Antico Nuovo Barocco Association is a young musical reality born of the union of experienced and passionate musicians and admirers of classical music. It aims to promote the diffusion of musical culture within the current multiethnic society, with a particular focus on the instrumental and vocal, baroque and contemporary music.

We are convinced that classical music should not only be reserved to an audience of sophisticated music specialists. Beware of the semantic and expressive changes in the contemporary era, we believe in a concept of music that is closer to our time, but does not give up an excellent musical quality and coherence with the cultural heritage. Now is the time to repopulate and believe in places where vibrant and high quality music can be enjoyed, full of communicative power and immediate beauty.

Beautiful is what is liked instinctively, not necessarily related to established patterns or concepts.

Althought it is a young reality, the Association has quickly achieved excellent results thanks to the inexhaustible will and the creativity of its collaborators. In fact, it is the creator and organizer of the “San Martino a Natale” Music Festival in Venice, which since its first edition has demonstrated to be an internationally renowned event, with the participation of top musicians from all over the world.

One of our most important associative aims is to support the creation, publication and presentation of new musical works, including those that have their roots in Baroque style. We believe in this universal language that is open and flexible to new content, suitable for being reinserted into the circuit of the contemporary ideas with a new breath. We intend to present some greately talented composers. Their work is a very strong proof, at international level, which confirms the contemporaryity of the Baroque language addressed to the present and to the future.

We admire who is capable to express himself with competence, poetry and refinement to remember how much beauty has been conceived in the past and to guarantee a future in which it is still a fundamental value.

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Become a Sponsor

The San Martino a Natale Festival is becoming an important cultural and social event in the european calendar : through its international programme, exceptional ambiance and friendly environment. It is also the place for numerous public relations opportunities, benefiting from the excellent international media coverage.

Sponsor the San Martino a Natale Festival and become part of this unique event’s great family!
The Festival thanks its main sponsor for their investment and vision: MARIN Srl. The Festival also extends its gratitude to the Comune di VeneziaRegione del Veneto, The Glass Cathedral Santa Chiara, Palazzo Marin, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa – essential regional partners. In addition, the Festival thanks all friends for the true family support, to all institutions and individuals who join the ranks of the association every year.

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Contact and information: +39 3294664931

Become a member 
Share your passion, associate with the Antico Nuovo Circle and support the artistic and didactic activities of the Association.

There are two categories of members – Friends and Gold
Annual fee:
Friends – 40 euros
Gold – 100 euros

By joining the Association, all members have the right:
-To participate in the events of the Association
-Access to rehearsals
-Meet with musicians
-Regular friendly meetings
-To take advantage of the Association’s conventions with other organizations
-Priority on events and concerts

Subscriptions can be made by using the form. Payments can be made

by Bank account
IBAN: IT70 C 05034 61560 000000000859
SWIFT: BAPPIT21219 Banco Popolare
Antico Nuovo Barocco Association

by PayPal :

The membership registration form for individual members is a PDF file to fill. You may do it by using the Adobe Reader program. The completed form must be sent by email to

Become a volunteer

Volunteers play an active and important role in the festival San Martino a Natale daily activities and there are various ways you can participate.

If you enjoy meeting people, you may be interested in joining the volunteers who welcome the public to concerts . If you prefer working “behind the scenes” , you can help out with administrative tasks.

The San Martino a Natale Festival thanks its volunteers by offering various benefits. For more information contact us on