La Voce Italiana Magazine January/February 2024

Read the January/February issue of La Voce Italiana!

La Voce Italiana is a digital magazine published six times a year by the Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) of Houston as the voice of all things Italian. Enjoy articles about Italian culture and news from the Italian Cultural & Community Center.

In this issue of La Voce Italiana:

Grazie Mille for Your Support!

by the ICCC Team

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who supported our Milford House Fund campaign. Whether you made a donation or liked and shared our posts on Facebook and Instagram, your support will help us preserve and maintain the historic Milford House, home of the Italian Cultural & Community Center, for generations to come.

We would like to specifically recognize The Texas Historical Foundation for their generous donation to support the renovation and maintenance of the house. For almost 70 years, the mission of the Texas Historical Foundation (THF) has been to preserve Texas history. That includes conserving artifacts, restoring buildings, archiving documents, gathering and sharing stories, and safeguarding Lone Star culture. We are honored that the Milford House, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2023, has been recognized by the Texas Historical Foundation as an important piece of Texas history. To stay abreast of the latest news from THF, we encourage you to subscribe to their newsletter.


Congratulations to the Winner of the Alfonso Ferrantino Scholarship

by the ICCC Team

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is proud to announce the recipient of the Alfonso Ferrantino Scholarship for Italian Studies Concentrating in Italian History and/or Culture.

Ariana Victoria Benedict is an undergraduate/graduate student at Texas A & M working toward a Bachelor of Arts in History and minors in Italian and Anthropology while at the same time working towards her Master of Arts in History.



Event Spotlight: New Opera History Lecture Series with Buck Ross

by the ICCC team

A bit of history, a bit of gossip, a lot of music, and no homework! We are delighted to welcome Buck Ross, founder of the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston, back to the Italian Cultural & Community Center for an all new lecture series on the history of opera this March. Those of you who took our Brief History of Opera course in 2023 will be familiar with Mr. Ross’s witty commentary and impressive knowledge of music history.


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