Happy 1600th Birthday, Venice !!!

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On Thursday, 25th March, Venice will be 1600 years old!

The birth of the city goes back to March 25, 421, when the first stone of the Church of San Giacometto (or San Giacometo) was laid. It seems that the first settlement in Venice took place on an island in the lagoon that was a little higher than the others, and that was known as Rivus Altus, a term from which the name Rialto was derived.

However, it seems that this is only a legend, and that the origins of Venice are not very clear.

Unfortunately, the foundation of Venice cannot be traced back to a precise historical date, and there are two visions regarding the foundation of the city. The first hypothesis is that the city was founded by Trojan refugees, while the second sees Venice coming into being with Attila’s invasion.

No matter what happened in the past, every Venetian knows that Venice’s birthday is the 25th of March! So we are planning a program of music by two of Venice’s best-loved composerts for you, to be watched in live-streaming!

Here is the program:

J.A.HASSE (1699-1783)
Symphony in D major
From Semiramide
for strings and basso continuo
Allegro assai-Andante-Allegro

A.VIVALDI (1678-1741)
Concerto in G major RV 438
for baroque flute, strings and basso continuo
Allegro-Andante-Allegr

A.VIVALDI
Concerto in C major RV 449
for oboe, strings and basso continuo
Allegro-Largo-Allegro

A.VIVALDI
Laudate Pueri, Dominum Salmo 112 , RV 601
for soprano, baroque flute, two oboes, strings and basso continuo
Laudate Pueri – Sit nomen, Domini – A solis ortu- Excelsus – Suscitans – Ut collocet – Gloria-Sicut erat – Amen

Venice Music Project Ensemble
Soprano, Liesl Odenweller
Oboe and Baroque Flute, Michele Favaro
Oboe, Nicola Favaro
Violin, Mauro Spinazzè
Violin, Cecilia Zanotto
Alto, Marta Traversi
Cello, Marlise Goidanich
Contrabass, Fabio Conte
Lute Ivano, Zanenghi
Harpsichord, Marija Jovanovic

Please visit this link:

to the event on the Kondivision platform

You can tune in on the chat 15 minutes before the concert starts for backstage info and to interact with some of the musicians.

Don’t miss this historic occasion!

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