Myriam Arbouz. Photo: Bart Koetsier.
Thu 27.9.2018 01.00 pm Musiikkitalo, Helsinki
AUF Series
Thu 27.9.2018 07.00 pm Järvenpäätalo, Järvenpää
Tue 2.10.2018 07.00 pm Town Hall, Hämeenlinna
Thu 4.10.2018 06.00 pm Askola Church, Askola
Sun 21.10.2018 06.00 pm The House of Nobility, Helsinki
The Residency Series at the House of Nobility

Under the sky of Paris

French Baroque music

F. Couperin – Marais – Lambert – Rameau

Myriam Arbouz, soprano (not 27th September at 1 pm)
Finnish Baroque Orchestra

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The House of Nobility is taken over by the court of the Sun King and Rococo style Paris when the Finnish Baroque Orchestra and French soprano Myriam Arbouz take the audience on a French Baroque adventure.  This area of Baroque music has largely been overshadowed by the Italian and German styles, but now it presents itself in all its glory with everything from intimate court songs by Michel Lambert to opera by Jean-Philippe Rameau.

The musical life in France during the late 17th century and early 18th century was labelled by centralised power and strong institutions: the most significant ones were the imposing musical machinery of the court in Versailles, the churches of Paris, the Royal Academy of Music that produced opera, and the concert suite Le Concert Spirituel.

The French Baroque expression overflows with dainty dance rhythms, imaginative harmonies and delicate ornamentation of soft-sounding instruments. Well-known viola da gamba master Marin Marais, “The Angel”, represents poetic instrumental music at its most French. François Couperin, on the other hand, was honoured with the nickname ”The Great”. His production culminated in the extensive collection of sonatas and suites Les Nations, The Nations. The piece depicting the composer’s homeland will be performed in this concert.

The king of French Baroque was stage music. The concert ends with a cross-section of the popular opera Les Indes galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau. True to its French style, there are plenty of dance scenes. In the spirit of the Enlightenment, the opera glorifies the nobility of cultures outside of Europe, but its four exotic love stories also reminds us of modern romantic anthology films.

Pauliina Fred introduces the concert at the House of Nobility on 21 October from 17–17.30.

HELSINKI (Musiikkitalo)
Tickets 10 € / series ticket to the AUF concert series 20 € + possible service fee 1–2 €: The Helsinki Music Centre, Ticketmaster’s points of purchase and Ticketmaster.fi ticket sale at the door, whether there are tickets left.

JÄRVENPÄÄ
Tickets 25/20* € + possible service fee 2,50–3 €: Ticketmaster’s points of purchase and Ticketmaster.fi and ticket sale at the door, whether there are tickets left.

HÄMEENLINNA
Tickets 25/20* € + possible service fee 2,50–3 €: Ticketmaster’s points of purchase and Ticketmaster.fi and ticket sale at the door, whether there are tickets left.

ASKOLA
Tickets 15/10* €, family ticket 20 €, series tickets to all three concerts in the Estern Uusimaa 40/25* € + possible service fee 2,50–3 €: Ticketmaster’s points of purchase and Ticketmaster.fi and ticket sale at the door, whether there are tickets left.

HELSINKI (the House of Nobility)
Tickets 14,50/29/37 € (price according to venue): Ticketmaster’s points of purchase, Ticketmaster.fi and ticket sale at the door, whether there are tickets left.

Series tickets to all three Residency Concerts: 68/88 €. Series tickets are sold until the first concert on October 21st. 

When buying series tickets at Ticketmaster’s points of purchase, you can choose your seats. It is also possible to choose seats when buying tickets from Ticketmaster by phone: 0600 10 800 (1,98 €/min + lnc).

The series ticket can also be bought from Ticketmaster’s online shop, but without the possibility to choose seats, as the best seats are automatically suggested. You can of course choose the price range yourself.

Request a group discount: lippu@fibo.fi.

* discount groups