Luca started with a piece called ‘Va, pensiero ‘which is from one of the best-known chorus plays in the history of opera, featured in the third passage of Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco.
‘O sole Mio ‘came up next on the clarinet, which is a Neapolitan song, published in 1898 and known all over the world. It has been recorded by singers of various languages.
Luca’s performance was greeted by a strong round of applause from the audience and followed by Arianna and Noemi, who recited a poem of a popular poetry written in the dialect of their city in the region of Umbria, Perugia.
Then came Martina and Sofia to take the podium in room 209 who were reading a poem written by Gianni Rodari in 1960 called “Il Cielo è di tutti”, literally translated as “The sky belongs to everyone.
The Italian students were handed out their academic accomplishment and attendance certificates which was followed by the handing out of certificates for academic excellence for the other Avicenna students as well.