The Oxford Italian Association: Hilary Term Programme, 2019
15 January 2019, Concert at Mordan Hall, St Hugh’s College, Oxford at 7.30pm.
Sara Stowe, Soprano : Ogloudoglou, Vocal Masterpieces of the Experimental Generation
Sara Stowe’s repertoire as a singer covers a wide range of music, ranging from spiritual songs of the medieval period to the most adventurous modern songs. After studying initially as a harpsichord scholar at the Royal College of Music, she later discovered her voice and won a British Council Advanced Training Bursary to study singing in Italy, laying the foundations of her interest in much of the extraordinary Italian music she performs today, including compositions by Giacinto Scelsi and Luciano Berio.
24 January 2019 at The Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College, Oxford at 7.30pm.
Emeritus Professor Martin Kemp on Living with Leonardo, Fifty Years of Sanity and Insanity in the Art World and Beyond
Martin Kemp, described by The Times as ‘the world’s leading authority on Leonardo’, in conversation on his fifty-year relationship with the most famous artist of all time.
22 February 2019 at Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh’s College, Oxford at 7.30pm
Film Screening: Bernardo Bertolucci, Il conformista
Bernardo Bertolucci's expressionist masterpiece of 1970 Il Conformista is an account of the neuroses and self-loathing of a sexually-confused would-be fascist aching to fit in in 1938 Rome. It was deemed an instant classic on release.
And finally ......at Keble College on a mid-February date to be finalised, Professor Nicola Gardini will talk about his latest book:
LE 10 PAROLE LATINE che raccontono il nostro mondo
Un viaggio nella vita di 10 parole antiche che continuano a creare pensieri e discorsi …