Lecture: New York

Music in Situ: Venetian Music in its Artistic Context

Mon, February 6, 2017, 6:30 pm*

Ellen Rosand, George A. Saden Professor Emeritus of Music at Yale University
Mary E. Frank, Independent Scholar and a principal founder of the Rosand Library & Study Center at Save Venice
Ex Umbris Ensemble, New York early music ensemble led by Grant Herreid

The Morgan Library & Museum
225 Madison Avenue, NYC

Featuring commentary, slides, and live musical excerpts, this co-presentation of the Morgan Library and Museum and Save Venice Inc. offers a rich sensory experience of La Serenissima: the resplendent architectural monuments in which musical works of the late-Renaissance and early modern periods were performed in their time, including the Basilica of San Marco, San Francesco della Vigna, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and San Sebastiano; the exquisite paintings and frescoes they house, and a sampling of the musical efflorescence that marked the last centuries of the Venetian Republic. This program is part of Carnegie Hall’s city-wide festival “La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic.”

*Mr. Morgan’s Library will be open at 5:30 pm for program attendees. Tickets $20 or $15 for Members of Save Venice or the Morgan. Purchase tickets here.

Tickets are complimentary for Save Venice Associate Members ($500) and above but reservations are required. Call Save Venice at 212.737.3141 to reserve your place.

Jacopo Palma il Giovane, detail of Triumph of David, c. 1595. Church of San Zaccaria, Venice. Former organ shutters restored by Save Venice in 2003 with funding from the Fannie Trost Family Fund and Dr. Joseph Alexander Precker in Memory of Fannie Trost.