2017 Boston Spring Lecture Series
Another season of exciting events, each preceded by a reception.
All presentations will be at the Chilton Club, 287 Dartmouth Street in Boston’s Back Bay.
Lecture Series Package (three lectures):
The ticket price includes a cocktail reception at the Chilton Club before
To purchase tickets, please send a check to:
Ms. Susan Angelastro
Save Venice Boston
65 Mt. Vernon Street, Apt. 8
Boston MA 02108
Masterworks by Monteverdi
Tue, March 14, 6:30pm
Please note this event was postponed for inclement weather
Scott Allen Jarrett, director of
The performance presents sacred and secular music from this extraordinary composer, with excerpts from Monteverdi’s monumental Vespri della Beata Virgine, 1610, and motets from his Selva Morale e Spirituale. Maestro Jarrett will offer remarks situating the music in San Marco and the wider cultural setting of Venice.
Abundance and the Image of Venice, 1250-1600
Wed, April 26th, 6:30pm
Art historian Michael Jacoff, widely known for his book The Horses of San Marco (1993), will speak from his recent work on the thirteenth-century depictions of artisans and shopkeepers in the central portal of St. Mark’s Basilica.
Professor Jacoff will describe how the creators of these remarkable scenes projected an image of Venice that was resonant in their own day and for centuries to come.
Echoes of Venice: A Concert with Remarks
Tue, May 16th, 6:30pm
The acclaimed pianist Roberto Poli performs a rich program of solo works inspired by Venice, the city whose lapping waves and gondoliers’ cries turn the very atmosphere into music. Included on the program are Fryderyk Chopin’s sumptuous Barcarolle and his Souvenirs de Paganini, the shimmering Gondoliera by Franz Liszt, and Felix Mendelssohn’s luminous evocation of the songs of Venetian boatmen.
A native of Venice, Mr. Poli has received international praise for the “pure magic” of his artistry, with performances throughout North American, Europe, and Asia. He will offer remarks that place the composers and their music within the cultural world that inspired them.