La Simphonie du Marais

La Simphonie du Marais. Founded in 1987 by Hugo Reyne · Established since 2004 at La Chabotterie in Vendée - Pays de la Loire region.

In 1987, after he had been playing with European leading Baroque ensembles, Hugo Reyne decided to create his own ensemble.
In founding La Simphonie du Marais, he hoped to share his discoveries, joys and emotions with as many as possible and to breathe life into his numerous musical projects.
An ardent defender of the French musical patrimony from Lully to Rameau, he chose a name combining the word «Simphonie», the 17th - and 18th - century synonym for instrumental ensemble, and «Le Marais» one of the most beautiful areas in Paris, representative of the Baroque era. The name was quite appropriate as La Simphonie du Marais is now eventually based in Vendée, a region of western France, whose territory is bordered by marshes, namely Le Marais Breton and Le Marais Poitevin.
La Simphonie du Marais proposes programs - concerts and performances - of symphonic music, ballets, comedies-ballets and operas that can assemble up to 70 musicians : soloists, orchestra and choir.
Hugo Reyne is also very keen on the chamber and concertante repertoire for flute, as well as outdoor music with oboe ensemble. Thus, La Simphonie du Marais displays its multi-faceted talents, and is constantly able to propose new programs.
Hugo Reyne invites the audience into his musical universe by offering original forms of concerts wherein music often comes into close contact with poetry, drama, dance, architecture, gastronomy or even horse-riding. In order to achieve this, he regularly works with narrators, actors, dancers, cooks, riders …
For 25 years, La Simphonie du Marais has been present on the national and international scenes; She performed in the most famous venues in France: Cité de la Musique, Opéra Royal de Versailles, Opéra Comique … In the world: Konzerthaus in Vienna, Concert Hall in Stockholm, Capella in St-Peterburg… And, also in renowned festivals, as eclectic as: Sablé, Pontoise, Maguelone, la Folle Journée, La Chaise-Dieu, Milano-Torino, the Lausanne Bach festival, Utrecht …
La Simphonie du Marais has recorded around thirty Cds, all critically acclaimed. For the most part, these recordings, made on a regular basis, are the results of Hugo Reyne’s research work on the French musical patrimony:
-  a series of records devoted to the works of Lully: the recently released and well received Atys (Musiques à la Chabotterie), and ten other volumes among which Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Isis, Amadis, Le Triomphe de l’Amour … (Accord-Universal)
- another collection since 2006 devoted to Rameau (Musiques à la Chabotterie): La Naissance d’Osiris, Concert mis en Simphonie, Naïs, Les Indes galantes (soon) etc.
- previously unrecorded works by Delalande, Desmarest, Dieupart, Dornel, Fiocco, Francœur, Gautier, Handel, Moreau, Philidor, Rebel, Vivaldi etc.
- thematic programmes such as Viennoiseries musicales, Musiques au temps de Richelieu, La Fontaine, Musiques à danser, Musiques aux Etats du Languedoc, Musiques pour les Mousquetaires, etc.
- And, of course, the masterworks of the repertoire like the Corelli’s sonatas present here, the 6 concertos for recorder of Vivaldi, the 6 Brandeburg Concertos by Bach (soon).

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