Death Of Venice

Câmpulung, Romania, Romania Vila Golescu

Exploring Benjamin Britten's Third String Quartet and the impact of climate change through theatre, music and art.

Thursday @ 8:00 PM

Venue Details

3, Strada Soldat Dumitru Golescu Nr,, Câmpulung, Romania, 115100, Romania

Death Of Venice

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Exploring the impact of Climate Change, loss of places we hold dear and our sense of home. Death Of Venice explores Britten’s Third String Quartet in a new light. Composed with Britten’s understanding that he was dying, this intimate work seeks transcendence for the ‘Artist’ and life, and acts almost as a postlude to his opera Death in Venice. Today’s city of Venice is sinking beneath the sea, with climate change raising sea levels and causing climate destruction. Britten’s music acts as a mirror to our times and opportunity to both grieve and talk about the possible outcomes, ending with a question of hope for our future.

Join the Belinfante Quartet – four gondoliers who will transport you through Venice. Explore traditional music of Venice from her heyday; prose; theatre; music of Mahler and Britten’s sound-world of a dying city. Venice may well sink beneath the waves in our lifetime, but there are ways we could save the places, landscapes and people we hold dear.

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The Golescu Villa and Golescu Dendrological Park in Câmpulung Muscel, Argeş County, owned by Pro Patrimonio Foundation, is an exceptional architectural ensemble. It represents a living example of rescue, research, and maintenance of cultural heritage through various modes of use and habitation.

The Golescu complex works as a Cultural Landscape Observatory, with all its components (natural and man-made architecture, landscape, social values, community relations, living habits, etc.) through projects and workshops held annually. It has become one of the few cases of successful conservation, progressive restoration, and integration of a heritage objective into community life.

Since 2021, Pro Patrimonio Foundation proposes a productive model of cultural and entrepreneurial development through the Creative Residency Accelerator programme. Fostering creation and cultural education, access to knowledge production, encouraging artistic experimentation and entrepreneurial initiatives are this programme’s key directions.