and appreciation of the Italian language. 2019 will be the year of “Italian and the stage”...

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Tosca and the Two Downstairs, a Play by Franca Valeri
Tosca and the Two Downstairs, a Play by Franca ValeriTuesday, October 22, 2019

A satirical, behind-the-scenes sister-story to Puccini's Tosca as imagined by one of the wittiest and most admired Italian playwright and actresses, Franca Valeri. Tosca and the two downstairsis directed by Laura Caparrotti, Artistic Director of KIT, and its English translation is by Natasha...

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The  secrets of Traviata, a talk by Maestro Speranza Scappucci
The secrets of Traviata, a talk by Maestro Speranza ScappucciWednesday, October 23, 2019

Revolutionary, controversial, lashing the bourgeois society: this and much more is La Traviata, one of Giuseppe Verdi's most celebrated operas. Maestro Speranza Scappucci, among the first and most acclaimed women conductors in the world, returns to Washington DC to recount the story of Violetta. Performing some of the Traviata&rsq...

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LEO DA VINCI: Mission Mona Lisa
LEO DA VINCI: Mission Mona LisaTuesday, October 29, 2019

  Now in its 12th year, Kids Euro Festival is one of the largest performing arts festivals for children in America, bringing Europe’s most talented children’s entertainers to the DC metro area each fall for two weeks of free performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, pup...

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4th Week of Italian Cuisine in the World
4th Week of Italian Cuisine in the WorldMonday, November 18, 2019 → Friday, November 22, 2019

Showcasing Italy and the Italian taste in the world, the Week of Italian Cuisine is a yearly initiative developed to promote Italian culinary traditions and food-and- wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture. Join us on a delicious journey, discovering new touristic destinati...

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