La Serenissima

La Serenissima ~ Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic is a celebration of Venetian culture at Carnegie Hall and other venues February 3-21, 2017.

The city-state of Venice was Europe’s gateway to the Orient. Venice prospered from the oriental trade and brought eastern influences into Europe.

La Serenissima Events

Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI

The Millenarian Venice: Gateway to the East
Friday, February 3, 7:30pm in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Tickets $15.50 to $91 at www.CarnegieHall.org

One of the leading performers of early Western music, his ensemble, and a number of guest artists lead a musical tour of a thousand years of Venetian history.

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans
Tuesday, February 7, 7pm Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Tickets $18.50 to $111 at www.CarnegieHall.org

Vivaldi’s oratorio (an opera without costumes, staging, or movement) tells the biblical story of Judith’s slaying of Holofernes using Baroque instruments.

Venetian Voices: The Splendors of San Marco

Wednesday, February 8, 8pm at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
Tickets $51 to $61 at www.CarnegieHall.org

Young choral singers join Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars in concert featuring choral works written for St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice.

Quicksilver

Sonatas from La Serenissima
Thursday, February 9, 7:30pm in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Tickets $61 at www.CarnegieHall.org

Venetian chamber music of the Baroque era.

Gallicantus

Death in Venice: The Venetian Lament and its English Imitators
Saturday, February 11, 7:30pm in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Tickets $61 at www.CarnegieHall.org

The renowned male voice ensemble Gallicantus sings laments by Flemish composers working in Venice, and English works influenced by Venetians.

Carnevale Commedia Ball

Saturday, February 11, 8pm at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn
Tickets $60 – $450 at www.DancesOfVice.com

Company XIV and Dances Of Vice bring an experiental Venetian Carnival to life in a restored grand ballroom in a way that only happens in Brooklyn any more.

Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI

Musica Nova: Venetian Influences in Musical Europe
Sunday, February 12, 3pm in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Tickets $51 to $61 at www.CarnegieHall.org

One of the leading performers of early Western music and his ensemble perform Venetian instrumentals of the 16th and 17th centuries which spread Venetian influence across Europe.

Il Pomo d’Oro

Monday, February 13, 7:30pm in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Tickets $61 at www.CarnegieHall.org

Violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky and Baroque ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro perform works by Antonio Vivaldi and his contemporaries.

Il Pomo d’Oro

Lovers’ Passions: Agony and Ecstasy
Tuesday, February 14, 7:30pm in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Tickets $64 to $76 at www.CarnegieHall.org

For Valentine’s Day, Soprano Emöke Baráth and mezzo-soprano Giuseppina Bridelli join Il Pomo d’Oro to sing romantic Venetian operatic works.

TENET

The Secret Lover: Women in 17th-Century Italy
Friday, February 17, 7:30pm in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Tickets $64 to $76 at www.CarnegieHall.org

The vocal trio sings pieces by Italian composers working in Venice, including Monteverdi and the rare female singer-composer Barbara Strozzi.

Ahmet Erdogdular Classical Turkish Music Ensemble

Friday, February 17, 8:30pm in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Tickets $39 to $46 at www.CarnegieHall.org

Ahmet Erdoğdular, one of Turkey’s leading vocalists, performs classical Turkish music that Europeans would have heard in Venice once upon a time. His music includes classical vocals, sung poetry, and Sufi music of the famed Whirling Dervishes.

Cappella Mediterranea

Angeli e Demoni
Saturday, February 18, 7:30pm in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
Tickets $64 to $76 at www.CarnegieHall.org

Cappella Mediterranea performs an all Monteverdi program including some of his operatic works.

Ensemble Connect

Monday, February 20, 7:30pm in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Tickets $33 at www.CarnegieHall.org

Ensemble Connect performs Baroque music from Venice and a new Carnegie Hall commission by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw.

Concerto Italiano

Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (opera in concert)
Tuesday, February 21, 7pm in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Tickets $18 to $110 at www.CarnegieHall.org

Rinaldo Alessandrini’s ensemble Concerto Italiano closes the festival with a musical performance of Monteverdi’s opera L’incoronazione di Poppea starring soprano Miah Persson.

La Serenissma Venues

Carnegie Hall


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