On the day when we celebrate the Festa della Musica (June 21), the new "Estate all'Italiana Festival" is launched this year -- a unique showcase of all major Italian music and performing arts summer festivals for the 2020 season. The initiative is promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy as part of the measures to restart the cultural sector after the pandemic, while at the same time highlighting the excellence of the country's music and performing arts and the beauty of its diverse regions.
Thanks to the collaboration with Associazione Italia Festival, selected high-prestige shows will be made available free of charge via streaming and on demand, through the Association's website: www.italiafestival.tv (registration required). Here are some of the participating Festivals:
For more information and for a complete calendar of these amazing cultural events, please click here .
Rekindle hope in a virtual “passeggiata Italiana”
The cast and crew of the movie “Road to the Lemon Grove”, and many special guests, invite you to join them for a warm-hearted gathering, as they take a virtual trip to the heart and soul of Italy.
Father’s Day, June 21st, 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time
(4:00 pm Eastern, 3:00 p.m. Central, 10 p.m. Central European)
The Italian community in Italy and around the world has suffered unspeakable hardships during the pandemic. It’s time to heal and find joy through a 1-hour interactive online special, multi-streamed on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook.
Celebrities: Burt Young (Rocky), Nick Mancuso (Ticket to Heaven), Rossella Brescia (Italian TV star and Italy's Prima Ballerina), Loreena McKennitt (Multi-Platinum Recording Artist), Charly Chiarelli (Sicilian "Spalding Grey"), and Tomaso Sanelli (Titans), Eric Eremita (Love It or List It), Cristina Fontanelli (Opera Singer), Claudio Vena (Musician), Dominic Mancuso (Musician), Rita Chiarelli (Musician), Ripley Lucas-Tagliani (Opera Singer) and many more.
KCIC joined Il Centro Director Mario Miceli and representatives from Italian Clubs in Kamloops and Prince George for an online discussion about what the various clubs offered in their own communities. You can watch the recorded session on Il Centro's Facebook page. Our portion starts at 6:42 into the video.