Song, Dance and Champagne Bring la Français to LA
Monika Bruckner‘s rich mezzo tone is joined by Susan Feldman on violin, Leif Thomas on viola da gamba, and Patricia Mabee at the harpsichord. Dancers Linda Tomko and Jill Chadroff will also perform a pantomime as part of the program, which includes works by Rameau, Duphly, Gluck, Grety, Lully, Ferrere…and yes, Marie-Antoinette, the doomed fashion plate whose attributed comment about pastries has undeservedly followed her memory for centuries. All in all, the rich music is plenty pleasurable (without all those nasty calories), but if you still need a snack, l’affaire will be followed by Continental nosh and a reception so you can meet the performers. Vive la France!
Sunday, January 22, 4pm
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
|Originally published in Next 7, the vocal events newsletter for period ending 1/25/2012|