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Ensemble Affinità, Foto: Amarilio Ramalho Ensemble Affinità, Foto: Amarilio Ramalho

Kulturmittag (Arts at Lunchtime) – La Serenissima
Ensemble Affinità play chamber music from baroque Venice

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Led from the oboe by Elisabeth Baumer, Ensemble Affinità play sprightly woodwind chamber music by composers including Antonio Vivaldi, Antonio Caldara, Giovanni Benedetto Platti and Antonio Lotti, as well as sonatas and concerti da camera from baroque Venice. By that time the city had earned its soubriquet “la Serenissima” – “Her Most Serene Highness”.

Venice’s charitable hospices the Ospedali were famed throughout Europe. Here girl orphans could receive a truly unique musical education, learning to sing or play instruments under the guidance of great figures such as Antonio Vivaldi. Numerous international visitors were enchanted and amazed at the wonderful concerts presented by these social institutions. Some of these girls became outstanding players of wind instruments such as the oboe, flute and bassoon – highly unusual achievements for women in those times.

The Venetian style was imbued with virtuosity. Its extravagant contrasts in tempi, dynamics and sound texture found favour throughout Europe, and delighted the Viennese court in particular.

Tickets: €17 (subscription ticket for 10 concerts, €160); box seats €25; senior citizens: €14 (subscription ticket for 10 concerts, €130); MuTh Club Student, children, young people and wheel chair users €9 (subscription ticket for 10 concerts, €80)

Programme:
Works by Antonio Vivaldi, Antonio Caldara, Giovanni Benedetto Platti, Antonio Lotti and others

  1. February 2020

    Aquarium, or the Last Chance
    Musical for an actor

    Pure Beethoven:
    Minetti Quartet in the MuTh

    • Minetti Quartett in the MuTh

    Schoenberg Trio Wien
    Works by Haydn, Sibelius and Kodály

    Stage technology workshop

  2. March 2020

    Loibner, Jasbar, Schwarz / Rina Kaçinari & Maria Craffonara
    Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    • Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    Sona MacDonald & The Whizkey Brothers
    A Song Celebration

    • My favorites 1

    Karl Markovics: UANSCHLIAFFA
    Konzert zum 20. Todestag von Friedrich Gulda und H. C. Artmann

    • G’mischter Satz in The MuTh

    Miwa & Steude
    Volkhard Steude in the MuTh

    • Volkhard Steude in the MuTh

    Das Zauberwort (The Magic Word – in German)
    Musical comedy by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901) / A production by MuTh and the Vienna Boys' Choir

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 1

    Richard Strauss & Johann Strauß
    Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    • Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    Das Zauberwort (The Magic Word – in German)
    Musical comedy by Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901) / A production by MuTh and the Vienna Boys' Choir

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 2
  3. April 2020

    Pilgerfahrt zu Beethoven (A pilgrimage to Beethoven) IV
    Florian Krumpöck in the MuTh

    • Florian Krumpöck in the MuTh

    Reza Sadeghi live in Vienna
    Emotive pop from Persia

    prima la musica Wien 2020
    Prize-winners’ Concert

    Monika Ballwein celebrates The Beatles
    A fresh take on Beatles classics

    • My favorites 1

    Joe Hofbauer Big Band: In the Mood in the MuTh
    Big Band-Hits von Henry Mancini bis Ray Charles

    • G’mischter Satz in The MuTh

    Selini Quartet
    Next Generation in the MuTh

    • Next Generation in the MuTh

    Jorinde (In German)
    A Wiener Taschenoper production, co-produced by Musiktheater Linz

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 1

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Jorinde (In German)
    A Wiener Taschenoper production, co-produced by Musiktheater Linz

    • Kinderoper in the MuTh – ABO 2
  4. May 2020

    Aquarium, or the Last Chance
    Musical for an actor

    Innehalten – Gegen Ausgrenzung
    Wort & Musik / Wiener Sängerknaben

    • Innehalten

    Auf dem Wasser zu singen: Schumann und Schubert
    Schorny in the MuTh

    • Schorny in the MuTh

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Billy & Johnny / Die Strottern
    Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    • Welcome to the fringes in the MuTh

    Haydn – Bartók – Dvořák or “El Americano”
    Minetti Quartet in the MuTh

    • Minetti Quartett in the MuTh

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Moser & Steude
    Volkhard Steude in the MuTh

    • Volkhard Steude in the MuTh
  5. June 2020

    Tribute to Beethoven no. 1
    Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    • Bartolomeys in the MuTh

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Friday Afternoons
    Concert by the Vienna Boys' Choir

    Aquarium, or the Last Chance
    Musical for an actor