Social Journal 9

Venetian Heritage Gala

Venetian Heritage is among the excellent non-profits that work to preserve that city’s Italian cultural institutions. The 2013 Gala at New York’s Pershing Square Center paid homage to another type of Italian “institution” – Federico Fellini.

La Fondazione’s La Notte Gala

La Fondazione “Friends of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York” presented a gala evening featuring the Italian jeweler Mario Buccellati and centered upon its first prize given to Maestro Riccardo Muti.

The Futurist Imagination at the Pope Center

Contemporary Futurist artist Edward Giobbi’s works were displayed recently together with the seminal Futurist collection of Carole and Steve Acunto at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. The show comprising a total of nearly 50 works, 12 works by Giobbi, 38 from the Acunto collection, received critical acclaim for its scope and depth, joined with a display of Italian sport cars, the emblem of the speed and dynamism the futurists embraced in the early part of the 20th century.

Aldo Ragone Performs Beethoven at IAF Reception

Aldo Ragone performs a private concert for Italian Academy Foundation, Inc. members and friends at the Hudson Cliff House, NY.

Just Ancient Loops Screening

The highly praised film Just Ancient Loops by Bill Morrison was shown in an exclusive screening event featuring a live performance by cellist Maya Beiser, who played the music composed for the film by Michael Harrison. IAF’s Capolavori produced the work. A short panel discussion and reception followed the screening.

Capolavori Productions presents The Red and the Black

Premiering in Times Square’s Theater at Saint Clement’s, Deloss Brown’s adaptation of Stendhal’s classic Le rouge et le noir, the actors, crew and opening night guests gather for a reception following the first performance.