About the Event
I Virtuosi Italiani present great masterpieces of the Italian and European baroque, always with Vivaldi and his works as a point of reference.
For an extraordinary evening of Baroque classics, visit the impressive Santa Maria della Pietà in Venice, the Baroque epicentre.
Santa Maria della Pietà
The church of Santa Maria della Pietà, sometimes called 'della Visitazione', is a well‐known church in Venice, Italy. At the time of building, between 1745 andl 1760, it sat adjacent to a hospital‐orphanage called the 'Ospedale della Pietá', key to the the church's association with Vivaldi. Designed by Giorgio Massari, the building was not completed to his original plan, although this did not diminish its finished splendor. Above the entrance sits a large bas‐relief created by Marsili in 1800, representing the virtue of Charity. The frescoed ceilings and presbytery were contributed by Tiepolo, depicting Peace, Strength and the Triumph of Faith, angelic musicians and theological virtues. Works by other great artists proliferate, including 'Jesus in Simon’s house' 1544 by Alessandro Bonvicino and paintings by Piazzetta, Giuseppe Angeli, Maggiotto, and Angelo Marinetti.
- Albinoni, Tomaso Giovanni – Sinfonia in Sol Magg
- Vivaldi, Antonio – Concerto in re min. per violino, archi e basso continuo RV 813
- Tartini, Giuseppe – Concerto in La Magg. per violino, archi e basso continuo D 96
- Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista – Concerto per violino, archi e B.C. in Si bem. Magg
- Corelli, Arcangelo – Concerto Grosso Op. VI n. 1 in Re Magg
|Orchestra:|| I Virtuosi Italiani |
The ensemble I Virtuosi Italiani came together in 1989 and is one of the most active and qualified formations in the international artistic panorama. They have performed in the most important theatres and main Italian and foreign music associations, collaborating with the most famous soloists and conductors from all over the world. Their recording activity is also notable with more than 100 CDs produced for the major record companies with more than 400,000 records sold throughout the world, obtaining prestigious awards from the most important European magazines. Versatility distinguishes the philosophy of the group, together with the interest they have always shown for borderline repertoire, a meaningful itinerary the Virtuosi Italiani have followed to the highest levels, collaborating with artists of the calibre of G.Allevi, F. Battiato, G.Bregovic, U.Craine, C.Corea, L.Einaujdi, P. Fresu, M.Nyuman and C.Picco.