Period & Chamber

Le Concert d’Astrée

Introduction

Music & Artistic Director: Emmanuelle Haïm

Le Concert d’Astrée, directed by Emmanuelle Haïm, is an instrumental and vocal ensemble dedicated to Baroque music, founded in 2000 by Emmanuelle Haïm. In 2003, it was awarded the Victoire de la Musique Classique for the best classical music ensemble of the year, and in 2008, it was named Alte Musik Ensemble of the year at the Echo Deutscher Musikpreis awards in Germany.

Le Concert d’Astrée has been in residence at the Opéra de Lille since 2004, where it has earned a name for itself in a wide variety of staged productions. Recently, these have included a revival of Xerse by Cavalli and Lully (Opéra de Lille, Theater an der Wien, Théâtre de Caen), Mitridate by Mozart (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra de Dijon), Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno by Handel (Festival International d’Aix-en-Provence, Opéra de Lille, Théâtre de Caen) and Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria by Monteverdi (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra de Dijon).

The ensemble undertakes a large number of international tours featuring 17th and 18th century music, with leading soloists including Anne Sofie von Otter, Laurent Naouri, Patricia Petibon, Christopher Purves, Nahuel Di Pierro, Magdalena Kožená, Sandrine Piaux and Christophe Dumaux.

Askonas Holt first collaborated with Le Concert d’Astrée in June 2015, touring France, Czech Republic and Istanbul with Magdalena Kožená. A second tour in December 2016 saw the ensemble tour once again with Magdalena, with performances in France. Askonas Holt and Le Concert d’Astrée will continue their collaboration with a tour of Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Spain in February 2018.


Introduction

Music & Artistic Director: Emmanuelle Haïm

Le Concert d’Astrée, directed by Emmanuelle Haïm, is an instrumental and vocal ensemble dedicated to Baroque music, founded in 2000 by Emmanuelle Haïm. In 2003, it was awarded the Victoire de la Musique Classique for the best classical music ensemble of the year, and in 2008, it was named Alte Musik Ensemble of the year at the Echo Deutscher Musikpreis awards in Germany.

Le Concert d’Astrée has been in residence at the Opéra de Lille since 2004, where it has earned a name for itself in a wide variety of staged productions. Recently, these have included a revival of Xerse by Cavalli and Lully (Opéra de Lille, Theater an der Wien, Théâtre de Caen), Mitridate by Mozart (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra de Dijon), Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno by Handel (Festival International d’Aix-en-Provence, Opéra de Lille, Théâtre de Caen) and Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria by Monteverdi (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra de Dijon).

The ensemble undertakes a large number of international tours featuring 17th and 18th century music, with leading soloists including Anne Sofie von Otter, Laurent Naouri, Patricia Petibon, Christopher Purves, Nahuel Di Pierro, Magdalena Kožená, Sandrine Piaux and Christophe Dumaux.

Askonas Holt first collaborated with Le Concert d’Astrée in June 2015, touring France, Czech Republic and Istanbul with Magdalena Kožená. A second tour in December 2016 saw the ensemble tour once again with Magdalena, with performances in France. Askonas Holt and Le Concert d’Astrée will continue their collaboration with a tour of Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Spain in February 2018.

Performance Schedule

 

Partners

As ensemble-in-residence at the Opéra de Lille, Le Concert d’Astrée receives support from the City of Lille. Le Concert d’Astrée ensemble also receives support from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication/ Hauts-de-France Regional Department of Cultural Affairs in the form of a subsidy for an approved company performing at national and international venues. The Département du Nord is a partner of Le Concert d’Astrée.