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The 4 Seasons & Little Night Music at Église Saint Louis en L’Ile

Paris, Eglise Saint‐Louis‐en‐l'Île — Main Hall

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About the Event

Experience the enchanting melodies of classical music by the legendary composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Vivaldi at the esteemed Eglise Saint‐Louis‐en‐l'Île in Paris. This highly‐anticipated concert promises to be a true musical delight.

One of Mozart's most iconic compositions, the Serenade No. 13 in G major 'Eine Klein Nachtmusik,' K. 525, or known as 'Une petite musique de nuit' in French, is a serenade for strings written in 1787. The first movement captivates listeners with its famous classical music theme. Notably, this serenade holds a special place as it was Mozart's final work of this genre.

Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons, composed in 1723, is undoubtedly his most renowned piece and one of the most performed musical works worldwide. This collection consists of four violin concertos, where the soloist is accompanied by a chamber orchestra. Each part resonates with the characteristics of the corresponding season, portraying vivid imagery. In Winter, for instance, the upper strings produce pizzicato notes resembling freezing rain, while the final movement of Summer offers a thunderstorm experience through rumbling thunder‐like sounds.

Since its inception in 2014, the Hélios orchestra has established itself as a dynamic and eclectic ensemble. Artistically directed by Paul Savalle, this orchestra actively promotes the professional integration of young musicians through orchestral practice. By creating an environment that facilitates collaboration between young graduates and experienced musicians, conductors, and soloists, Hélios provides optimal working conditions for everyone involved.

The orchestra's repertoire encompasses a wide range of musical periods, from baroque to contemporary. Their programs are varied, comprising both symphonic and choral works. Collaborations with different conductors allow the musicians to delve into a vast repertoire, broadening their interpretative skills. Graduates of renowned conservatories in France, and with some members being part of national orchestras, the Hélios orchestra boasts exceptional talent.

From intimate string quartets to a grand symphony orchestra or a vibrant brass ensemble, the Hélios orchestra captivates audiences by adapting its composition to cater to different musical experiences. Concerts organized in prestigious Parisian churches not only offer extraordinary musical performances but also provide an opportunity to appreciate the city's rich architectural heritage.

The Hélios orchestra's adaptive formation allows them to explore a diverse repertoire with passionate curiosity. Their commitment to enriching the cultural landscape through music is evident in their performances, leaving audiences captivated by the magic of classical music.

Program

  • Antonio Vivaldi – The 4 Seasons
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – A Little Night Music
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

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.

Customer Reviews

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  • Barbara G, USA

    Jan 2024

    I enjoyed it tremendously. The guest Violinist was excellent. Have been to many of these night concerts and this was one of the best

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Eglise Saint‐Louis‐en‐l'Île, 19, rue Saint‐Louis‐en‐l'Île, Paris, France — Google Maps

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