Les Arts Florissants and William Christie, conductor
Philippe Matsas

Oct. 19 at 7:30

Parables and Saints:
Les Arts Florissants

Tickets from $45

Featuring:

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

Program:

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.