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: Raymond Albright, Susan Amatangelo, Curtis Anderson, John Anderson and Jonathan Dudley, Tamara Andruszkiewicz, Bill and Julie Ashbey, Associazione Traghetto Gondole San Toma’, Mark Atkinson, Soizic Adouard, Eda and Steve Baruch, Kamran Bayegan, Gary Beberman and Laurie Frankel, Diane and Cesare Benelli, Jane and George Blunden, Eleanor and Bill Boehler, Sarah and Francesco Boscu, Marcy Brenner, Tim Brown, Cheryl and Bill Bundy, Jan Bush, Pamela and Kent Cartwright, Brian Condon, Elinor Constable, Meryl and Chris Cooper, David and Mary Cost, Polly and Ted Coxe, Thom Culcasi, Bert Decneut and Minneke Stuyck, Delores Delli Santi, Meredith and Eric Denker, Megumi Eda, Conrad Ekkens, Isabelle and Jim English, Annie Fenn, Stacy Ferrati, Frank Family Charitable Foundation, Isidora Freris, Julie Galdieri, Ellen Garrity, Leslie Genninger, Ian Gibson-Smith, Federico and Micaela Gigliotti, Felicity and Michael Gillette, Ann Gilmartin, June Grant, Greater Cincinnati Foundation Grant, Stacy Grenier, K. Scott Gudgeon, Gerard Holland and Dietrich Thumser, Raymond Hughes, Judy and Christopher Hurrion, Cassandra and Frederick Ilchman, Betsy and Bill Johnston, Jessica Karp, Emily Klassen, Emily and Peter Leach, David Lowe, Juliana Lowry, Geraldine Ludbrook, Candace Magner, Steve Mandel, Piero Marchesi and Irina Ivancich, Deborah Mintz, Monteverdi LLC, Damon Myers, Jane and Bob Odenweller, Nancy O’Halloran, Amy Osajima, Susan N. Palmarin, Elizabeth and Steve Parker, Georgina Paul and Judith Unwin, Enrique Perez de Guzman, Andrea Pettenello, Cecelia Pierotti, Brian Price, Jonathan and Nina Punt, Eric Randolph, Arun Rangaswamy and Phil Frost, Radha Rangaswamy, Malina Rauschenfelds, Kathleen Redd Henderson, Margaret and Derek Richardson, Bud Roach, Mara and Heather Robinson, John Rose and Philip Truckenbrod, Erik Roth, Sally and Blair Ruble, Paula Rudinoff, Margaret and Peter Sandberg, Lorenza Savini, Eric-Jan and Karen Schmidt, Sally Skidmore, John Skubel, Parish of San Zulian via Betty Ferrari and Peter Smallpeice, Martin Smith, Erika Sunnegardh, Marica Tacconi, Mary Thomas Tacconi, Cesilie Tandero, Margaret Tew Romero, Harvey Thomas, Maureen and David Thomas, Susanna and Marco Tribo’, Randy Turk, Bernard van der Hoeven, Johanna von der Decken, Gilly and Chris Wiscarson, Martha Stires Wright, John Zeiler.
In-kind gifts: Roger Branson, Class VB Liceo Classico Marco Polo, Gualti, Hotel American Dinesen, Immagina7376, Luca Rajna Progetti Fotografici, Luisella Romeo, Paolo Rusca, Raymond Scott, Vigna Belvedere, Alexandra Voltan, Katia Waegemans.