Christie and Les Arts Florissants to Make Carnegie Hall Debut in April 2008

Classic Arts News   Christie and Les Arts Florissants to Make Carnegie Hall Debut in April 2008
 
The renowned early music ensemble Les Arts Florissants and its director, William Christie, will make their Carnegie Hall debut this coming spring, with a program of Charpentier and Lully on April 3 in Zankel Hall.

The concert, just added to Carnegie's schedule, features two of Lully's petits motets (in effect, sacred chamber music for voices) along with several of Charpentier's liturgical masterpieces: the Te Deum for four voices, the Magnificat for three male voices, and the Litanies of the Virgin for six voices and two violins. At the center of the program is the composer's powerful oratorio-in-miniature, Le Reniement de St.-Pierre ("The Denial of St. Peter"). Among the vocalists are Paul Agnew, the star tenor and sometime conductor of Les Arts Florissants, and four alumni of Le Jardin des Voix, Christie's now-famous biennial training program for young singers

This appearance by Christie and his ensemble is given in connection with their first residency at the Juilliard School, running March 31-April 4.

Information and tickets are available at www.carnegiehall.org.

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