Venice Music Project: our story
Picture yourself walking into a Venetian palazzo or opera house. You are about to hear music that was first performed in Venice over 200 years ago, at the height of the Venetian Baroque’s musical splendor. And Venice Music Project have only recently rediscovered much of that music, so you will be among the first to hear it in modern day!
Allow Venice Music Project ensemble to entice you with a musical experience that will transport you back to 17th and 18th century Venice. Recreate the unique Baroque courtly entertainment that was enjoyed by Casanova and his friends in the city’s cafès, palaces, opera houses, and churches.
In 2013, a group of internationally acclaimed musicians, hoping to make a difference in this fragile city that is our home, created Venice Music Project. Besides the satisfaction of helping to protect our beloved city and her heritage, we are amazed by the incredible music we are unearthing through musical archaeology. The world truly went mad for Mozart and forgot all the precious music that preceded and inspired him. Composers that he admired are just waiting to be rediscovered, and we are on it!
Since our founding, we have been overwhelmed by the support that we have received from around the world to sustain our mission of providing international-level concerts of Venice’s musical treasures for local subscribers and visitors. While we enjoy a cult following among Baroque music lovers, it is equally satisfying to meet first-time concertgoers after the show who have never been to a classical concert before, but are now big fans!
Join our cheering section, and help these composers find their voices.
We will Ba-ROCK you!
Our 2019-2020 supporters and members:
We thank our generous supporters and members:
Lamya and Dana Al-Saqqaf, Eda and Steve Baruch, Gary and Laurie Beberman, Eleanor and Bill Boehler, Suzanne Deal Booth, Nathan Buck and Megumi Eda, Pamela and Kent Cartwright, Daniela Chiara, Paul Christian, Valencia Scott Colombo, Brian Condon, Meryl and Chris Cooper, Tom Culcasi, Victoria Davies, Simon and Teresa Fenner, Anne and Chris Flowers, Mary and Howard Frank, Eric Freeman, Peter Furlong, Accademia Georg Solti, Julie Galdieri and Brian Ragan, Claudia Giammatteo, Ian Gibson-Smith, Federico e Micaela Gigliotti, Laura Gillette, K. Scott Gudgeon, Anna and Brian Haughton, Cara and Chris Hoadley, Raymond Hughes, Judy and Christopher Hurrion, Betsy and Bill Johnston, Jennifer and Doug Klinger, Lee and Peter Leach, Jen Levy, Robert and Tom Lindgren, Juliana Lowry, Geraldine Ludbrook, Candace Magner, Piero Marchesi, Linda Marianiello, Simon Moorcroft, Gary O’Connor, Tom O’Halloran, Jane and Bob Odenweller, Amy Osajima, Hans Ouwerkerk and Gianna Alberi, Steve Patrick, Andrea and Cari Pettenello, Arun Rangaswami and Phil Frost, Radha Rangaswami, Bud Roach, Heather Robinson, Paula Rudinoff, Peter and Margaret Sandberg, Lola Savini, Erica and John Simpson, Anne Skidmore Russell, Shirley Smith, Marica Tacconi, Mary Thomas Tacconi, Maureen Thomas, Cy Todd, Eric Trudel, Paul Vance, Alexandra Voltan, John Zeiler.