2012- Giacomo Puccini Lecture at the ICCC February 16

The Italian Cultural & Community Center Presents “Puccini Near the End: His Late Life and Works”


HOUSTON—February 6, 2012: The Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) is proud to announce the lecture “Puccini Near the End: His Late Life and Works,” given by Dr. Andrew Davis on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Davis, Director of Graduate Studies at Moores School of Music at the University of Houston, will discuss Puccini’s late operas, in particular Il Trittico and Turandot. The presentation will be multi-media in nature, including musical recordings and photos. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer period. After the presentation aspect of the lecture, the ICCC will show the film Puccini: His Environs and His Opera.

Davis is a professor of music theory at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the history and analysis of opera and romantic music. He is Director of the graduate program in the Moores School of Music, he is an honorary Fellow of the Honors College at the University of Houston, and he serves as treasurer of the Texas Society for Music Theory, a regional professional organization.

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is a 501c3 whose mission is to preserve, celebrate and advance Italian culture and heritage. The ICCC offers scholarships and presents cultural events such as film screenings, lectures, and wine tastings.