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Dr. Arianna Dagnino

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Upcoming Events
Art & Wine: A Grand Tour through Italy
 Last two events available (35$ each) 

Last TWO Online Episodes

from 6:30 to 8:15pm (PT)


November 12, 2020


December 3, 2020

Toscana (part 1)

Follow Italian architect and sommelier, Giulietta Roz, on the last three episodes of a Grand Tour of Italy's diversity through

art and wine.

Discover hidden gems

of local art, architecture, nature and learn how

to enjoy regional wines.

Past Events
The Language of Music: An Italian Affair

October 21, 2020

from 7:30 to 9:00pm (PT)

Free Online Event

in English


A demo webinar with Maestro Carlo Fierens: a talk on the relevance of Italian Language in the history of Western Music.

Music samples have been performed by Fierens on classical guitar.

This event is been organized in collaboration with The Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver as part of celebrations for the Week of the Italian Language in the World.

Art & Wine: A Grand Tour through Italy

Four Online Episodes

from 6:30 to 8:15pm (PT)

#1 October 1, 2020: Italy, young country?

#2 October 22, 2020: Piemonte (part 1)

#3 November 12, 2020: Sardegna

#4 December 3, 2020: Toscana (part 1)

Follow Italian architect and sommelier, Giulietta Roz, on a Grand Tour of Italy's diversity through

art and wine.

Discover hidden gems of local art, architecture, nature and learn how to enjoy regional wines.

From Leonardo to the

January 21, 2020, 7:00 pm
Museum of Vancouver (Joyce Walley Hall) 
1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver

A talk by Italian journalist Roberto Bonzio celebrating the power of unconventional thinking as a driver of innovation at the crossroads between counterculture and hi-tech through portraits of inspiring figures, some with Italian names

Alberto Testa’s Lyrics

October 23, 2019, 6:30 pm
Vancouver Maritime Museum 
1905 Ogden Ave., Vanier Park, Vancouver  

An evening devoted to music — playing, reading, discussing Italian pop songs of the 1960s-1970s. What these songs have in common is their lyricist, the late Alberto Testa, as it was explained by his son, UBC’s Professor Carlo Testa.

The Vancouver Cello in Quartet

June 21, 2019, 7:30 pm
Koerner Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music 
1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver

The program included pieces and arias by a selection of notable Italian composers (Tomaso Albinoni, Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Antonio Vivaldi).

With the support of the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver.

To Publish or Self-Publish in the Digital Age?

December 4, 2019, 7.00 pm
Creekside Community Recreation Centre

Olympic Village, 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

A lively Q&A event with writer-cum-publisher Michael Mirolla and self-publisher Michele Amitrani on writing, publishing & self-publishing.

The Sense of Beauty: Art & Science at CERN

September 25, 2018, 6:30 pm

1131 Howe Street, Vancouver

Screen viewing and Q&A with the film director Valerio Jalongo. The documentary 

shows how in the exploration of the energy that animates the universe science and art, in

different ways, pursue truth and beauty.

A Concert for Piano & Violin

June 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm 
Koerner Hall, Vancouver Academy of Music
1270 Chestnut Street, Vancouver

With Maestros David Gillham (violin) and Chihar Iinuma (piano). The program proposed pieces by the most notable Italian composers including Antonio Vivaldi, Niccolò Paganini, Ottorino Respighi and Tommaso Vitali. With the support of the Consulate General of Italy.

From Doom to Bloom

5 December, 2017, 6:30pm
The Roundhouse - Room B

Professor Daniela Boccassini, in conversation with one of our directors (Dr. Arianna Dagnino), explained why the words

of a late medieval Italian poet matter more than ever in today’s world. Dante's world-famous Commedia, composed 700 years ago during times of hardship, resonates
more than ever with the ring of truth.

A Concert for Piano and Violin

June 20, 2017, 6:30pm
St Paul's Anglican Church
1130 Jervis St, Vancouver

With Maestro Domenico Mongelli playing pieces by BC composers David Gordon Duke and Adriane Lake as well as by Claude Debussy, Frans Schubert and César Franck.

Made in Italy or
Made in China?

According to conventional wisdom, while Italian fashion represents creativity and refined style, mass production characterizes ‘Made in China’ garments. Dr. Gaoheng Zhang’s talk focused on the textile and clothing industry in Prato, Italy, which has become emblematic of the presumed conflicts between these two modes of manufacturing.

April 10, 2017, 6.00 pm
UBC Robson Square (Theatre) 
800 Robson St, Vancouver

In cerca di autore:
Luigi Pirandello

31 March 2017, 10:00am - 2:00pm UBC Buchanan B Penthouse 
Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver

A special event in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirandello.

Organized by Italian Studies at UBC in collaboration with The Dante Society and the Consulate General of Italy

First AGM & Roundtable

29 November 2016, 6:30pm  Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver

Formal AGM and talk on the history of espresso coffee and the role of coffee culture by Brian Turko of "Milano Coffee. The talk was followed by a roundtable on coffee shops, culture, & nurturing held by "Italian Moms in Vancouver”.

Italian Day on the Drive

June 12, 2016 by “Piazza Italia”, on 3rd Avenue and Commercial

Italian street artist 

“Pepe Gaka” (Giuseppe Percivati, www.pepegaka.com) painted live on canvas a replica of Dante Alighieri’s portrait by 

Renaissance painter Boccaccio.
Organized at La Dante’s corner during “Italian Day on the Drive"

January 27, 2016, 7:00 pm Vancouver Central Public Library

Public lecture held by Dr Arianna Dagnino on the need to conceive urban spaces and buildings that promote the inclusion of new people and new cultures in times of increasing migratory flows.

organized in collaboration with ARPICO

La Dante's Inaugural concert

December 4, 2015, 6:30 pm

Pyatt Hall, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music,

843 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Maestro Domenico Mongelli played pieces by Frédéric Chopin. Dr. Arianna Dagnino introduced the recital with a short talk on "Italy and Chopin."

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