Brandon Patrick George performs repertoire of the Baroque flutes of Versailles to the evocative and moody compositions of Impressionists composers like Debussy and Ravel, who coincided with extraordinary technological advances in the development of the Western classical flute. Inspired by the exhibitions Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence on view at The Met Fifth Avenue March 12–July 29, 2018 and Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789) on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 16–July 29, 2018.
Following the performance, join curator Bradley Strauchen-Scherer for a tour of one of the newly reopened Musical Instruments Galleries, Gallery 684
Jacques Hotteterre: Suite in b minor, op. 5 no. 10
Jean-Baptiste Lully: Rondeau du Mariage Forcé
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Violin Sonata no. 1 in d minor (on traverso)
Michel de la Barre: Chaccone from Suite No. 9 in G major, (Pieces pour la flute traversiere, livre 2)