New Year's Concert

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January 1970

Program and cast

Antonio Vivaldi Le Quattro Stagioni for violin, strings and harpsichord
Antonio Vivaldi La Follia for strings and harpsichord RV. 63
Niccolò Paganini La Campanella for violin and strings op. 8

San Vidal Church

San Vidal (San Vitale) is a former church, and now an event and concert hall in Venice, Italy, located near the Ponte dell'Accademia.


A church at the site was erected in the year 1084 by Doge Vitale Falier. In was reconstructed in the 17th century using designs Antonio Gaspari. It was rebuilt in 1696 to honor the former Doge Francesco Morosini. On the facade (1734-37), designed by Tirali, are statues of Doge Contariniand his wife. The interior houses an Annunciation by Sebastiano Ricci, a Guardian Angel with St Anthony of Padua and St Gaetano of Thiene by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, and the main altarpiece is a San Vidal on Horseback (1514) by Carpaccio.


The chamber music group Interpreti Veneziani plays at the church. The campanile has been rebuilt and restored over the centuries.

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