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From the majestic Basilica of San Marco to its lavish public opera houses (the first in the world) Venice was one of the crown jewels of music in the baroque period. Explore this rich musical context and how it led to Venice's most famous musical son, the complex and fascinating "Red Priest" Antonio Vivaldi. From directing Europe's only all-women orchestra, to stunning the world with his virtuosity on the violin, to his complex personal life, Vivaldi has made an indelible impression on music history for the past two and a half centuries.
In these sessions we will listen to stellar recordings of Vivaldi's music and discuss the social, cultural and religious contexts for Vivaldi's life and career. In addition, we will delve into the changes in musical style, form and aesthetics which shaped and, in turn, were shaped by Vivaldi's music. No previous musical experience or ability to read music is necessary for these classes. Come listen, learn, and join the adventure. A companion CD will be available for listening.
No previous musical experience is necessary. Come listen, learn, and join the adventure. Students may register for all five days or individually by day. As with prior years, the profits from John's course will be used by SFEMS to help subsidize the Music Discovery Workshop for children.
Monday June 24: La Serenissima: Venetian music of the early and middle Baroque
Tuesday June 25: Vivaldi the violinist: The glories of Vivaldi's instrumental music
Wednesday June 26: From convent to Basilica: Vivaldi's church music in Venice and beyond
Thursday June 27: Vivaldi's operatic masterpieces
Friday June 28: Vivaldi's legacy and influence on later generations of musicians
Dates: June 24 - 28, 2013This information is all on the brochure.
Time: 9:30-Noon, M-F
Place: School of the Madeleine, 1225 Milvia Street, Berkeley CA 94709 (between Berryman and Eunice)
Fees: $20 per day, or $85 ($80 for SFEMS members) for the full week
For further information and registration, contact Suzanne Siebert, firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-843-2425.
We hope to see you this summer!
Last updated 04/23/2013.