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Venice : 09-09-2009

Special concert by the Acadèmia 1750 Orchestra in Venice on the occasion of Catalonia's participation at the Biennale

Vivaldi's oratorio Juditha Triumphans to be performed

The church of San Giovanni in Bragora, Venice, will be the scene, this Friday, 11th September, of a very special concert by Acadèmia 1750, the Torroella Festival Period Orchestra. The concert is jointly promoted by the Institut Ramon Llull and the Musical Youth Association of Torroella de Montgrí. As Josep Bargalló, the Director of the IRL pointed out, "This is one of the most important activities that the IRL has scheduled for the autumn in Venice as part of the Catalan participation at the Art Biennale."


Acadèmia 1750 will perform Juditha Triumphans, an oratorio by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), at the church of San Giovanni in Bragora, at which Vivaldi was baptised. The concert will include solo performances by Emanuela Galli, Josè Maria Lo Monaco, Gemma Coma-Alabert, María Hinojosa and Marta Infante, accompanied by the Stagione Armonica Choir and Acadèmia 1750, conducted by Ottavio Dantone. 

The Artistic Director of Acadèmia 1750, Oriol Pérez, emphasized the complexity of the piece, which "has not been performed in Venice for the last twenty years". Pérez also wanted to stress the importance of "the guarantee of having the Italian harpsichordist and conductor Ottavio Dantone, considered worldwide to be one of the greatest specialists in interpreting eighteenth century music, especially the works of Antonio Vivaldi".

This production was first performed in 2007 at the Torroella de Montgrí International Music Festival, and has only been performed at Torroella and Lugo, where a live recording was made with the support of the IRL. This year, on the occasion of Catalonia's participation at the Venice Art Biennale, the
Torroella de Montgrí International Music Festival and the Institut Ramon Llull have joined forces and resources to allow the interpretation of this oratorio at the church of San Giovanni in Bragora, coinciding with the National Day of Catalonia.


A project by Valentín¬
Roma with:

Joan Vila-Puig¬
i Elvira Pujol/Sitesize¬

Daniel G. Andújar¬
/ Technologies To The¬

Pedro G. Romero¬
/ Archivo F.X.

La comunitat inconfessable

Based on the book of the same name by Maurice Blanchot, The Unavowable Community is a proposal that explores the types of social intervention adopted by various artistic practices that are developed around the idea of the communal

Three different projects have been selected to form part of this project: Sitesize by Joan Vila-Puig and Elvira Pujol, Technologies To The People by Daniel G. Andújar, and Arxiu F.X. by Pedro G. Romero. These projects share communal strategies of transversality and antagonism, in a territory that is difficult to chart, found in the cracks in both the institution of art and models of cultural productivity.

Valentín Roma

Sponsorship: Vueling Gas Natural La Caixa Grup Agbar
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