Venice in Saxony

The prince and his travelling companions

Sunday 23 May | AROUND NOON | Melk Abbey / Kolomanisaal

Works by Antonio Vivaldi, Francesco Maria Veracini, Antonio Lotti, Georg Pisendel, Jan Dismas Zelenka

Ensemble Zefiro
Alfredo Bernardini, direction

Venice, 1716. On his stately, multi-year tour, the young prince-elector Friedrich August of Saxony stops off in Antonio Vivaldi’s hometown. His travelling court includes the composers Georg Pisendel and Jan Dismas Zelenka. Months fly by; musical skills are swapped; friendships sealed and the courtly life in Saxony enriched with new artistic figures.

The audience of this Whitsun matinee will be similarly enriched with a programme by Alfredo Bernadini, who with his Ensemble Zefiro has already been a guest in Melk with several brilliant concerts. His own travelling companions are these same composers from the prince-elector’s circle who met during this stage of the journey.


Prices: A € 60 / B € 53 / C € 43 / D € 36 / E € 30 / F € 25 Youth prices: <26: A-C € 25 / D-F € 15

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