For the White Night 2017, the Musée de l’Orangerie will remain open for free and host chamber music concerts. On Saturday October 7, 2017, 11 European ensembles will make Claude Monnet’s Water Lilies vibrate from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. during these 9 concerts!
Three year ago, the Musée de l’Orangerie launched the crazy project of creating the Night of the Quartet. Doing it during the White Night on Saturday October 7, 2017, would allow to grow the effect of this chamber music concert in Paris.
So that means that this Saturday evening from 8 p.m., the Musée de l’Orangerie will be free of charge at night and host 11 international quartets for chamber music concerts performed in the exceptional setting of Claude Monnet’s Water Lilies galleries with their shimmering colors!
Program of the White Night 2017 at the Musée de l’Orangerie:
- 8 p.m.: Gerhard Quartet, Berg
The Gerhard Quartet is Lluís Castán Cochs (violin), Judit Bardolet Vilaró (violin), Miguel Jordà Saún (alto), Jesús Miralles Roger (cello) and will soon release a second album. For the occasion, they’ll play the String Quartet No.13 in A minor (the Rosamunde Quartet), D 804, Op.29 by F. Schubert (1824) and the Lyric Suite for string quartet by A. Berg (1926).
- 9 p.m.: Quatuor Equinoxe, Durosoir
The Quatuor Equinoxe is Clara Abou (violin), Pauline Dangleterre (violin), Loïc Duroux (alto) and Emile Bernard (cello) will offer their version of the String Quartet No.1 in F major by L. Durosoir (1920) of which André Caplet said: “I’ll talk enthusiastically to all my friends of your quartet that I find hundreds and hundreds much more interesting than all the products the rowdy band of the newcomers imposes us.”
- 10 p.m.: Quatuor Leonis, Ravel
Guillaume Antonini (violin), Sébastien Richaud (violin), Alphonse Derview (alto) and Julien Decoin (cello) will present their version of Ravel’s String Quartet in F major (1903). The work will be followed by an extract from the show Eclisse Totale.
- 11 p.m.: Doric Quartet, Haydn
Alex Redington (violin), Jonathan Stone (violin), Hélène Clément (alto), John Myerscough (cello) will be present to perform the String Quartet in D major, Op. 20 No.6 (1722) and the String Quartet No.2 in B minor, Op. 64 by J. Haydn (1790).
- Midnight: Quartetto Maurice, Lachenmann
Georgia Privitera (violin), Laura Bertolino (violin), Francesco Vernero (alto), Aline Privitera (cello), specialized in performing works from the 20th century, they will perform the “Grido”, String Quartet No. 3 (2001) by H.F. Lachenmann, a quartet imagined for Irvine Arditti.
- 1 a.m.: Quatuor Zaïde, Debussy
The Quatuor Zaïde, including Charlotte Juillard (violin), Leslie Boulin Raulet (violin), Sarah Chenaf (alto) and Juliette Salmona (cello), will present the String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 by Debussy (1893). As a whole, critics have been confused by the novelty of the harmony and the sounds.
- 2 a.m.: Quatuor Tercea, Dutilleux, Webern
Florian Maviel (violin), Anne Camillo (violin), Céline Tison (alto) and Pablo Tognan (cello) will be present to perform A. Webern’s “Langsamer Satz” (1905) and H. Dutilleux’s “Ainsi la Nuit” (1977). The quartet received the first prize and the public prize of Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition in Norway in 2009 and the third prize of Orlando Competition – International Chamber Music Competition in the Netherlands in 2014. The band also leads educational activities in order to spread classical music to young audience.
- 3 a.m.: Quatuor voce, Janáček
Sarah Dayan (violin), Cécile Roubin (violin), Guillaume Becker (alto) and Lydia Shelley (cello) members of the Quatuor Voce will perform the String Quartet No.2 “Intimate Letters”. Originally entitled “Love Letters”, this string quartet tells about his relationship with Kamila Stösslova.
- 4 a.m.: Quatuor Varèse, Beethoven
The Quatuor Varèse including François Galichet (violin), Julie Gehan-Rodriguez (violin), Sylvain Séailles (alto) and Thomas Ravez (cello) will present the String Quartet No.13 in B-flat major Op. 130 (Cavatine) and the Groβe Fuge Op. 133 (1825) by L. v. Beethoven, Beethoven’s longest composition.
The Night of the Quartet offers then 9 concerts and a wonderful acknowledgment of chamber music!
Night of the Quartet at the Musée de l’Orangerie
Saturday October 7, 2017 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Venue: Musée de l’Orangerie
Free of charge
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