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William ChristieLes Arts Florissants

Sunday, April 24, 2016, 7:30pm
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Cambridge

Purchase Tickets from the Harvard Box Office – Tickets will sold at the Sanders Theatre Box Office starting at 5:30pm.

Serious Airs and Drinking Songs

After fourteen years, the illustrious William Christie and Les Arts Florissants are BACK on the BEMF concert stage with a magnificent finale for the 2015–2016 Season! Christie brings his boundless wit and virtuosic theatricality to an incomparable evening exploring the air de cour, a genre of secular vocal music that delighted and entertained the elegant salons of 17th-century France. The singers and instrumentalists of this magnificent ensemble offer passionate and refined performances of wistful laments and courtly songs of pleasure by Charpentier, Lambert, and others.

Please join us for a FREE pre-concert talk at 6:30pm with Kate van Orden,
Dwight P. Robinson Jr. Professor of Music at Harvard University.

“Christie made this a marvelous entertainment.”
—Los Angeles Times

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VIDEO

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PROGRAM

Charpentier: Selections from Petite pastorale
Moulinié: Amis, enivrons-nous du vin d’Espagne en France
Lambert: Amour, je me suis plaint cent fois
Charpentier: Amor vince ogni cosa – Pastoraletta
Lambert: Vos yeux adorables
Moulinié: Enfin la beauté que j’adore
Camus: Ah, que vous êtes heureux !
Charpentier: Charmantes fleurs, naissez
Charpentier: Tristes déserts, sombre retraite
Lambert: J’aimerais mieux souffrir la mort
Lambert: Sans murmurer
Camus: Laissez durer la nuit, impatiente Aurore
Lambert: Laissez-moi soupirer importune raison
Lambert: Vous avez trop d’appas
Moulinié: Guillot est mon amy
Lambert: Vos mépris chaque jour me causent mille alarmes

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ARTISTS

William Christie, Musical direction
Emmanuelle de Negri, semi-staging

Emmanuelle de Negri, soprano; Anna Reinhold, mezzo-soprano; Reinoud Van Mechelen, high tenor; Cyril Auvity, baritone; Lisandro Abadie, bass; Florence Malgoire & Sue-Ying Koang, violin; Myriam Rignol, viola da gamba; Thomas Dunford, theorbo; William Christie, harpsichord

With the support of The American Friends of Les Arts Florissants

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