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Venice Baroque Orchestra

March 1, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center $30.00

On March 1, RK Cultural Productions will proudly welcome the Venice Baroque Orchestra to FIU’s Wertheim Performing Arts Center for an exhilarating night of authentic Baroque music.


To appreciate the incredible technique and musicianship required of period performances by the likes of Venice Baroque Orchestra, it is important to first understand the history and craftsmanship of these centuries-old instruments.


Venice Baroque OrchestraDuring the Baroque period (roughly 1600-1750), instruments were limited by technology. The crafting of woodwinds and brass instruments – all done by hand – required expert precision, and any deviations meant out of tune instruments and inferior tone quality.


As technology advanced, so, too did artists’ interpretations of Baroque music. While modern performances kept the historic works of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi alive, they were not accurate representations of their original sound.


Fast-forward to the late 1900s, when an authenticity craze sparked historical studies of Baroque performance practices. Distinct groups of artists were committed to interpreting period music in smaller ensembles with replicas of original instruments, and attention to tempo (speed) and musical phrasing, thereby preserving the original style, sound and spirit of Baroque music. One such group is the stellar Venice Baroque Orchestra.


On March 1, this prestigious ensemble will perform a selection of 18th century Baroque masterpieces, including famous concerti by Antonio Vivaldi and Francesco Geminiani’s version of the most popular tune in music history, La Folia – all with authentic period instruments and inimitable virtuosity.


Venice Baroque Orchestra

The Venice Baroque Orchestra was founded in in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist, Andrea Marcon. Under his leadership, the orchestra has given modern-day premiers of rarely performed historical operas, including Francesco Cavalli’s L’Orione, Vivaldi’s Atenaide, Andromeda liberata, Benedetto Marcello’s La morte d’Adone and Il trionfo della poesia e della musica, and Boccherini’s La Clementina.


The critically acclaimed ensemble has performed in more U.S. cities than any other Baroque orchestra in history, in addition to extensive tours across Asia and Europe. The orchestra has also thrilled audiences worldwide through several television specials, including films by the BBC, ARTE, NTR (Netherlands), and NHK.


All ages welcome! Tickets start at $30. To book, scroll below to “Tickets” section and follow prompts.

Gianpiero Zanocco, Concertmaster

Giorgio Baldan, Violin
Giuseppe Cabrio, Violin
Lovato Francesco, Violin
Pro Gabriele, Violin
Russo Valentina, Violin
Nicola Mansutti, Violin
Mauro Spinazzè, Violin

Alessandra Di Vincenzo, Viola
Meri Skejic, Viola

Massimo Raccanelli, Cello
Federico Toffano, Cello

Alessandro Pivelli, Double Bass

Rossella Policardo, Harpsichord

Ivano Zanenghi, Lute

Stefano Meloni, Bassoon



Sinfonia in G major for strings and basso continuo, RV 146
Allegro, Andante e sempre piano, Presto

Concerto in A minor for cello, RV 419
Allegro molto, Andante, Allegro
Massimo Raccanelli, cello       

Concerto in E minor for violin, strings and basso continuo, RV 273
Allegro non molto, Largo, Allegro
Gianpiero Zanocco, violin

Concerto in B flat major for violin and cello, RV 547
Allegro molto, Andante, Allegro
Gianpiero Zanocco, violin
Massimo Raccanelli, cello                                                       



Concerto in D major for strings and basso continuo, RV 121
Allegro molto, Adagio, Allegro

Concerto in D minor two violins, strings and basso continuo, RV514
Allegro non molto, Adagio, Allegro molto
Gianpiero Zanocco, Mauro Spinazzè, violins

Concerto in G minor for two cellos, strings and basso continuo, RV531
Allegro, Largo, Allegro
Massimo Raccanelli, Federico Toffano, cellos


Concerto grosso in D minor, “La Follia” (after A. Corelli Op. V n.12)[Adagio – Allegro – Adagio – Vivace – Allegro – Andante – Allegro – Adagio–Adagio – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro]


The Venice Baroque Orchestra is supported by the Fondazione Cassamarca in Treviso, Italy.

Exclusive North American management for Venice Baroque Orchestra: Alliance Artist Management 5030 Broadway, Suite 812, New York NY 10034.

Collaborative Partners: Venice Baroque Orchestra

Presenter:  RK Cultural Productions

Co-sponsors:  FIU School of Music

Venice Baroque Orchestra’s concert will be presented by RK Cultural Productions with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, Board of County Commissioners, and Florida International University School of Music.


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March 1, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center
10910 SW 17th St
Miami, FL 33172 United States
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