This Week: TENET And Metropolis Ensemble Perform New Works By Caroline Shaw And Timo Andres

This Week: TENET and Metropolis Ensemble Perform New Works by Caroline Shaw and Timo Andres Inspired by Versailles at The Met

Time Travelers to Versailles

Saturday, April 21, 7 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Met Fifth Avenue

Metropolis Ensemble

Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director/Conductor

with Inbal Segev, solo cello


Jolle Greenleaf, Artistic Director/soprano

with Virginia Warnken Kelsey, mezzo-soprano, Jesse Blumberg, baritone, and Marc Molomot, tenor

Early-music vocal group TENET and the Grammy-nominated new music group Metropolis Ensemble come together for an evening of works that include Charpentier's masterpiece Les Plaisirs de Versailles and two world premieres: a cello concerto by Timo Andres, inspired by John Vanderlyn's Panoramic View of the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, and a new work for period and modern instruments by Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw. This concert is inspired by the exhibition Visitors to Versailles (1682-1789), on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 16-July 29, 2018.


Timo Andres (World Premiere)

Concerto for cello and chamber orchestra

Metropolis Ensemble

Andrew Cyr, conductor

Inbal Segev, solo cello

Caroline Shaw (World Premiere)

for 3 treble singers, harpsichord, theorbo, piano, cello, bassoon, bass

Metropolis Ensemble with Tenet

Jolle Greenleaf, soprano; Abigail Lenox-Hayes, soprano; Virginia Warnken Kelsey, mezzo soprano

Marc-Antoine Charpentier -Les Plaisirs de Versailles (1682)


La Musique: Jolle Greenleaf, soprano

La Conversation: Virginia Warnken Kelsey, mezzo-soprano

Comus: Jesse Blumberg, baritone

Le Jeu and Un Plaisir: Marc Molomot, tenor

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