2014

Hommage à Winnaretta
29 novembre 2014

Programme

 

 

Venitian Center for Baroque Music
28 september 2014
A rotta di collo,ossia il Barocco acrobatico Concerto spettacolo on the traces of Buster Keaton Le Poème Harmonique
www.vcbm.it

Monteverdi Vivaldi festival 2014 Il clavicembalo alla veneziana
Lieu : Palazzo Contarini Polignac
Rinaldo Alessandrini : clavecin
Musique de Vivaldi, Bach, B. Marcello, Storace, F. Couperin, Rameau

 

 

Guggenheim Circle Gala Dinner
14 june 2014

www.guggenheim-venice.it

Photography: Francesca Bottazzin

 

 

Save Venice dinner
8 june 2014

www.savevenice.org

Photography: Darryl Nitke

 

2013

Venitian Center for Baroque Music
20 september 2013

 

 

Save Venice, Board Member's Cocktail
25 august 2013

 

 

La Fenice Summer Festival
22 july 2013

 

 

54th Venice Biennale - Future Generation Art Prize
june-september 2013

 

 

Biennale 2013

2015

November - December 2015
Melbourne University study abroad program

 

Week-end musical
7-8 November 2015

 A Life in Music 

Dr. Sylvia Kahan, Professor of Musicology, City University of New York; author, Music's Modern Muse: A Life of Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac

The magnificent room in which we find ourselves, here in the Palazzo Polignac, has a hallowed past, one that echoes through the history of twentieth-century music.  For it was here that Winnaretta Singer, Princesse de Polignac, held her summer salon, and where so many of Europe's great artists performed new works by emerging composers and where violin concertos by Vivaldi hidden for more than a century in obscure libraries were heard for the first time in the twentieth century.

Combine first and second paragraphs -- no space in between.

The owner of the palazzo, Winnaretta Singer, dedicated her life to perpetuation of music.  For her it was a psychological necessity.  Equally imperative was annual refuge from the hustle and bustle of Paris life, and she found it here, in the magnificent edifice, where the effervescent sounds of Bach and Stravinsky were accompanied by the gentle movement of the Canale Grande. 

Much of Winnaretta Singer-Polignac's musical activity was generated with the intent of honoring the memory of her beloved husband, Prince Edmond de Polignac (1834-1901), himself a composer, for whom the palazzo was purchased as a birthday present in 1900.  The couple had [remove alas,] little opportunity to enjoy their Venice life together before illness brought the prince's life to an end in August 1901.  Prince Edmond had been a creator of daring works using alternative scales, and it was his innovative and forward-thinking approach to composition that inspired Winnaretta to perpetuate new music for the rest of her life.  Newness, in general, was one of the things that Winnaretta valued most.  In 1904, she renovated her Paris mansion, creating a music room large enough to comfortably accommodate a chamber orchestra and 200 guests. The large living room of 43 Avenue Henri Martin was reserved for major orchestras and renowned artists, while the atelier of the rue Cortambert offered street concerts with organ accompaniment and more intimate musical evenings. Meanwhile, the salon of the Princess de Polignac reflected the thriving artistic activity of his time. A dozen times a year, artists and aristocrats would gather for a sumptuous dinner and then they went into the music room to enjoy a wonderful musical event. The princess became "Tante Winnie" and it was an honor to maintain a level of excellence that her friends were invited to share, not for their social status or wealth, but for their talents or, more importantly, their love for music.

 

During World War I, Winnaretta began a project of commissioning works by young composers, such as Stravinsky, Poulenc, Satie, Falla, Milhaud, and Weill, among others. [removetravinsky: Renard dir. Pierre Boulez (part I).] She used the Singer Sewing Machine fortune to promote modern French music, building up a repertoire of nearly twenty commissioned works, most of which had their first performances in her salons, and which are still in the active repertoire today. Winnaretta spent a part of every year in Venice, where she welcomed musicians from every corner of Europe. During her [removelong] stays during the summer and autumn months, she hosted musical gatherings that became as renowned as those held in her Paris salons. Pianists Clara Haskil and Renata Borgatti and violinist Olga Rudge (Ezra Pound's lover) performed there so frequently that they were practically "house musicians." Diaghilev and Cole Porter were regulars, as were members of Les Six. Arthur Rubinstein spent his honeymoon at the Palazzo Polignac. Toscanini was often in attendance at the musical gatherings; after the concerts, he would go to the kitchen to help prepare the spaghetti. Vladimir Horowitz lived there for a number of years, and he and Winnaretta became close friends.

Winnaretta was also influential in making sure that the works of French composers whom she patronized were given places in the summer festivals. Combine this sentence with the next paragraph: She was the honorary president of the International Festival of Music of the 1932 Venice Biennale, and it was thus that Poulenc's Two-Piano Concerto and Falla's El Retablo de Maese Pedro were featured at the Festival. Stravinsky wrote Winnaretta a Piano Sonata as a "thank you" for her support, and that work, too, was premiered in Venice, in 1925.

Winnaretta's annual visits to the palazzo were cut short by the advent of World War II.  She died in London during the Blitz, in November 1943.  But her memory lives on in the palazzo's halls.  Today, her family honors her by filling those halls, once again, with beautiful music.

 

Sylvia Kahan: Book presentation at Alliance Française de Venise
6 November 18:30

 

concert japonaisme "tobira"

20 October 2015

Programme

Société pour un nouveau japonisme
Site en Français
http://www.japonisme.or.jp/fr/

Site en Japonais
http://japonisme.or.jp

DUO YKEDA
http://www.duo-ykeda.com http://www.festival-entre2mers.com

SHOKO OTANI
http://www.shoko-otani.com/index.html

 

Doug Argue ‘Scattered Rhymes” Exhibition
5 April-30 September 2015

Doug Argue: Scattered Rhymes - My Art Guides

 

 

La biennale di Venezia 2015 - Dansaekhwa
8 may 2015 - 15 August 2015
DANSAEKHWA_Collateral Event of the 56th Venice Biennale

http://www.villaempain.com/activites/divers/

 

 

The Minute of Love
14 February 2015 at 1:01 PM

After a first success at the Louvre Museum in 2014, the Art Performance and the official launch of « The Minute of Love » took place on Saturday Feb 14 2015 at 1:01 PM.

 

 

Food Blogger’s Workshop
8-12 January 2015

A three-day creative gathering with participants drawn from across the world, exploring food and Venetian culture through photography, writing and hands-on experience in the kitchen making, amongst other dishes, traditional Venetian pasta (bigoli) and sweets ('dolci’).

http://www.frommydiningtable.com

 

 

Biennale architettura 2016

 

Concert
17 september 2016



 

Venitian Center for Baroque Music
12 october 2016

Aldiviva Licante, the fashionable Vivaldi
Wednesday 12 october - 20.30
Carlotta Gomiero, soprano; Nicola Lamon, harpsichord
A duel between Benedetto Marcello and Antonio Vivaldi

B.Marcello, Cantata a voce sola: Al suo Tirsi geloso”
A. Vivaldi, Non ti lusinghi la crudeltade (from the opera Tito Manlio)
B.Marcello (trascrizione di J.S. Bach), Concerto op.1,nr.2 in Do minore
A. Vivaldi, Usignoletto bello che sul ramoscello RV 796
B. Marcello, Variationi, o Partite per il Cembalo ò Organo
A.Vivaldi, Vedrò con mio diletto (from the oepra Giustino)
B.Marcello, O Signor chi sarà mai

 

Week-end musical
5-6 November 2016

Week-end Musical 2016


 

 

 

Concert Premio Venezia: Elena Nefedova
26 November 2016

Concert Premio Venezia 2016


 

Ciné Concert
3-4 Décembre 2016

Programme


2017

Proust week-end
15 - 16 December 2017

Programme

 




 

Melbourne University
November - December 2017

 

Weekend Musical
11 - 12 November 2017

Program
Week-end Musical

 

Glass Week at Palazzo Polignac Maria Grazia Rosin & ...
12 -13 September 2017

Maria Grazia Rosin Bio
Invito

Palazzo Polignac is proud to participate with 2 exhibitions to the first Glass Week event organized 10-17 September 2017 in Venice . Opening days : 12 -13 September 2017 from 9 to 6 PM Address : Palazzo Contarini Polignac 874 Dorsoduro 30123 Venice contact : palazzocontarinipolignac@yahoo.com

 

Japanese tea ceremony at Palazzo Polignac Magazzino
27-28 august 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Ceremony Video
Appunti del Cha no yu

video

 

Merveilleuse soirée et such a delightful experience in the glorious presence of the master Toru Ota san (remerciez-le aussi vivement de ma part, ainsi que ses assistants). Je suis encore sous le charme de ce fabuleux rituel qui semblait tirer parti des circonstances exceptionnelles du moment, les reflets du Grand Canal sous un ciel orageux, l'écho des vagues qui heurtaient les pierres du palais, les courants d'air, les ombres aussi, bien sûr, comme le maître l'a lui-même souligné en évoquant Tanizaki, pour créer cette atmosphère si raffinée et si tamisée où irradiait le sage et subtil arrangement du tokonoma. Ce qui me frappe le plus, avec le recul d'une nuit, c'est l'harmonie dont semblaient participer toutes ces choses, et la manière dont vous avez si minutieusement et si respectueusement – si japonaisement – enchâssé ce fragment de Japon dans l'un des plus beaux palais de Venise, pareil à un écrin conçu pour le recevoir.

Bravo encore, et merci, je n'oublierai pas cet heureux moment qui m'emplit encore, ce matin, de bienveillance et de reconnaissance.

Avec ma plus vive amitié,

Lucien.

 

 

Round Table - shooting of Aspern Papers of Henry James
3rd August 2017

Invitation Jeudi 3 Aout
Pavans Aspern
Parker - James and Ruskin, Venice

 

Biennale: Future Generation Art Prize 2017
12 May to 13 August 2017

 



 

Venice Music Project - cocktail of the inauguration concert of the 2017 Season
2 April 2017

 




 

Acquamarina
6-20 November 2018

 

Week-end Musical 2018
10-11 November 2018 

Invitation
Programme

 




 

The Venice Glass Week
9- 16 September 2018

Exhibition : "Un très beau Mariage" of Enrica Rocca and Aristide Najean
from 9 to 16th of September 2018 at the concept store of the palazzo ( 872 dorsoduro 30123 Venice)
visiting hours: 11 am to 7 pm
Inauguration event : 11 September 2018 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Exhibition : "41X" of Feleksan Onar
from 9 to 16h of September 2018 at the magazzino gallery of the palazzo (874 dorsoduro 30123 Venice )
Visiting hours : 11 am to 6 pm
Inauguration event : 13 September 2018
Glass Conference : "Murano -Istanbul:a glass making journey" from 3 to 6 pm (simultaneous translation in English and Italian), please see the content in attachment.
Opening Cocktail and visit of the exhibition 6 pm to 9 pm at Palazzo Polignac courtyard


RSVP to Nicole Boldin : edmondavenise@yahoo.com

Invitation Concept Store
Invitation Un Tres Beau Mariage
Invitation 41X
Conference 41X Info - English
Conference 41X Info - Italiano

 

Silent movie screening
Métropolis of Fritz Lang

25 May 2018

 

Isadora Duncan - Venice Carnival
9 February 2018

Programme
Invitation