Sunday, February 18, 2024

CCR Wine Tasting: Wines from Lombardy - March 9, 2024

Everyone knows the wines of Veneto and Piedmont. But nestled in between is Lombardy, a region largely known for Franciacorta but also rich in a wide range of wine styles which we will discover together.
Where: Residence of CCR members (Monteverde Vecchio area), exact details will be sent to registered participants.
When: Saturday, March 9, 2024
Time: 7 p.m. 
Cost: €35 for members (€40 for non-members); advance payment required to confirm your place. A light dinner will follow the wine tasting.
RSVP to Linda; payment by Monday, March 4th at canadarome@gmail.com. Please note that you are financially responsible for your reservation.
 
We are pleased to have Marco Lori, Italian sommelier and wine master, lead this CCR wine tasting. Marco’s sommelier training in 1995 sparked his passion for wine and set in motion years of study. In 2014 he earned “Italian Sommelier Executive Wine Master” status, recognized by the Worldwide Sommelier Association. He is the founder of “Off the Vine,” a gastro-tourism venture in Italy.

Saturday, February 17, 2024

CCR Book Club - March 24, 2024

A novel about a photographer killed during the 1980s civil war in Sri Lanka who finds himself in a surprising Buddhist afterlife, "The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida" by Shehan Karunatilaka won the Booker Prize in 2022. The Guardian review praised the "mordant wit and surrealism" of the CCR Book Club's pick for March.
When: Sunday, Mar. 24th, 2024
Time: 1 p.m.
Where: Private residence of CCR member; exact address sent to confirmed participants by email. Open only to current members of the CCR. 
Potluck: Please let Lucy know what you'll be bringing.
Further info & RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Lucy.

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Party Like It's the Ides of March Aperitivo - March 14, 2024

Hac nocte pars amet est similis XCIX like "Senator Prince" used to sing! The theme of this aperitivo will be ancient Rome around the Ides of March. Feel free to don your most authentic or most kitschy ancient garb as we head for the ancient senate.

Who exactly stabbed Julius Caesar and why? We'll also have historian Christine Contrada at hand to give us insights into his fate, since we'll be at a venue precisely over the site of his assassination -- luckily one day before the ominous event! So join us for the big reveal, 2000 years after the fact.
When: Thursday, March. 14, 2024
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Where: Appetito Emporio della Torre, Via di Torre Argentina 41
Cost: €10 for an Aperol Spritz or a glass of wine and two slices of pizza. Additional drinks will cost €5 for a spritz and €6 for wine. Other food options available. Each participant is responsible for payment of whatever they order, including water.
RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Marina by noon on Mar. 12th to secure a spot at our table.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Mardi Gras Aperitivo - February 13, 2024

Let's toast the last day of Carnival at the historic Enoteca Buccone.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Buccone Vini e Olii, Via di Ripetta 19/20
Cost: No host/pay your own individual order.
RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Marina by noon on Feb. 10th to secure a spot with our group.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

CCR Book Club - February 24, 2024

"Yellowface" by Rebecca F. Kuang has been chosen as the reading for the CCR Book Club's February meeting. This novel, which provides both an accurate and scathing portrayal of the contemporary publishing world, is a sort of thriller featuring the issues of plagiarism, rivalry between colleagues, and socio-ethnic diversity and cultural appropriation.

When: Saturday, Feb. 24th, 2024
Time: 1 p.m.
Where: Private residence of CCR member (Pantheon area); exact address sent to confirmed participants by email. Open only to current members of the CCR. 
Potluck: Please let Lucy know what you'll be bringing.
Further info & RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Lucy.

Saturday, January 13, 2024

CCR House Concert: Crozman & Milatz - February 20, 2024

We have the unique opportunity to meet and enjoy the art of two young Canadian classical musicians in the intimate setting of a private residence during their tour of Italy. It goes without saying that spots are strictly limited for this home concert, reminiscent of the private salons of the past. Refreshments will be provided; CCR members have priority.
Named “Canada’s next big cello star” by CBC Music, Canadian cellist Cameron Crozman leads an active performing career as a soloist and chamber musician in Canada, the USA, and Europe. Winner of the 2021 Canada Council for the Arts Virginia Parker Prize, Cameron was CBC/Radio-Canada’s 2019 Classical Revelation artist and a laureate of the Paris Conservatoire and Gautier Capuçon’s Classe d’Excellence at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. He plays on a c. 1750 cello by Gennaro Gagliano, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Instrument Bank.

Meagan Milatz is “a remarkable pianist with a seemingly limitless palette of expression” (Le Devoir). An accomplished soloist and chamber musician, she has appeared with orchestras across Canada and performs regularly with top international musicians such as Stefan Dohr, Matt Haimovitz, Øystein Baadsvik, Avi Avital, Cho Liang Lin, and Andrew Wan, and she has performed internationally in Ireland, France, Scotland, Spain, and the USA. 

Programme:

Robert Schumann - Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 

Manuel de Falla - Suite populaire espagnole
   i. El Paño Moruno
   ii. Asturiana
   iii. Jota
   iv. Nana
   v. Canción
   vi. Polo

Felix Mendelssohn - Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in D major, Op. 58 
I. Allegro assai vivace
II. Allegretto scherzando
III. Adagio
IV. Molto allegro e vivace

Where: Residence of CCR members (Villa Patrizi area -- exact details will be sent to registered participants).
When: Tuesday, Feb.20, 2024
Time: 6 p.m. to meet the musicians and have light refreshments; 7 p.m. start of performance.
Cost: €10 for members (€15 for non-members); advance payment required to confirm your place. Current CCR members have priority at this event.
RSVP to Marielle at canadarome@gmail.com; payment by Mon., Feb. 19th. Please note that you are financially responsible for your reservation.