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Laura Caparrotti

has a Master Degree in Performing Arts, Cinema and Theatre History from the University “La Sapienza” in Rome. She also studied with Nobel Prize Dario Fo, among others. After ten years of professional theatre in Italy, she relocated to New York, where she continues to direct and/or perform. She is the Founding Artistic Director of the main Italian Theater Company in NY Kairos Italy Theater and of In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, the rst Italian Theater Festival to take place in all 5 NY Boroughs. In 2019 Laura inaugurated On Stage! the rst American Theater Festival in Rome as a associate director.

The 22nd edition of the Week of Italian Language in the World

L’italiano e i giovani

Sunday, October 16th, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.

Cleveland Park Library
3310 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

On the occasion of the 22nd edition of the Week of Italian Language in the World dedicated to l’Italiano e i Giovani, Kairos Italy Theater presents an interactive event based on the experience of Versetto Libero. Founded in 2014, Versetto Libero is a program that brings together American poets with Italian artists through sessions that observe translations and recitals of poems written by American poets and translated by Italian artists. In this special session, the audience will work on translating in Italian and in the language of the youngsters’ poems originally conceived in their dialect. The participants are asked to bring a poem or a story in the dialect of their origins.

During the event participants will be paired together and partake in a translation exercise involving dialect, Italian, and English. After the activity, the participants will bring the poems and stories together, exhibiting their work in an oral recital.

This is a free, family friendly event (children 7 years old and up are welcome!)

David Sheets
Kansas native David Sheets is the Associate Principal Bassist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He started his career as Associate Principal Bass of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra during his Sophomore year at the Eastman School of Music after playing for one season as a section player. After leaving Rochester to perform with the Saint Louis Symphony, David became the youngest member of the Baltimore Symphony section in 1996 and the Associate Principal in 2016. David has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, and spent two seasons in Minneapolis with the Minnesota Orchestra. He has taught aspiring orchestral bassists as a faculty member of the Asian Youth Orchestra in Hong Kong since 2006, and has taught classes at a number of leading music conservatories including the Eastman School of Music, the Boston Conservatory, and Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute.

 Maestro David Sheets’ Masterclass:

Bottesini Concerto no.2

“and other standard Bass repertoire”

Prof. Sheets, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

October 10th, 7:30-9:30 pm, at the ICS Bethesda Headquarters
4833 Rugby Ave Suite 201, Bethesda, MD 20814

The Italian Cultural Society is happy to sponsor a Masterclass by Prof. Sheets, the associate principal of the Baltimore Symphony, focusing on Bottesini’s Concerto no.2 as well as other standard solo repertoire and orchestra excerpts.

Students will be divided in 2 groups: those who will play for him (no more than 5) will pay $100, all the other auditors $30.

Those who want to play for Prof. Sheets, should submit here a Youtube unlisted video with any standard repertoire of their choice, no longer than 5 min, by Sept 10th.
Before register as a Participants please wait to be selected.

Registration by October 7th.

For more info contact us at [email protected]


Scultura ed arte contemporanea. Il museo del Parco di Portofino

with Daniele Crippa, President of Museo del Parco, and Prof.ssa Francesca Boschieri, Journalist

November 6th, at 3:00 pm

More information will follow.

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All events organized by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Washington 

Danila Tomassetti presents her new CD, Romeo & Juliet, with Radio Vaticana

Wednesday, October 7th, 2022 

“L’Arpeggio” hosted by Luigi Picardi

Danila Tomassetti holds a DMA in Piano Performance and is an ICS Luciana Montanari Mendola Award Winner! Check out her discussion on the Radio Vaticano “L’Arpeggio” podcast on their website.

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