Istituto Di Cultura - Washington

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available online > Sciascian lessons in the world
available online > Sciascian lessons in the worldFriday, July 23, 2021 → Friday, August 06, 2021

2021 marks the Centenary of the Birth of Leonardo Sciascia, the Italian writer famous for his investigative work on the exploitation and use of power for personal gain.   The video below is from the the presentation event (held on Friday, July 23, from 6:00 to 7:00 AM ET, of  “Lezioni Sciasciane nel mon...

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new date > Zucchero @ Howard Theatre
new date > Zucchero @ Howard TheatreTuesday, September 28, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for May 5, 2020 and it has been rescheduled to September 28, 2021. Original tickets will be honored. Please contact Ticketmaster or The Howard Theatre for more information.   Event Rescheduled | A Message from Zucchero: "Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic it is with ...

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available online > Tandem: Fabrizio Bosso & Julian Oliver Mazzariello
available online > Tandem: Fabrizio Bosso & Julian Oliver MazzarielloFriday, December 31, 2021

The tandem Fabrizio Bosso and Julian Oliver Mazzariello returns to Washington through our virtual stage in partnership with the DC Jazz Festival. A tandem they have been riding together for most of their musical careers, and artistically pedaling together towards shared goals. A long history of m...

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available online > Il Viaggio: A Journey with Tosca
available online > Il Viaggio: A Journey with ToscaFriday, December 31, 2021

“Il Viaggio”, the title of this concert, represents the long journey from Naples to Rome, from the Middle East to Africa and Latina America, that Tiziana Tosca Donati – aka Tosca on stage – will take us on.   Singer, actress, and performer, Tosca has a brilliant solo career and she also colla...

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available online > Dante’s Others: A Presentation by Teodolinda Barolini
available online > Dante’s Others: A Presentation by Teodolinda BaroliniFriday, December 31, 2021

This year, Italy marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, the master poet known as the Father of the Italian language. On February 3rd we presented “Dante’s Others”, our first commemorative event on Dante, a special presentation by Prof. Teodolinda Barolini. In this webinar, Prof. B...

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available online > Dante’s Ulysses Today: A Presentation by Lino Pertile
available online > Dante’s Ulysses Today: A Presentation by Lino PertileFriday, December 31, 2021

Our series of commemorative events for the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, master poet and Father of the Italian language, continued with “Dante’s Ulysses Today”, a special presentation by Prof. Lino Pertile. Dante’s Ulysses personifies the fundamental moral issue of the use an...

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available online > DANTEDÌ: A Day with Dante
available online > DANTEDÌ: A Day with DanteFriday, December 31, 2021

Our series of commemorative events to celebrate the 700th Anniversary of Dante Alighieri continued on a very special day: Dantedì.  Established in 2020, Dantedì is the national day dedicated to Dante Alighieri. March 25th was chosen as it is recognized by scholars as the day the poet started his journey ...

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available online > The Artemisia Connection - A Webinar at Casa Buonarroti Museum in Florence
available online > The Artemisia Connection - A Webinar at Casa Buonarroti Museum in FlorenceFriday, December 31, 2021

When Michelangelo the Younger commissioned a 5-month pregnant Artemisia Gentileschi to paint the Allegory of Inclination on Casa Buonarroti’s ceiling, the fee was three times that of her male counterparts. Her allegorical depiction represented just one of many 'virtues' painted to commemorate the qualities of ‘th...

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available online > Roma: Travel Tales for Beauty Lovers
available online > Roma: Travel Tales for Beauty LoversFriday, December 31, 2021

The Eternal City has been a source of inspiration for artists of all times. On March 11th, we had a one-of-a-kind historical, artistic, and emotional virtual tour of Rome as seen through the creations of Bvlgari.  During this webinar, art historian and curator Costantino D’Orazio guided us through the city&...

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available online > Dego-Leonardi Duo: Violin and Piano Recital
available online > Dego-Leonardi Duo: Violin and Piano RecitalFriday, December 31, 2021

Among the best Italian musicians of their generation, with a repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary music, Francesca Dego (violin) and Francesca Leonardi (piano) have been performing together worldwide for more than ten years. To continue our celebrations for Women’s History Month, the virtuoso duo d...

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available online > Discovering Ancient Egypt with Museo Egizio
available online > Discovering Ancient Egypt with Museo EgizioFriday, December 31, 2021

  Located in Turin, Italy, Museo Egizio — the world’s oldest museum dedicated to ancient Egyptian culture — is home to the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside of Egypt. For nearly two centuries, Museo Egizio has led the way in bridging our knowledge of ancient Egypt — bringin...

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available online > Canzoni by Patrizia Laquidara
available online > Canzoni by Patrizia LaquidaraFriday, December 31, 2021

Born in Sicily and adopted by Venice, Patrizia Laquidara is one of the most elusive, multifaceted, and brilliant singer-songwriter in the Italian music scene. Occasionally also actress and writer, Patrizia became “a cult figure”: her voice has been described “sometimes sweet and continuous, as well as raging and...

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available online > Make Music Day: Enrico Rava & Bebo Ferra Duo
available online > Make Music Day: Enrico Rava & Bebo Ferra DuoFriday, December 31, 2021 → Monday, January 31, 2022

Make Music Day is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 120 countries. In Italy alone, there will be more than 400 events, with the participation of about 5,000 artists performing virtually, in p...

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available online > Roma ‘600: A Baroque Concert
available online > Roma ‘600: A Baroque ConcertFriday, December 31, 2021

Let us take you on a musical journey through 17th-century Rome, the rowdy and glorious city where Caravaggio and Stradella lived. From the marvelous setting of the theatre at the National Roman Museum - Palazzo Altemps (Rome), the baroque “power” trio I Bassifondi amused us with pieces by Kapsberger, F...

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