Venice Music Project – Nov 17

Sunday, November 17, 2019 • 2pm (1:15pm pre-concert forum) *


Experience why “The New York Times” puts the Venice Music Project at No. 3
of what not to miss if you only have 36 hours in that city.


The first time you hear soprano Liesl Odenweller effortlessly hit a high note will send tingles down your spine. With exquisite musicians playing on period instruments (or exact re-creations to reanimate the tones and atmosphere of the Baroque era), your emotions will be further aroused into a wonderfully transporting experience.

* This is a Legacy Gift Concert made possible by a generous bequest by Eugene and Nina Zepp.

Soprano: Liesl Odenweller
Venice Music Project Ensemble
Violins: Giorgio Baldan, Mauro Spinazzè
Viola: Marta Traversi
Cello: Federico Toffano
Harpsichord: Marija Jovanovic
Lute: Ivano Zanenghi




$38 general (website purchase includes $4 online fee)

Youth 5-17 free with adult (call 530-273-3990 to reserve your ticket)


Venue – Seventh-day Adventist Church, Grass Valley (click here for directions)

Book a room at our Official Hospitality Partner:  Courtyard Suites package



Sinfonia in C Major RV 717  – Vivaldi

Ciaccona op.12 n.20 – Merula

Aria “Affetti del mio sposo”  – Orlandini (first performance in modern day!)

Concerto for Lute, two violins and basso continuo in D major – Vivaldi

Sinfonia in G Minor for strings and basso continuo RV147 – Vivaldi

Aria “Come mai puoi vedermi piangere” – Marcello

Aria sopra la Bergamasca – Uccellini

Aria “Sono in mar non veggo sponde” – Hasse


Concerto for strings and basso continuo in D Minor RV127 – Vivaldi

Concerto for violoncello in A minor RV419 – Vivaldi

Motet “In furore iustissimae irae” in C minor RV 626 – Vivaldi

La Follia Trio sonata in D minor op.1 N.12 RV 63 – Vivaldi

Aria “Son Qual Nave ch’agitata” – Hasse/Broschi


Sponsored by: 

Arun Rangaswami & Phil Frost; Lisbeth Noel; Dr. Dennis McShane & the Honorable Rich Gordon

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Venice Music Project Ensemble Bio

Since its inception in 2012, Venice Music Project Ensemble quickly distinguished itself as the leading international musical ensemble whose primary mission is to restore and share lost music from the magnificent Venetian Baroque period with the rest of the world.

A group of internationally acclaimed musicians, at the apex of our careers, decided to try to make a difference in this fragile city that is our home: thus the non-profit organization, Venice Music Project, was born.

As highly specialized musicians in the Venetian Baroque style, most of our musicians spend as many hours doing musical archaeology in local libraries and archives as they do rehearsing and performing, and we have unearthed a vast treasure trove of important music manuscripts that we are thrilled to share with our audiences. The world truly went mad for Mozart and forgot all the glorious music that preceded and inspired him. The composers that he praised in his correspondence with his family are just waiting to be rediscovered, and we are on it!

The thrill of knowing that we are the first to perform an incredible piece of music for the first time in over 300 years, and the overwhelming reaction of audiences at being able to hear that performance, is life-changing for us all. Every concert contains at least one of these “Hidden Treasures,” and several concerts within each season are entirely dedicated to that theme.

Inspired by our colleagues who restore art and architecture in Venice, and mindful of the intricate relationship that they have with Venice’s music, we have also made it our mission to support the restoration of the historic locations in Venice where we perform. To date, we have donated over €50,000 toward that purpose.

A full schedule of upcoming concerts is available at the Venice Music Project website.

(submitted by the VMP)