Members of Hesperus
Tina Chancey and John Mark Rozendaal, viols
Webb Wiggins, harpsichord
Who was the mysterious Mlle. Levi, whose pardessus playing took Paris by storm in 1745? Thought to come from either Rouen, Rennes or Rheims, she burst upon the Concerts Spirituels, a complete unknown, performed there an unprecedented five times in three years, only to disappear then reemerge in the Mercure Galant in 1783, advertising for pupils. Her salon sparked interest in the most fashionable music of her time, aiding the careers of her peers while she vanished into the shadows.
This concert features music by Mlle. Levi’s friends and contemporaries, composers such as Leclair, Marais, Forqueray, Rebel and Couperin, performed by members of the award-winning ensemble Hesperus.
Members of Brotherhood Synagogue, please call (212) 674- 5750 for special discount code