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Harpsichord en fête: Concert with FugaCités

Sunday 3 April 15:00-15:30

Sunday 3 April 19:00-19:30

Concert Hip-hop and Baroque Music with Fugacités

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FUGACITÉS, Baroque Music and Hip-Hop Dance with Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu

St Cecilia’s Hall Edinburgh

Sunday 03 April 2022 at 15:00 or 19:00 | approx. 35min

£15 general public | £12 IFE members and students

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Jérôme Oussou, hip-hop dance
Boris Winter, violin
Benoit Morel, cello
Franck-Emmanuel Comte, harpsichord and conductor
Mourad Merzouki, choreography

About Fugacités

Created in 1992, Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu is a major figure of the French baroque scene. The ensemble is distinguished by a sensitive and dynamic interpretation of the vocal and instrumental repertoire of the 18th century, systematically favouring a historical and philological approach. Under the direction of Franck-Emmanuel Comte, it defends the originality and specificity of a regional repertoire by promoting the Baroque manuscripts kept in the regional libraries. Transposing the richness and diversity of Baroque music into our time is also one of the main artistic axes of the ensemble. It thus provokes the meeting of Baroque aesthetics with cultures and artists from diverse backgrounds with the ambition of renewing the concert form and raising awareness among new audiences. FugaCités is an encounter between baroque music and urban cultures. A poetic variation with multiple inspirations, a crea- tive dialogue between the instrumentalists of the Concert de l’Hostel Dieu and the dancer Jérôme Oussou, choreographed by Mourad Merzouki. With fluidity and poetry, Mourad Merzouki imagined this choreographed concert by closely associating the musicians with the dancer. Jérôme Oussou’s hip-hop and baroque melodies play on the centuries that separate them in a timeless exchange. A touch of humour completes the dreamlike universe that characterizes Mourad Merzouki’s shows.

Musical Programme

John Playford
« Stingo 1 », extrait de The English Dancing Master

Johann Paul von Westhoff
« Imitatione del liuto » et « Finale », extraits de la Sonata n°2

John Playford
« The Virgin Queen », extrait de The English Dancing Master

Henry Purcell
« Here the deities approve», ritournelle extraite de Welcome to all the pleasure, Z 339

Antonio Vivaldi
« Allegro poco », extraite de la Sonate en la mineur

John Playford
« Stingo 2 », extrait de The English Dancing Master

Michel Farinel
The Farinel’s ground ou Les Folies d’Espagne

Johann Paul von Westhoff
« Imitation delle campane », extrait de la Sonata n°3

John Playford
« Stingo 3 », extrait de The English Dancing Master

Booking in advance is advised.
Please book your seat online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 to reserve your seats.

Access Details
Saint Cecilia’s Hall
The University of Edinburgh Sypert Concert Hall
50 Niddry Street
Edinburgh EH1 1LG

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