Music with a French Flavour!

Arion Baroque Orchestra

Works by Telemann, De Lalande, Rebel, and Rameau

For the first time in Montreal with Arion, the captivating Brazilian/British violinist Rodolfo Richter will lead a program of masterpieces by Rebel, De Lalande, and Rameau, testifying to the French musical genius filled with that grace, grandeur, and solemnity which so inspired the German composer Telemann.

Concert program
La Grande Pièce Royale by Michel Richard De Lalande (1657-1726)
Concerto for flute and violin strings, and basso continuo by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767) TWV52:e3
Tombeau de Mr Lully by Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747)
Concerto for flute, violin, and cello, taken from the first production of Tafelmusik by Georg Philipp Telemann, TWV 53:A2
Suite taken from the ballet Platée by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Rodolfo Richter

French Flavour - Rodolfo RichterBritish/Brazilian violinist Rodolfo Richter appears as a soloist and director with, among others,  Tafelmusik (Canada), B’Rock (Belgium), Concerto Koln (Germany), Academia Montis Regalis (Italy), the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the English Concert and the of Academy Ancient Music (UK) in venues around the world, including such prestigious venues as London’s Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebow in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus Wien, Sidney’s City Hall, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and the Alice Tuly Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York.

Increasingly in demand as a director, he has been praised by the international press as ‘one of the most inspirational baroque violinists of his generation’.

Rodolfo studied violin with Klaus Wusthoff and Pinchas Zuckermann and composition with Hans Joachim Koellreutter and Pierre Boulez. He later specialized in the baroque violin with Monica Huggett and was a prizewinner at the prestigious International Early Music Competition for Ensembles in Bruges (2000) and first prize at the Antonio Vivaldi International Violin Competition (2001). From 2005 to 2015 he was concertmaster of the Academy of Ancient Music and professor of baroque violin at the Royal College of Music in London.

Currently he is concertmaster of B’Rock and director of the Early Music Course and Festival at the Oficina de Música de Curitiba in Brazil.

Concert dates
Thursday, February 16, 2017 – 7:30pm
Friday, February 17, 2017 – 8:00pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 – 4:00pm
Sunday, February 19, 2017 – 2:00pm

For tickets and information:  514-355-1825

Bourgie Concert Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West,
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 2E8

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