Serene Recovery Fund

‘La Serenissima has established a deserved reputation as one of the most imaginative interpreters of 18th century Venetian music around. Its standing as an outstanding live band has been reinforced by a sequence of exceptional discs which prior to Covid-19 had created inexorable momentum for the group. The resultant inertia for any ensemble could easily have proved fatal.’

Music Web International (December 2021)

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Thanks to the generosity of SRF donors in 2021, we have been able to:

  • Release albums Settecento (with Tabea Debus) & Behind Closed Doors (Brescianello Op. 1 Vol. 1) on Signum.
  • Deliver a challenging schedule of postponed concerts, including our debuts at Chipping Campden Festival & Saffron Hall.
  • Create & disseminate digital outreach for Key-stage 2 children through partnerships across the UK.
  • Research & record Tartini Violin Sonatas, including The Devil’s Trill for release next year.
  • Provide mentorship & professional opportunities to young string players through Emerging Artist Chairs.
  • Create new collaborations with Kirker Holidays & Longborough Festival Opera.
  • Research works by Ariosti, Dall’Abaco, Zavateri & an uncatalogued Vivaldi concerto: keeping artistic planning alive.
  • Explore new formats including podcasting to increase our reach.
  • Continue marketing & selling projects to maximise future sustainability.
  • Maintain a pared-down administrative team to run operations remotely, fulfil governance requirements & keep La Serenissima moving forwards.

In doing so, we have:

  • Sustained La Serenissima’s brand, market presence & charitable obligations through a viable artistic programme.

  • Supported our team of artists & protected playing techniques, artistic standards & our ethos by creating employment.
  • Connected with audiences through performance, increased recording & digital dissemination.

In 2022, we continue to fundraise through the SRF in order to:

  • Record Volume 2 of Brescianello’s Opus 1 in Cedars Hall, Wells.
  • Deliver new series of performances for St Martin-in-the-Fields and concerts for Kirker Holidays & Martin Randall Travel.
  • Develop recording plans for An Englishman Abroad (music by Brescianello, Conti, Matteis, Purcell, Telemann, Vivaldi) & other albums.
  • Launch new podcasts & improve our website to increase access to our work.
  • Support and market the release of three albums: Vivaldi’s Women (postponed by Covid-19 restrictions), Forza Azzurri & Tartini Violin Sonatas.
  • Continue our outreach programme aimed at primary school children.
  • Create & sell new programmes to maintain live audience interest.
  • Prepare applications to major funding bodies to safeguard our mission’s future.

How To Support

Vaporetti

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Practical and transportive: Vaporetti donations will help us get from A to B. All Vaporetti donors will –
  • Be credited in La Serenissima’s 2022 recording booklets
  • Receive an advance copy of any CD made during 2022
  • Be invited to the next La Serenissima Patrons’ Event
 

Gondola

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Elegant and efficient: Gondola donations will help us cross a turbulent lagoon. All Gondola donors benefit from the above and –
  • An invitation to the Artistic Director’s drinks reception during La Serenissima’s (postponed) Wigmore Hall residency
  • All of the benefits from Vaporetti
 

Rialto

Once thought to be the 8th wonder of the world: Rialto donations will bridge the gap! Rialto donors benefit from the above and –
  • An invitation to the Chairman’s annual dinner
  • All of the benefits from Vaporetti and Gondola
 

Palazzo

Our most serene tier of support: Palazzo donations represent transformational support at a critical time. Palazzo donors benefit from the above and receive –
  • Personal insights into artistic, research & outreach plans from the Artistic Director as projects unfold
  • An invitation to La Serenissima’s annual Advisory Meeting
  • An invitation to La Serenissima’s annual Italian Embassy dinner
 

Thank you for your support


La Serenissima

Company no. 8370390 | Charity no. 1154940
Registered address: Hillside, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9AH

La Serenissima is a Member of the Association of British Orchestras & a Founder Member of Opera UK.

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