Orchestra of the Age of Enlighten- ment
Original Scores: Moliere’s Le Malade Imaginaire
3 & 9 November
Members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment bring their period-specific instruments, unique style and unmatched energy to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this winter.
‘For this remarkable ensemble, it’s all about the music’
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment make its debut performances in the intimate surroundings of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, to present Charpentier’s incidental music to Moliere’s La Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid) Charpentier’s music’s for the play is witty, charming – delightful. Perhaps a surprise given that until then composer was chiefly known for his sacred works. This colourful confection of dances, orchestral music and songs is brought alive by the period instruments of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for these performances.