"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."
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
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