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Monika Kosior
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This is shaping to be a musical highlight of this year: last week’s dreamy concert at Library of Congress: Christophe Rousset’s Couperin “De la lumière aux ténèbres” program, including his setting of Tenebrae, performed by Amel Brahim-Djelloul & Eugénie Warnier. One of my favorite pieces of music, in a beautifully sung and deeply moving performance #bliss #goforBaroque #tenebrae #LibraryofCongress
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10/24/18
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At Kennedy Centre: Visitors to Versailles, a special program beautifully put together by Opera Lafayette, with music by Monsigny, Gluck, Lully et Rameau - complete with lecture on the related exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum and a bonus performance of songs by Hasse, Strozzi and Charpentier. Just needed more Rameau, if you ask me ..but it was vraiment #magnifique either way. The orchestra was really ON, singers, including our fav Rosa Lamoreaux, were super fluent in French Baroque - and Italian Baroque, as we found out during the song bit. One more concert will be done in New York and I wish I could hop on the train and hear it again #italian #french #baroque #opera #foodforthesoul #OperaLafayette #Jefferson in #paris #benjaminFranklin in #versailles #roisoleil #goforbaroque
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5/3/18
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Ovid’s Vineyard: Music of the French Baroque. With bits of Bach and Telemann, but otherwise stuffed with glorious, full on French Baroque music indeed, Rameau et al. Folger Consort in concert, with regal and vocally splendid Rosa Lamoreaux. The first time I saw her was years ago in Cavalli’s Didone, when she walked onto the stage to show young whipper snappers how it’s done. She’s still got it. French Baroque does the body and mind SO good #earlymusic #lateconcert #french #style #goforBaroque #Rameau and #allthatjazz #folgerconsort #folgertheatre
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4/29/18
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Cherry blossoms near peak bloom and all that jazz #cherryblossom #tidalbasin #washingtonDC #peakbloom
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4/6/18
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‪Right click FTW. HEY NOW HEY NA NOW SING This Corrosion to me / together at last, XKCD and the Sisters of Mercy. HAND OF GOD #floodland #thesistersofmercy #rhymingdictionary #waynehussey #AndrewEldritch #RandallMunroe #codingisfun
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Today’s performance of #Verdi #Requiem at Kennedy Center. Super crisp playing by NSO under Gianandrea Noseda, who really knows his Verdi. Great singing all around, chorus was ON, esp in crackling Dies Irae, Eric Owens and Russell Thomas sang beautifully, Veronica Simeoni served up ace Liber Scriptus - make or break VRequiem element for me - and Leah Crocetto was spectacular in Libera Me. Full house, lots of young folks, long ovation, well deserved. All in all great evening at KC. Thanks to Varun for taking photos at the end and no thanks to ushers who were like “NO PHOTOS ALLOWED!!” - what are we to use in our socials, pencil drawings? Even the Met’s militants ushers are ok with curtain calls photos. Ok rant over gnight all.
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‪Heavy hitting and oft spellbinding liederfest with Barbara “where's the crazy stuff?” Hannigan & Reinbert de Leeuw at Kennedy Center newly spruced up Terrace Theatre #lavoixhumaine #SingItOut#lieder #classact
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Great concert featuring pieces from 15th century Laborde Chansonnier, itself on display in the Coolidge Auditorium foyer, fancy housing case and all. This thing is TINY but chockfull of great music and the perfectly tuned Orlando Consort really did the music justice #libraryofcongress #orlandoconsort #manuscripts #earlymusic #latenight #dc #dcnightlife
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10/30/17
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‪Crackling set of Monteverdi’s 🎶: Opera Lafayette, soloists, Thomas Dunford’s magic lute at Kennedy Center #monteverdi #magiclute #opera #nightmusic #dcnightlife
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10/24/17
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A night at the #opera: WNO Aida. Ballsy, militarized production with RETNA's art and zero donkeys and elephants, excellent cast, with sensational Ekaterina Semenchuk as Amneris and three basses to die/get locked up in a tomb for: Morris Robinson, Soloman Howard and Gordon Hawkins.
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