Friday Nights at NOMA presents “Hidden Musicians of Venice” on Friday, April 28, at 5 p.m. at the New Orleans Museum of Art (1 Collins Diboll Circle).
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
[5:00] – 8:00 p.m. Art on the Spot
[5:30] – 8:30 p.m. Music by Loyola Department of Music
6:00 p.m. “Hidden Musicians of Venice: The Fascinating Story of Vivaldi’s All-Female Orchestra,” a lecture by Kim Teter
6:00 p.m. Teen Open Mic and Poetry Slam in the Contemporary Art Galleries
Kim Teter, author of the novel Isabella’s Libretto, will discuss the origins and evolution of an all-girls orphanage orchestra that formed in early 18th-century Venice under the direction of a young Don Antonio Vivaldi, the colorful and complex maestro who was destined to make musical history as a great composer, conductor, and violinist.
Attendees may view the accompanying exhibition “A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s,” on view through May 21, 2017.