|Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 8pm|
The Birth of the Orchestra:
The Extravagant and Sonorous Music
of Paris and Rome, ca. 1700
The orchestra was created in two very different places at exactly the same time: in Rome, where the virtuoso Corelli led brilliant performances around town, and in Paris, where Lully was creating his own disciplined dance-band to play for the King’s festivities. This program celebrates the spectacular orchestral inventions of these composers and their contemporaries, in a program featuring special guest appearances by solo dancers from the BEMF Dance Ensemble. A cherished favorite of Festival audiences, the BEMF Orchestra concert is always packed, so order your tickets early!
“[The BEMF Orchestra] continues to redefine the art of baroque playing.”