Make Music Day 2022: Henry Purcell’s King Arthur by Les Goûts Réunis at the Musée Bourdelle

Published by Caroline J. · Photos by My B. · Published on 12 June 2022 at 11h07
This Tuesday June 21, 2022, Paris Musée Bourdelle takes part in the 40th anniversary of Make Music Day. On the occasion, the “Les Goûts Réunis” company is to perform abstracts from the baroque folly of King Arthur by British musician Henry Purcell. Three performances are to be played for free in the museum’s Hall des Plâtres.

What an unusual Make Music Day Paris Musée Bourdelle offers you to enjoy. On Tuesday June 21, 2022, for the 40th anniversary of Make Music Day, the famous museum nestled in the 15th arrondissement welcomes “Les Goûts Réunis”.

This June 21, this ensemble including amateur and professional musicians performs the baroque folly and acrobatic glee of King Arthur by famous British musician Henry Purcell (1691). With this “semi-opera”, composer Purcell celebrated the return to theater after years of artistic austerity, in an uncommon fashion that was neither an opera or a musical yet.

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On Tuesday June 21, the musée Bourdelle invites the audience to come and enjoy abstracts from King Arthur by Henry Purcell for three free performances (at 8 p.m., 8:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.), in the Hall des Plâtres. Each abstract is to last about 15 minutes.

Starring:

  • Conduction: Dominique Daigremont
  • Choir and orchestra: Les Goûts Réunis
  • Xiu Yang, soprano
  • Clotilde Ovigne, keys

To top it all, on June 21, the musée Bourdelle will open from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Make Music Day as it should be.

For the record, Make Music Day was created in 1982 by the Ministry of Culture. That year, the Ministry of Culture's study and research unit carries out a huge investigation on French's cultural practices. They discover five million people, namely one in two, play a music instrument. From this moment on, Jack LangChristian Dupavillon, architect-scenographer, member of his Office, and Maurice Fleuret create a huge popular manifestation aiming all musicians to express themselves and play. The very first Make Music Day is launched on June 21, 1982, the day marking the summer solstice.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 21 June 2022
Starts at 8 p.m.

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    Location

    16/18, rue Antoine Bourdelle
    75015 Paris 15

    Prices
    Free

    Official website
    www.bourdelle.paris.fr

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