13th Les Comédiens Français Lecture
Hommage à Louis XIV
The Historic New Orleans Collection joins the international French community in celebrating the life and musical contributions of Louis XIV (1638–1715) on the 300th anniversary of his death.
The Historic New Orleans Collection presents
the thirteenth Les Comédiens Français Lecture
Hommage à Louis XIV
featuring Jaren Atherholt, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Lyrica Baroque
Daniel Lelchuck, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and Lyrica Baroque
Joseph Meyer, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Lyrica Baroque
Pierre Queval, Young Artist in Residence at the St. Louis Cathedral and Co-Titular Organist of St. Ignace, Paris
with Howard Margot, The Historic New Orleans Collection
Monday, November 16, 2015 • 6:30 p.m.
Williams Research Center • 410 Chartres Street
This event is free and open to the public.
Reservations* are encouraged and can be made at email@example.com or (504) 523-4662.
Known for his musical and dancing abilities, the Sun King was a great supporter of the arts, bestowing his favor upon such contemporary composers as Jean-Baptiste Lully, named compositeur de la musique instrumentale du Roi in 1653, and François Couperin, named organiste du Roi in 1693. Louis XIV and Lully enjoyed a close working relationship, appearing together in the 1653 production of Ballet royale de la nuit. The king’s lasting impact on dance and music is seen in his establishment of the Académie royale de danse (1661) and the Académie royale de musique (1669), which survive today as the Opéra National de Paris.
Violinist Joseph Meyer, oboist Jaren Atherholt, and cellist Daniel Lelchuk will be joined by organist Pierre Queval to bring the music of Louis XIV to life, while Howard Margot of THNOC will read 18th-century accounts of the monarch’s life and reign.
*Reservations will be held until ten minutes prior to the start of the program. Any reserved seats unclaimed at that time will be released to the public.