- Categories: Classical
- Event posted: Dec. 4, 2008
- Last updated: Feb. 19, 2009
- Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
- Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, KU campus, Lawrence
- Cost: $12 - $24
- Age limit: All ages
The Lied Center of Kansas and INTRUST Bank present Interpreti Veneziani performing works by Vivaldi, Corelli, De Falla, Pugnani-Kreisler and Sarasate.Translating to Venetian interpretations, the Interpreti Veneziani baroque ensemble is based in Venice, Italy, plays original historic instruments and has a world-wide reputation for youthful exuberance and all-Italian brio in their bold performances.The nine-member chamber ensemble’s program consists of selections from its celebrated repertoire of master classical composers and includes Corelli’s Concert Grosso op. 6 n. 4 for two violins, cello, string and harpsichord; De Falla’s Dance from La Vida Breve for violin and string; Pugnani-Kreisler’s Preludio and Alegro for violin and string; and Sarasate’s Zingaresca for violin and string, among others.Making its debut in the United States in 2007, the Interpreti has performed in countries around the world including Australia, Mexico, Venezuela and Japan. Interpreti has appeared in the Bayruth Festival, performed concerts at Stockholm’s Royal Palace and participated in the World Vision telethon at the Kirov Theatre to observe the reinstatement of the name St. Petersburg. The ensemble has performed a live broadcast concert at the Osaka Symphony Hall and presented concerts at the Tokyo Suntory Halland Kjoi Hall during four tours in Japan.Recently, Interpreti Veneziani opened il Museo della Musica, the Museum of Music; an exhibition dedicated to Italian violin making and its 500 years of history. The museum gives access to several superb violin masterpieces, as well as other valuable and rare stringed, wind and plucked instruments. Works from the principal Italian violin making schools are on display, offering examples of the most brilliant and creative moments of the history of the violin.Having released more than 15 albums, the individual talent and expertise of the members as both soloists and ensemble musicians have earned the group an enthusiastic welcome from both audiences and critics alike.At their home base in Venice, Interpreti Veneziani perform 200 concerts annually, with over 60,000 patrons at the San Vidal Church; the very same venue where Vivaldi regularly performed.Tickets are on sale at the Lied Center Ticket Office (785-864-2787 voice or785-864-2777/TDD), the University Theatre Ticket Office–Murphy Hall (785-864-3982), SUA Office–Kansas Union (785-864-SHOW), and online at www.lied.ku.edu. All seats are reserved. Ticket prices are: adult $24; KU, Haskell students/children (child: 0-18 years of age) $12. Other discounts may apply: please contact the ticket office for details. All orders may be made using MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover.Running time: 90 min.plus one 20 min. intermission