About the Event
Experience the captivating performance of Vivaldi's Gloria, alongside other magnificent works, in the breathtaking Église Saint‐Louis‐en‐l'Île in Paris.
Created in 1713, Antonio Vivaldi's 'Gloria' offers an exceptional glimpse into the religious music of 18th‐century Italy, composed to enhance the prayers of the faithful.
Pergolesi, a shooting star in the Neapolitan music scene, bestowed upon the late Baroque era an emotional depth and brilliance that continues to resonate with audiences to this day.
Since its establishment in 2014, the Hélios orchestra has made a significant impact with its dynamic and diverse performances.
Under the guidance of its artistic director, Paul Savalle, the orchestra fosters the professional integration of young musicians through collaborative orchestral practice. This unique environment allows aspiring graduates to work alongside seasoned musicians, conductors, and soloists, optimizing their growth and development.
From baroque compositions to contemporary pieces, the Hélios orchestra offers a varied program that encompasses both symphonic and choral works, frequently collaborating with local regional choirs.
Benefitting from collaborations with renowned conductors, the orchestra's musicians have the opportunity to delve into a rich and diverse repertoire, expanding their interpretative abilities. Graduates of France's prestigious conservatories, many of these talented individuals are also members of national orchestras.
With the ability to adapt its formation, ranging from a string quartet to a symphony orchestra or brass ensemble, the Hélios orchestra continuously seeks to engage and captivate a growing audience. The ensemble frequently performs in Paris' most esteemed churches, allowing visitors to revel in the wonders of its architectural heritage.
The Hélios orchestra's ever‐evolving composition, coupled with its passionate curiosity, enables it to embrace a vast and eclectic repertoire, providing audiences with unforgettable musical experiences.
- Antonio Vivaldi – Gloria
- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi – Stabat Mater
- Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni – Concerto Op 9
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Youth, ambition, eclecticism: the Helios orchestra's mission is to integrate young musicians into the world of work through orchestral practice.
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.
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni was an Italian Baroque composer of the early 18th century. He is well known as one of the greatest composers of instrumental music, especially known for his concertos. "Adagio in G minor" was supposedly written by him. His fascinating instrumental music attracted attention from different figures of the Classical scene, such as Johann Sebastian Bach who wrote at least two fugues on Albinoni's themes.