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Behind the Music: Charpentier and Music of the French Baroque
Wed, November 16, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM EST
BEHIND THE MUSIC
--> Please note The Bijou Café does not open until 5:00 PM. You will have time to enjoy a glass or wine and lite bites between 5:00 - 5:30. The Maestro will begin his talk at 5:30 PM.
Charpentier and Music of the French Baroque
Marc-Antoine Charpentier was the most important composer of his generation during the reign of King Louis XIV. He composed more than 550 works of spellbinding craftsmanship, beauty and drama, which laid completely forgotten until a historical revival some 200 years later. Virtually none of his music was published during his lifetime due to a stranglehold on Parisian music by his archrival Jean-Baptiste Lully. Discover why 300 years later, his place in French history is being rewritten.
Musical Insight, Lite Bites, and Cocktails with the Maestro
Key Chorale Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins is known for his adventurous and bold programming for Sarasota’s Symphonic Chorus. World premieres, unique collaborations and rarely performed works, alongside classical masterworks, have become his trademark. Join the Maestro at the Bijou Café for Behind the Music as he shares his insight and passion about three of his favorite “Peak Performances” for this season.