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Jean Rondeau in Concert: The Harpsichord Redefined

  • Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)

Jean Rondeau in Concert: The Harpsichord Redefined


June 16, 2015 | 7:30 p.m.


Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Jean Rondeau

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the first U.S. performance by French harpsichordist Jean Rondeau.

This concert joins the spirit of the 34th annual Fête de la Musique under the 2015 theme Vivre ensemble la musique - Living Music Together, the founding value of this large event that celebrates sharing of music among the four corners of the globe.

The Fête de la Musique believes that living music together is a state of mind and, above anything else, the commemoration of the unifying power of music. 

Awarded at the prestigious Les Victoires de la Musique Classique as Best Solo Artist Revelation in 2015, Jean Rondeau will offer a program to his audience in Washington, DC that features works by Scarlatti and Bach


Johann-Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude extracted from the suite in C minor BWV 997

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata K. 119 in D Major - Allegro
Sonata K. 213 in D minor – Andante
Johann-Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Chaconne extracted from the Partita for solo violin n°2 in D minor BWV 1004

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata K. 208 in A Major – Adagio
Sonata K. 175 in A minor – Allegro
Sonata K. 132 in C Major – Cantabile
Sonata K. 481 in F minor – Andante Cantabile

Johann-Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto with Italian flair in Fa Major BWV 971 :
Allegro Vivace

Harpsichord by Thomas and Barbara Wolf, 2005, after Nicolas Dumont, 1707, generously made available by the University of Maryland

Online ticket reservations are required to this free admission concert.

In continuation of the Fête de la Musique, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy will also present a concert on Friday, June 19 by DC-based rock band, Paperhaus. Click here for more information. 

This performance by Jean Rondeau is presented with the support of France Musique