International Tropical Baroque
Music Festival XIV

 

Jean Rondeau

Jean Rondeau: Seahorses and Scarlatti

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Jean Rondeau, the most Barock’n Roll of an exciting new generation of harpsichordists plays Bach, Scarlatti and his own Jazz works on Harpsichord and Piano. Ticket prices include appetizers and cash bar beginning at 7:15 PM, Concert at 8 PM, and a "Meet and Greet" pasta dinner following the concert. Members of Fuoco E Cenere will join Jean Rondeau during the Meet and Greet event.  Read More

Fuoco e Cenere

Fuoco e Cenere: Four Seasons

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:00 PM

A new reading of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons-Festival favorites Fuoco E Cenere sail through the calendar year in Venice- picture postcards from that seductive city by the sea.  Read More

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Venice Baroque Orchestra: joined by Avi Avital

Monday, March 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Founded in 1997, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. They will be joined by the mandoline virtuoso Avi Avital. “There was no grand thought or theme to unify the Venice Baroque Orchestra’s program on Wednesday evening unless it was a sheer delight in virtuosity.” James R. Oestreich New York Times Certainly one of the most electrifying baroque orchestra active today, the VBO is joined for this concert by Avi Avital, mandolin vistuoso and Deutsche Gramophon recording star in a program of Italian concertos, Vivaldi in the foreground.  Read More

Stile Antico

Stile Antico: two time Grammy nominee

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Stile Antico is an ensemble of twelve young Britsh singers without a conductor. They are now established as of the most original and exciting new voices in the field, with concerts throughout Europe and North America. They rehearse and perform as a chamber music group, each contributing artistically to the musical result. Their recordings have won many awards and even attracted two Grammy nominations.  Read More

Les Arts Florissants  Director, William Christie

Les Arts Florissants Director, William Christie : “Songs of Love & Drinking Songs”

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Les Arts Florissants' first visit to Miami. Directed by William Christie. New World Center, April 29th, 2015 at 8:00 PM Les Arts Florissants, Wigmore Hall, London a review by Tim Ashley, The Guardian A classy, sexy entertainment of short songs presented as a chamber opera about the shenanigans at a posh wedding Les Arts Florissants’ Wigmore concert, directed from the harpsichord by William Christie, presented a programme of what the French call airs sérieux et à boire - a specific genre of songs for one to five voices and a small group of instrumentalists, written for private performance at the French court in the 17th and early 18th centuries. The term is a bit of a misnomer since airs à boire designates a much broader spectrum of comic material than just drinking songs. The great exponent of the genre was Michel Lambert (1610-1696), and Christie and Les Arts Florissants interwove 12 of his songs with music by Charpentier, François Couperin and Honoré d’Ambuys. The end result was a quirky, exquisite meditation on the nature of desire. Someone, however - we are not told who - took the direction to stage it as a chamber opera, depicting the shenanigans at a posh wedding where the bride (soprano Emmanuelle de Negri) was having problems with a persistent ex (tenor Cyril Auvity), and the groom (baritone Marc Mauillon) was caught in flagrante with the bridesmaid (mezzo Anna Reinhold) under the dining table. Bass Lisandro Abadie - possibly the best man, though his role was unclear - watched and commented with gentle amusement. A classy, sexy entertainment, it also showed Auvity and Mauillon, in particular, to be wonderfully skillful and effective actors. Yet the staging also seemed unnecessary at times: not intended for the theatre, this is music that can easily stand on its own without dramatic intervention. The singing and playing were exceptional, though, and the sense of ensemble simply breathtaking. Auvity, left on his own for Lambert’s Iris n’est plus,reminded us yet again that he is among the finest of today’s tenors. Christie presided over it all with avuncular compassion and infinite wit.  Read More

SPECIAL EVENT TICKET - VIP RECEPTION

SPECIAL EVENT TICKET - VIP RECEPTION: William Christie and Les Arts Florissants

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at following concert

SPECIAL EVENT FOLLOWING CONCERT: An exclusive opportunity following their concert to meet and enjoy an elegant reception with the members of Les Arts Florissants and William Christie himself.  Read More