Les Délices

Friday, March 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM
King Manor Museum
150-03 Jamaica Ave, QUEENS

Les Délices, critically-acclaimed masters of the French Baroque, make their 5BMF debut with two performances of their new program Conversations galantes.

The program – also being heard in New York City for the first time – explores rarely heard instrumental gems from the salons of 1750s Paris. Featuring scintillating works from the French Rococo – music from the eve of an aesthetic revolution – these works from the 1740s and 1750s challenge expectations about Baroque music: they mix the humor and wit of early Haydn and Gluck, a little of CPE Bach’s sturm und drang, and characteristically lush French harmonies together to create a truly unique sound. The result is a fusion of baroque gestures and classical forms that combine with harmonic and technical virtuosity to yield expressive extremes.

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Performers
Debra Nagy, baroque oboe
Julie Andrijeski and Scott Metcalfe, baroque violins
Michael Sponseller, harpsichord
Katie Rietman, cello

Program
François-André Philidor (arr. Nagy): Suite from Tom Jones
Louis de Caix d’Hervelois: Suite in G (1730)
Louis-Gabriel Guillemain: 5eme Sonate in F from Conversations Galantes (1743)
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pièces de Clavecin en concert – 2eme Concert (1741)
Jean-Marie Leclair: Sonata no. 1 in b minor from Op. 12 (1747)
François-André Philidor: Sinfonia IV in Bb from l’Art du Modulation (1755)

About the Venue
Since 1900, King Manor has operated as a historic house museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Rufus King, one of the framers of the United States Constitution and an outspoken anti-slavery leader. The only historic house museum in Southeast Queens, King Manor engages its audiences through historic site tours, interactive exhibits, lectures, public programs, and school and community outreach.

Located in Queens’ Jamaica neighborhood, King Manor is accessible by the E, J, Z, and F trains, and by the LIRR to Jamaica. Detailed directions can be found here.