Wednesday, 27 January 2016

William Christie appointed Emeritus Conductor of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

William Christie, credit Jean-Baptiste Millot
William Christie, credit Jean-Baptiste Millot
William Christie has been appointed Emeritus Conductor of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE). American-born Christie is best known for his founding of the French group Les Arts Florissants and the revival of French baroque music. His association with the OAE dates from 1996 when he conducted them in famous performances of Handel's Theodora at Glyndebourne directed by Peter Sellers. Most recently Christie conducted the orchestra in Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie at Glyndebourne in 2013.

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