As part of the 2021 DC Jazz Festival, we are pleased to announce the performance of Italian saxophonist Marco Pignataro and his outstanding “Jazzet” featuring John Patitucci on bass, Alan Pasqua on piano, Cory Pesaturo on accordion, as well as emerging young talent Tyson Jackson on drums. Their evocative and powerful music is a blend of modern jazz...

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 will amuse us with pieces by Kapsberger, Pasquini and Frescobaldi, together with ligh...

WHEN: May 18, 2021 at 5 PM ET - WHERE: Facebook Live (no account required) - Organized by the Embassy of Italy, IIC Washington 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 fi...

Villa Visconti Borromeo Litta—Four Centuries of History, a Journey through Time between Art Delights and Water Games, directed by Francesco Vitali and written in collaboration with Claudia Botta, is based on the book Milano profana nell’età dei Borromeo (Secular Milan in the Borromean Age) by Alessandro Morandotti, and produced by Francesco Vitali,...

WHEN: May 4, 2021 at 4:00 PM (ET) - WHERE: Zoom Webinar - EVENT LANGUAGE: English Webinar, Registration Required (REGISTER HERE) Our series of commemorative events for the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, master poet and Father of the Italian language, continues with The Metamorphosis of Beatrice: Love and Justice from Dante’s "Vi...

Alessandro Marianantoni, Director of Mediars and M Accelerator, will illustrate Dante's influence in cinema and television through some intriguing collages of images, videos and music, in conversation with Massimo Ciavolella, Distinguished Professor of Italian Studies, UCLA Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies and former direc...

WHEN: March 25, 2021 at 4:30 PM (ET) - WHERE: Zoom Webinar - EVENT LANGUAGE: English Our series of commemorative events to celebrate the 700th Anniversary of Dante Alighieri continues 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 a...

Thursday March 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM (ET). Streaming on Facebook Live. Organized by IIC Washington DC. 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 o...

The Eternal City has been a source of inspiration for artists of all times. On March 11th, join us for 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 will guide us through the city’s most iconic landmarks, from Pia...

WHEN: March 8, 2021 at 12:30 PM (ET) - WHERE: Zoom Webinar - EVENT LANGUAGE: English 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 'vir...