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International Rameau Summer School Concert

Last night we had the pleasure of hearing the culmination of the two day ‘International Rameau Summer School’ 2015 at No.6 Fitzroy Square.

Artistic Director Lawrence Olsworth-Peter welcomed us, explaining that one of the goals of the International Rameau Ensemble (IRE) is to make the 18th Century music of Rameau more widely available to greater audiences through a number of projects and concerts.

Renowned conductor and harpsichordist Christophe Rousset, who coached the students, told the eager audience ‘Rameau is as important as Bach, with rich harmonies and incredible woodwind writing’.

That is indeed what we were treated to, with semi-staged opera scenes and instrumental pieces.  It was an enjoyable evening and it was great to see a range of Rameau’s works within one chamber concert.

We’ve heard on the grapevine that the IRE have big plans in the works, we’re going to stay tuned…

-BF

RAMEAU Summer School Blue Flamingo Christophe Rousset

 

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International Rameau Ensemble: Grands Motets Preview

International Rameau Ensemble, Rameau Leah Eli Graphic Design, baroque, blue flamingo, baroque concert hireWe’re very excited to be attending the next concert featuring the International Rameau Ensemble this Friday, 21st February 2014.  We interviewed their Artistic Director, Lawrence Olsworth-Peter, back in October.  You can read it here.

2014 is the 250th Anniversary year of this fabulous French composer, and this is a rare and great chance to hear the beautiful motets: ‘In Convertendo’, ‘Quam Dilecta’ and ‘Deus Nost Refugium’.   These three works are based on the Psalms and are performed by some of the world’s leading Early Music Performers.

You can hear them preview their work on BBC 3’s In Tune with Sean Rafferty on Tuesday 18th.  It will be available to hear, here.

See you this Friday at St George’s Hanover Square.  Ticket information is below.  We can’t wait!

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