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The concert of La Cappella Marciana, scheduled for Sunday 6 June, has been postponed to Monday 7 June (Rocca Brancaleone, 9.30 pm) in consideration of the uncertain weather forecast. Ticket holders can use the same ticket. Info and presales: +39 0544 249244

The Golden Pall of St. Mark
on the occasion of the 1600th anniversary of the foundation of Venice (421-2021)

Cappella Marciana
conductor Marco Gemmani

Andrea Inghisciano cornett
Ermes Giussani, Mauro Morini, Fabio Costa trombones 
Nicola Lamon organ

music by Claudio Merulo, Ludovico Balbi, Baldassarre Donato, Andrea Gabrieli, Giulio Belli, Claudio Monteverdi, Giovanni Gabrieli, Giovanni Croce, Gioseffo Zarlino, Giovanni Bassano

Sapphires, emeralds, garnets, pearls, amethysts, rubies and agates, topazes: these beautiful gems were looted in the East during the Fourth Crusade (1204) and brought back to Venice, where they are now set in the famous Pala d’oro in Saint Mark’s basilica. The altarpiece, first commissioned in the X century by the Doge of the Serenissima from the best goldsmiths in Constantinople, was only completed four centuries later. Inspired by it, Marco Gemmani selected polyphonic music of the Venetian school to “match” with its enamels plaques depicting scenes from the Old Testament and the lives of Christ and St Mark. Pictures of these enamel plaques will be projected during the performance to match the polyphonic architectures in unrivalled splendour.

The Programme