American Friends of Les Arts Florissants would like to invite you to La Harpe reine - Music for Marie-Antoinette on March 15, 7:30pm at Alice Tully Hall. The evening will include a pre and a post reception, conveniently hosted at Lincoln Ristorante (142 W 65th St).
6:00 PM Pre-concert reception at Lincoln Ristorante
7:30 PM La Harpe reine - Music for Marie-Antoinette at Alice Tully Hall
9:30 PM Post-concert reception at Lincoln Ristorante
Seats for the program will sell out quickly as availability is limited. To ensure you can join and hear this special concert, American Friends is holding premium tickets giving you access to both receptions and the performance, as described below:
Patrons $500 ($250 tax-deductible contribution)
Benefactors $800 including preferred seating ($550 tax-deductible contribution)
We are holding these premium tickets until Monday, February 20, 2017.
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Krumpholtz: Harp Concerto
Haydn: Symphony No. 85 “La Reine”
Hermann: Harp Concerto
Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, conductor
Xavier de Maîstre, harp
Mention Marie Antoinette, and inevitably the guillotine springs to mind – one is less likely to think of the harp, which, according to courtiers’ accounts from the end of the Ancien Régime, she played admirably. Thanks to Louis XVI’s queen and to her Austrian origins, a whole new and deliciously refined repertoire saw the light of day in Versailles, a repertoire that subsequently became known throughout Europe. To celebrate their first musical partnership, William Christie and Xavier de Maîstre have undertaken to revive these splendid works in a program full of charm and surprises.
We welcome your support of the American Friends of Les Arts Florissants
The American Friends of Les Arts Florissants, a 501(c)3 charitable corporation, was established in 2012 to strengthen the ties between Les Arts Florissants and American audiences, musicians and singers.
By raising funds in the United States, American Friends supports Les Arts Florissants’ international and U.S. tours, concerts, recitals, and events such as the Dans les Jardins de William Christie Festival held annually in the Vendée region of France. AFLAF’s support also helps to provide training and education through the annual Jardin des Voix program for young singers and to preserve and disseminate European music of the 17th and 18th century.
The France-based, internationally acclaimed Baroque vocal and instrumental ensemble Les Arts Florissants was founded in 1979 by Franco-American conductor William Christie.
Under Christie’s extraordinary leadership and unparalleled artistic vision, Les Arts Florissants has played a pioneering role in rediscovering and reenergizing France's Baroque repertoire, developing new French and American talent, and bringing exciting and fresh musical performances to a wide range of audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.
American Friends of Les Arts Florissants Board of Directors
Françoise Girard, Chair
Nizam Kettaneh, Treasurer
Benjamin Sosland, Secretary
Susan L. Baker