Social Program

8 May 2017, h.21.00 - Chiesa di Santa Cristina della Fondazza Piazzetta Morandi 2, Bologna
Academic Choir "GAUDEAMUS" and Chamber Orchestra of the University of Vilnius Wind Ensemble of the Collegium Musicum Almae Matris, University of Bologna 
Rasa Gelgotienė, Paulius Bernardas Koncė, Enrico Lombardi - conductors Music by - G. P. Telemann, A. Dvořák, G. Holst, V. Mišinis, V. Augustinas, S. Woodborne


The Collegium Musicum is the official Choir and Orchestra of the University of Bologna. With three vocal ensembles (mixed choir, women's choir and chamber choir) and a symphony orchestra, every year over 250 participants are involved. Apart from its own concerts in Bologna and elsewhere, the Collegium Musicum organizes "MusicAteneo", an annual festival of university choirs and orchestras from Europe and beyond which is an expression of the Association's commitment to promote knowledge of musical and cultural traditions from far and near.

9 May 2017 h. 17.30 - Complesso Santa Lucia (after the conference)
There Ain't No Nation Like Damnation

George Eliot Clarke, Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate*
Accompanied by Gionni Di Clemente and Bruno Censori (guitars)


George Eliot Clarke is a Canadian poet and playwright whose work explores and chronicles the experience and history of the Black Canadian communities of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, creating a cultural geography referred to as Africadia. Clarke is a leading figure of the North America spoken poetry and an intellectual recognized internationally for his active role in fighting racism and segregation, acting for a more just, tolerant and free world.

* The Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate’s role is to encourage and promote the importance of literature, culture and language in Canadian society. Federal legislators created the position in 2001 to draw Canadians’ attention to poetry, both spoken and written, and its role in our lives.

This event is organized with the support of Centro di Poesia Contemporanea dell’Università di Bologna; Festival It.a.cà; AISC – Associazione Italiana di Studi Canadesi; Rete PERFORMIGRATIONS: La gente è il territorio; Associazione Culturale A.R.C.H.I.