FOLIA, entertainments of the 17th & 18th c.
Sunday, May 11 at 5 PM MAP IT
XIV LOUIS XV: Chamber Music & Dance from 18th century France
A taste of the entertainments from the stage and from the intimate chambers and salons of Paris and Versailles in the time of Louis XIV and Louis XV, performed on instruments of the period with Baroque dancers and elegant reconstructions of early choreography in full period costume.
Leah Gale Nelson, violin
Martha McGaughey, viola da gamba
Arthur Haas, harpsichord
with Caroline Copeland & Carlos Fittante, Baroque dancers
The program will include:
COUPERIN Second Concert from Concerts Royaux
LULLY Entrée d’Apollon from Le Triomphe de l’Amour
Choreography: Raul Auger Feuillet (c1653–c1709)
LULLY, arr. D'ANGLEBERT Passacaille d’Armide
Choreography: Guillaume-Louis Pecour (1653-1729)
DETOUCHES Sarabande d’Isse
Choreography: Anthony L’Abeé (c. 1700)
RAMEAU Selections from Pièces de clavecin
& music by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
About the Performers
FOLIA brings the grace and elegance of seventeenth and eighteenth-century chamber music to life for the twenty-first-century audience. The performers honor the music’s original context with their collective understanding and exploration of rhetorical musical gesture, indulging the imagination and evoking human passions, pains and joys, that transcend time - joining early music with modern performance. Using music facsimiles, early printed editions, gut strings, baroque and classical bows, wooden flutes, lutes, theorbo, and baroque guitar, chamber organ, harpsichord and forte-piano, among others, FOLIA brings together nationally and internationally known period performers offering a historical and impassioned approach to the repertoire.