Ricercar Consort

Between town square and palace tower

Ricercar Consort + Philippe Pierlot
Sat 17 Feb 2024 16:00 - 17:00
Sat 17 Feb 2024
16:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 17 Feb 2024
    16:00 - 17:00
    Excl. drankje
    Grote Zaal


Works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, François Couperin, Marin Marais, Marc-Antoine Charpentier en Jean-Baptiste Lully


Ricercar Consort
Philippe Pierlot artistic director

Baroque dances: passacailles and musettes by Couperin, Ramau, Lully

In the past, citizens were expected to emulate what the nobility thought, wore, did and tolerated. In their turn, the nobility often saw in the existence of the commoner an idyllic dream: the innocent, honest, untainted life. Ricercar Consort swerves from town square to palace tower and back again in this baroque dance programme full of courtly passacailles, folksy musettes, airs and folies by Rameau, Couperin, Marais, Charpentier and Lully.

Elevating explorations to an art form is the very basis of the Ricercar Consort. For over forty years, this ensemble led by gambist Philippe Pierlot has explored a wide range of Baroque music, with a focus on 17th-century repertoire. Whether chamber music or opera, the Ricercar Consort wants to touch, move and inspire, and succeeds in that mission time and again.