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 and viola da gambist Kenneth Slowik in one of the composer's Pièces de clavecin en concert, and performs transcriptions from Les Indes Galantes with harpsichordist Andrew Appel. Sopranos Gaële Le Roi and Kelly Ballou, and baritone David Newman, join to perform the lively Canons and Airs published in the composer's historic Treatise on Harmony.