Venice, one of the most environmentally endangered cultural heritage sites, was the city chosen by Europa Nostra to host the European Cultural Heritage Summit 2021. Gathering leaders of major EU insititutions to reaffirm the vital importance of cultural and environmental heritage for the future of Europe, the EUYO contributed with two performances on Thursday 23 September.
European Heritage Awards Ceremony 2021
23 September | 17.00-19.00 | Giorgio Cini Foundation
The ceremony was co-hosted by the European Commission and Europa Nostra to celebrate the winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2021 and of the ILUCIDARE Special Prizes 2021. During the ceremony, the four Grand Prix laureates and the Public Choice Award winner, selected from among this year’s 24 winning achievements from 18 European countries, were announced. Masters of Ceremony was the Europa Nostra Secretary General, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović and the renowned Italian journalist, writer and historian Alberto Toso Fei.
Anthems of the European Union and Italy
Samuel Scheidt Battle Suite (arr. P. Jones). I. Galliard Battaglia
Tylman Susato Renaissance Dances (arr. J. Iveson): I. La Mourisque, V. Basse Danse Bergeret
Gustav Holst The Planets: Jupiter, Op. 32 (arr. K. LaMoure)
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber Battalia à 10: Presto I, Presto II, Di Schlacht
This event was livestreamed. The recording will be available online here.
Concert for the Future of Venice Floating Autumn
23 September | 21.00-22.00 | Basilica del Santissimo Redentore
A concert culminating with the world premiere of Italian composer Carmen Fizzarotti's special Venice version of Autumn from The [Uncertain] Four Seasons, a global project recomposing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons through an algorithm developed by composers, musicians, climate and computer scientists using geospatial climate predictions for 2050. The aim of the project is to remind citizens and politicians of our need to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030. Performances of The [Uncertain] Four Seasons are taking place around the world and will be streamed in advance of the 1 November 2021 COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, UK.
Laura Marzadori Violin
Carmen Fizzarotti Composer
Alberto Toso Fei Speaker
Claudio Monteverdi L’Orfeo: Toccata
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto alla Rustica in G major, RV 151
Antonio Vivaldi Violin Concerto in F major ‘The Four Seasons: Autumn’, Op. 8, RV 293
Marshall Marcus Seventeen Strokes of the Bell for Sustainability
Antonio Vivaldi / Carmen Fizzarotti The [Uncertain] Four Seasons* ‘Floating Autumn’
Giovanni Gabrieli Sonata Pian e Forte (arr. E. Crees)
*The [Uncertain] Four Seasons is an initiative of AKQA und Jung von Matt, composer Hugh Crosthwaite, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Monash Climate Change Communications Research Hub. The project builds on a concept first performed by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester in 2019.