Tuscany: The Spirit of Place

The Italian Culture Series of Immaculata University presents Tuscany: The Spirit of Place on Sunday, April 3, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Great Hall on the university´s campus.
The program begins with a lecture by Stefano Cracolici, assistant professor of Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania. He will discuss more than Renaissance Italy and Tuscany´s Etruscan heritage in his presentation; he will explain how the Tuscan way of life celebrates the past as it lives out the present. The Tuscan penchant for jokes and jazz; the Florentine style, the aural tradition of poetry and music are among the many aspects of the regional culture to be explored. Professor Cracolici encourages us to embrace this culture, not stand in awe of it. Gifted musicians and "cameos" will be part of the entertainment, and refreshments will follow the lecture.
For information and reservations, please call 610-647-4400, ext. 3137 or email jgmurray@immaculata.edu. The cost is $20 per person and $15 for students. This event is sponsored by Immaculata University, the Friends of the Italian Culture Series, and a grant from the Pennsylvania Grand Lodge, Order Sons of Italy.
Since 1984, the Italian Culture Series at Immaculata has promoted a greater understanding and appreciation for the music, art, and history of Italian civilization through lectures, seminars, and concerts. Previous topics and events for the Series have included a genealogy workshop, lectures on Italian cinema, commedia dell ‘arte, and dramatic and operatic programs for children.
Immaculata University, a Catholic coeducational, institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.


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