Concert — Venice. Barcarolla Veneziana
This concert with the Ensemble Ad Fontes features music by Antonio Vivaldi as well as Venetian gondolier songs. In the middle of the 18th century, Venice was already a tourist attraction. Small paintings by Canaletto favored as souvenirs, but "Venetian music" was also printed and distributed. Charles Burney wrote that the songs of the gondoliers, the barcarole, are "so famous that every music collector in Europe must have a stash of them." Particularly favored were also the concerts by master violinist Antonio Vivaldi and by the talented music-making orphans of the Ospedale della Pieta.
Tickets cost from CHF 30; from CHF 25 with Kulturlegi, and CHF 15 for students up to age 30.