What's On

Sunday 13 March 2022, 7pm

Les Arts Florissants

Les Arts Florissants


Choir & Orchestra of Les Arts Florissants
William Christie
musical director
Rachel Redmond
James Way
Sreten Manojlović


George Frideric Handel
L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Running Time

2 hours 40 minutes

“Let their sweetness, through mine ear / Dissolve me into ecstasies.” To live in thoughtful moderation or to surrender to unbridled humour?

Handel’s rarely-heard work on the poetry of Milton is performed in this Saffron Hall debut by legendary Baroque director William Christie and his French ensemble Les Arts Florissants with all their celebrated flamboyance and flair.

Pre-concert talk 5.45-6.30pm
In a pre-concert conversation free to all ticket-holders, William Christie talks with writer and critic Nicholas Kenyon about his long adventures with Les Arts Florissants exploring early music, his love of Handel, and introduces the remarkable music of L’Allegro.

Age Guidance

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old