Musicaƒoscari 2018, here the Festival's upcoming dates

The annual Music Festival “Musicaƒoscari” is back with a special edition. This year, the festival wants to celebrate the many different musical experiences that have characterized the life of the Ca’ Foscari community so far, as 2018 marks the 150th  year since the foundation of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The 40 year-old Orchestra and Chorus , the Vocal Ensemble specialized in Baroque and Renaissance polyphony, the experimental music labs and the Jazz Festival: this edition of the Musicaƒoscari has an appointment for every musical taste and interest.

The 2018 season of musicaƒoscari will include two jazz concerts with international guests, a new production commissioned by Ca’ Foscari to young emerging artists, an event dedicated to the voice with a musical and a philosophical approach, and a concert of students who took part in workshops and labs throughout the year.

The concerts will take place in the Auditorium Santa Margherita and will be free of charge (subject to availability).

The season will open on Sunday October 14th at 9pm with The Bad Plus. The jazz trio from the United States consists of  founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) and new member Orrin Evans (piano). This concert is part of the world tour presenting the album Never Stop II, the 13th LP of the band, "an exhilarating document" according to The New York Times.

On Monday November 12th at 9pm composer, guitarist and bandleader Mary Halvorson Octet will take the stage with Away With You, sophisticated and emotionally compelling compositions played by a eight musicians: Mary Halvorson (guitar), Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar), Dave Ballou (trumpet), Jon Irabagon (sax), Ingrid Laubrock (sax), Jacob Garchik (trombone), John Hebert (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums).

On Monday November 29th at 6pm for its world premiere L’Urlo di Armida will feature young soprano Giulia Semenzato, who has already successfully debuted in many opera houses and festival around Europe and Asia, including the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, with singers Floriana Fornelli (soprano), Elena Biscuola (mezzosoprano), Giacomo Schiavo (tenor), Andres Montilla-Acurero (tenor), Matteo Bellotto (bass) under the stage direction of Tommaso Franchin, and musicians Jacopo Raffaele (hapsychord and synth), Andre Lislevand (viol), Jadran Duncumb (theorbo), with Giovanni Dinello’s live electronics and sound design. Young composers were asked to create this work thanks to the collaboration between the artist collective V.E.R-V (Venice Electroacustic Rendez-Vous) with the cultural platform P-ase.

In December 2018, the Ca’ Foscari Orchestra and Choir will give their traditional Christmas Concert, under the direction of Vincenzo Piani.

On Saturday December 15th at 2.30pm an afternoon dedicated to human voice will be open by professor Giorgio Agamben and continue with a performance, La voce nel corpo e il corpo della voce, by soprano Ljuba Bergamelli, followed by students’ ensembles - Elettrofoscari under the direction of Daniele Goldoni since its creation in 2011, Unive Ensemble created in 2015 following the workshop held by Nicola Fazzini, and Gruppo Vocale.

Radio Ca’Foscari is the media partner of musicaƒoscari / season 2018

Auditorium Santa Margherita
Campo Santa Margherita
Dorsoduro 3689

Free entrance subject to availability.