Venice Music Project
Venice Music Project
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10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Recommended by the New York Times in the article "36 Hours in Venice," Venice Music Project presents its fourth season of concerts, taking you back in time to the era when Venice was a musical center of international prestige. Together, we will discover the great tradition of music in the Veneto, performed with original instruments and performance practices, in the prestigious Palazzo Rota Ivancich, where Hemingway and Liszt were among the many important guests. Our resident orchestra, Venetia Antiqua, will also host prestigious ensembles from around the world. An important part of our mandate is the restoration of the places where we perform and the works of art that they contain, to help the city to remain alive for our own and future generations. This will be possible through our US501c3 non-profit organization, Friends of Venice Music Project, our Italian Associazione Culturale for European donations, and additionally a portion of box office receipts.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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Michael P
Venice, Italy
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Venice is a city linked to beautiful music. The ensemble has some very talented musicians and singers. Unfortunately, the soprano who leads the group doesn't so much murder the songs as bludgeon them to death and then violate the corpses afterwards. If you imagine listening to cats being strangled, you're not far off. Manage to book a concert without the blonde lead soprano (who promotes herself prominently on their advertising and social media) on the program and you're in for a treat.
Written October 1, 2023
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Possom
London, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014
Given that Venice has such an important place in the history of music, it is surprising and disappointing that so many of the concerts on offer are wall-to-wall Four Seasons. The Venice Music project is the antidote to all that: clever programming and high quality musicians using baroque instruments, and not a wig in sight! We heard their first performance of the 2014 season, which included two oboe concertos (Albinoni and Vivaldi) and three soprano arias. It was wonderful to hear these very technically challenging oboe concertos played by the entertaining and characterful Nicola Favoro on a baroque oboe. And Liesl Odenweller beguiled the audience with her clear voice, nicely balanced with the accompanying instruments, before letting off some true baroque fireworks in Vivaldi's motet "Nulla in mundo pax sincero" RV 630. Highly recommended.
Written April 17, 2014
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014
Tonight's concert included two less familiar (but lovely) concerti by Vivaldi, an oboe concerto by
Albinoni, and four soprano arias from Baroque "Italian operas" by Vivaldi, Handel, etc. The music was performed by the Venetia Antiqua Ensemble using the soft stringing of original or period copy instruments. The execution was flawless and golden. Unlike many of the other Venice/Vivaldi performance groups this one varies its program and seems to avoid the "stuck in a rut, play it in your sleep" syndrome mentioned in reviews elsewhere. The venue at the small baroque San Giovanni Evangelisti Church was intimate and the evening was inspiring. Back when I lived in Hawaii we would have used the word "chicken skin" to describe the experience. It is a high compliment. There are many fine groups to choose from in Venice. I am glad I made the choice i did. Next time, I will choose them again. If you want a "show" go elsewhere. If you want the music, you find it here.
Written May 16, 2014
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dee d
Venice, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
I watched absolutely Breath-Taking Concerts of The Venice Music Project performed by this Baroque Ensemble , The " Venetia Antiqua Ensemble " .
highly spiritual Atmosphere combined with Rythmic Energetic Authenticity , that is driven genuinely from passion and love to music at the Highest Level of Performing & Professional Dedication .
Beautiful Repertoires , an incredibly fantastic Angelic Voice of The fabulous Soprano , Liesl Odenweller , gently combined together with the other Authentic instruments , creating 1 inseparable circle of very enjoyable Quality Performances . adding the environment of the beautiful Chiesa & the great acuistics turns the whole experience into Magical .
in addition , i must mention that the prices for the tickets are very modest in comparing to the content that i receive back as an Audience .

i warmly suggest to check this out as it is - a must see - :
http://www.venicemusicproject.it/
Written April 25, 2015
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Janet S
Princes Risborough, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
Quite by chance we found ourselves sitting in the astonishingly beautiful church of San Giovanni Evangelista one evening and we listened, spell bound, to a superb concert given by the Venice Music Project. The aim of the Project is to bring back to Venice International level performances of early music on original instruments, while at the same time raising funds to invest in restorations that will help conserve the works of art contained in this church. They perform concerts throughout the year and I can highly recommend them.
Written November 25, 2013
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Rob M
Oxford, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
What you get: great music, beautifully played by an enthusiastic ensemble in a delightfully intimate atmosphere. I thought I knew my baroque music well but the programme was full of hidden gems that were new to me, played to a very high quality on original instruments. What you don't get is touristic performances of the four seasons and other hoary old favourites. The church is in a quiet neighbourhood: there's a great bar around the corner for a pre-concert spritz.

If you're the sort of person who comes to Venice to get off the beaten track, to avoid the menu turistico and see something really genuine, then this concert series is for you.
Written October 5, 2013
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Nick R
Norwich, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Friends
I heard the music before I saw the performance. Such was the quality of the singing that I felt compelled to ask the Venice Music Project to perform at a corporate event, not knowing how such an esoteric choice of Baroque music would go down with a group of businessmen. On the night the VMP brought the best out of everyone. It was inspiring and so beautiful. Liesl Odenweller is superb and the players are breath-taking. To my ear, they were flawless but in addition, they were enthusiastic and compelling. It is hard to imagine a more accessible high cultural event. For anyone visiting Venice, the Venice Music Project is wonderful evening of entertainment.
Written October 18, 2013
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Jocablebay
Wellington, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
My husband summed this up by calling it "sweet" which is exactly what it was - raw musical talent in a lovely setting, untouristy and spell binding. We were surprised by how few people were there - for €20 each how could you miss it? Lovely way to spend an early evening before dinner and a great way to support the local artists. Recommended.
Written July 16, 2014
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Andrew D
Orlando, FL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
Truly an amazing experience. The staff is highly talented and extremely friendly. The surprano was very friendly and they all took the time to socialize afterwards as well. Highly recommend even if you're not a big fan of Baroque music because you can still appreciate the talent that goes in it.
Written September 11, 2016
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Dear Andrew, thank you for your kind words! we are please you like it! hope to see you soon another time! Gabriela
Written October 11, 2016
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Agentdeedee
Fort Worth, TX
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
My husband and I stumbled upon this performance while site seeing. We were easily able to purchase tickets at the door and enjoyed a 90 minute Vivaldi concert by local and extremely talented musicians. There were less than 100 other guests for this performance and it was delightful to be away from the thick crowds on the street, especially in the evening. This performance seemed a bit expensive, but this is Venice and nothing is cheap. I would highly recommend seeing a show, and I'm sure if you're not a fan of Vivaldi, they will change your mind.
Written August 26, 2014
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