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Venice Baroque Orchestra

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon (dir)

Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. The Orchestra receives wide critical acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout North America, Europe, South America, Japan and Korea, Taiwan and China.

The Orchestra has appeared in many more cities across the United States than any other Baroque orchestra in history. They also maintain the most frequent touring schedule to Asia. Recently, the international prestige of the Venice Baroque Orchestra was remarked by the invitation to perform at the 51st Festival Internacional Cervantino, the most important cultural festival of Mexico and South America.

Committed to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces, under Mr. Marcon’s leadership VBO has given the modern-day premieres of Francesco Cavalli’s L’Orione, Vivaldi’s AtenaideAndromeda liberata, Benedetto Marcello’s La morte d’Adone and Il trionfo della poesia e della musica, and Boccherini’s La Clementina. With Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Orchestra has staged Cimarosa’s L’Olimpiade, Handel’s Siroe, and Galuppi’s L’Olimpiade, and reprised Siroe at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in its first full staging in the United States. The Orchestra has been seen worldwide through several television specials, including films by the BBC, ARTE, NTR (Netherlands), and NHK. They are the subject of three recent video recordings, and their performances were also featured on Swiss TV in the documentary film by Richard Dindo, Vivaldi in Venice.

Performance highlights include extensive tours of Europe, the United States and Asia with countertenor Philippe Jaroussky; concerts with contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux in France and Belgium; concerts with Avi Avital in Italy, Croatia, Germany, Spain, France, Mexico, and a twelve-concert tour of the United States and Canada; performance in the Frauenkirche with soprano Karina Gauvin for the Dresden Music Festival; and a tour with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená including the Istanbul Festival and the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Highly unusual for a Baroque ensemble, the VBO premiered Philip Glass’s violin concerto The American Four Seasons. With violinist Robert McDuffie, the orchestra appeared in 28 cities across the continent in 2010.

The orchestra’s latest recording of Tartini’s violin concertos with Chouchane Siranossian as a soloist under the baton of Andrea Marcon, released in 2020, received enthusiastic reviews. The album received the Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik in March 2020, the Choc Classica 2020, the ICMA 2021 in the category “Baroque Instrumental” as well as the Premio della critica discografica Franco Abbiati – III Edizione – 2021.


Chouchane Siranossian, violin, Andrea Marcon, dir.
A Venetian Duel of Bows: Music of Vivaldi, Tartini, Veracini, and Locatelli


November 4
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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