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ONU to present Venice Baroque Orchestra

Jan 24, 2013

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present the Venice Baroque Orchestra in the Stambaugh Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m.

The Venice Baroque Orchestra (VBO) is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period-instrument performance. The orchestra has received wide critical acclaim for its concert and opera performances throughout North America, Europe, South America and Japan.

Committed to the rediscovery of 17th- and 18th-century masterpieces, the VBO has given the modern-day premieres of Francesco Cavalli’s L’Orione, Vivaldi’s Atenaide, Andromeda liberata, Benedetto Marcello’s La morte d’Adone and Il trionfo della poesia e della musica, and Boccherini’s La Clementina. With Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Orchestra staged Cimarosa’s L’Olimpiade, Handel’s Siroe, and Galuppi’s L’Olimpiade, and reprised Siroe at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York in its first full staging in the United States.

Tickets are $35 for general admission and $18 for students and children. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at