During Italian Week six FREE films, like ‘Si Parla Italiano – Lygon Street’. Post World War 2, Australia flung open its doors to anyone willing to come. With the promise of a better life European migrants flocked in with one in six of these being Italians
‘Distant Hero’s’, A Short documentary presented by SBS. On a foggy September day, in a windswept town tucked in the Italian Alps, two Australian women experience how their families’ sacrifice is still commemorated in a country once considered the enemy.
The Gallery of Modern Art, Australian Cinémathèque present two films with live musical accompaniment, ‘The Last Days of Pompeii’ and ‘L’Inferno.’ Great entertainment and all FREE to celebrate Italian Week – check out the events program for other films.
Lots of fabulous live Italian Music once again this year with free and ticketed events. Behold the wonder of the ‘Vivaldi Spectacular’ 4MBS ClassicFM presented Vivaldi Spectacular which includes The Four Seasons and Gloria.
At the ‘Tuscan Tables Dinner’ compered by Jamie Dunn, guests were entertained by Acclaimed Italian/Australian singer Mark Vincent, dine on exquisite food and wine, while supporting local charity MontroseAccess, assisting children with a physical disability.
“Cantando con Brio – A Romance of Italy in song”. 2014 concert was a musical journey through Italy featuring the music, composers, and song writers who have made Italian songs famous throughout the world.
Free Musical events included Mambo Italiano – as brass goes Latin as Brisbane Brass celebrates Italian Week. La Dolce Vita – Music that celebrates Italy, from traditional folk tunes to sweeping operatic themes featuring Brisbane Municipal Concert Band. And the delightful ‘Arrivederci Roma!’ performed at Old Government House Celebrate all things Italian playing favourites like Santa Lucia, O Sole Mio and Funiculi Funicula
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