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Music for a Young King – Le Poème Harmonique
October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$30 – $33
A debut Victoria performance by one of the most celebrated and recorded Early Baroque ensembles in France. Royal and popular music from the early reign of Louis XIV, before Versailles.
Music for a Young King explores popular and royal music before Versailles, with excerpts from the very first operas given in France by Lully and Cavalli, “pieces de salon” (Marais, Moulinié), drinking songs and the popular tunes hummed throughout Paris, performed in succession on this lively and exhilarating musical journey. After exploring the 17th century through the intimacy of courtly tunes, and more recently through the great royal panoramas of Lully and Delalande, the Poème Harmonique invites you to enter a living palace, the Louvre, at a time when popular music was omnipresent, and the nobility and the people sang in chorus, from the streets to the court.
Doors open at 6:45; pre-concert talk at 7:00.
Seating is limited, so buy your tickets in advance. Youth and students admitted free at the door.