Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. The orchestra has received wide critical acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Japan. Highlights of the current season have included a 28-city tour of the United States with violinist Robert McDuffie in premiere performances of Philip Glass’s new violin concerto, The American Four Seasons. VBO has an extensive discography with Sony and Deutsche Grammophon. For its recordings, the orchestra has been honored with the Diaspason D’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, Echo Award and the Edison Award. Their concerts have been filmed by the BBC and NHK, and broadcast by RadioFrance, France Musiques, ORF, RaiDue, BBC3, National Public Radio, RadioTre and Arte. The Venice Baroque Orchestra is supported by Fondazione Cassamarca in Treviso.
The Secrest Signature Speaker for this event will be Peter Kairoff, pianist, director of Casa Artom in Venice, and Professor of Music. His talk will begin at 6:40 PM in Room 208, adjacent to Brendle Hall.
The Venice Baroque Orchestra performing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Carnegie Hall: