16 June - 16 September 2012 Thanks to the Monteverdi Vivaldi Festival 2012, from 16 June to 16 September Venice will be transformed into the capital of baroque music, with no fewer than twenty concerts listed on the calendar. The title of the event promoted by the “Venetian Centre for Baroque Music” will be “The Fury of Youth”. The concerts will be held in magnificent locations: Teatro La Fenice, Ca’ Foscari University, the Venetian Institute for Science, Literature and Art, the Prada Foundation, the Pinault Foundation, Ca’ Zenobio, Palazzo dal Mosto, and Palazzo Pisani Moretta, to name just a few. The first date is set for 16 June at 21.00 at the Teatro del Ridotto, which is now located within the Hotel Monaco&GrandCanal, with a performance (by invitation) by Les Arts Florissants of the second book of Claudio Monteverdi's madrigals as part of their ongoing cycle. In addition to the concerts there will also be an international convention (on 29 June in Palazzo Loredan, titled “Venice, city of music 1600-1750”) and meetings and educational activities carried out in conjunction with Ca’ Foscari.