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Cultural Tuesdays is a series of illustrated talks designed to engage our community on a wide range of topics, spanning from culture, lifestyle, history, cuisine, art and much more. Each month we present a series of events with a specially curated theme. 

Upcoming Cultural Tuesdays Presentations

The Italian Film Music Composers

Nino Rota, Luis Bacalov and Nicola Piovani

  • •Tuesdays, May 3, May 17 & May 31, 2022

Join us for a multimedia journey through the music of three of the most influential, Academy Award-winning, Italian film composers: Nino Rota, Luis Bacalov and Nicola Piovani.

In this three-part Cultural Tuesdays series presentation from Luciano Lombardi, you will learn about their unique personalities through biographical anecdotes, discover their behind-the-scenes creative process composing for films, and explore their relationships with renowned film director Federico Fellini.

Nino Rota

Tuesday, May 3, 7:00pm 

Luis Bacalov
Tuesday, May 17, 7:00pm 

Nicola Piovani
Tuesday, May 31, 7:00pm

(Donations welcome at the door)


Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Columbus Centre



Luciano Lombardi is a composer, orchestrator, arranger, and pianist. He produces music for short and feature films, soundtracks, music for multimedia applications, sound design, animation and music therapy projects, meditation and ambiance music, video games, commercials, and radio jingles. His works are available worldwide on all digital stores.

Growing up in Italy, studied music theory, harmony, and piano in Rome. A Canadian by birthright, moved to Toronto in late 2005 and has aligned himself with noted music publishing house, Backstage Music Publishing, focusing on writing music for films.

For more information about Cultural Tuesdays contact:


Angelita Papa
Arts & Culture Coordinator
Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 248