Booking and detailsDates & Tickets
Dates Fri, Apr 12 – Sun, Apr 14, 2024
Venue Folger Theatre
Duration 1 hour 45 minutes, with intermission
Please note: Children under the age of 4 are not permitted.
Ovid’s Metamorphoses, an inspiration to composers over the centuries, is the basis for incandescent cantatas by Jean-Philippe Rameau, including his retelling of the epic of Orpheus and Eurydice.
A genre unique to the Baroque, a cantata resembles a mini-opera for one or two voices, complete with recitatives and arias.
We turn to this marvelous music of 18th-century France to close our 2023-24 season. This is music that encompasses graceful and simple vocal melodies with virtuosic embellishments and inventive harmonies in a wonderful dramatic style.
Joining a featured soprano will be a quartet of violin, traverso, viola da gamba, and harpsichord, performing works by Marais and Leclair, and featuring one of Telemann’s masterful Paris Quartets.
Folger Consort Sponsors
With special thanks to
The Share Fund
Premier Season Sponsors
Dr. Bill & Evelyn Braithwaite
Andrea “Andi” Kasarsky
Gail Orgelfinger and Charles Hanna
James Baker and Emily Lind Baker
David and Lenka Lundsten
Mike Newton and Dr. Linda Werling
Robert J. and Tina M. Tallaksen
Mary Augusta and George D. Thomas
Ms. Louisa Woodville & Mr. Nigel R. Ogilvie
Karl K. and Carrol Benner Kindel
Friday, April 12
Join Christopher Kendall and Robert Eisenstein, co-Artistic Directors of the Folger Consort, for a lively discussion with guest artists from 7:00pm-7:30pm before the Friday, April 12 performance.
Free entry with concert ticket.