Doulce Mémoire

Festival Concerts | June 9–16, 2019

Doulce Mémoire

Denis Raisin Dadre, director
Philippe Vallepin, staging | Hubert Hazebroucq, choreography
Jérôme Bourdin, costumes | Jérôme Allart, lighting

Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 2:30PM
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston, MA

Royal Festivities at the French Court
Savor the music and dance of the Renaissance with an evocative stage show from the always entertaining ensemble Doulce Mémoire. Appearing at their first June Festival since 2001, an incomparable troupe of 12 singers, dancers, and instrumentalists transport you to 16th-century France for a vivacious pageant inspired by the revelry of the court of King Francis I. An extravagant sequence of elaborate, costumed tableaux honors all corners of French society, with rustic country dances, stately celebrations, and carnivalesque humor. Be enchanted by the magical festivities from this close-knit ensemble of artists who have earned international accolades and acclaim for their truly special blend of scholarship, wit, and passion.

“Truly creative. Much more than a re-creation, restoration or reconstruction.”


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Gloria Giordano, Annabelle Blanc, Olivier Collin & Hubert Hazebroucq, dancers; Véronique Bourin, soprano; Hugues Primard, tenor; Pascale Boquet, lute & Renaissance guitar; Adrien Reboisson, Elsa Frank, Jérémie Papasergio & Denis Raisin Dadre, bombards, dulcians & recorders; Bruno Caillat, percussion