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The Asolo Musica 2024 Concert Season will be held at the Lo Squero Auditorium in Venice
In the lagoon-side room from March to December, eleven events featuring a great repertoire and rarities to be rediscovered; Standing out among the guests are the soloists Ramin Bahrami, Mario Brunello, Shlomo Mintz

Asolo Musica in collaboration with the Cini Presenta Foundation

TO Venice kicks off there Concert Season 2024 promoted by Asolo Music Veneto Music in collaboration with the Giorgio Cini Foundation: from March 2 to December 7, 2024 I'm eleven appointments on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in the suggestive Lo Squero Auditorium, an ancient boat workshop directly overlooking the lagoon.

The concerts, all on Saturday afternoon at 4.30 pm, form the precious program signed by the artistic director Federico baby, a musical journey full of emotions, in the company of famous artists and new performers. Original programs designed for the event and pieces of ever-present charm dot the solo recitals and chamber music concerts, including pages of the great repertoire and rarities to be rediscovered.

«Young performers, famous soloists, important anniversaries and new discoveries, baroque, classical and composers from the last century. Here, in summary, are the contents of the new concert season – declares the President Maurizio Jacobi – which Asolo Musica has programmed in one of the most beautiful Auditoriums in the world»

We start with Antonio Vivaldi's Venice – he explains Federico Pupo, artistic director of the event - and of the contemporary authors with the Dutch ensemble Skirmish, who will perform a composition by the Red Priest, recently 'discovered' by them, and The Art of the Arch with solo violin Federico William. Johann Sebastian Bach will not be missed thanks to Mario Brunello is Ramin Bahrami; the violin of Shlomo Mintz it will offer us the virtuosity of Niccolò Paganini and Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst; The Quartet of Venice will perform the complete quartets of Ludwig van Beethoven and, together with the flute of Maximum Mercelli, a program dedicated to Krzysztof Penderecki. Finally, for Gabriel Fauré, for the hundredth anniversary of his death, a concert co-produced with Bru-Zane Palace performed by an ensemble of young French musicians from the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth – Hawijch Eders on violin, Natanael Ferreira on viola, Aleksey Shadrin on cello and Frank Braley at the piano"

• The program •

We leave on Saturday March 2nd with the inaugural concert of the 2024 Season, entrusted to the Dutch Ensemble Skirmish, a group created with the aim of rediscovering the lesser-known baroque repertoire. Javier Lupiañez on the baroque violin and direction, Inés Salinas on baroque cello e Fernando Aguado at the harpsichord, they present 'Venice rediscovered', a concert that explores the Venice of Vivaldi and contemporary authors by combining the music of the Red Priest with an anthology of pages by Tomaso Albinoni, Giovanni Battista Reali, Giorgio Gentili, Giuseppe Aldrovandini. For the first time it will be presented in Venice Sonata RV 829 of Antonio Vivaldi in the presence of the musicians-musicologists who identified it. Event organized in collaboration with theAntonio Vivaldi Italian Institute.

Saturday April 13th we continue with a tribute to Gabriel Fauré on the centenary of his death. The appointment, in co-production with Palazzetto Bru Zane - Center de musique romantique française, features protagonists Hawijch Elders, violin, Nathanael Ferreira, Viola, Aleksey Shadrin, cello, e Frank Braley at the piano, engaged in the Quartet for strings and piano n. 1 op. 15 by Gabriel Fauré and in the Piano Quartet n. 1 op.16 by George Enescu, Romanian composer and conductor and student of Fauré.

Saturday April 27 returns to the scene Quartet of Venice, since 2017 “Quartet in Residence” at the Giorgio Cini Foundation. With Andrew Vio is Alberto Battiston to violins, Mario Paladin to viola and Angel Zanin on the cello, the training continues in the complete performance of Beethoven's quartets at Lo Squero, an initiative that will be enriched with new stages during the season, Saturday 8 June and Saturday 26 October.

Titled Forgotten Venice, the next concert of May 4th return to the fascinating lagoon world with The Art of the Bow, ensemble made up of Federico William, violin and concertmaster, Elisa They bounce, violin, Francis Galligioni, cello, Diego Cantalupi, theorbo and baroque guitar, Roberto Loreggian, harpsichord. The Ensemble, specialized in philological performances on ancient instruments, will engage in a range of pieces by famous authors and lesser-known composers, from Giorgio Gentili to Father Diogenio Bigaglia, from Tomaso Albinoni to Benedetto Marcello, Antonio Vivaldi, Giovanni Reali.

With the appointment of May 18 we move on to the collected atmospheres of the cello of Mario Brunello, returning to Lo Squero with an original recital that combines the classic with the tension of the present, alternating scores by Johann Sebastian Bach with works by the Soviet composer of Polish-Jewish origin, Mieczyslaw Weinberg. The concert entitled 'The right distance', created in collaboration with Anti-rust, sees Mario Brunello committed to capturing the intensity and expressive originality of the languages of the two authors in the lineup.

After the summer break, the Season restarts on Saturday October 26 with the Quartet of Venice which inaugurates the autumn part of the program with a new event dedicated to Beethoven's Quartets.

Saturday November 9 it's the turn of the duo formed by Mario Brunello on the cello e Ivan Battiston on the accordion, protagonists of the concert created in collaboration with Anti-rust. In the intense dialogue between the two instruments, the artists will engage in a program that ranges from the baroque to the contemporary repertoire, from Johann Sebastian Bach and Marin Marais to Sofia Gubaidulina and Astor Piazzolla.

The concert of November 16 brings another star of the international concert scene to the stage, Shlomo Mintz, considered one of the greatest violinists of our time. The illustrious artist will present four of the 24 Capricci for solo violin, op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini and the 6 Études à Plusieurs Parties by the Czech violinist and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1814-1865), dragging the audience into an exciting world of elegant virtuosity.

In the penultimate event of the season, the November 30, the Quartet of Venice is Maximum Mercelli on the flute they will perform an original program that includes pieces by Paul Hindemith, Krzysztof Penderecki and Claude Debussy.

Grand finale of the season, Saturday December 7, with the famous Iranian pianist Ramin Bahrami, among the most interesting Bach interpreters on the piano, engaged for the occasion in one of his warhorses, Bach's famous Goldberg Variations BWV 988.


(Bottom, Shlomo Mintz, photocredit ©Andrei Birjukov)
The Asolo Musica 2024 Concert Season will be held at the Lo Squero Auditorium in Venice

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The integrated ticket offers the public, in addition to the concert, the opportunity to visit the Cini Foundation, the Borges Labyrinth, the Bosco with the Vatican Chapels and the Green Theatre.

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