Rediscover La Serenissima

THE CARNIVAL OF VENICE

Buonamente Sonata
Vivaldi / Bach Concerto No. 2 in D-minor
Briccialdi Quintet No. 1, op. 124 in D-major
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Rossini Ouverture to L’italiana in Algeri
Opera Suite Numbers from Venetian operas by Verdi, Puccini and Cavalli
Stravinsky Suite No. 2
Paganini  The Carnival of Venice

This wonderful and expressive program will take you on the journey to La Serenissima – this Adriatic pearl so culturally rich and diverse. You will most definitely recognize the musical landmarks – Vivaldi’s rhythmic drive and energy, Paganini’s mesmerizing virtuosity; Puccini’s and Verdi’s captivating melodies will move you emotionally so that you will want to sing along. Rossini, whose operas saw many premieres in Teatro La Fenice, also cannot be missed to make the list compete.

But no journey can be true without unveiling something yet unknown. Let’s rediscover perhaps unduly forgotten Baroque masters Buonamente and Cavalli. Let’s be truly amazed by Briccialdi’s brilliance and surprised by the the connection which Stravinsky’s distinct musical style makes with this Venetian music.

Let a breeze of Borae wind to clear the air with our fresh and unique approach to classical chamber music! Gone are the sheets of music and music stands, free is the stage: the canvas upon which we will paint our expressive gestures and movement, dialogues and characters, roleplay and genuine drama. The Carnival of Venice in its truest musical sense.

Stage Delight

Night at the Theater

      Ligeti Six Bagatelles

      Stravinski Suite for Woodwinds No. 2

      Shostakovich Suite for Woodwinds

      Liszt Grand Etude de Paganini

Enjoy the playful spirit of Carion at it’s best in this delightful one-hour program. All time favorites like Ligeti’s powerful Six Bagatelles are complimented with tuneful stage and film music by Shostakovich – Tahiti Trot, Romance from Gadly, Galop from Limpid Stream and of course the famous Waltz No. 2 from Suite for Variety orchestra. Stravinski’s playful Suite No. 2 will surprise you with theatrical stage interpretations and humor, but nothing will top the mephistophelian virtuosity of Liszt’s Grande Etude de Paganini arranged specially for Carion.

Be inspired, be in motion!

B. in Motion

Carl Nielsen Quintet op. 22
L. van Beethoven Quintet op. 16

Be in motion!

Beethoven and Nielsen. What do they have in common? It is a well known fact that Nielsen drew inspiration for his quintet of 1922 from Mozart’s divine Sinfonia Concertante for winds. Beethoven on the other hand took example from Mozart’s Piano quintet in E-flat major for his op. 16 masterpiece. For the first time Beethoven’s joyous Quintet is liberated from the chairs, music stands and scores and takes a dramatic stage performance only equal to Carion’s acclaimed interpretation of Nielsen’s quintet.