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LES VIOLONS DU ROY – Capitol Center
April 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
A WILLIAM H. GILE CONCERT SERIES PERFORMANCE
LES VIOLONS DU ROY
Thursday, April 27 @ 7:30PM
TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING MON, MAR 27 @ 11AM
The chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy takes its name from the renowned string orchestra of the court of the French kings. The group, which has a core membership of fifteen players, was brought together in 1984 by founding conductor Bernard Labadie and specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra, performed in the stylistic manner most appropriate to each era.
Although the ensemble plays on modern instruments, its approach to the works of the Baroque and Classical periods has been strongly influenced by current research into performance practice in the 17th and 18th centuries. The orchestra also regularly delves into the repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries, as witnessed by its recordings of works by Piazzolla, Bartók, and Britten.