The Birds Concert by La Reveuse

This program evokes, through the fascination of men for birds, a certain vision of music in the 17th and 18th centuries, between science, nature and culture.

Bird song is very different from the sound of instruments, but no other animal has given so much inspiration to musicians and composers from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Through fascination for birdsong, this programme brings to life a certain vision of the music of the 17th and 18th centuries focusing on science, nature and culture. (Music by Couperin, Rameau, Caix d’Hervelois, Henry Purcell, and Van Eyck).

Founded by Benjamin Perrot and Florence Bolton, La Rêveuse is an ensemble of solo musicians that works on the heritage of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a period rich in artistic experiments and inventions of all kinds. La Rêveuse is frequently invited to appear in prestigious venues in France (Auditorium de Radio France, La Folle Journée de Nantes, Les Concerts Parisiens, Fontevraud Abbey, Théâtre de l’Athénée, the Chambord and Radio-France Montpellier festivals, the Scènes Nationales of Orléans, Blois, and Quimper, the TNP de Villeurbanne, etc.) and abroad, notably in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Russia, Japan, the United States, and Canada.