Festa Della Donna

The Leonardo Da Vinci Society Presents:

 


La Festa Della Donna
International Women’s Day

March 8th 2017
from 6:30 to 8:30

Istituto Italiano di Cultura
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco

 

 

In collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and D.I.V.E.

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All around the world, International Women’s Day celebrates the economic, political, and social achievements of women while calling for greater equality.

This celebration was established in 1911. On the 8th of March Italian men celebrate the day with a gift of yellow mimosas to their women.

Natalia Costa-Zalessow, Professor Emerita in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at San Francisco State University, with the participation of Joan E. Borrelli, translator of Margherita Costa’s Poems into English, will present:

THREE OUTSTANDING ITALIAN WOMEN OF THE BAROQUE PERIOD:

THE COMPOSER FRANCESCA CACCINI

THE PAINTER ARTEMISIA GENTILESCHI

THE POET MARGHERITA COSTA

The lecture will include: a short music selection from Caccini’s “La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola di Alcina”, (the first opera composed by a woman), images of some of Gentileschi’s paintings, and passages from Margherita Costa’s poems.

 

 

 

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