- Les 24 Violons du Roy
- Sir Roger Norringtonconductor
About this event
In association with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, the Royal College of Music – along with the conservatoires of Paris and Orsay – has been involved in a special project to recreate the distinctive sound of the world’s first professional orchestra, founded by Louis XIII in 1626. Few of the original instruments have survived but specialist reconstructions allow us to savour the unique texture and rich inner voices as they might have been heard at the French court over 300 years ago.
There will be no interval
Les 24 Violons du Roy are musicians from the Royal College of Music, London, and the Paris and Orsay conservatoires, in association with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles.