Fete d'Ete: French Cantatas and Suites (2011)
Folger Consort performed Fête d’Eté: French Cantatas and Suites, from April 8 to April 10, 2011 in the Folger's Elizabethan Theatre. Sophisticated gentlemen and ladies of baroque France were fond of pastoral conceits. Countless late 17th- and early 18th-century songs are rhapsodic about ever balmy breezes and the warmth of mythic summers. Celebrating the temperate season, the Consort performed a collection of elegant and virtuosic instrumental music, and witty and amorous cantatas by Marais, Charpentier, and others.
- Robert Eisenstein: viola da gamba
- Krista Bennion Fenney: violin
- Joseph Gascho: harpsichord
- Jolle Greenleaf: soprano
- Colin St. Martin: transverse flute