AboutVenice & Bologna by La Serenissima
La Serenissima brings a programme of works from Venice and Bologna for 2 trumpets to Oxford’s iconic venue – featuring music by Ariosti, Vivaldi and Zavateri.
The award-winning ensemble La Serenissima return to Oxford, bringing the sunshine of Italy and the music of the 18th century in a programme that celebrates the creative hubs of Venice and Bologna.
Featuring music by composers you will know and love already, the concert also shines a light on the lesser-known Bolognese composers Attilio Ariosti and Lorenzo Zavateri.
‘La Serenissima have a glorious and all-too-rare ability to make one’s pulse race afresh with every new project.’ —Gramophone Magazine
‘They really put the rock in baroque!’ —John Suchet, Classic FM
Good to know
There are two identical performances on the same day. The first performance is from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, and the second from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
About La Serenissima
La Serenissima exists to bring the life-affirming music of 18th-century Venice, Northern Italy and related composers to a global audience. It takes its name from Venice, the magical North Italian city of winding canals and elegant bridges, traditionally known as the Most Serene Republic of Venice. Their focus is on the musical legacy of Antonio Vivaldi – (1678-1741), born in Venice: a composer, impresario, teacher, violinist – and priest – working exclusively from their own performing editions.
Concert format and COVID-19 information
La Serenissima will perform two 1 hour concerts with a gap in between to allow the Sheldonian staff to ventilate and clean the venue before the second concert. Please note that audiences will be socially distanced, and other COVID-19 precautions will be in place. The Sheldonian staff request that audience members continue to wear masks at all times whilst inside the venue, unless you are exempt, and sign into the venue using the NHS Track & Trace app. To find out more, please see the COVID-19 Health and Safety Information.