Venice Music Project: our story
In celebration of Venice’s 1600th Birthday, Venice Music Project, ever-adaptable in the face of adversity, is the only organization in Venice to live-stream its entire concert season!
At the moment, it is impossible to predict when we might be able to travel again freely. Venice Music Project will guide you into our venue of choice, whether it is a Venetian palazzo, church, or concert hall. You will hear music that was first performed in Venice over 200 years ago, a musical experience that will transport you back to 17th and 18th century Venice, recreating the unique Baroque courtly entertainment that was enjoyed by Casanova and his friends in the city’s cafès, palaces, opera houses, and churches. Venice Music Project has recently uncovered many pieces of that music through collaborative research and our own musical archaeology in archives in Venice and around the world. These performances will give you the special opportunity to be among the FIRST to hear these works today.
In 2013, a group of internationally acclaimed musicians, hoping to make a difference in this fragile city that is our home, created the non-profit Association Venice Music Project. In addition to helping to protect our beloved city and her heritage, we are unearthing incredible manuscripts 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 received precious support 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.
Annual Fund 2020-2021:
Arpinio Charades Association, Raymond Albright, Bill and Julie Ashbey, Kamran Bayegan, Gary and Laurie Beberman, Diane Benelli, Jane and George Blunden, Eleanor and Bill Boehler, Marcy Brenner, Tim Brown, Diana and Fred Chaffee, Carmen Chassot, Brian Condon, Thom Culcasi, Victoria Davies, Minneke and Bert Decneut-Stuyck, Delores Delli Santi, Megumi Eda, Conrad Ekkens, Stacy Ferratti, Anne and Chris Flowers, Frank Family Charitable Foundation, Ellen Garrity, Ian Gibson-Smith, K. Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Scott Gudgeon, Gerard Holland and Dietrich Thumser, Raymond Hughes, Christopher and Judy Hurrion, Melissa Moore Janes, Betsy and Bill Johnston, Jessica Karp, Emily Klassen, Jennifer and Doug Klinger, Lee and Peter Leach, David Lowe, Juliana Lowry, Geraldine Ludbrook, Piero Marchesi, Monteverdi LLC, Damon Myers, Nancy O’Halloran, Susan Palmarin, Liz and Steve Parker, Enrique Perez de Guzman, Andrea Pettenello, Cecelia Pierotti, Brian Price, Jonathan and Nina Punt, Arun Rangaswamy and Phil Frost, Radha Rangaswamy, Malina Rauschenfelds, Bud Roach, Mara and Heather Robinson, Ellen and Bob Rose, John Rose and Phil Truckenbrod, Margaret and Peter Sandberg, Lorenza Savini, Eric-Jan Schmidt, Gary Spenik and White Deborah, Marica Tacconi, Mary Thomas Tacconi, Cesilie Tandero, Maureen and David Thomas, Marco Tribò, Judith Unwin and Georgina Paul, Bernard van der Hoeven, Gilly and Chris Wiscarson, Martha Stires Wright, John Zeiler.