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Events: 2008-2009

Concert
  • Wed, Jun 24, 2009
    7:00 pm
The Mozart Academy honored Dr. Joseph Nsengimana, Ambassador to the United Nations from Rwanda. Soprano Monica Yunus and student musicians performed Menotti, Paganini, Puccini, Verdi, and Vivaldi.
Conference
  • Fri, Jun 12, 2009
    9:00 am
    to Sat, Jun 13, 2009, 9:00 am
The conference brings together researchers focused on the concepts of agency and joint attention. Our main focus will be on the antecedents and the development of these cognitive skills. The...
Concert
  • Wed, May 6, 2009
    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Spring 2009 Concert Series ends with soprano Sarah Wolfson. In 2007 Wolfson was awarded the 1st Place Prize (Victor and Sono Elmaleh Award) in The Concert Artists Guild Competition. An avid...
Conference
  • Thu, Apr 23, 2009
    8:00 am
    to Sat, Apr 25, 2009, 8:00 am
Former French Minister of Justice and of Cultural Affairs Jacques Toubon will be the keynote speaker at “A World on the Move: Emigration and Immigration in Europe and the Americas”, a conference to...
Italy at Columbia Lecture
  • Thu, Apr 16, 2009
    11:00 am
Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia. He studied architecture at Guildford School of Art and the...
Concert
  • Wed, Apr 15, 2009
    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Spring 2009 concert series continues with composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa. Bielawa takes inspiration for her work from literary sources and close artistic collaborations. The New York Times...
Italy at Columbia Lecture
  • Tue, Apr 7, 2009
    6:00 pm
Before joining the Department of Italian at Columbia, where he became the Giuseppe Ungaretti Professor in Italian Literature in 2005, Paolo Valesio retired as an emeritus professor from Yale...
Concert
  • Sat, Apr 4, 2009
    8:00 pm
    to Sun, Apr 5, 2009, 8:00 pm
In 1760, the renowned librettist Pietro Metastasio and composer Johann Adolf Hasse put pleasure on trial; on April 4, 2009 , we will reopen the case. The Columbia Collegium Musicum and a new opera...
Italy at Columbia Lecture
  • Thu, Mar 12, 2009
    2:00 pm
Francesco Benelli’s scholarship and teaching on history and theory of architecture reflect his background as an architect. His interests range from the study of the mentality and practice of the...
Math Festival
Symposium
  • Tue, Mar 10, 2009
    11:00 am
    to Wed, Mar 11, 2009, 6:00 pm
Tuesday, March 10th 11 a.m. at the Italian AcademyThe unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics, Lecture by the Nobel Laureate in Physics Sheldon Glashow 2.00 p.m. at the Italian AcademyThe (mis)...
Concert
  • Wed, Mar 4, 2009
    8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Spring 2009 concert series at Columbia University's Italian Academy for Advanced Studies will present three recitals by leading sopranos specializing in contemporary music who will present works...
Symposium
  • Sat, Feb 7, 2009
    9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Music, Painting, and the Contest of the Arts (see program)
Demons in Ancient Egypt
Lecture
  • Fri, Jan 30, 2009
    5:00 pm
The world of ancient Egyptian demonology will be introduced, with a special focus on the textual and iconographical sources of the late Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman Egypt. The Platonic notion of demon...
Holocaust Remembrance
Symposium
  • Thu, Jan 29, 2009
    6:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Speakers: Ira Katznelson (Columbia) The Liberal Alternative: Jews in the United States during the Decades of Italian Fascism Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia) Dreyfus in Latin America: Anti-Semitism and the...
Arturo Toscanini
Concert, Film, Lecture
  • Wed, Jan 21, 2009
    7:00 pm
    to Thu, Jan 22, 2009, 7:00 pm
Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) presents innovative chamber music concerts which combine chamber and vocal music with an interweaving of letters, memoirs, diaries, poems, and historical...
Conference
  • Thu, Dec 18, 2008
    3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Under the patronage of the Consolato Generale d'Italia, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Fondazione Rizzoli Corriere della Sera. Moderated by Massimo GAGGI (Corriere della Sera), With...
Emergent Nanoscience
Symposium
  • Thu, Dec 4, 2008
    2:00 pm
    to Fri, Dec 5, 2008, 6:00 pm
The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University in collaboration with the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) at Columbia University and the Italian National...
Concert Series: The Grand Tour Orchestra
Concert
  • Wed, Dec 3, 2008
    8:00 pm
The Fall 2008 concert series at Columbia University's Italian Academy will present three concerts by the period-instrument ensemble The Grand Tour Orchestra led by flutist Charles Brink. The Grand...
Reading, Book Presentation, Lecture
  • Wed, Dec 3, 2008
    5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Organized by Paolo Valesio (Columbia University) Sponsors include the Department of Italian, the Italian Poetry Review, the Department of English and Comparative Literature, the Center for Literary...
Italy at Columbia
Italy at Columbia Lecture
  • Tue, Nov 25, 2008
    11:00 am
Richard Howard, the well-known translator, poet, and critic, is Professor of Professional Practice in Columbia's graduate Writing Division. He is the author of many books of poetry, including...
The Project of Andrea Palladio
Conference
  • Fri, Nov 14, 2008
    9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Speakers James Ackerman (Harvard) with Scott Schiamberg (AIA Perkins + Will) Guido Beltramini (CISA Palladio) Francesco Benelli (Columbia) Howard Burns (Scuola Normale, Pisa) Tracy Cooper (Temple)...
Concert Series: The Grand Tour Orchestra
  • Wed, Nov 5, 2008
    8:00 pm
The Fall 2008 concert series at Columbia University's Italian Academy will present three concerts by the period-instrument ensemble The Grand Tour Orchestra led by flutist Charles Brink. The Grand...
Propaganda Cinema: The Marshall Plan Films and America's Cold War Image in the Mediterranean
Film, Lecture
  • Thu, Oct 30, 2008
    5:00 pm
    to Thu, Nov 6, 2008, 5:00 pm
More than 200 documentary-style films were made about the Marshall Plan, which sent billions of US dollars in economic and technical assistance for recovery and reconstruction in Europe. The Marshall...
Giorgio Brogi
Exhibition
  • Thu, Oct 23, 2008
    5:30 pm
    to Thu, Nov 20, 2008, 4:30 pm
“The Italian painter Giorgio Brogi sets up arresting vibrations between shapes and chromatics. The works are composed of jauntily placed hard-edged forms: bars, rectangles, bands and squares, basic...

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