Carnival is one of the most enjoyable moments of the year. In Sicily there is a party with colorful allegorical floats, curious masked groups, traditional festivals and gastronomic festivals.
Il Mastro di Campo in Mezzojuso (PA)
A commemoration that involves the whole country for one of the most beautiful traditional carnivals in Sicily. Unmissable
Carnival of Misterbianco (CT)
The most beautiful costumes of Sicily parade in Misterbianco. Discover the Carnival parades and have fun!
Carnival of Palazzolo Acreide
Allegorical floats, traditional masks, balls and tastings in one of the oldest carnivals in Sicily
Carnival of Acireale
The most beautiful Carnival of Sicily awaits you with a theater of wonders: huge carts, masks, confetti and music!
Carnival in Chiaramonte Gulfi
In the Ragusa a fun and tasty party. Typical masks, allegorical floats and sausage festival
Carnival in Balestrate (PA)
In the center of Palermo the “Ballo dei pastori” is repeated, the traditional contradiction of typical masks
Inaugurazione della mostra “Novecento Italiano. Una Storia”
Direzione Fondazione Federico II
l’On. Presidente Giovanni Ardizzone e il Direttore Generale della Fondazione Federico II, Francesco Forgione, hanno il piacere di invitare le SS.VV. all’inaugurazione della mostra “Novecento Italiano. Una Storia”.
Sala Duca di Montalto, Palazzo Reale di Palermo. Venerdì 24 marzo 2017, ore 18:00.
dott. Carmelo Antico
Segreteria del Direttore Generale
Fondazione Federico II
Via N. Garzilli, 36
La Fondazione Federico II è una fondazione di Palermo nata “al fine della più ampia conoscenza e della diffusione dell’attività degli organi istituzionali della Regione Siciliana e dell’Assemblea regionale siciliana in particolare, e dei valori e del patrimonio culturale della Sicilia”.
La Fondazione Federico II ha il compito di valorizzare la tradizione politica e culturale della Sicilia promuovendo iniziative finalizzate alla più ampia conoscenza del retaggio storico del Parlamento regionale e delle istituzioni giuridiche siciliane, dando una puntuale informazione sull’attività degli organi istituzionali della Regione, attraverso “la pubblicazione e diffusione di volumi, di riviste e notizie sull’autonomia e le sue istituzioni”. Tra le sue finalità anche “la promozione di iniziative volte alla valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale della Sicilia e delle opere di artisti siciliani”.
The BP exhibition Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds opens on 19 May. Featuring stunning objects that have been submerged under the sea for a thousand years, it will showcase the rich interaction between ancient Egypt and the Greek world. It’s likely to be very popular, so make sure you book in advance! This month, you can also explore the fascinating history of the Mediterranean’s largest island in our Sicily exhibition, on until 14 August. May is also your last chance to see smaller exhibitions and displays on shoes from the Islamic world, British hoards and the Pacific god A’a
Until 14 August 2016
The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has been shaped by waves of conquest and settlement over 4,000 years.
This new special exhibition tells Sicily’s fascinating stories – from the arrival of the ancient Greeks, to the extraordinary period of enlightenment under Norman rule.
Discover a cosmopolitan island where the unique mix of peoples gave rise to an extraordinary cultural flowering. The art and objects they produced are some of the most beautiful and important in the history of the Mediterranean.
Sicily: culture and conquest – Exhibition at the British Museum
21 April – 14 August 2016
This exhibition tells Sicily’s fascinating stories – from the arrival of the Greeks and their encounters with the Phoenicians and other settlers, to the extraordinary period of enlightenment under Norman rule in the 11th to 13th centuries.
For much of its history, Sicily was admired and envied for its wealth, cultural patronage and architecture. In the exhibition, ancient Greek sculpture, architectural decorations from temples, churches and palaces, early coinage, stunning gold jewellery, and Norman mosaics and textiles demonstrate Sicily’s diversity, prosperity and significance over hundreds of years.
Come behind the scenes and meet curators Peter Higgs and Dirk Booms as they reveal some of the fascinating stories behind the Greek and Norman objects in our special exhibition Sicily: culture and conquest.
Book now Booking fee: £1.00 per ticket
GIORNATA CELEBRATIVA PER IL 180° ANNIVERSARIO DELLA MORTE DI VINCENZO BELLINI
Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini was one of the most important composers of Italian opera in his time. He was born in 1801 in Catanina, Sicily, to a family already steeped in music; his father and grandfather were both career musicians. He began composing before receiving any formal music education. Bellini developed a reputation for fine craftsmanship, particularly in the way he forged an intricate relationship between the music and the libretto. To perform one of his operas, singers required extremely agile voices. His abilities and talent earned him the admiration of other composers, including Berlioz, Chopin, and even Wagner, and his flowing, exquisitely sculpted vocal lines represent the epitome of the bel canto ideal.
musiche di Vincenzo Bellini
Sinfonia in re min
Allegro con spirito
QUATTRO TANTUM ERGO
per coro ed orchestra
n. 1 in mi maggiore per coro ed orchestra
n. 2 in fa maggiore per contralto, tenore ed orchestra
n. 3 in sol maggiore per soprano ed orchestra
n. 4 in re maggiore per contralto ed orchestra
Messa in sol miniore
per coro ed orchestra
Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Quoniam: Cum Sancto Spiritu
Maestro del Coro
ORCHESTRA E CORO DEL TEATRO MASSIMO BELLINI DI CATANIA
23. Settembre, Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania, Sicilia.
Ingresso: Posto unico € 10,00