Carnegie Hall has announced a handsomely varied 2016-17 season. There are various noteworthy events — a new Steve Reich piece, Pulse; a Barenboim marathon of Bruckner symphonies and Mozart concertos; the Boston Symphony playing George Benjamin's Dream of the Song; the St. Louis playing John Adams's Gospel According to the Other Mary; some finely curated Simon Rattle programs — but the centerpiece is a sprawling celebration of the music and culture of the Venetian Republic. I haven't been so convinced in the past by Carnegie's geographical festivals, but this one has an impressively lavish scope and lineup. New York early-music groups have complained that Carnegie ignores them in favor of European imports; the hall has paid heed, and this time features Tenet in two presentations, of Vivaldi's Juditha triumphans and of women in seventeenth-century Italy. Quicksilver is also included, alongside such groups as the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Il Pomo d'Oro, Gallicantus, Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI, the Tallis Scholars, Cappella Mediterranea, and Concerto Italiano (in a concert performance of L'incoronazione di Poppea). La Serenissima should be pleased.