Istituto Di Cultura - Toronto

Upcoming events

“Art in the Library” with Carina Francioso
“Art in the Library” with Carina Francioso Friday, November 01, 2019 → Saturday, March 21, 2020

“Art in the Library” is the new original initiative created by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura to promote Italian-Canadian artists in Toronto. A new painting will be shown every season to delight our public with contemporary artists inspired by Italy and Italian culture.   Painting title: "Sotto lo ...

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CONCERT: Marco Vitale Tour of British Columbia
CONCERT: Marco Vitale Tour of British ColumbiaFriday, January 03, 2020 → Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto and the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver are pleased to support internationally renowned, early music specialist Marco Vitale in a series of concerts across British Columbia. ABOUT MARCO VITALE: Harpsichordist, organist and musical director Marco Vitale was born in Palermo,...

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A Clown from Rimini Named Fellini - A Lecture Series by Dr. Franco Gallippi
A Clown from Rimini Named Fellini - A Lecture Series by Dr. Franco GallippiThursday, January 16, 2020 → Thursday, January 23, 2020

The aim of this lecture series is to commemorate Fellini’s hundredth birthday (January 20, 2020) by taking a journey through the decades of the Maestro’s filmography. Each lecture will be dedicated to two decades of Fellini’s career by concentrating on certain dominant themes that characterize the films o...

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Rossini's The Barber of Seville presented by the Canadian Opera Company
Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" presented by the Canadian Opera CompanySunday, January 19, 2020 → Friday, February 07, 2020

This colourful Italian comedy features conductor Speranza Scappucci, "one of classical music’s brightest stars" (Opera News) at the podium, award-winning mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Rosina, and an exuberant, carnivalesque staging that audiences loved when this production was last at the COC. Photo: Theshlen N...

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CD LAUNCH: A Goblin’s Chamber by Maurizio Guarini
CD LAUNCH: A Goblin’s Chamber by Maurizio GuariniWednesday, January 22, 2020

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura presents Maurizio Guarini’s new album: A Goblin’s Chamber - A string quartet revisitation. Maurizio Guarini, member of Italian progressive rock band, Goblin, will perform a brief concert of some of the tracks from the new album, accompanied by a string quartet. “As a membe...

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L’Altra Italia Screening (TORONTO): Il grande spirito | The Great Spirit
L’Altra Italia Screening (TORONTO): Il grande spirito | The Great SpiritFriday, January 24, 2020

TORONTO Friday, January 24RECEPTION: 7:00pm | Toronto Fiction Club | 180 Pearl St.SCREENING: 8:00pm | TIFF Bell Lightbox | 350 King Street W. Genre: Comedy-Drama | Language: Italian| Subtitles: English In a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Taranto, a robbery takes place in which a fifty-year-old man named Tonino, who...

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EXHIBITION: Spazio Disponibile by Dawit L. Petros
EXHIBITION: "Spazio Disponibile" by Dawit L. PetrosSaturday, January 25, 2020 → Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Power Plant presents a new body of work by Dawit L. Petros. INTERNATIONAL ART PARTNER: ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA GUEST CURATOR: IRENE CAMPOLMIASSISTANT CURATOR: AMIN ALSADEN, CURATORIAL FELLOW Saturday, January 25 - Sunday, May 10 Born in Eritrea, Canadian artist Dawit L. Petros explores relationships between...

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: North American Premiere of Figli del destino (Sons of Destiny)
International Holocaust Remembrance Day: North American Premiere of "Figli del destino" (Sons of Destiny)Tuesday, January 28, 2020

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Foreign Ministry renews its staunch commitment to preserve the memory of the Shoah, also abroad, through the numerous events and initiatives organised by our diplomatic network around the world, including the Italian Cultural Institutes. In 2020, the Istituto Italiano di...

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Book Presentation: Where Angels Come to Earth by Vincenzo Pietropaolo and Mark Frutkin
Book Presentation: "Where Angels Come to Earth" by Vincenzo Pietropaolo and Mark FrutkinThursday, January 30, 2020

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura is pleased to support the launch of the book "Where Angels Come To Earth: An Evocation of the Italian Piazza", by Vincenzo Pietropaolo and Mark Frutkin. The presentation will be moderated by Professor Don Snyder (Ryerson University), M.A., Photographic Studies, Goddard College, Plainfield,...

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Book Presentation: Possess the Air by Taras Grescoe
Book Presentation: "Possess the Air" by Taras GrescoeTuesday, February 04, 2020

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura will host a presentation for the new book by Taras Grescoe, "Possess the Air - Love, Heroism, and the Battle for the Soul fo Mussolini's Rome". Description: Whoever you are, you are sure to be a severe critic of Fascism, and you must feel the servile shame. But even you are responsible...

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PROGRESS FESTIVAL: Affioramenti (Surfacing)
PROGRESS FESTIVAL: Affioramenti (Surfacing)Wednesday, February 05, 2020 → Sunday, February 09, 2020

Acclaimed visual artist Antonella Bersani builds an immersive environment with the help of the audience. Organized by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT) in collaboration with The Theatre Centre and the Progress International Festival of Performance and Ideas. The Affioramenti experience is...

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Concert: Trumpet Rhapsody
Concert: Trumpet RhapsodyWednesday, February 05, 2020

Presented by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Hugh’s Room. Luca Seccafieno and Fabrizio Viti present a program focused on rhapsodic style. The first part is dedicated to Arutiunian’s Armenia and the elegance of Charlier. The second part is a tribute to the city of New York, the energy of West Side Story,...

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Concert: DREAMING JUPITER Vittorio Ghielmi, guest director & viola da gamba
Concert: DREAMING JUPITER Vittorio Ghielmi, guest director & viola da gambaThursday, February 06, 2020 → Sunday, February 09, 2020

Tafelmusik & The Istituto Italiano di Cultura present: DREAMING JUPITER Vittorio Ghielmi, guest director & viola da gamba Thursday, February 6 | 8pm Friday, February 7 | 8pm Saturday, February 8 | 8pm Sunday, February 9 | 3:30pm Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul's Centre CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS A musical conv...

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Viola da Gamba Soloist and Composer Vittorio Ghielmi in Conversation with IIC Director, Alessandro Ruggera
Viola da Gamba Soloist and Composer Vittorio Ghielmi in Conversation with IIC Director, Alessandro RuggeraFriday, February 07, 2020

The world-renowned, multi-talented Italian composer and musician Vittorio Ghielmi joins Alessandro Ruggera, director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, for a conversation about his wide-ranging musical passions and the history behind the enigmatic viola da gamba or viol, a cousin of the cello. A staple of 17th and 18th...

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Italian Cinema at the Victoria Film Festival
Italian Cinema at the Victoria Film FestivalFriday, February 07, 2020 → Sunday, February 16, 2020

The 26th Edition of the Victoria Film Festival brings two Italian features to its audiences: The Disappearance of My Mother and The Traitor.  The Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver renew their support of Italy's presence at the festival. Presented by the Victoria Film ...

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