Comédie et Tragédie: Orchestral Suites by Rameau and Leclair

6 - 7 Jun 2015
Gould Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Tempesta di Mare's Comédie et Tragédie series reaches its conclusion with a performance of two orchestral rediscoveries from the French high baroque: Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Fêtes de Polymnie, which the Philadelphia Inquirer called "a score so inventive, colorful, and overstuffed as to be delightfully subversive"; and Jean-Marie Leclair's Scylla et Glaucus, a "major revelation," according to the Inquirer, bringing Tempesta di Mare's two-season focus on French baroque theater music full circle and to a fitting close.

Funded by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Comédie et Tragédie is a concert series of French baroque orchestral music played on period-specific instruments. Tempesta di Mare has performed over 30 modern "world premieres" of lost or forgotten baroque masterpieces since 2002, establishing itself as an early-music ensemble with a thorough investment in French baroque music.