La douceur” translates to “sweetness” in French, the theme for this extraordinary concert. Two of baroque music’s finest players will transport you to the Old World glory of the French court, with its sophistication, refinement, and elaborate beauty.

The court was the musical centre of France in the 17th and 18th centuries, where composers such as court organist François Couperin and Marin Marais, who “founded and firmly established the empire of the viol” (-Hubert Le Blanc, 1740), plied their trade. The audience will be charmed by Couperin and Marais’s influence, by the works of Pierre Danican Philidor (one of the founders of opéra comique), Leclair, Hotteterre, and more!

Wilbert Hazelzet
[Wilbert Hazelzet]

Considered the world’s leading baroque flute player, Wilbert Hazelzet has been a dedicated baroque flauto traverso flutist since 1970.

Jacques Ogg
[Jacques Ogg]

He’ll be joined by Dutch harpsichordist Jacques Ogg, known for his “telling and supportive” playing. A show not to be missed!

La Douceur
Date: Sunday, August 7 at 8:00 pm (pre-concert introduction at 7:15)
Venue: Roy Barnett Recital Hall
6361 Memorial Road, UBC campus

Click here to preview audio samples of Wilbert Hazelzet. More information about the concert (including tickets) can be found online.

La Douceur is presented as part of the Vancouver Early Music Festival.

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