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Les Arts Florissants


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    Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: "Hallelujah!" - George Frideric Handel, William Christie
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    Te Deum, H. 146: Te Deum, H. 146: I. Prélude - Marc-Antoine Charpentier, William Christie
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    Zefiro torna, e di soavi accenti, SV 251 - Claudio Monteverdi, William Christie
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    Castor & Pollux, RCT 32, Acte I, Scène 3: Tristes apprêts, pâles flambeaux (Télaïre) - Jean-Philippe Rameau, Agnes Mellon, William Christie,
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    Belshazzar: Arioso « O Sacred Oracles of Truth! » - Aria « Amaz'd to Find the Foe So Near » - Chorus of Persians « to Arms, to Arms, No More Delay » - George Frideric Handel, William Christie, Iestyn Davies,
Founded in 1979 by William Christie, Les Arts Florissants has become one of the most internationally acclaimed Baroque vocal and instrumental ensembles.
Specialized in the performance of Baroque music on period instruments, Les Arts Florissants is renowned the world over for having played a pioneering role in the revival of 17th and 18th century Baroque repertoire. Under the baton of William Christie and Paul Agnew, the Ensemble gives around 100 performances and opera performances each year in France and all over the world.
Les Arts Florissants have launched several education programs for young musicians. The most emblematic is Le Jardin des Voix, the Academy for young singers created in 2002, now settled in Vendée; The Arts Flo Juniors program, launched in 2007, for conservatory students; the partnership between William Christie, Les Arts Florissants and New York's Juilliard School since 2007.
Les Arts Florissants receives financial support from the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Département de la Vendée and the Région Pays de la Loire. The Ensemble has been in residence at the Philharmonie de Paris since 2015. The Selz Foundation, American Friends of Les Arts Florissants and Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank are Principal Sponsors.


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