Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director/Conductor
with Inbal Segev, solo cello
Jolle Greenleaf, Artistic Director/Soprano
with Virginia Warnken Kelsey, mezzo-soprano,
Jesse Blumberg, baritone, and Marc Molomot, tenor
Early-music vocal group TENET and the Grammy-nominated new music group Metropolis Ensemble come together for a hall-of-mirrors time warp. Charpentier's masterpiece Les Plaisirs de Versailles is coupled with two world premieres: a new cello concerto by Timo Andres inspired by John Vanderlyn's Panoramic View of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, and a new work for period and modern instruments by Pulitzer Prize–winner Caroline Shaw inspired by the exhibition.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789) on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 16–July 29, 2018.
This program is made possible in part by a gift from The Amphion Foundation, Inc.
Tickets to this event include same-day Museum admission during open hours.