Thomas Jefferson, Maria Cosway, and the Music and Philosophy of the Enlightenment
Location: The Bissel Room, Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street, New York NY, US
Jessica Gould, soprano & Tony Boutté, tenor
Members of the Sebastians: Jeffrey Grossman, harpsichord & leader
Script and Stage Direction by Erica Gould
Featuring Campbell Scott as Thomas Jefferson, Melissa Errico as Maria Cosway, and Kathleen Chalfant as the narrator
“Igniting in Revolutionary Paris and unfolding over a 40-year epistolary relationship, the Jefferson/Cosway correspondence brims with exquisite music and eloquent prose, …
Location: Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, Toronto Ontario, CA
"Described as “Mozart reincarnated” and “a prince of the fortepiano,” Kristian Bezuidenhout joins Tafelmusik in his long-awaited Toronto debut. A frequent guest with the world’s leading baroque orchestras and renowned for his stellar recordings of Mozart’s keyboard works, Mr. Bezuidenhout takes centre stage in two virtuosic Mozart piano concertos – K.413 and K.271 "Jenamy" – and leads the orchestra in an exploration of the music of Bach’s sons ..."
Location: Monaco, chapelle de la Visitation
Holiday concert sponsored by the "Affaires culturelles de la Principauté".
"Les Symphonies des Noëls" from Michel-Richard Delalande were played in the "chapelle du Roi Louis XV" Christmas eve."
Location: Saint-Germain en Laye (78), théâtre Alexandre Dumas, FR
"This programme renders hommage not only to Charpentier but also to Molière and his love of music. Abandonned by Lully, Molière, near the end of his life, turns to Marc-Antoine Charpentier at the start of his career. From forced "Mariage" and of "La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas", to "Sicilien" passing by the imaginary "Malade". La Simphonie du Marais • Hugo Reyne give us appreciation of all talented measures of registers from Charpentier as diverse as those of the pastorale, the farce, of amourous dialogue or parodic entertainment."
"This hour, we’ll spend time with composers who played and loved to write for the bass instruments—those you can’t fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane! ...