20.09.2011 - UNESCO Venice Office

Exploring Venetian baroque music and cultural diversity

© Maïlys de Villoutreys

Further to the recent public encounter with UNESCO Artist for Peace Jordi Savall, UNESCO Venice Office will host, on Tuesday 27 September 2011, at 9 pm., a concert of baroque music “Dalle Nozze di Cana di Veronese”, performed by the instrumental and vocal ensemble “La Stella”. This event is part of the public events organized from June to October 2011 in Venice by the Venetian Centre for Baroque Music within the framework of its recently inaugurated festival "Il Risveglio degli affetti", focused on the birth of baroque music in Venice, with the participation of leading artists such as René Jacobs, Gabriel Garrido, Fabio Fondi, Andrea Marcon, Rinaldo Alessandrini, among others.

The “Stella” ensemble, created in 2010, is pursuing to revitalize baroque 17th and 18th century musical repertoire from Italy, Germany, France, Netherlands and Great-Britain. Works by Claudio Merulo (1533-1604), Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690), Biagio Marini (1597-1665), Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677) and Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612) will be performed on this occasion  by the musicians from the Stella Ensemble (Bérengère Maillard, violin ; Christian Staude, viol ; Maude Gratton, harpsichord; Maïlys de Villoutreys, soprano).

By encouraging an enabling environment in which all cultural expressions may be affirmed in their rich creative diversity, renewed through exchanges and partnerships, and made accessible to all, UNESCO endeavors to ensure that all cultures benefit from the development opportunities opened up by cultural creative industries.

Links: Cultural Diversity

Website : Venetian Centre for Baroque Music www.vcbm.it

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