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Events: 2019-2020

  • Wed, Apr 29, 2020
    7:30 pm
    to Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 10:00 pm
POSTPONED Ensemble Échappé's premiere performances of a fully-staged new opera by Juilliard composer Jonathan Dawe, creator of three previous operas premiered at the Italian Academy: Cracked Orlando...
Recital, Roundtable Discussion
  • Mon, Apr 20, 2020
    6:15 pm
POSTPONED How did Beethoven influence the other arts? And how did literature shape the composer’s reputation? In an exploration of Beethoven’s literary afterlife through the lens of chamber...
  • Fri, Apr 17, 2020
    9:00 am to 5:45 pm
POSTPONED Morning at NYU (Casa Italiana); Afternoon at COLUMBIA (Italian Academy). Directors: Maria Luisa Ardizzone (NYU) & Teodolinda Barolini (Columbia) PRESENTED BY: New York University,...
  • Wed, Apr 1, 2020
    6:15 pm
CANCELLED (We look forward to rescheduling at a later date; please watch for updates.) "Strangers in a Strange Land: Displacement, Asylum and the Travelling Tale" is the title of the talk by Marina...
International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, Conference
  • Fri, Mar 27, 2020
    2:30 pm to 6:30 pm
POSTPONED TO 2020–21 New research on dozens of pre-Roman colossal figures that may be the oldest statues ever discovered in this region. PROGRAM (Draft) Welcoming Remarks / Introduction Barbara...
Roundtable Discussion
  • Wed, Mar 11, 2020
    11:00 am to 3:30 pm
Please visit for news on this postponed event. Program: 11:00AM Welcome: Barbara Faedda,...
  • Wed, Mar 4, 2020
    7:30 pm
In residency this season at the Italian Academy, Ensemble Échappé, New York's “polished, ambitious young sinfonietta” (The New Yorker), is offering two concerts and an opera premiere performed over...
Ensemble Échappé
  • Wed, Feb 19, 2020
    7:30 pm
In residency this season at the Italian Academy, Ensemble Échappé, New York's “polished, ambitious young sinfonietta” (The New Yorker), offers two concerts and an opera premiere performed over four...
  • Wed, Feb 5, 2020
    5:30 pm
Watch video below.  Welcoming remarks: Barbara Faedda Executive Director, Italian Academy, Columbia Speakers: Ioana Literat Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Learning Technologies...
  • Tue, Dec 3, 2019
    7:00 pm
Andrea Liberovici's music for solo cello and electronics is inspired by music of Vivaldi to evoke the mysterious, fragile city of Venice. Also featured in the evening's program are works by Strozzi...
  • Wed, Nov 20, 2019
    7:00 pm
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 7:00 PM, Magdalena Baczewska, esteemed pianist (and Director of...
  • Fri, Nov 15, 2019
    3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
On Friday, walk-ins are welcome at the Italian Academy for Day 1 of this event. (Scroll down to register for Day 2, Saturday, at the Frick.) This is a two-day symposium to be jointly held at the...
  • Thu, Nov 7, 2019
    8:00 pm
Arjomand: Improvisation Giacinto Scelsi: Quattro Illustrazioni ("Four illustrations of the metamorphoses of Vishnu," 1953) Scelsi: Poemi (1934/1937) J.S. Bach: Fugue No. 8 in D-sharp minor (Well-...
International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, Symposium
  • Fri, Oct 18, 2019
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Watch videos, below.  In November 2018, Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy released a report that had been prepared for the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, entitled The Restitution of African...
  • Thu, Oct 10, 2019
    7:00 pm
    to Sat, Oct 12, 2019, 7:00 pm
"The two performers succeed masterfully" —Il Corriere Musicale "Dillon and Torquati gave a warm and fluent performance... [a] perfect balance of delicacy and momentum." —Il Giornale della Musica...
International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, Workshop
  • Thu, Oct 3, 2019
    3:30 pm
WELCOMING REMARKS: Barbara Faedda (Italian Academy) INTRODUCTION: Barbara Faedda and Lynda Dematteo SPEAKERS: Daniela Calanca (Università di Bologna): "Fashion and cultural heritage: complexity and...
International Observatory for Cultural Heritage, Exhibition
  • Thu, Oct 3, 2019
    9:30 am
    to Wed, Mar 11, 2020, 4:30 pm
In 1951, entrepreneur Giovanni Battista Giorgini launched Italian fashion designers in the American market with parties and runway shows in his villa in Florence. Within just a few seasons, his...