Music and poetry in Paris to mark Italy's EU presidency

(AGI) - Paris, July 7 - Music, art and poetry characterised twointense days in Paris, where the embassy and the ItalianCultural Institute celebrated the start of Italy's six-monthlong EU presidency. The event started with a concert held inthe embassy's 18th century Sicilian theatre by the young andalready internationally famous pianist Gloria Campaner, whoperformed a very exciting repertoire of music by Europeancomposers. Among others, she played a piece by the composerVittorio Montalti, music created especially for the Italianpresidency and played here for the first time ever. The eventwas attended by the

(AGI) - Paris, July 7 - Music, art and poetry characterised twointense days in Paris, where the embassy and the ItalianCultural Institute celebrated the start of Italy's six-monthlong EU presidency. The event started with a concert held inthe embassy's 18th century Sicilian theatre by the young andalready internationally famous pianist Gloria Campaner, whoperformed a very exciting repertoire of music by Europeancomposers. Among others, she played a piece by the composerVittorio Montalti, music created especially for the Italianpresidency and played here for the first time ever. The eventwas attended by the Minister for Foreign Trade, TourismPromotion and French citizens abroad, Fleur Pellerin, togetherwith ambassadors representing countries belonging to the EU andcandidate countries, as well as French authorities and membersof the Italian community. Italian Ambassador GiandomenicoMagliano spoke, mentioning the priorities for the Italianpresidency and emphasising passages from Prime Minister MatteoRenzi's speech to the parliament in Strasbourg. Pellerinreiterated French expectations for Italy's semester, confirmingthe full agreement between France and Italy as far as'Strategic Agenda' approved by the European Council on June26th and 27th is concerned. In the course of the event therewas also the inauguration in the embassy's gardens of anexhibition of mosaics by the great artist Massimo Campigli, wholived in Paris during the Twenties and Forties of the pastcentury, mosaics on loan for this occasion from the MagnaniRocca Foundation in Mamiano di Traversetolo.. .