Friday 21 November 2014
The Cornerstone Festival opens with the premiere of Venice’s Janus Face, a musical re-telling of Venice’s ambivalent history and its rich cultural heritage. The performance presents a picture of Venice long before Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, where musicians were producing dazzling sonorities of the secular and sacred, the carnivalesque and the tranquil that filled the halls, churches, streets and squares of the city. Venice’s Janus Face will be performed by chamber orchestra Gli Archi del Cherubino, from Aquila, Italy – the youngest of whom is just 14. The performance will also feature Dr Alberto Sanna on violin and is directed by Judith Hamza.
All events take place at Liverpool Hope University’s Capstone Theatre, Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 apart from Joseph Haydn’s The Creation and A Musical Celebration of St. Cecilia, which will take place at the Great Hall on the same campus.
Ticket prices: Full price £10, concessions £7 (Students from other higher education institutions, under 16s and over 65s).
Cornerstone Arts Festival Pass, which includes entry to all public events is also available: Full price £50, concession £35, See the website for more details.