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Time Travelers to Versailles

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Metropolis Ensemble
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.

Bring the Kids for $1.

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.

Charles-Gabriel Sauvage, called Lemire père (French, 1741–1827). Figure of Louis XVI and Benjamin Franklin (detail), 1780–85. Porcelain, 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 6 in. (32.4 x 24.1 x 15.2 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of William H. Huntington, 1883 (83.2.260)

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