• La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic

    February 3–21, 2017

    Venice stands as a monument to the improbable paradise where city meets sea. The Venetian Republic—also known as La Serenissima, or “the Most Serene Republic”—reached levels of maritime supremacy, democratic progressiveness, financial prosperity, and both cultural achievement and innovation, flourishing for 1,000 years before its fall to Napoleon in 1797. Carnegie Hall salutes La Serenissima’s dazzling artistic legacy with concerts that feature vocal masterpieces and virtuoso instrumental music. The celebration also extends citywide with events at leading cultural institutions, including panel discussions, theatrical events, and art exhibitions that not only examine the rich culture of the Venetian Republic, but also the scandalous, ribald, and libertine history that the passage of time has rendered less familiar.


     

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    Jordi Savall

    The Millenarian Venice: Gateway to the East

    Friday at 7:30 PM | Stern/Perelman

    Jordi Savall leads this intriguing musical tour through the 1,000-year history of the Venetian Republic and its far-flung territories.

     
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    Feb
     
     

    Jordi Savall

    The Millenarian Venice: Gateway to the East

    Friday at 7:30 PM | Stern/Perelman

    Jordi Savall leads this intriguing musical tour through the 1,000-year history of the Venetian Republic and its far-flung territories.

     
    3
    Feb
     
     

    Venice Baroque Orchestra

    Vivaldi's Juditha triumphans

    Tuesday at 7 PM | Stern/Perelman

    In this oratorio, Vivaldi depicts the dramatic story of Judith slaying Holofernes with expressive arias, rousing martial choruses, and some of the most colorful instrumental writing of the Baroque era.

     
    7
    Feb
     
     

    Venice Baroque Orchestra

    Vivaldi's Juditha triumphans

    Tuesday at 7 PM | Stern/Perelman

    In this oratorio, Vivaldi depicts the dramatic story of Judith slaying Holofernes with expressive arias, rousing martial choruses, and some of the most colorful instrumental writing of the Baroque era.

     
    7
    Feb
     
     

    Venetian Voices: The Splendors of San Marco

    Wednesday at 8 PM | Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

    Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars train and perform alongside young choral singers in a multi-day workshop that culminates in this joint concert.

     
    8
    Feb
     
     

    Venetian Voices: The Splendors of San Marco

    Wednesday at 8 PM | Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

    Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars train and perform alongside young choral singers in a multi-day workshop that culminates in this joint concert.

     
    8
    Feb
     
     

    Quicksilver

    Sonatas from La Serenissima

    Thursday at 7:30 PM | Weill

    Chamber music from the Venetian Republic is some of the most inventive and expressive of the Baroque era.

     
    9
    Feb
     
     

    Quicksilver

    Sonatas from La Serenissima

    Thursday at 7:30 PM | Weill

    Chamber music from the Venetian Republic is some of the most inventive and expressive of the Baroque era.

     
    9
    Feb
     
     

    Gallicantus

    Death in Venice: The Venetian Lament and its English Imitators

    Saturday at 7:30 PM | Weill

    In an era when melancholy was glorified in popular culture, laments for nobility, historic figures, and even composers produced some of the most emotionally charged music of the time.

     
    11
    Feb
     
     

    Gallicantus

    Death in Venice: The Venetian Lament and its English Imitators

    Saturday at 7:30 PM | Weill

    In an era when melancholy was glorified in popular culture, laments for nobility, historic figures, and even composers produced some of the most emotionally charged music of the time.

     
    11
    Feb
     
     

    Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI

    Musica Nova: Venetian Influences in Musical Europe

    Sunday at 3 PM | Zankel

    One of early music’s living legends, Jordi Savall leads his ensemble Hespèrion XXI in Venetian instrumental music from the 16th and 17th centuries.

     
    12
    Feb
     
     

    Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI

    Musica Nova: Venetian Influences in Musical Europe

    Sunday at 3 PM | Zankel

    One of early music’s living legends, Jordi Savall leads his ensemble Hespèrion XXI in Venetian instrumental music from the 16th and 17th centuries.

     
    12
    Feb
     
     

    Il Pomo d'Oro

    Monday at 7:30 PM | Weill

    Some of the most invigorating and virtuosic music of the Baroque was written by Vivaldi—the famous “Red Priest” who traded his cassock for a violin—and his contemporaries.

     
    13
    Feb
     
     

    Il Pomo d'Oro

    Monday at 7:30 PM | Weill

    Some of the most invigorating and virtuosic music of the Baroque was written by Vivaldi—the famous “Red Priest” who traded his cassock for a violin—and his contemporaries.

     
    13
    Feb
     
     

    Il Pomo d'Oro

    Lovers' Passions: Agony and Ecstasy

    Tuesday at 7:30 PM | Zankel

    Monteverdi is recognized as the supreme master of 17th-century opera, but two other Italian composers also made tremendous contributions to the genre.

     
    14
    Feb
     
     

    Il Pomo d'Oro

    Lovers' Passions: Agony and Ecstasy

    Tuesday at 7:30 PM | Zankel

    Monteverdi is recognized as the supreme master of 17th-century opera, but two other Italian composers also made tremendous contributions to the genre.

     
    14
    Feb
     
     

    TENET

    The Secret Lover: Women in 17th-Century Italy

    Friday at 7:30 PM | Weill

    At a time when women were forced into subservient roles, unforgettably sensuous and expressive music was written by 17th-century singer-composer Barbara Strozzi.

     
    17
    Feb
     
     

    TENET

    The Secret Lover: Women in 17th-Century Italy

    Friday at 7:30 PM | Weill

    At a time when women were forced into subservient roles, unforgettably sensuous and expressive music was written by 17th-century singer-composer Barbara Strozzi.

     
    17
    Feb
     
     

    The Ahmet Erdogdular Classical Turkish Music Ensemble

    Friday at 8:30 PM | Zankel

    Ahmet Erdoğdular, one of Turkey’s foremost vocalists, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the classical vocal tradition from Ottoman Turkey that many Europeans would have first heard in Venice centuries ago.

     
    17
    Feb
     
     

    The Ahmet Erdogdular Classical Turkish Music Ensemble

    Friday at 8:30 PM | Zankel

    Ahmet Erdoğdular, one of Turkey’s foremost vocalists, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the classical vocal tradition from Ottoman Turkey that many Europeans would have first heard in Venice centuries ago.

     
    17
    Feb
     
     

    Cappella Mediterranea

    Angeli e Demoni

    Saturday at 7:30 PM | Zankel

    Monteverdi’s grand opera L'incoronazione di Poppea—among the most seductive music he wrote—recounts a tale of adultery and murder in which there is no true “good guy.”

     
    18
    Feb
     
     

    Cappella Mediterranea

    Angeli e Demoni

    Saturday at 7:30 PM | Zankel

    Monteverdi’s grand opera L'incoronazione di Poppea—among the most seductive music he wrote—recounts a tale of adultery and murder in which there is no true “good guy.”

     
    18
    Feb
     
     

    Ensemble Connect

    Monday at 7:30 PM | Weill

    Exciting Baroque music from Venice and a new Venetian-inspired work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw commissioned by Carnegie Hall are performed by Ensemble Connect.

     
    20
    Feb
     
     

    Ensemble Connect

    Monday at 7:30 PM | Weill

    Exciting Baroque music from Venice and a new Venetian-inspired work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw commissioned by Carnegie Hall are performed by Ensemble Connect.

     
    20
    Feb
     
     

    Concerto Italiano

    Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea (opera in concert)

    Tuesday at 7 PM | Stern/Perelman

    Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea) is opera on the grand scale with mellifluous arias and breathtaking duets that tell a tale of ancient Roman political machinations, adultery, and murder in which there is no true protagonist.

     
    21
    Feb
     
     

    Concerto Italiano

    Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea (opera in concert)

    Tuesday at 7 PM | Stern/Perelman

    Monteverdi’s L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea) is opera on the grand scale with mellifluous arias and breathtaking duets that tell a tale of ancient Roman political machinations, adultery, and murder in which there is no true protagonist.

     
    21
    Feb
     
     
     
     
     



    Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
    Saturday, February 4 at 2 PM

    Daniel Hyde, Organ


    Daniel Hyde—Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue’s new organist and director of music—explores the hugely influential Venetian style, with works ranging from luminaries such as Giovanni Gabrieli—the organist of Venice’s venerable St. Mark’s Basilica for nearly three decades—Merula, and Vivaldi (as arranged by Bach and Walther), to 20th-century homages by Ligeti and Tippett.

    Presented by Concerts at Saint Thomas.

    Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
    1 West 53rd Street | Manhattan
    saintthomaschurch.org/music | 212-757-7013

    Free
     


    The Juilliard School
    Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 PM
    Saturday, February 11 at 8 PM
    Sunday, February 12 at 2 PM
    Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 PM
    Sunday, February 19 at 8 PM

    The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice


    Written by William Shakespeare
    Directed by Jonathan Rosenberg


    Originally set in late 16th-century Venice and Cyprus, Shakespeare’s epic tragedy of prejudice, mistrust, and betrayal still resonates strongly today. With a scaled-down cast of seven actors, Jonathan Rosenberg examines the corrosive effect of social forces on the most intimate of human and family relationships.

    Presented by Juilliard Drama.

    The Juilliard School | McClelland Drama Theater
    155 West 65th Street, Fourth Floor | Manhattan
    events.juilliard.edu | 212-769-7406

    Tickets: $20, $10 for non-Juilliard students
     


    The Juilliard School
    Friday, February 10 at 7:30 PM
    Saturday, February 11 at 2 PM
    Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 PM
    Saturday, February 18 at 8 PM
    Sunday, February 19 at 2 PM

    The Serpent Woman


    Written by Carlo Gozzi
    Directed by Orlando Pabotoy


    Venetian writer and satirist Carlo Gozzi—a proponent of commedia dell’arte when the form was in decline—wrote this tragicomic fairy tale in 1762. Ribald, fanciful, funny, dark, and picaresque, this play recounts the tribulations of a mortal king in love with a fairy, set in a phantasmagoric world of demons and mythic beasts.

    Presented by Juilliard Drama.

    The Juilliard School | McClelland Drama Theater
    155 West 65th Street, Fourth Floor | Manhattan
    events.juilliard.edu | 212-769-7406

    Tickets: $20, $10 for non-Juilliard students
     


    Kairos Italy Theater | Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
    Saturday, February 11 at 3 PM

    The Worth of Women: Wherein is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Superiority to Men


    Written by Moderata Fonte
    Translated by Virginia Cox
    Directed by Stephan Wolfert
    Kairos Italy Theater


    Kairos Italy Theater gives the US premiere of The Worth of Women by Venetian writer and poet Moderata Fonte, a 16th-century advocate of gender equality. Radical and witty, this work depicts conversations among seven diverse Venetian noblewomen, exploring women’s roles in public and private, femininity and ambition, men’s hostility, and possible remedies.

    Presented by Kairos Italy Theater in collaboration with New York University / Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

    New York University / Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
    24 West 12th Street | Manhattan
    casaitaliananyu.org | 212-998-8739

    Free
     


    The Juilliard School
    February 11–22

    Handel’s Agrippina


    Juilliard Opera
    Juilliard415

    Composed for Carnival in 1709, Handel’s path-breaking opera Agrippina marked the 24-year-old composer’s first operatic masterpiece, establishing his international reputation and setting the course for future triumphs. Juilliard Opera offers one concert performance at Alice Tully Hall and three staged performances in the black-box setting of the Willson Theater.

    Presented by The Juilliard School.

    Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 PM
    Conducted by Laurence Cummings

    Alice Tully Hall
    1941 Broadway | Manhattan
    events.juilliard.edu | 212-721-6500

    Tickets: $20 (available starting January 11); $10 for non-Juilliard students (Alice Tully Box Office only)



    Saturday, February 18 at 2 PM
    Monday, February 20 at 7:30 PM
    Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 PM

    Conducted by Jeffrey Grossman
    Directed by Louisa Proske

    Willson Theater
    155 West 65th Street | Manhattan
    events.juilliard.edu | 212-721-6500

    Tickets: $30 (available starting January 11)
     


    The Grand Prospect Hall | Company XIV | Dances of Vice
    Saturday, February 11 at 8 PM

    Carnevale Commedia Ball

    Directed by Austin McCormick

    Carnevale di Venezia comes to life in a sumptuous, over-the-top fusion of Baroque dance, live music, opera, circus, gender-bending burlesque, and vivid immersive theater with New York fantasy architects Company XIV and Dances of Vice. This one-night Carnival of Venice–themed extravaganza unfolds in the palatial ballroom of Brooklyn’s landmark Grand Prospect Hall.

    Presented by Company XIV and Dances of Vice in collaboration with The Grand Prospect Hall.

    The Grand Prospect Hall
    263 Prospect Avenue | Brooklyn
    companyxiv.com | dancesofvice.com

    General Admission: $60 (until January 1), $75;
    dinner and show packages start at $160.
     


    The New York Public Library
    Monday, February 13 at 6:30 PM

    Casanova: Seduction and Genius in Venice


    Laurence Bergreen, Author and Speaker
    Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Author and Speaker
    Emily Witt, Author and Speaker


    Giacomo Casanova was a product of both the Enlightenment and the culture of sensuality and indulgence of his native Venice. Author Laurence Bergreen discusses his new biography, which follows Casanova from his impoverished childhood in Venice, through his meteoric rise to world-famous writer and notorious libertine, and on to his humble death as an embittered librarian in a Bohemian castle.

    Presented by The New York Public Library

    The New York Public Library
    476 Fifth Avenue | Manhattan
    nypl.org | 917-275-6975

    Free
     


    The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center | Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
    Thursday, February 16 at 8 PM

    From Ghetto to Cappella: Interfaith Exchanges in the Music of Baroque Italy


    Jessica Gould, Soprano
    Noa Frenkel, Contralto
    Diego Cantalupi, Lute
    Members of L’Aura Soave Cremona

    The early-music series Salon/Sanctuary Concerts offers a program of unaccompanied Hebrew chants and music of Strozzi, S. Rossi, and B. Marcello, among others, illustrating a vibrant dialogue during a time of great oppression—a cross-fertilization of musical ideas and cultures between Venice’s Jews and Catholics that traversed the forbidding walls of the city’s Jewish ghetto.

    Presented by The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center in partnership with New York University / Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

    The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center
    1 East 65th Street | Manhattan
    salonsanctuary.org | 888-718-4253

    Tickets start at $25.
     


    Kairos Italy Theater | Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
    Friday, February 24 at 6:30 PM

    Memoirs


    Please note that this event had originally been scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 9, but was postponed to February 24 due to inclement weather.

    Written by Carlo Goldoni
    Directed by Laura Caparrotti in collaboration with Jay Stern
    Kairos Italy Theater

    Pioneering 18th-century Venetian playwright and librettist Carlo Goldoni reinvigorated the commedia dell’arte tradition, injecting his comedies with realism, tighter plots, a new spontaneity, and middle-class characters. Kairos Italy Theater gives the US premiere of a staged version of his Memoirs—performed only once before under the direction of the legendary Giorgio Strehler.

    Presented by Kairos Italy Theater in collaboration with New York University / Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

    New York University / Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
    24 West 12th Street | Manhattan
    casaitaliananyu.org | 212-998-8739

    Free
     


    The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
    Thursday, February 2 at 5:30 PM

    The Millenarian Venice


    Jordi Savall | Magdalena Baczewska, Moderator

    On the eve of the opening concert of La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic—in which he, his ensembles, and other guest artists are featured—early-music legend and forensic musicologist Jordi Savall discusses the myriad musical styles and influences at play throughout the 1,000-year lifespan of the Venetian Republic.

    Presented by The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University.

    The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
    1161 Amsterdam Avenue | Manhattan
    italianacademy.columbia.edu/events | 212-854-2306

    Free
     


    The Morgan Library & Museum
    Monday, February 6 at 6:30 PM

    Music in Situ: Venetian Music in its Artistic Context


    Participants
    Ellen Rosand | Mary E. Frank | Ex Umbris and Grant Herreid


    Featuring commentary, slides, and live musical selections, this multimedia experience highlights the architectural monuments in which musical works of the late-Renaissance and early modern periods were performed, the paintings and frescoes also housed therein, and a sampling of the music that marked the last centuries of the Venetian Republic.

    Co-presented by The Morgan Library & Museum and Save Venice Inc.

    The Morgan Library & Museum
    225 Madison Avenue | Manhattan
    themorgan.org/programs | 212-685-0008, ext. 560

    Tickets: $20; $15 for members of The Morgan Library & Museum or Save Venice Inc. Doors open at 5:30 PM.
     


    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Celebrating La Serenissima

    Thursday, February 9 at 11 AM
    “The Brothel House of Europe”: Venice on the Grand Tour

    with Kevin Salatino

    Thursday, February 16 at 11 AM
    Venice in the Age of Jacopo Tintoretto

    with Andrea Bayer

     
    Taking a critical look at the culture and society of the Venetian Republic, the first talk offers a window onto the city’s fabled association with eroticism and sexual license that shaped the experiences of 18th-century Grand Tourists in Venice. The second focuses on the Renaissance master’s bold and dramatic paintings, and the extraordinary characters who peopled his world.

    Presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue | Manhattan
    metmuseum.org/events/programs | 212-570-3949

    Tickets: $30 for each talk; $50 for the series
    (Ticket price includes admission to the museum.)
     


    Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
    Friday, February 10 at 6:30 PM

    Sirens of La Serenissima: Creative Women and Feminist Forerunners in Early Modern Venice


    Panelists
    Meredith Ray | Lynn Westwater | Ann Rosalind Jones
    Virginia Cox, Moderator


    This roundtable discussion on the extraordinary tradition of early modern Venetian women’s writing features readings from works penned by courtesan Veronica Franco; dissident Baroque nun Arcangela Tarabotti; outspoken Jewish author, poet, and intellectual Sara Copia Sullam; and proto-feminist theorist Moderata Fonte.

    Presented by New York University / Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

    New York University / Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
    24 West 12th Street | Manhattan
    casaitaliananyu.org | 212-998-8739

    Free
     


    The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
    Monday, February 13 at 5:30 PM

    EAST OF VENICE: La Serenissima as Seen from its Eastern Frontiers


    Panelists
    Larry Wolff | Molly Greene | Natalie Rothman
    Patricia Fortini Brown | Daphne Lappa
    Konstantina Zanou, Moderator


    Viewing the history of the Venetian Republic through the lens of its neighbors in the Balkans and its Mediterranean frontiers, this international panel of specialists examines the various exchanges—cultural, linguistic, religious, among others—between the Ottoman and the Venetian worlds, East and West.

    Co-presented by Columbia University’s Department of Italian, its Italian and Mediterranean Colloquium, and The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America.

    The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
    1161 Amsterdam Avenue | Manhattan
    italianacademy.columbia.edu/events | 212-854-2306

    Free
     


    The Frick Collection
    Wednesday, February 15 at 6 PM

    The Painter and the Libertine: Titian and Pietro Aretino


    Led by Xavier F. Salomon

    Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator of The Frick Collection, discusses one of the museum’s most important Venetian paintings: Titian’s portrait of his friend Pietro Aretino—a well-connected author, playwright, satirist, blackmailer, and libertine.

    Presented by The Frick Collection.

    The Frick Collection
    1 East 70th Street | Manhattan
    frick.org | 212-288-0700

    Free; first come, first served
    (Children under 10 not admitted.)
     


    The Frick Collection
    Thursday, February 16 at 6 PM

    Venetian Paintings in The Frick Collection


    Led by Xavier F. Salomon

    Between 1905 and 1918, Henry Clay Frick acquired a small but superb collection of paintings by Bellini, Titian, Veronese, and Tiepolo. In this seminar, these exceptional works are given a closer look, with a focus on the artists who created them and their influence on one another.

    Presented by The Frick Collection.

    The Frick Collection
    1 East 70th Street | Manhattan
    frick.org | 212-288-0700

    Tickets: $100; $90 for members of The Frick Collection.
     


    Italian Cultural Institute
    Thursday, February 16 at 6 PM

    The Golden Age of the Venetian Republic


    “Venice and the Ottoman Empire”

    with Alessandro Barbero

    “Freedom of Thought in Renaissance Venice”

    with Edward Muir Jr.

     
    In talks that explore La Serenissima’s social, cultural, and political history, bestselling Italian historian and novelist Alessandro Barbero views Venice’s relationship with the Ottoman Empire through the lens of the epic Battle of Lepanto in 1571, while Edward Muir Jr. examines the remarkably free exchange of ideas that flourished in Venice—some of them incendiary.

    Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute.

    Italian Cultural Institute
    686 Park Avenue | Manhattan
    www.iicnewyork.esteri.it | 212-879-4242

    Free; online reservations recommended
     


    Centro Primo Levi | The Jewish Museum | NYU / Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
    Sunday, February 19 at 2 PM

    The Ghetto, Venice, and the Jews: A Historical Journey


    Cristiana Facchini | Donatella Calabi | Giuseppe Veltri
    Evelyn Chayes | Piergabriele Mancuso
    Alessandro Guetta, Moderator

    Founded in 1516, Venice’s Jewish ghetto marked the first instance of urban segregation in Western history and has since emerged as a universal metaphor of oppression and resilience. This roundtable of prominent scholars of early modern Europe invites the public to look at La Serenissima through the eyes of its Jewish minority, and to imagine a time when the concepts of nation-state, citizenship, rights, and identity were yet unformed.

    Presented by the Centro Primo Levi in partnership with New York University / Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and The Jewish Museum.

    The Jewish Museum
    1109 Fifth Avenue | Manhattan
    thejewishmuseum.org/programs | 212-423-3337

    Tickets: $12; $8 for seniors, and members of The Jewish Museum or Centro Primo Levi; free for students with ID
     


    Italian Cultural Institute
    February 2—March 2

    Memories of La Serenissima: Nineteenth-Century Artists in Venice



    This exhibit, curated by Marco Bertoli, presents a selection of paintings by artists born not long after the fall of the Venetian Republic who paid it vivid tribute, revealing how the memory of La Serenissima and the ties to its wondrous artistic canon endured throughout the century that followed its demise.

    Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute.

    Italian Cultural Institute
    686 Park Avenue | Manhattan
    www.iicnewyork.esteri.it | 212-879-4242

    Free
     


    The New York Public Library
    February 10—August 31

    Love in Venice



    This exhibition examines the literary, artistic, musical, and cultural aspects of Venice’s seductiveness, including its beautiful courtesans, lavish festivals, lively carnivals, and libertine counterculture through diverse works that range from etchings by Tiepolo and a letter from Lord Byron recounting his amorous conquests, to wedding poetry and pop-up books that reveal the undergarments of Venetian prostitutes.

    Presented by The New York Public Library.

    The New York Public Library
    476 Fifth Avenue | Manhattan
    nypl.org | 917-275-6975

    Free
     


    The Frick Collection

    The Frick and La Serenissima: Arts from the Venetian Republic



    This Tumblr blog by the Frick Art Reference Library explores details in paintings by Veronese and Guardi in The Frick Collection, including connections to the music of the Venetian Republic.

    Presented by The Frick Collection.

    frick-venetianrepublic.tumblr.com  


    Corning Museum of Glass

    The Art and Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glasswork



    This digital showcase of Venetian luxury-glass objects from 1500 to 1720—a golden age unparalleled in the 3,500-year history of glassmaking—includes demonstrations of Renaissance Venetian glassmaking techniques and a blog by William Gudenrath, resident advisor of The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass.

    renvenetian.cmog.org

    Venetian Music and Glass: Two Simultaneous Golden Ages


    Presented by the Corning Museum of Glass.  


    Tobias Cohn (1652–1729). Mas'aseh Tobiyyah, 1707.

    Hebrew Books in Venice and Beyond



    Combining beautifully crafted Hebrew manuscripts, books, maps, and other documents from the collections of two venerable libraries, this joint online exhibit showcases Venice’s status as a vital publishing capital and creates a mosaic of meta-narratives among the documents themselves, featuring authors, publishers, editors, illustrators, readers, and—in some cases—censors.

    Hebrew Books in Venice and Beyond


    Presented by the Renato Maestro Library and Archive, and the Library of Congress in collaboration with the Centro Primo Levi; and the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC.  


    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    From the Met Museum’s Venetian Collection



    The Met showcases a selection of evocative Venetian paintings from its collection, ranging from the 15th through the 18th centuries.

    La Serenissima: Venetian Glory in The Met’s Galleries


    Presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  


    As a present-day holiday hub, Venice may be difficult to imagine in its early days as an unlikely refuge from hostile invaders in the midst of a series of islands surrounded by mudflats and marshes. With key ports and territories in and around the Eastern Mediterranean, Venice bridged East and West, linking the Byzantine and Ottoman empires and other civilizations with Europe. Combined, these cultures shaped Venice, infusing it with a vibrant cosmopolitanism that was further enhanced by its immense trade and commerce-driven wealth—all of which helped to establish its independence from the Papacy as a model of rule distinct from the rest of Europe’s feudal and monarchial structures.



    La Serenissima Committee of Honor

     

    Rinaldo Alessandrini
    Italian Conductor, Keyboardist, and Director,
    Concerto Italiano


    Paolo Baratta
    President, La Biennale di Venezia


    Gabriella Belli
    Director, Venice’s Civic Museums Foundation


    Giancarla Berti
    Advisory Director, Carnegie Hall Board of Trustees


    Franca Coin
    President, Venice International Foundation;
    President, Friends of Venice, Inc.


    Alberto Cribiore
    Vice Chairman, Citi Institutional Clients
    Group at Citigroup, Inc.


    Claudio Del Vecchio
    CEO, Brooks Brothers


    Francesco Genuardi
    Consul General of Italy in New York


    Frederick Ilchman
    Chair, Art of Europe, Museum of Fine Arts,
    Boston; Chairman, Save Venice Inc.


     

    Olivier Lexa
    Founder and Artistic Director,
    Venetian Centre for Baroque Music;
    Stage Director


    Andrea Marcon
    Music Director, Venice Baroque Orchestra


    The Honorable John R. Phillips
    Ambassador of the United States
    to the Italian Republic and the
    Republic of San Marino


    Joseph Plumeri
    Vice Chairman, First Data
    Board of Directors; Philanthropist


    Nicòlo Foscari Widmann Rezzonico
    Director, Credit Suisse Private Banking


    Toto Bergamo Rossi
    Director, Fondazione Venetian Heritage Onlus


    Andrea Favaretto Rubelli
    Co-CEO, Rubelli; President, Donghia


    Jordi Savall
    Early Music Instrumentalist and Conductor


    Pierpaolo Seguso
    Designer and Creative Director, Seguso


    Carlo Traglio
    Benefactor of Venetian Heritage
    through Vhernier


    His Excellency Armando Varricchio
    Ambassador of Italy to the United States

     
     
     


  • Special Thanks

    La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic is sponsored by Chubb.

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    The Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism has granted La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic its official support (“Patrocinio”) in recognition of Carnegie Hall’s celebration of Italy’s extraordinarily rich cultural legacy.

    Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism in Rome; the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC; and the Consulate General of Italy in New York.

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