EVENT: Festival de Printemps
DATE: 28 - 29 Avril 2017
DIRECTOR: John Blanch & Agnieszka Biolik
SOUND ENGINEER: Gaetan Juge
COUNTRY: Thiré, France
To the delight of all, the Spring Festival’s first edition (2017) has focused exclusively on sacred Baroque music. Les Arts Florissants, one of the most famous baroque group in the entire world invites you not only to celebrate the baroque music but of the extraordinary heritage of Vendéan churches located around William Christie’s gardens. Every year, the festival will focus on one composer’s works written for the church. This year the Festival has chosen one of the Ensemble’s flagship composers and a key figure in 17th century music takes centre stage: Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Here the associate musical director and associate conductor Paul Agnew tell us more about this delightful project.