Baroque In Venice

Date: Saturday 26th February 2011 19:30

Venue: RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester


  • Handel Overture to Agrippina
  • Handel Voi che udite from, Agrippina
  • Brett Dean Short Stories
  • Vivaldi Violin Concerto
  • Albinoni Oboe Concerto Op. 9, No. 2
  • Vivaldi Stabat Mater
  • Vivaldi Concerto for 4 Violins In B Minor

Performed By

  • Nicholas Kraemer Conductor
  • Clare Wilkinson Mezzo Soprano

“Any baroque music emanating from Venice will be dominated by the towering figure of Vivaldi who is generously represented in this programme, but the addition of Handel’s early Venetian opera Agrippina, Brett Dean’s contemporary Short Stories (originally written to be performed between Vivaldi’s Flutes concertos) and one of Albinoni’s beautiful oboe concertos, makes this a truly fascinating evening.” – Nicholas Kraemer

Pre-concert performance: Urban Symphony, 2nd movment, 6.30pm A short performance of music composed by young people in response to Manchester’s neo-Baroque architecture.

Post-concert: ENCORE, 9.30pm

Camerata&s dynamic Permanent Guest Conductor and Baroque expert, Nicholas Kraemer, leads this programme rooted in 18th century Venice. Commissioned to serve as interludes between Vivaldi’s flute concertos, Australian composer Brett Dean’s imaginative, brooding and evocative Short Stories make use of whispering harmonics and frenzied outbursts to complete this eclectic celebration of Venice.

Ticket prices

£22, £19.50, £16.50, £9.50

Booking information

Telephone the RNCM box office on 0161 907 5555

In person, go to RNCM Box Office, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RG