Baroque orchestra led by Robert Mealy
The Yale School of Music will present a concert called Dancing Through Time on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 8 pm. Featuring orchestral suites by Lully, Purcell, and Rameau, the concert will take place in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street, New Haven).
The concert explores the rich world of the French Baroque suite, with dances from Lully’s Bourgeois Gentilhomme and Purcell’s King Arthur, as well as an orchestral suite taken from Rameau’s astonishing score of Dardanus.
Members of the orchestra have been studying baroque performance with Robert Mealy, a professor of violin and early music at Yale. Described by the New Yorker as “a world-class early music violinist,” Mealy leads ensembles such as the Yale Collegium Musicum players and the Yale Baroque Ensemble.
Students in his baroque orchestral performance class perform on the Yale School of Music’s replicas of baroque instruments, and string players utilize the School’s collection of baroque bows.