Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, conductor
Philippe Matsas

Oct. 19 at 7:30

Parables and Saints:
Les Arts Florissants

Tickets from $45


Les Arts Florissants

William Christie, conductor

Élodie Fonnard, soprano

Rachel Redmond, soprano

Virginie Thomas, soprano

Violaine Lucas, mezzo-soprano

Marcio Soares Holanda, high tenor

Reinoud Van Mechelen, high tenor

Benjamin Alunni, tenor

Thibaut Lenaerts, tenor

Pierre Bessière, bass

Geoffroy Buffière, bass

Luigi De Donato, bass


Charpentier Motets

Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr

Miseremini mei

The Prodigal Son

Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier found music to be the intersection of faith and beauty, creating compositions in which earthly aesthetics are inseparable from a reverence for the mystical. Here, the esteemed William Christie leads his renowned vocal and instrumental ensemble, Les Arts Florissants, through three of Charpentier’s rarely heard, richly textured sacred motets: The Prodigal Son, Miseremini mei, and Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr, a paean to the patron saint of music.

Pre-concert lecture by Benjamin Sosland at 6:15 in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.

This performance is part of the Great Performers Chamber Orchestras series.

This performance will be followed by a White Light Lounge.