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Associazione Culturale Musica Venezia

is proud to present a:

Renaissance Concert Celebrating 500 Years of Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Thursday, November 20

Musica Venezia proudly presents a ITALIAN & GERMAN RENAISSANCE CONCERT on Thursday, November 20, celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, Venice’s German cultural and commercial center.

FONDACO DEI TEDESCHI CONCERTO.jpg The original “fondaco”, or warehouse building, was used as a commercial center, a palace, and the restricted living quarters of German merchants from the 13th century through the Napoleonic and Austrian rules. During that time, Venice fostered the Renaissance and became a city where the business of the world was transacted, and the German merchants played an important role. As savvy traders, they had their own fleet of ships laden with wine and oil lining the Grand Canal to fill the “fondaco” with their wares, and aided greatly in building a flourishing economy to sustain cultural endeavours. Currently, the building houses the Venice headquarters of the “Poste Italiane.”

The concert is a tribute to the history and heritage of Germans in Venice, and the independence represented by this true Italian Renaissance landmark. The performance will feature beautiful pieces by Italian, German and Flemish Renaissance composers before 1550 including Jacob Obrecht, Andrea Gabrieli, Hans Judenkuenig, Jacob Obrecht, Adrian Willaert, and Marco Cara. The instrumental ensemble includes a talented specialist in early keyboard music, Marija Jovanovic on spinet, accomplished artist Pier Paolo Ciurlia on lute, and flautist, Carolina Putica performing preferred selections.

The concert will be at 6 p.m. at the Chiesa Luterana at Campo SS. Apostoli, and it is free and open to the public.


Concert location: Chiesa Luterana at Campo SS. Apostoli

Concert time: 6 pm / 18:00

Tickets: Free admission, open to the public

Information: 041.528.1631

Detailed information:


Venite numerosi! (Come one, come all.)

Chiesa_Visitazione_Artigianelli.jpgWHAT: Inaugural concert featuring the Pergolesi Stabat Mater

WHEN: 7p, Friday, 31 Oct

WHERE: Chiesa degli Artigianelli
(Santa Maria della Visitazione), alle Zattere

WHO: Sara Bardino, Cristina Bertoldo,
a Fenice chamber orchestra, female-voice choir (I’ll be nestled among the soprani), all directed by Marco Paladin.


Una Nuova Via Crucis for the Church of Santa Maria della Visitazione (or Chiesa degli Artigianelli), is a exhibition of contemporary sacred art. The exhibition is being held from Oct 31st ’til Nov 15th, but its opening is being heralded with a conference at 16.00, and an inauguration of the Via Crucis, 16 canvases donated by the Associazione Centro dell’arte, at 18.00.

At 7:00 pm, there will be a concert of the Pergolesi Stabat Mater along with the Rossini Quis est Homo (just for contrast).

The intimate, Rennaissance church (which has quite an involved history, but is the precursor to its neighbor, the opulent Gesuati), makes an ideal setting to experience this extraordinarily evocative work. You can also take the time to review the exhibition, explore the cloisters within, which are also connected to the Artigianelli religious cultural and conference center and lodging.

The music program lasts about an hour, and if you’ve never heard the Pergolesi Stabat Mater, I can only recommend that you prendere l’occasione…seize this opportunity.

Ci vediamo lì, allora?


The church is located directly in front of the Zattere vaporetto stop. You can also reach it from the Accademia Bridge, just head straight for the Zattere. The entrance to the Artigianelli Cultural Center will be on the right (you can reach the church from inside) before you reach the Gesuati church, otherwise turn right at the Zattere and you’ll find the church just ahead on the right.

For more information about the event, location, and concert, call 041 522 4077.