Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m., The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:00 p.m., Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Opera Lafayette begins its commemoration of the 250th anniversary of Rameau’s death with a program devoted to the great composer’s vocal and instrumental chamber works. French harpsichordist Olivier Baumont, professor at the Paris Conservatoire, is featured in a solo suite, joins violinist and artistic director Ryan Brown in one of the composer’s Pièces de clavecin en concert, and performs transcriptions from Les Indes Galantes with harpsichordist Andrew Appel. A quartet of vocal artists join to perform the lively Canons and Airs published in the composer’s historic Treatise on Harmony.