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Italian National Day 2 June 2020



Italian National Day 2 June 2020

Message from the President of the Republic

Italian President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella gives a speech on the Italian National Day after the concert dedicated to the Covid-19 victims. 


Italian National Anthem performed by the musicians from Accademia Chigiana di Siena

On Italian National day 2020, 108 musicians from Accademia Chigiana in Siena perform the Italian Anthem.



Message from the Ambassador 

For the first time there will be no celebrations of the national day because of social distancing norms and the grief for the high number of victims related to covid-19. Italian Ambassador in Wellington, Fabrizio Marcelli, sends out a message of hope and courage for the future of our country. 

"Non dimentichiamoci del nostro meraviglioso Paese nel giorno della sua festa. United we will succeed."

Ambassador Fabrizio Marcelli


Italian National Anthem performed by the Black Spider Stomp Trio

Black Spider Trio is a Gypsy Jazz ensemble born in the heart of Wellington. The talents of these three virtuoso musicians combine to create a highly polished original repertoire featuring blazingly swift swing, deep sultry ballads, old-world waltzes and foot-stomping shuffles. They played packed shows to the Whanganui Jazz club, Taranaki Jazz club, Auckland's Creative Jazz Club as well as many shows around Wellington including well received gigs at Hashigo Zake, The Lido, San Francisco Bathhouse, Meow, Rogue and Vagabond and most recently a sold out show for the 2018 Wellington Jazz fest at The Third Eye.

James Quick and Sam Thurston on twin acoustic guitars. Scott Maynard on double bass. Video by John Lake. Audio by Vanja Vitali.