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Ended Fri Sep 18 2015Fri Sep 18 2015
“Contemporary Art in Italy: Today”

Featuring Artist Diego Perrone, Curator Ilaria Bonacossa, Director of MUSEION Letizia Ragaglia, and Founder of ARTUNER Eugenio Re Rebaudengo Presented as part of EXPO Chicago 2015, this panel will address the question of national context in an increasingly globalized world. Featuring some of today’s most influential voices on Italian culture working today, this panel presents […]

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Ended Tue Jul 14 2015Tue Jul 14 2015
“Across the Oceans to the Land of Mines”, a book presentation by Pier Giorgio Ardeni

“Across the Oceans to the Land of Mines”Five Thousand Stories of Italian Migration from theMountains of Bologna and Modena to America at the Turnof the Twentieth Century a book presentation by Pier Giorgio Ardeni This is a book of stories, hundreds and thousands of stories, which together tell of the exodus known as the Great […]

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Ended Tue Jul 07 2015Tue Jul 07 2015
“Siena, City of Secrets” by Jane Tylus

“Siena, City of Secrets” (University of Chicago Press, 2015) is a compelling and intimate portrait of this most secretive of cities, often overlooked by travelers to Italy. Cultural history and intellectual memoir, travelogue and guidebook, it takes the reader on a quest of discovery through the well- and not-so-well-traveled roads and alleys of a town […]

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Ended Mon Jul 06 2015Mon Jul 06 2015
Master class with Paola Sorressa

July 6-10th from 1-4pm Paola Sorressa is artistic director, choreographer, and founder of the Mandala Dance Company, which performed “Triptych Motus” last Fall at the Ruth Paige Center for the Arts. Part contemporary dance, part acrobatic, Mandala Dance Company presents an innovative performance language that has resonated with audiences worldwide.   This master class is presented […]

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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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