USA | Les Arts Florissants celebrated in New York
Last weekend, Les Arts Florissants successfully celebrated their 40th anniversary in Brooklyn, New York.
Recently introduced as “The American behind the renaissance of French Baroque music” in a portrait published in bilingual magazine France-Amérique, William Christie is an harpsichordist, musicologist and conductor notably known for bringing back long-forgotten works from the French Baroque repertoire.
In fact, it is with this objective in mind that he founded Les Arts Florissants, the vocal and instrumental ensemble, in 1979. In residence at La Philarmonie de Paris since 2015, the ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary in New York, all while being acclaimed by the american public and complimented by The New York Times.
The orchestra gave three representations of “Rameau, Maître à Danser” at the Howard Gilman Opera House of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Announced in The New York Times a few days before, the series of shows encountered great success and appreciation by the public both in terms of frequentation and enthusiasm.
Before the end of march, William Christie and his ensemble will travel through Germany, the UK and Spain. Find out Les Arts Florissants‘ next representations around you by consulting their calendar.