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Ended Tue Jun 23 2015Tue Jun 23 2015
“IN A DARK WOOD: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love,”

(HarperCollins, June 2015) by Author Joseph Luzzi Presentation of “IN A DARK WOOD: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love,” (HarperCollins, June 2015) by Author Joseph LuzziIn the aftermath of a heartbreaking tragedy, a scholar and writer uses Dante’s Divine Comedy to shepherd him through the dark wood of grief […]

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Ended Fri Jun 19 2015Fri Jun 19 2015
Screening of the film “The Face of an Angel”

The notorious Italian murder trial of Amanda Knox is the catalyst for this mirror-image fictional narrative, but director Winterbottom (THE TRIP TO ITALY, THE TRIP) pulls an artful bait-and-switch as he employs his signature talent for evoking the haunting allure of Italian locations. The film focuses on the labyrinthine story of Thomas Lang (Brühl), a […]

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Ended Thu Jun 18 2015Thu Jun 18 2015
Muti Conducts Tchaikovsky 5

Riccardo Muti’s final installment in his cycle of the complete Tchaikovsky symphonies features the noble yet poignant Fifth, with its memorable horn solo and haunting waltz. This cherished masterwork is paired with the world premiere of Mead Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates’ Anthology of Fantastic Zoology. Based on the book by Luis Borges, it promises music inspired […]

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Ended Thu Jun 18 2015Thu Jun 18 2015
Open House

Join us for an evening dedicated to learning all about Chicagoland’s finest Italian language classes.– Enjoy a free Italian class trial lesson- Meet instructors and other students- Sample authentic Italian cuisine- Participate in our free, live raffle- Enjoy musical entertainment- Register for your next course For a complete schedule of Italian classes, or to register […]

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Ended Wed Jun 17 2015Wed Jun 17 2015
“Can Italy’s Olive Trees Be Saved? The Xylella Emergency” a lecture by Thomas Simpson

On the occasion of Expo Milano 2015 A fatal disease is attacking the ancient olive trees of southern Italy. Will Italian and European authorities be able to take effective action in time to block the spread of the bacteria believed to cause the disease before it spreads throughout Europe and the Mediterranean? The crisis involves […]

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Ended Thu Jun 11 2015Thu Jun 11 2015
Muti Conducts Tchaikovsky Manfred

Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony, based on Byron’s dramatic semiautobiographical poem is among the composer’s most brilliant and affecting inspirations. Its themes of tender love and exquisite longing find a perfect complement in Scriabin’s fervid Poem of Ecstasy. The extraordinarily colorful orchestration reverberates with sensuality and intimate emotion.Tickets are available by calling 312-294-3000, visiting or the […]

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Ended Wed Jun 03 2015Wed Jun 03 2015
Screening of the film White Noise (Rumore bianco, 2008, 90 min) by Alberto Fasulo

In northeast Italy, the Tagliamento River is tucked away in a secret spot, flowing from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea. This poetic documentary focuses on this majestic waterway, and the people of the region—spirited and storied—who live alongside it. A sensitive and ambitious audiovisual experience, the film evokes the magic of the natural universe, […]

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Ended Fri May 29 2015Fri May 29 2015
Puccini’s “Tosca”

Puccini’s “Tosca”Friday, May 29th at 8pmSunday, May 31st at 3pmDetroit Symphony Orchestra Max M. Fisher Music Center 3711 Woodward AvenueDetroit The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s first ever performance of Puccini’s masterwork opera in concert, starring internationally renowned soprano Patricia Racette, great American tenor James Valenti, and Grammy Award-winning bass-baritone Eric Owens.   Leonard Slatkin, conductor  BioAbraham Frank, boy soprano   […]

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Ended Sun May 17 2015Sun May 17 2015
Marion Consort Performs Sacred Music of the Renaissance: Florence

On Sunday, May 17, The Marion Consort will present rare sacred vocal music from Renaissance Florence, the Heart of Tuscany.  This concert will feature composers who were born in Florence, worked in Florence, or were connected with the Medici Family, such as Josquin Des Prez, Guillaume Dufay, and Heinrich Isaac.  Join the consort at St. […]

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Ended Fri May 08 2015Fri May 08 2015
BLACK SOULS (ANIME NERE) 2014, Francesco Munzi, Italy, 103 min.

“With its surprising narrative twists and handsome visuals, BLACK SOULS ends up being a far more original take on the Italian organized crime drama than first thought.”–John Bleasdale, CineVue  Set in the rocky terrain of Calabria at the “toe” of Italy, BLACK SOULS is the most authentic drama yet on the world of the ‘ndrangheta, the […]

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