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Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, mandolin

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8pm | Purchase Tickets
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Rameau: Opera and Ballet Transcriptions — Dardanus, Castor et Pollux, Pygmalion, and Les Indes galantes

Native New Yorker and alumnus of the “famed” High School for the Performing Arts, keyboardist Kenneth Weiss has been heralded as “a musician at the zenith of his art” (Diapason) for performances of engaging virtuosity. He makes his BEMF début in a stunning recital of dances and operatic music by Jean-Philippe Rameau transcribed for solo harpsichord. A long-time collaborator with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants, Weiss infuses these energetic masterpieces with an exhilarating theatricality.

Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm

“Rameau sparkles under Kenneth Weiss’s fingers.” —Le Figaro

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Program

Dardanus
Ouverture
1er Menuet
Rigaudons 1 & 2
Prélude - Sommeil
2e Menuet tendre
Ritournelle vite
Tambourins 1 & 2
Chaconne

Castor et Pollux
Entrée d’Hébé
1er Air pour Hébé
2e Air pour Hébé
1ère & 2e Gavotte
Passepieds 1 & 2 - Air

Pygmalion
Ouverture
Les Grâces
Giga
Pantomine
Contredanse

Les Indes galantes
Musette en Rondeau
Air Polonois
Air pour les Amants et Amantes
1er et 2e Air pour les Bostangis
Gavotte
Air des Fleurs
Air tendre pour la Rose
Gavotte pour les Fleurs
Gavotte vive pour les Fleurs
Air pour Borée et la Rose
Air pour Zéphire
Air vif pour Zéphire et la Rose
1ère Gavotte, 2e Gavotte en Rondeau
Chaconne

Program subject to change

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