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Venice Baroque Orchestra

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VBO © Anna Carmignola

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 Atenaide, Andromeda 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.

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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.

Their recording of Vivaldi concertos with Avi Avital, was released by Deutsche Grammophon in 2015. The previous release, featuring Philippe Jaroussky in Porpora arias on the Erato label, received a Grammy nomination. The 2012 release on Naïve, a pasticcio of Metastasio’s L’Olimpiade featuring the recording premieres of many 18th-century opera arias, was awarded Choc du Monde de la Musique. The VBO has an extensive discography with Sony and Deutsche Grammophon. Their world-premiere recording of Andromeda liberata for DG was followed by violin concertos with Giuliano Carmignola; Vivaldi sinfonias and concertos for strings; Vivaldi motets and arias with soprano Simone Kermes, two discs with Ms. Kožená—Handel arias and Vivaldi arias; Vivaldi violin concertos with Viktoria Mullova and Mr. Carmignola, and Italian arias with Ms. Petibon. The orchestra’s earlier discography on Sony with Mr. Carmignola includes The Four Seasons, previously unrecorded Vivaldi concertos, and a collection of Bach arias featuring Angelika Kirchschlager. The orchestra has also been honored with the Diapason d’Or, Echo Award, and the Edison Award.

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Contacts

Concerts

  • Venice Baroque Orchestra

    Kloster Eberbach, 7:00 pm

    Partner(s):

    Avi Avital

    Program:

    "Viva Vivaldi"  - Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G moll für Streicher und b.c. RV 156 (Allegro, Largo, Allegro) Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D Dur RV93 Giovanni Paisiello: Concerto in Es Dur für Mandoline Emanuele Barbella - Concerto in D Dur für Mandoline -Pause- Antonio Vivaldi: Vier Jahreszeiten (Mandoline)

    Organizer:

    https://www.rheingau-musik-festival.de

  • Venice Baroque Orchestra

    SHMF Meldorf, 7:30 pm

    Partner(s):

    Avi Avital, Asya Fateyeva

    Program:

    Vivaldi: Frühling aus den Vier Jahreszeiten RV 114 Bruce: Frühling (Alt Saxophon) Vivaldi: Sommer aus den Vier Jahreszeiten RV 114 Wiget: Sommer (Sopran Saxophon) Vivaldi: Herbst aus den Vier Jahreszeiten RV 114 Scheuer: Herbst (Bariton Saxophon) Vivaldi: Winter aus den Vier Jahreszeiten RV 114 Kerschek: Winter (Tenor Saxophon)

    Location:

    Evang.-Luth. Kirchengemeinde / Dom zu Meldorf St.-Johannes-Kirche

    Organizer:

    https://www.shmf.de

  • Venice Baroque Orchestra

    SHMF Hasselburg, 7:30 pm

    Partner(s):

    Avi Avital, Asya Fateyeva

    Program:

    Vivaldi: Frühling aus den Vier Jahreszeiten RV 114 Bruce: Frühling (Alt Saxophon) Vivaldi: Sommer aus den Vier Jahreszeiten RV 114 Wiget: Sommer (Sopran Saxophon) Vivaldi: Herbst aus den Vier Jahreszeiten RV 114 Scheuer: Herbst (Bariton Saxophon) Vivaldi: Winter aus den Vier Jahreszeiten RV 114 Kerschek: Winter (Tenor Saxophon)

    Location:

    Kultur Gut Hasselburg

    Organizer:

    https://www.shmf.de

  • Valer Sabadus, Venice Baroque Orchestra

    Kiel, 7:30 pm

    Orchestra:

    Venice Baroque Orchestra

    Program:

    Vivaldi: Ouvertüre aus der Oper LŽOlimpiade RV 725 Vivaldi: Lo seguirai felice aus der Oper LŽOlimpiade Vivaldi: Tu dormi in tante pene aus der Oper Tito Manlio d-Moll RV 738 Vivaldi: Concerto - für zwei Violoncelli, Streicher und B.c. g-Moll RV 531 Vivaldi: Sum in medio tempestatum RV 632 Vivaldi: Concerto - für Flautino, Streicher und B.c. D-Dur RV 428 op. 10/ 3 ŽŽIl GardellinoŽŽ (Der Stieglitz) Vivaldi: Vedro con mio diletto Arie aus der Oper Giustino Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, Gloria patri RV 608 Vivaldi: Concerto grosso - für vier Violinen, Violoncello, Streicher und B.c. Nr. 10 h-Moll op. 3 aus L estro armonico RV 580 Vivaldi: ŽŽGelido in ogni venaŽŽ (Arie der Farnace aus der Oper ŽŽFarnaceŽŽ RV 711) Vivaldi: ŽŽArmatae face, et AngibusŽŽ (aus dem Oratorium ŽŽJuditha TriumphansŽŽ RV 644)

    Location:

    Petruskirche Kiel

    Organizer:

    https://www.shmf.de

Projects

  • Venice Baroque Orchestra – Avi Avital (Mandoline)

    Viva Vivaldi

    Program:

    Vivaldi - 4 Jahreszeiten und weitere orchesterwerke von Vivaldi

  • Venice Baroque Orchestra – Valer Sabadus (Countertenor)

    Rosso viva Vivaldi – Hommage an den roten Priester

    Program:

    Ouverture aus der Oper L‘Olimpiade
    aus L’Olimpiade (RV725), Arie des Megacle: „Lo seguitai felice“
    aus Tito Manlio (RV 738), Arie des Lucio : „Tu dormi in tante pene“
    Concerto in G Moll für zwei Celli, Streicher und Basso Continuo
    Mottetto, RV 632: „Sum in medio tempestatum“ per due Violìni, Viola, basso continuo ed Organo
    Concerto „il Cardellino“ für Flautino, Streichern und Basso Continuo
    aus „Il Giustino“ Arie des Anastasio: „Vedrò con mio diletto“
    aus Nisi Dominus, RV: 608 Arie „Cum dederit“ Oder „Gloria patri“ (Solo Viola d‘amore, Organo)
    Concerto in H Moll aus L‘Estro Armonico,für 4 Violinen, Violoncello, Streichern und Basso Continuo
    aus Farnace (RV711), Arie des Farnace: „Gelido in ogni vena“
    aus Oratorium „Juditha triumphans“, Arie des Vagaus: „Armatae, face et anguibus“

  • Venice Baroque Orchestra – Valer Sabadus (Countertenor)

    Rosso viva Vivaldi – Hommage an den roten Priester

    Program:

    Ouverture aus der Oper L‘Olimpiade
    aus L’Olimpiade (RV725), Arie des Megacle: „Lo seguitai felice“
    aus Tito Manlio (RV 738), Arie des Lucio : „Tu dormi in tante pene“
    Concerto in G Moll für zwei Celli, Streicher und Basso Continuo
    Mottetto, RV 632: „Sum in medio tempestatum“ per due Violìni, Viola, basso continuo ed Organo
    Concerto „il Cardellino“ für Flautino, Streichern und Basso Continuo
    aus „Il Giustino“ Arie des Anastasio: „Vedrò con mio diletto“
    aus Nisi Dominus, RV: 608 Arie „Cum dederit“ Oder „Gloria patri“ (Solo Viola d‘amore, Organo)
    Concerto in H Moll aus L‘Estro Armonico, für 4 Violinen, Violoncello, Streichern und Basso Continuo
    aus Farnace (RV711), Arie des Farnace: „Gelido in ogni vena“
    aus Oratorium „Juditha triumphans“, Arie des Vagaus: „Armatae, face et anguibus“

  • Venice Baroque Orchestra – Avi Avital (Mandoline) - Nuria Rial (Sopran)

    Viva Vivaldi

    Program:

    Vivaldi - Concerto in G minor for strings and basso continuo, RV 156 (Allegro, Largo, Allegro)
    Canzone - Si La Gondola Aver No Crie (Instrumental)
    Canzone - L’ocasion de le mie pene
    Vivaldi - Primavera
    Canzone - In fin che il tempo e’ bello
    Canzone - Semplicetta la Farfalla
    Vivaldi - Estate
    Vivaldi- “Lo seguitai felice” Megacle, aria from “L’Olimpiade” by Vivaldi Vivaldi: Autunno
    Canzone - Chi no ga la borsa grossa
    Canzone - Co' Checca Betta e Catte
    Vivaldi - Inverno

  • Further dates upon request

    Venice Baroque Orchestra (6 Musiker) – Valer Sabadus (Countertenor) - Andrea Marcon (Dirigent)

    Barock im Taschenformat

    Program:

    Domenico Gabrielli - from San Sigismondo: „Aure voi de‘ miei sospiri“ (Strings, Continuo+ Cello Solo) (6')
    G. F. Händel -
    from „Giulio Cesare“: „L’angue offeso mai riposa“ (5’30)
    G. F. Händel - Sonata for 2 Violins, Alto and Basso continuo G-Major HWV399 (12')
    N. Porpora - from „Polifemo“: „Alto Giove“ (8')

    G. F. Händel - from „Rinaldo“: „venti turbini“ (4’30’’) (Violin +Cello solo + Bassoon Solo)
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    Intermission-

    A. Vivaldi -
    from „Il Giustino“: „Vedrò con mio diletto“
    Chr. W. Gluck -
    from „Semiramide riconosciuta“: „Non saprei qual doppia voce“ (for strings and Solo Cello and Violin) (9')
    Johann Gottlieb Goldberg
    - Sonata for 2 Violins, Alto and Basso continuo c-minor (12')
    G. F. Händel
    - from “Alcina”: “Mi lusinga” (7’)
    A. Vivaldi -
    from „Juditha triumphans“: “Armatae, face et anguibus” (C minor) (4')

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