Reception in honor of Moses Pendleton and the MOMIX Dance Company

Good evening and welcome to Villa Pinciana. We are privileged to have with us tonight Moses Pendleton, one of America’s most innovative and accomplished choreographers.  We are also honored to host the  MOMIX troupe.  MOMIX is an internationally-acclaimed  dance company that Mr. Pendleton founded in 1980.  It is known world-wide for creating works of exceptional ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Eisenberg on Rome Chamber Music Festival

Good evening, and a warm welcome to Villa Taverna, including our young musicians and Maestro Robert McDuffie. In 2002, Robert came to Rome on a sabbatical year from Mercer University and developed a true passion for one of the world's most beautiful cities. Rome inspires everyone who comes here, so I’m not surprised Robert also ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Eisenberg at the “48 Hour Film Project”

The 48 Hour Film Project is a U.S.-based competition for young and emerging filmmakers.  I emphasize young because once you know the rules, it is clear only the young have the energy to compete. Teams are given only 48 hours to make a movie – to write, shoot and edit it. They can’t really prepare ...
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The Rome Chamber Music Festival is back!

Founded and directed by American violinist Robert McDuffie, the Rome Chamber Music Festival is one of Rome’s most anticipated cultural events. The festival celebrates its fourteenth season in 2017 with a spectacular new program that includes classical and contemporary chamber music masterpieces, from baroque to bluegrass, played by internationally known artists and rising stars selected ...
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Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Gloria Berbena attends preview of Palazzo Strozzi’s Bill Viola Retrospective

March 8, 2017 Gloria Berbena attended a preview of Palazzo Strozzi’s new Bill Viola retrospective, “Electronic Renaissance.”  The retrospective featuring Viola, an unchallenged master of contemporary video art, will run from March 10 to July 23.  The exhibition is a celebration of Viola’s special relationship with Florence, where his career in video art began when ...
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