Wednesday Series

Galant music in the French salon

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During the Ancien Régime (as the revolutionaries pejoratively referred to the period prior to the French Revolution), academies and salons in France represented privileged spaces to which only the political and social elite had access. This concert series strives to recreate the musical settings of these French spaces during the eighteenth century. In contrast to “public” repertories, such as the sacred music performed in churches and the stage music presented in theatres, new independent genres, exclusively for chamber ensembles, flourished during this period like never before in history.

Concerts in this series