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Special evening organised by the Venice Music Project Association Venice, Saturday 17 September, 7 p.m.

An unmissable journey through time that combines the splendour of 18th-century Italian courts, musical virtuosity and a Baroque opera concert in an evocative setting. This is the magic of “L’ARMONICA”, a special evening for Soprano, Glass Harmonica and Orchestra, organised by the Venice Music Project Association during Italian Glass Weeks (the great international festival of glass art) at the Scuola Grande dei Carmini on Saturday 17 September at 7 pm.

Composed on the occasion of the wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Bourbon to Archduchess Maria Amelia of Austria, celebrated in Parma on 19 June 1769, the Cantata ‘Armonica’ is the only piece sung accompanied by the Glass Harmonica or ‘glass harmonica’, known as ‘the instrument of angels’ for its celestial melodies, invented by Benjamin Franklin in London in 1761, which was popular throughout Europe for almost half a century.

Its special feature is that it consists of a series of crystal goblets of various sizes, capable of reproducing musical notes just by touching their edges with moistened fingertips.

Exceptional guest of the event, the world talent Igor Skylarov, the greatest living virtuoso of Glass Harmonica, who recently performed with Davide Gilmore (Pink Floyd) and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and who for the occasion will duet with the American soprano Liesl Odenweller.

To emphasise the exceptional nature of the evening, a visit to Tiepolo’s frescoes housed in the rooms of the Scuola Grande dei Carmini will be included in the ticket price (€30 and €50), as well as refreshments at the end of the performance.

L’ARMONICA – cantata for Soprano, Glass Harmonica and Orchestra
Music by Johann Adolf Hasse – Text by Pietro Metastasio
Liesl Odenweller, Soprano
Igor Skylarov, Glass Harmonica
Venice Music Project Ensemble
Saturday 17 September, 7 p.m.
Scuola Grande dei Carmini, Campo Santa Margherita 2617 – 30123 Venice

Per Informazioni: www.venicemusicproject.it info@venicemusicproject.it
Federica Camali, Press Office Assoc. Venice Music Project: +39 345791194

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