The Louvre Auditorium's 2016-2017 season begins with French soprano and Baroque repertoire specialist Sandrine Piau joining Julien Chauvin and the Concert de la Loge for an evening of works by Joseph Haydn, J.C. Bach, Marie-Alexandre Guénin, and Giuseppe Sarti.
The concert opens with Haydn’s second Parisian symphony, the Symphony No. 83, nicknamed “The Hen”—a work commissioned in 1785 by the original Concert de la Loge Olympique. “Semplicetto, ancor non sai” from J.C. Bach’s Endimione, Marie-Alexandre Guénin’s Symphony in D Minor, and an aria by Giuseppe Sarti complete the program.
The Concert de la Loge is a period instrument ensemble founded by the violinist Julien Chauvin in 2015. Drawing inspiration from the greatest orchestras of the 18th and 19th centuries, they honor in particular the Concert de la Loge Olympique, an orchestra created in 1783 that counted Marie-Antoinette among its patrons. Today under the direction of Julien Chauvin, the ensemble seeks to bring forgotten works of the Baroque and Classical repertoires back to concert stages.
Photo: © Agathe Poupeney
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