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Proms Saturday Matinee 2

Les 24 Violons du Roy

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Lully
Armide – suite
Desmarets
Circé – suite
Marais
Ariane et Bacchus – suite
Campra
Tancrède – suite
Lalande
Symphonies pour les soupez du roy – suite

Performers

Les 24 Violons du Roy
(musicians from the Royal College of Music, London, and the Paris and Orsay conservatoires, in association with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles)
Sir Roger Norrington
conductor

In association with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, the Royal College of Music – along with the conservatoires of Paris and Orsay – has been involved in a special project to recreate the distinctive sound of the world’s first professional orchestra, founded by Louis XIII in 1626. Few of the original instruments have survived but specialist reconstructions allow us to savour the unique texture and rich inner voices as they might have been heard at the French court over 300 years ago.

Part of BBC Proms 2012

Proms Chamber Music 1

Widely sought after on the international opera stage, Alice Coote launches the Proms Chamber Music series with a personal selection of French chansons.

Proms Saturday Matinee 1

Following his much-acclaimed account of Bach's 'Goldberg' Variations last year, Mahan Esfahani takes on Bach's 'The Art of Fugue' with the Academy of Ancient Music.

Proms Chamber Music 2

Acclaimed vocal ensemble Tenebrae showcases the hustle and bustle of London in the early 17th century, with music by Orlando Gibbons, Julian Philips and Steve Martland.

Proms Chamber Music 3

A sequence of Baroque, traditional and improvised music inspired by the age-old myth of the power of music to heal the venomous bite of the tarantula spider.

Proms Chamber Music 4

Debussy's Violin and Cello Sonatas and Ravel's Piano Trio performed by violinist Jennifer Pike, cellist Nicolas Altstaedt and pianist Igor Levit.

Proms Saturday Matinee 3

Music by Michael Finnissy, Brian Ferneyhough, Harrison Birtwistle and Brian Elias, including three premieres, with soprano Susan Bickley, pianist Nicolas Hodges and Nicholas Daniel, cor anglais.

Proms Chamber Music 5

Nicola Benedetti, violin, Alexei Grynyuk, piano, and Leonard Elschenbroich, cello, perform music by Bach and Korngold, concluding with Brahms' Piano Trio No.3

Proms Saturday Matinee 4

Nicholas Collon conducts music by Alexander Goehr, Oliver Knussen and a world premiere by Simon Bainbridge.

Proms Chamber Music 6

The Escher Quartet, member of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists scheme, performs string quartets by Hugh Wood and Debussy.

Proms Chamber Music 7

Debussy's masterpiece, the Sonata for flute, viola & harp, followed by Schoenberg's melodrama Pierrot lunaire, with Christine Schäfer. Martyn Brabbins conducts.

Proms Chamber Music 8

In the year of the 150th anniversary of Debussy's birth, Aimard performs a selection of works by the composer, including Book 2 of the Préludes.

Concert Duration:
approx. 1½ hours

Ticket Information *

Stalls: £12; Centre Gallery: £10
Day Seats (Side Gallery): £5

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