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Tribute to Palladio 2023 – XXV edition • Vicenza
András Schiff returns to the Teatro Olimpico for a new edition of his festival; Haydn, Mozart and Brahms are the three composers chosen by the great Hungarian pianist and conductor for this year's concerts
For the concert in the Basilica, full price from €40 to €70, concessions under 30 from €15 to €30
Back to Olympic Theater of Vicenza the Festivals Tribute to Palladio designed by Sir András Schiff: will take place in four evenings from 4 to 7 May 2023 to the Olympic Theater of Vicenza, crossing the finish line 25. edition.

Haydn, Mozart is Brahms are the three authors chosen this year by the famous Hungarian pianist and director for the festival, which once again lights up the extraordinary building designed by Andrea Palladio, the oldest indoor theater of the world, UNESCO heritage since 1994 together with the other Palladian works in Vicenza.

To open the four days of the Festivals Tribute to Palladio, Thursday May 4, 2023 (8 pm) al Olympic Theater it will be the same master Schiff, offering the public an exciting piano recital in the sign of Haydn is Mozart. Special feature of the evening, the surprise program, which will be revealed by the artist during the concert.

Friday May 5th the Festival moves to Basilica of San Happy for the usual window dedicated to Holy music: in the poster the majestic oratory "The creation" from Franz Joseph Haydn, performed by the orchestral ensemble Andrea Barca chapel and from the choir Schola San Rocco directed by András Schiff, with the solo parts entrusted to the soprano Regula Muhlemann, to the tenor Werner Güra and baritones Robert Holl is Georg Klimbacher; the choir is taught by Francesco Erle.

We return to the suggestive setting of the Olympic Theater, Saturday May 6th, for a concert entirely dedicated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The evening opens with the bright Divertimento in D major KV 334, to continue with two pages much loved by the public, the Symphony in C major KV 425, said “Linzer” from the city for which it was composed, and the famous Concerto for piano and orchestra in G major KV 453 which will close the program. On stage again Andrea Barca chapel, with András Schiff conductor and pianist, while they will compete with the opening piece Marie-Louise Neunecker is Ursula Kepser to the horns, Erich Hobarth to the violin, Anita Mitterer to viola, Xenia Jankovic on the cello e Brita Burgschwendtner on the double bass.

Finally, to close the XXV edition ofTribute to Palladio, Sunday May 7 always at Olympic Theater, will be the musical genius of Johannes Brahms, in a concert that by combining compositions of different genres – lieder, chamber, symphonic – will bring out the versatility of his inspiration. The layout includes i Four sacred songs (Vier enste Gesange) op. 121 on biblical texts, entrusted to the baritone Robert Holl, the precious String Quintet op. 111, performed by Erich Hobarth is Susanne Mathe to violins, Hariolf Schlichtig is Alexander Besa to violets and Christoph Richter on cello; grand finale, the Fourth Symphony with sir András Schiff on the podium of his Andrea Barca chapel.

The program

May 4, 2023 20 hours Olympic Theater 
Sir András Schiff, piano
Music by Haydn and Mozart

May 5, 2023 20 hours Basilica of Sts. Happy and Lucky
Andrea Barca chapel, Chorus Schola San Rocco
Director Sir András Schiff
Haydn, The Creation

May 6, 2023 20 hours Olympic Theater
Andrea Barca chapel
conductor and piano Sir András Schiff
Music by Mozart

May 7, 2023 20 hours Olympic Theater
Andrea Barca chapel
Director Sir András Schiff
Music by Brahms

Other information of interest

The Olympic Theater of Vicenza

The Olympic Theater And Unesco heritage since 1994 together with the other Palladian works of Vicenza. The Olimpico, the oldest covered theater of the modern era, was commissioned to Andrea Palladio fromOlympic Academy, of which he himself was part, for the representation of classical comedies. Designed in 1580, the architect could not see it built, in fact he died in August of the same year. The work, which had already begun, was continued by his son Silla who was based on his father's notes and ended in 1584, limited to the auditorium complete with loggia and the proscenium. Another great architect from Vicenza was called to create the wooden scenes, of great effect for their perspective illusionism and attention to detail. Vincenzo Scamozzi, and in March of 1585 the Olympic Theater could be inaugurated.

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For the concert in the Basilica, full price from €40 to €70, concessions under 30 from €15 to €30

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