Dorian Baroque Presents L'INCOMPARABLE MONSEUIR DE LULLY, 3/24

The Dorian Baroque Orchestra presents a musical tribute to King Louis XIV's favorite composer, Jean-Baptiste Lully, led by one of the leading baroque violinists in the world, Marc Destrubé. It is a rarity even amongst early music organizations to dedicate an entire performance to French baroque music. Destrubé believes this is because "Italian music is more direct, it embraces one with open arms.

French music flirts, it is more suggestive." By weaving grand orchestral suites with intimate chamber pieces and featuring a smorgasbord of belovEd French composers, the performance gives a glimpse into the opulence, grandeur, and arrogance of the French court. "This is a rare opportunity to hear glorious music, rarely performed, and in the hands of a masterful interpreter" boasts Artistic Director, Marina Fragoulis.

As an expert of the French baroque style, Destrubé has designed this program to adhere to the principles of French tuning and articulation that honors the correlation between music and dance. He remarks "It's a tricky thing in French music to look after all the tiny details, which are essential to the style, while remaining expressive and flexible. As in many things French, it's about beautiful packaging without forgetting that there is a precious expressive gift inside."

Although this marks Destrubé's first appearance with the DBO, he has served in the role of Artistic Advisor since the organization's inception.



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