An exclusive event for members of the Edinburgh International Festival. Members are invited to enjoy a working rehearsal for the trailblazing period orchestra Les Siècles, ahead of their evening concert.
Period orchestra Les Siècles search for new light in Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Lili Boulanger’s Faust et Hélène. Les Siècles performs music from across the centuries on instruments appropriate to the time it was written. Founded in 2003 by world-renowned conductor François-Xavier Roth, the orchestra is a trailblazer in historical performance from the 19th and 20th centuries, shining a searching new light on music both much loved and unfamiliar. Roth has directed the orchestra at concerts and festivals all over the world, where it’s been hailed for its strongly individual playing and its vivid sonic flavours.
International Festival Members are invited to enjoy a working rehearsal with the orchestra, ahead of their evening concert.
François-Xavier Roth Conductor
Véronique Gens Soprano
Julien Behr Tenor
Jean-Sébastien Bou Baritone
Lili Boulanger Faust et Hélène
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring