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Église de la Madeleine: Les 4 Saisons de Vivaldi, Ave Maria et Célèbres Concertos

Paris, Eglise de la Madeleine — Main Hall

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About the Event

Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of classical music by legendary composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Strauss, Antonio Vivaldi, and more, in this highly‐anticipated concert at Paris's renowned Eglise de la Madeleine. Prepare to be captivated by the timeless masterpieces that have become synonymous with the classical repertoire.

Presenting a diverse range of musical styles, the Hélios orchestra has become a household name since its establishment in 2014. Under the artistic direction of Paul Savalle, the orchestra is committed to providing opportunities for young musicians to collaborate and learn from experienced professionals, creating an atmosphere of optimal growth and development.

From baroque to contemporary compositions, the orchestra's programs offer a wide array of symphonic and choral works, often collaborating with esteemed local choirs. Through collaborations with various conductors, the musicians continuously expand their interpretative skills, enriching their performance repertoire. This roster of talented musicians is comprised of graduates from France's top conservatories and includes members of national orchestras.

Adapting its composition to reach an ever‐expanding audience, the orchestra's versatility ranges from string quartet performances to full symphony orchestras and even brass ensembles. Striking a balance between musical expression and exploration, the Hélios orchestra consistently pushes the boundaries of its repertoire, indulging in a passionate curiosity that captivates audiences.

Performing in some of Paris's most prestigious churches, the orchestra offers a unique opportunity to not only appreciate the musical beauty but also to immerse oneself in the architectural heritage of the city. With its flexible and dynamic formation, the Hélios orchestra brings a broad repertoire to life, showcasing its limitless passion and commitment to the vibrant world of classical music.

Program

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Divertimento in D major, K. 136
  • Pablo Sarasate – Les Airs Bohémiens
  • Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
  • Georges Bizet – Carmen (Arrangement von Sarasate)
  • Giacomo Puccini – Crisantemi
  • Josef Strauss – Pizzicato Polka
  • Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune
  • Tomaso Antonio Vitali – Chaconne
  • Henryk Wieniawski – Légende
  • Giulio Caccini – Ave Maria
  • Johann Pachelbel – Canon
  • Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (Winter)
Program is subject to change

Artists

Orchestra: Orchestra Hélios

Youth, ambition, eclecticism: the Helios orchestra's mission is to integrate young musicians into the world of work through orchestral practice.

As an associative orchestra, created by the will of its artistic director Paul Savalle, it allows young graduates, or those in the process of graduation, to perfect their skills with orchestra musicians and experienced conductors, under optimal working conditions.

Founded in 2014, the Hélios orchestra has gradually established itself in the French orchestral landscape. It offers a wide range of programmes, from baroque to contemporary music. Its repertoire is both symphonic and choral, thanks to the involvement of the local choirs. The orchestra attaches great importance to this network: the association of the orchestra and the departmental and regional choirs is essential in its artistic approach. The collaboration of different conductors is also an essential part of the project, which allows musicians to approach a rich and varied repertoire and broaden their range of performances.

Violin: Glen Rouxel

Eglise de la Madeleine

The Eglise de la Madeleine is a 19th-century Roman Catholic church that commands all eyes in its lovely location between the Place de la Concorde and the Palais Garnier in Paris. The construction process stretched over 80 years, as the building's plans - and those funding it - underwent many changes. Initially intended as Napoleon's tribute to his victorious army, the Neo-Classical style, echoing that of an Ancient Roman temple, retains the immense standing columns of earlier churches on the site. Inside the Eglise de la Madeleine, one can admire beautiful Neo-Byzantine mosaics, paintings and sculptures. The Neo-Classical architecture and impressive internal decorations create a perfect atmosphere for the classical concerts that take place in the church throughout the year. A magnificent pipe organ, considered to be one of the most impressive instruments in Paris in terms of its tonal beauty, plays its own part in the La Madeleine's musical life.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated - Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi went down in history as a creator of the instrumental concert genre and the father of orchestral music. He was born in Venice on the 4th of March 1678. Vivaldi was a weak and sickly child suffering from asthma, however could not stop him from devoting himself completely to music. His father, Giovanni Batista a professional violinist, taught his elder son Antonio to play the violin. With his father young Antonio met the best musicians of Venice of that time and gave concerts in local churches. He also worked as a violin teacher and later as a music director at the orphanage Ospedalle della Pieta. Meanwhile he composed concertos, sacred works and vocal music and in 1713 he achieved great recognition with his sacred choral music. Vivaldi got captivated by the world of opera and worked both as opera composer and impresario at the Teatro San Angelo. In 1717 he obtained a prestigious position by the prince court in Manua as a director of secular music and worked there until around 1720. During that time he composed his world-renowned masterpiece The Four Seasons. In the 1730's his career dwindled as his music became unfashionable and the great composer died in poverty. It took the world two centuries to rediscover and reevaluate Vivaldi’s music, as it was buried into oblivion after his death. In the early 20th century many previously unknown works were found and immediately captured the hearts of the music lovers.

Johann Pachelbel

Johann Pachelbel was a German composer and organist of the late 17th century. He is well know for bringing the South German organ at its peak. In fact, he was considered one of the greatest composer of the middle Baroque era for his sacred, secular, chorale and fugue music. Today, he is best known for the Canon in D, as well as the Chaconne in F minor and the Toccata in E minor for organ. Furthermore, his music can be defined as uncomplicated, lucid, that explores many variations of form and techniques as well as instrumental combinations.

Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet devoted his relatively short life of 36 years to the musical theatre. The opera Carmen, pearl of his oeuvre, is still one of the most frequently performed operas in the world. He was born in 1838 into a musically educated family – his father was a singing teacher and his mother a professional piano player. At the age of 4, young George could already read notes and play the piano, and six years later he became enrolled at the Paris Conservatory. After finishing his studies, Bizet won the prestigious Prix de Rome for his cantata Clovis et Clotilde, that allowed him to work solely on his own compositions for five years. He spent four rather carefree years in Italy from 1857 to 1860 where he travelled, composed and developed his talent. After coming back to Paris, he faced struggles and found it very difficult to achieve recognition for his music. In order to make a living, he gave private lessons, composed light entertaining music and made arrangements of piano works by other composers. In fact, he could have easily become a successful pianist as he was a virtuoso piano player and once impressed Franz Liszt himself with the performance of one of Liszt’s piano compositions. But Georges Bizet did not look for a way to make easy money and was adamant about his intention to only compose music. In 1872 he wrote two operas, Djamileh and L’Arlesienne, which were received very coldly but now are considered to be a representation of Bizet’s artistic maturity. Soon before his death in 1875, Carmen premiered in the Opera Comique, but the audience’s verdict was rather negative. Never having witnessed public acclaim during his life, George Bizet now is one of the most famous opera composers in history.

Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini was an Italian opera composer of the late 19th century. He was considered one of the greatest composers of the Italian Opera, second only to Verdi. His early works were characterised by features of the traditional 19th century romantic Italian opera. Later, his style developed into the realistic verismo style, which inspired him to write his most famous masterpieces and became one of the leading exponents of the style. His most renowned works La bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904), and Turandot (1924), all are popular operas played in the most prestigious venues of the classical world.

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Eglise de la Madeleine, Place de la Madeleine, Paris, France — Google Maps

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