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NYU Orchestras at the Church of St. Joseph
Nov 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The November concerts of the NYU Symphony and NYU Philharmonia constitute a mini-festival entitled “Le bon goût.” “Le bon goût,” meaning “good taste,” is a phrase used since the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to describe music of the French Baroque. According to musicologist Albert Cohen, this style was characterized by a “delicacy of feeling, the predilection for understatement, the graceful ornamentation of ideas, the nobility of themes, and the love of theater, color and pageantry––[contributing] to an expression that is at once dramatic and personal.” These concerts, conducted by Guillaume Pirard, will give New Yorkers the opportunity to hear remarkable examples of this style and to witness its evolution in France and influence abroad.