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RAMEAU 250 PROJECT - INTERNATIONAL RAMEAU ENSEMBLE

2014 marks the 250th anniversary of the great French composer Jean- Philippe Rameau and we want to make his music famous!

RAMEAU 250 PROJECT - INTERNATIONAL RAMEAU ENSEMBLE

2014 marks the 250th anniversary of the great French composer Jean- Philippe Rameau and we want to make his music famous!

£705
pledged of £15,000pledged of £15,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, January 31 2014 12:52 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 31, 2014

About

Rameau 250 Project

  • The International Rameau Ensemble was founded to promote the extraordinary work of the great French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau in the run up to 2014; which is the 250th anniversary of his death. He was a musical revolutionary giant in his day and yet only now are modern audiences waking up to the genius of his writing. We are an international group in that our players and singers were born in many different countries but we also have an ambitious vision to make the music of Rameau famous across the globe. We share a passion for his extraordinary work and led by academic research we hope to become the UK’s leading centre for historically informed performance and modern era premieres of Rameau works. Our hugely successful inaugural concert of opera scenes in autumn 2013 entitled ‘Amour’ showed us how this music touches both seasoned fans and newcomers alike across all age groups through the theme of love, which is so central to his music. 
  • The International Rameau Ensemble are looking to raise £15,000 to launch our Rameau 250 Spring Project: a UK concert tour of rarely performed sacred choral works, which as far as we know will be the premiere performances in the UK.
  • Our first performance will take place in Central London on February 21st 2014 at the stunning St George's Hanover Square, where George Frederick Handel used to worship in the mid 1700s and precisely at the time when Rameau (who was then in his 50s) began embarking upon his first great Operatic masterpieces! Further London concert dates shall take place between February and April 2014 and will be announced in due course (subject to funding).
  • We intend to use the funds to cover our expenses including venue hire, music parts (which have to be imported from France!), travel expenses and fees for the orchestra, choir, conductor and soloists. We have acted in faith and have booked some of the finest musicians and concert venues in London for our inaugural season and are excited at the unique opportunity in 2014 to make our dream a reality!
  • Future plans for 2014 and beyond include our ambitious Rameau 250 Autumn Project: a fully staged operatic double-bill of one act operas in the autumn.

We hope that you will join us in launching the rebirth of Rameau in 2014!

Lawrence Olsworth-Peter

Artistic Director

Risks and challenges

Our challenge for 2014 and beyond is to keep building the momentum of popular support for Rameau's work and maintaining the funding we need to be able to carry on producing high quality performances in established venues both in the UK and abroad. It is simply our collective passion for this music that has brought us this far and encouraged us to commit wholeheartedly to the project which we pray will drive the Rameau revival forward.

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    One complimentary ticket to one of our UK performances; your name on our website www.rameau.eu and in our Rameau 250 Spring Project programmes as a supporter of the International Ensemble.

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    Two complimentary tickets to one of our UK performances and access to watch the ensemble in rehearsal plus all gifts listed at the lower level amount.

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    'Special friend of the IRE' status. A selection of the International Rameau Ensemble will perform in your home/premesis (available within the M25) plus all gifts listed at the lower amount. Concert date to be decided between your schedule and ours.

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    'Best Friend of the IRE' status. The international Rameau Ensemble and soloists will perform in your home/premesis (available within the M25) plus all gifts listed at the lower level amount. Concert date to be decided between your schedule and ours.

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