Bourgie Hall presents

Le Poème Harmonique – Music for a Young King

After a hiatus of several years, Le Poème harmonique makes its highly anticipated return to Bourgie Hall in a program of alternately intimate and sumptuous works heard in the French and Italian courts of the High Baroque.

Le Poème harmonique

Founded by Vincent Dumestre in 1998, Le Poème Harmonique is an ensemble of enthusiastic musicians dedicated to the performance of 17th and 18th century music. Enjoying a strong presence on the French and international scenes, its inventive and demanding programs reflect a knowledgeable approach to the musical repertoire and an in-depth appreciation of vocal and instrumental textures.

A familiar name at leading music festivals and venues including – Opéra Comique, Royal Opera of Versailles, Philharmonie de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Festivals of Ambronay, of Beaune and of Sablé, Wigmore Hall (London), NCPA (Beijing), Wiener Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, BOZAR (Bruxelles), Oji Hall (Tokyo), Université Columbia (New York), Teatro San Carlo (Naples), Accademia Santa Cecilia (Roma), Saint Petersburg Philharmonie, or the BBC Proms.… –, Le Poème Harmonique is also strongly committed to its residency region. The ensemble has developed a special relationship with its audiences in Normandy, through concerts, the musical season of the Chapelle Corneille and the Corneille Competition (Normandy International Baroque Music), as well as the École Harmonique (a school orchestra program initiated in 2014 with primary students), in partnership since 2019 with the project Démos of the Philharmonie de Paris.

Vincent Dumestre, theorbo and director
Eva Zaïcik, mezzo-soprano
Fiona Emilie-Poupard, violin
Louise Ayrton, violin
Lucas Peres, viola da gamba
Simon Guidicelli, double bass
Camille Delaforge, harpsichord and organ

MOULINIÉ Lauzel que sul boyssou
LULLY Plainte de Vénus sur la mort dAdonis
CHARPENTIER Air sur les Stances du Cid
BUONAMENTE Aria di Fiorenza
Marche des Bergers
Sinfonia A gran battaglia
Aria sopra la Bergamasca
Le bossu maumariée
Quand je menais les chevaux boire
Sinfonia, exc. from the opera L’Egisto
Sinfonia, exc. from the opera Ercole amante
Dell’antro magico, exc. from the opera Il Giasone
Luci mie, exc. from the opera Perse
E vuol dunque, exc. from the opera Ercole amante
Piangete occhi dolenti, exc. from the opera L’Egisto

Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 7:30pm
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