Paris, during the reign of Louis XV, was a world center of art and culture, where people gathered in sumptuous salons to enjoy chamber music, poetry, song and clever discussion. The extraordinary ensemble, New York-based period instrument group, Circle of Friends, will be performing music from this period on harpsichord, flute, violin & viola da gamba, featuring works by French composers Guillemain, Rameau & Leclair, as well as a Paris quartet by Telemann, and a work the young Mozart, penned while in Paris. Joining the Circle of Friends is the brilliant Grammy-nominated soprano, Nell Snaidas, with a selection of songs from Rameau to Lully. This is the 11th Annual Roslyn Young Memorial Concert, which has found a gracious home at Music at the Meetinghouse.
Entitled “Conversations Galantes et Amusants”, there is a pre-concert lecture in the adjacent Chapel at 3:15 pm.