The Weis Center Series Presents: The Venice Baroque Orchestra
An exciting event is coming to the Weis Center this weekend! As part of the Weis Center Series, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is performing a variety of pieces on Friday Night, February 21st, at 7:30. The Venice Baroque orchestra is one of the world’s premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. Founded in 1997, the Orchestra has received wide critical acclaim for its performances around the world. Since 2001, the ensemble has performed in more U.S. cities than any other period instrument orchestra. They have been featured on many television specials, including films by BBC, ARTE, NTR and NHK. As Robert Hugill of Opera Today stated:
“The performances from the Venice Baroque Orchestra under Marcon were simply stunning. The orchestra had a fine technique, with a bravura feel to it which just asked to be listened to.”
Its been a busy, successful season for the VBO that has included tours through Japan, Korea, and Germany, plus concerts in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Turkey. The Orchestra has an extensive discography with Sony and Deutsche Grammaphon. Their current, nine-city US tour has them performing in Colorado, Missouri, Virginia, California, Illinois, New York, and our very own Lewisburg, Pennsylvania!
The concert will feature pieces by Antonio Vivaldi and Luigi Boccherini. Vivaldi is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers. Boccherini, an Italian composer, was one of the founders of the string quartet musical genre.
This is an event you don’t want to miss. Tickets are on sale at the campus box office or online here.
Here’s a preview of what’s in store: