The Orchestre des Champs-Élysées was established in 1991 as an orchestra that specializes in music interpretation from the mid-Eighteenth Century to early Twentieth Century, covering works by Haydn to Debussy.
The orchestra performs each work on instruments from the period of the composer’s lifetime. As of 2010, the Orchestra has been in residence at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
As part of the repertoire of the VI International Classic Music Festival of Bogotá, dedicated to La Belle Epoque, the orchestra will give three performances at Teatro Mayor, and accompanied by the Santa Cecilia Choral Society, Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin and Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin. The concerts on April 6, 7 and 8, will be conducted by the dynamic British music director of opera, symphony and contemporary music, Gabriella Teychenné. Teychenné has been described as possessing a “terrific intelligence, clarity, musicality and focus” and being “radically passionate”.
The concert times are as follows: April 6 (4:00 pm); April 7 (4:00 pm); April 8 (8:30 pm).
Tickets available at the theatre’s box office or online at www.teatromayor.org or the official festival’s website: www.festivalmusicaclasicadebogota.org