£12.00 (concessions £10.00; students £5.00)
Box Office: 01904 658338;
Thursday 25 June, 7.30pm
The National Centre for Early Music
St Margaret's Church,
Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL
In November, Le Mercure will debut its two new programs in Mexico City! For more information, please visit our website at http://www.mercurequartet.blogspot.com
About Le Mercure: Inspired by the 'Paris' Quartets of G.Ph. Telemann, the ensemble Le Mercure was formed in the Netherlands. With an international core of members and a wide palette of instrumental colors, we are able to concentrate on music written in a true quartet style as well as trio sonatas for two melody instruments and continuo. The quartet, however, is our starting point and remains as our main focus in concerts. Le Mercure has recorded multiple times for the Bavarian Radio of Germany, as well as given concert tours in Germany, The Netherlands, and Poland.The name Le Mercure was taken from various periodicals that existed in France during the 17th and 18th centuries, in which one often found reports of important musical performances of the time. It also refers to Mercury, the messenger of the gods in Roman mythology. We feel ourselves as messengers who wish to transmit the richness and beauty of music to our audience.
Booking is now open for the 2008 York Early Music Christmas Festival, which runs from 11th - 14th December.
Introductory workshop for beginners / false beginners. This workshop introduces to the basics of baroque dance style (17th-18th centuries). Try and dance selected sequences from well-known ballroom dances of the French court, like "Aimable Vainqueur" or "Gigue à deux" (= "Gigue de Roland")!
No previous knowledge required. No need to bring a partner.
Teacher: Alexander Fischer.
Date: September 27-28, 2008, Sat. 4-7pm, Sun 11am-2pm ...
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