300 Years On:
A Dance Collection from the Reign of Louis XIV
Instrumentalists of Musica Pacifica and dancers led by Baroque dance specialist Linda Tomko join forces to bring to the stage choreographies and their music from the 1712/13 Nouveau Recüeil de Dance de Bal et celle de Ballet. This dazzling collection is remarkable for the sheer number of dances it makes available and the range of music it offers, performed in musical theatre works, such as Campra’s Les Fêtes Vénitiennes, Marais’ Sémélée, and Destouches’ Issé, and at court during the final decades of Louis XIV’s reign. Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Nouveau Recüeil, the program showcases instrumental music of other contemporary French Baroque composers and one of Telemann’s delightful “Paris” Quartets.
Judith Linsenberg, recorder; Elizabeth Blumenstock, violin; Debra Nagy, oboe; Josh Lee, viola da gamba; Charles Sherman, harpsichord; John Loose, percussion; Linda Tomko, Ken Pierce, Olsi Gjeci, Jennifer Thorp, dance
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
8 PM, FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, $45/35/25