AAM Concerts

Le Roi Soleil: the King dances
The Sun King dances: Academy of Ancient Music and baroque dance experts Mary Collins and Steve Player recreate the sounds and sights of the court of Louis XIV of France.

Versailles, 1700: where all arts revolved in brilliantly choreographed splendour around the monarch they called The Sun King. Historical dance experts Mary Collins and Steven Player join Academy of Ancient Music to pay homage to Louis XIV of France, a king for whom music and political power were all part of the same resplendent dance.

So expect to hear from the greatest composers of the age – the exotic spectacles of Lully and Campra, the stately elegance of Rebel and Delalande, and the eloquent poetry and courtly wit of Marais and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre. And watch it spring to life, too, as the specialists use all their expertise and artistry to recreate the art of dance at the glittering pinnacle of the French baroque.

A free pre-concert talk will take place in the auditorium at 6.30pm.

Programmes will be available for £2. You can download the digital programme here.

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Wed 17 Apr
 | 7.30pm
West Road Concert Hall
Cambridge
Tickets: 
From £18.50, £5 (u35)
01223 357851
Thu 18 Apr
 | 7.30pm
Milton Court Concert Hall
London
Tickets: 
From £15, £5 (u35)
020 7870 2500
Programme
Lully
Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (excerpts)
de La Guerre
Céphale et Procris (excerpts)
Campra
Entrées from L’Europe galante (excerpts)
Lully
Chaconne des Scaramouches, Trivelins et Arlequin from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Rebel
Les Caractères de la Danse
Delalande
Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roy (excerpts)
Marais
Les Folies d’Espagne
Geminiani
Concerto Grosso No 12 after Corelli's Violin Sonatas
Performers
Mary Collins
dance
Steven Player
dance
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings
director & harpsichord
Mary Collins
Steven Player
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings, director & harpsichord
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