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La Serenissima: Vivaldi and the Mad Monks of Venice

Saturday 02 July 2022

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Legrenzi Sonata à 4, Op 11 Book 3
Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in C RV 179
Ferdinando Antonio Lazzari Concerto for Two Trumpets in D
Diogenio Bigaglia Concerto for Violin and Organ in G minor
Vivaldi Concerto Madrigalesco in D minor RV 129
Vivaldi Concerto for Two Trumpets in C RV 537


La Serenissima
Adrian Chandler Director/Violin

La Serenissima is the UK’s leading exponent of the music of eighteenth-century Venice. Praised for its ‘all-too-rare ability to make one’s pulse race afresh with every new project’ (Gramophone), La Serenissima has uncovered a plethora of neglected music, making it available to all through live performance, recording and outreach. Uniquely, the group’s entire repertoire is edited from source material.

Founded in 1994 by violinist Adrian Chandler, La Serenissima is recognised for its outstanding recording catalogue which is regularly featured on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Scala Radio and internationally. The group’s work has been selected for major advertising campaigns (Versace, 2018) and film (Portrait of a Lady on Fire, 2020). La Serenissima has won two Gramophone Awards: for The French Connection (2010) and The Italian Job (2017); in 2018 album Vivaldi X2 topped the UK Classical Chart. New release Behind Closed Doors was hailed by BBC Music Magazine with a double 5 star review:

The performances by this accomplished ensemble are polished and invigorating. Chandler’s solo violin playing is articulate, warm-toned and communicative … A rewarding issue.”

La Serenissima performs across the UK and internationally. It has given the first UK performance of Brescianello’s opera Tisbe (2018) and the modern premiere of Caldara’s opera Lucio Papirio Dittatore (2019). In 2021, the group performed in Wigmore Hall’s live-stream series and has since delighted live audiences across the UK.

La Serenissima is proud to have as its Honorary Patron, His Excellency The Italian Ambassador to the UK.

Dates, Times & Book

Sat 02 Jul 7:30 PM £35/£30/£25/£16/£10 Book

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