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2001 Festival

Operatic Centerpiece

Thésée

Music by Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687)
Libretto by Philippe Quinault (1635–1688)

Details

Festival Concerts

Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba

Mitzi Meyerson, harpsichord

Thomas Boysen, theorbo
Le Labyrinthe et Autres Histoires:

Theatricality in the music of Marin Marais

 

The Four Nations Ensemble

with special guests Music from China
Plum Blossom Fleur-de-Lis

 

Boston Early Music Festival Lully Opera Orchestra
Les Fleurs Enchantées: Enchanting musical

entertainments from Rameau and Clérambault

 

Ensemble Clément Janequin

directed by Dominique Visse
Les Cris de Paris and Other Parisian Fricassées of the 16th Century

 

Ensemble Doulce Mémoire

directed by Denis Raisin-Dadre
Charles Quint et François Ier: Chevaliers et Mécènes

 

Viola da Gambists from the BEMF Orchestra

directed by Margriet Tindemans

A Viol Extravaganza! À 4, à 6, à 7, à 12 et à tout autant de parties

Le Concert Spirituel

directed by Hervé Niquet
Te Deum et Grands Motets pour les Victoires de Louis XIV

Hugo Reyne, recorders

Pierre Hantai, harpsichord
Musiques pour la Chambre du Roy

Fortune’s Wheel
Pastourelle

Ensemble Clément Janequin

directed by Dominique Visse
Polyphony and the Edict of Nantes

Byron Schenkman, harpsichord
In the Shadow of the Sun King: French harpsichord

music from the time of Thésée

Tragicomedia
Les Folies Françaises