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Extravagante Baroque - Venice Music Project

With period instruments and performance practices

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Picture yourself walking into a Venetian church. You are about to hear music that was written to be performed in this space or a similar one in Venice over 200 years ago. 

And Venice Music Project have only recently rediscovered much of that music, so you are among the rest people to hear it in modern day!
In 2013, a group of internationally acclaimed musicians, tired of traveling the world and hoping to make a dierence in this fragile city that is our home, created Venice Music Project. Since our founding, we have been overwhelmed by the international support that we have received to sustain our mission to provide international-level concerts of Venice’s musical treasures for local subscribers and visitors. While we enjoy a cult following among Baroque music lovers, it is equally satisfying to meet first-time concertgoers after the show and hear comments like, “I’ve never been to a classical concert before, but now I am going to start going! I never knew it could be so amazing!” Besides the satisfaction of helping to protect this fragile city and her heritage, we are absolutely astounded by the incredible music we are unearthing through musical archaeology. The world truly went mad for Mozart and forgot all the amazing music that preceded and inspired him. Composers that he wrote about in his correspondence with his family are just waiting to be rediscovered, and we are on it! Join our cheering section and hear these composers and their voices again.
 

MARCH:

 
SUNDAY, 3 MARCH AT 5pm
INAUGURATION CONCERT - MUSIC ON THE GRAND CANAL 
VENETIAN GONDOLA SONGS 
Traditional Venetian songs, anonymously written by famous composers of the 16th and 17th century, transport you back to a different time!
Music by Anonymous, A. Vivaldi
Fabiano Martignago, Flauto
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Michele Fracasso, Tenor
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SUNDAY, 10 MARCH AT 5pm
WOMEN IN MUSIC -- CONCERT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Venice Music Project celebrates women with music by our favorite female composers for the International Women's Day.
Music by B. Strozzi, A. Bembo, E. Jacquet de la Guerre.  
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SUNDAY, 17 MARCH AT 5pm
CONCERT FOR EVERY TYPE OF FLUTE
Airs, dances, and variations from Venice and Europe between the Renaissance and 
Baroque periods, played on any and every flute you can imagine! 
Music by D. Ortiz, J. Sweelink, J. Dowland, C. Monteverdi, F. Cavalli, and others
Stefano Bet, Flutes (Traverso, flauti diritti, fiffari)
 
SUNDAY, 24 MARCH AT 5PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BACH!
Free concert in collaboration with Bach in the Subways.
Music by J. S. Bach
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SUNDAY, 31 MARCH AT 5pm
HEAVENLY FURY -- VIVALDI’S SACRED MOTETS
The glorious lushness of two sacred motets by A. Vivaldi in contrasting styles, and instrumental music.
Music by A. Vivaldi
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
 
APRIL
 
SATURDAY, 6 APRIL at 7pm 
SUNDAY, 7 APRIL at 5pm
THE VOICE OF THE CELLO
Venice Music Project is pleased to feature the sweet sounds of the baroque cello in an all-new program of music by the great Venetian masters.
Music by G. Gabrielli, A. Scarlatti, A. Vivaldi.
Gioele Gusberti, Cello
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SATURDAY, 13 APRIL at 7pm
SUNDAY, 14 APRIL at 5pm
BACK TO BACH: LA VIOLA DA GAMBA 
Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord obbligato, and arias for contralto, written by the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
Rosita Ippolito, Viola da gamba 
Marija Jovanovic, Harpsichord
Elena Biscuola, Contralto
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
WEDNESDAY, 17 APRIL at 7pm 
LEÇONS DE TÉNÈBRES 
This year, we are thrilled to present the Tenebrae by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, a predecessor of Francois Couperin.
Music by M.A. Charpentier, M. Marais.
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Johanna von der Decken, Mezzo-Soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SUNDAY, 21 APRIL at 7.30pm 
EASTER SUNDAY
REQUIEM DI N. JOMMELLI 
In its first performance in Venice since the 1700’s! Nicolo’ Jommelli’s Requiem was his most famous composition, and was the most widely-beloved requiem of the 18th-century – supplanted only by Mozart in the 19th century.
Nella sua prima rappresentazione a Venezia dal ‘700! Il Requiem di Nicolo’ Jommelli fu la sua composizione piu’ conosciuta, ed e’ stato il requiem piu’ suonato ed amato del ‘700 -- sostituito solo da quello di Mozart nell ‘800.
Music by N. Jommelli
Timothy Brown, Conductor
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Johanna von der Decken, Mezzo-Soprano
Michele Fracasso, Tenor
TBA, Bass
Edesse Ensemble, Justine Rappaccioli maestro del coro
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SATURDAY, 27 APRIL at 7pm
SUNDAY, 28 APRIL at 5pm
BACK TO BACH: IL VIOLINO  Part I
Sonatas for violin and harpsichord obbligato, and arias for soprano written by the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
Andrea Ferroni, Violin 
Marija Jovanovic, Harpsichord
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
 
MAY
 
SATURDAY, 4 MAY AT 7pm
SUNDAY, 5 MAY AT 7pm
AMORE  - AMOUR: A MUSICAL VOYAGE FROM VENICE TO FRANCE 
Venice Music Project invites you to join us on a musical voyage from Venice to France, exploring the great music of both republics.
Chamber Music by B. Strozzi, A. Bembo, E. Jacquet de la Guerre, M. Lambert
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SATURDAY, 11 MAY AT 7pm
SUNDAY, 12 MAY AT 7pm
A MUSICAL VOYAGE FROM VENICE TO LONDON 
Venice Music Project invites you to join us on a musical journey from Venice to London, exploring the great music of both cities.
Chamber Music by H.Purcell, J.Dowland, G.F.Handel
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SATURDAY, 18 MAY AT 7pm
SUNDAY, 19 MAY AT 7pm
BACK TO BACH: BAROQUE FLUTE -- IL FLAUTO TRAVERSO Part I 
Sonatas for Baroque flute and harpsichord, and cantatas and arias for soprano written by the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
Stefano Bet, Flute 
Marija Jovanovic, Harpsichord
Liesl Odenweller , Soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SATURDAY, 25 MAY AT 7pm
SUNDAY, 26 MAY AT 7pm
RARE CONCERTOS FOR HARPSICHORD AND ORCHESTRA
Rare concertos for harpsichord and orchestra featuring works by Wilhelmine von Bayreuth, the Princess of the Kingdom of Prussia and C.P.E Bach.
Music by Wilhelmine von Bayreuth, C.Ph.E. Bach
Marija Jovanovic, Harpsichord
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
 
JUNE
 
SATURDAY, 1 JUNE AT 7pm 
BAROQUE AND BEYOND 
A musical look at the Chamber Music of Mozart, his contemporaries, and the next generation, arriving from the Baroque perspective.
Music by W.A. Mozart, J. Haydn, L. van Beethoven
Liesl Odenweller, soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SATURDAY, 8 JUNE AT 7pm 
VIVALDI, VIVALDI, VIVALDI! 
Arias for soprano and instrumental music by Venice's most-beloved composer.
Liesl Odenweller, soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SATURDAY, 15 JUNE AT 7pm 
MUSIC ON THE GRAND CANAL -- CANZONI DA BATTELLO
Traditional Venetian songs, anonymously written by famous composers of the 16th and 17th century, transport you back to a different time!
Music by Anonymous, A. Vivaldi
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Elena Biscuola, Contralto
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SATURDAY, 22 JUNE AT 7pm 
HIDDEN TREASURES FROM THREE FORGOTTEN MANUSCRIPTS 
Three beautiful manuscripts from a library in Venice include many musical gems not heard in 400 years, presented in collaboration with musicologist Prof. Marica Tacconi of Penn State University.
Music by F. Cavalli, A. Cesti, F. Durante, A. Melani, and others.
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble
 
SATURDAY, 29 JUNE AT 7pm 
MUSICAL RIVALS IN VENICE
A musical competition between the great composers, Vivaldi, Hasse, e Jommelli.
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Venice Music Project Ensemble

 

 

Date: 
De Domingo, Marzo 3, 2019 hasta Sábado, Junio 29, 2019
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Price: 
Paid admission