Venice Baroque Orchestra

On March 1, this prestigious ensemble will perform a selection of 18th century Baroque masterpieces, including famous concerti by Antonio Vivaldi and Francesco Geminiani’s version of the most popular tune in music history, La Folia – all with authentic period instruments and inimitable virtuosity.
The Venice Baroque Orchestra was founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist, Andrea Marcon. Under his leadership, the orchestra has given modern-day premiers of rarely performed historical operas, including Francesco Cavalli’s L’Orione, Vivaldi’s AtenaideAndromeda liberata, Benedetto Marcello’s La morte d’Adone and Il trionfo della poesia e della musica, and Boccherini’s La Clementina.
The critically acclaimed ensemble has performed in more U.S. cities than any other Baroque orchestra in history, in addition to extensive tours across Asia and Europe. The orchestra has also thrilled audiences worldwide through several television specials, including films by the BBC, ARTE, NTR (Netherlands), and NHK.

This concert is a co-production presented by the FIU School of Music and RK Cultural Productions. 

David Dolata
Professor of Musicology