Juilliard’s Historical Performance program takes listeners on a Hi-Res musical trip around the world
Qobuz, the music lovers’ Hi-Res streaming service, is pleased to sponsor Juilliard’s release of Le Monde Galant. The concert is part of Juilliard LIVE, which showcases live-streamed and on-demand student performances for a global audience.
The June 29 release, out now, features an exclusive performance from the Juilliard415 period-instrument ensemble. The hour-long concert allows listeners and viewers to travel back in time through the perspective of some of the foremost 17th and 18th century composers. Audiences will travel from the United Kingdom to the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East to the Americas as imagined by Jean-Marie Leclair, Georg Philipp Telemann, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and more.
With the help of Qobuz, the performance was professionally captured in Juilliard’s Peter J. Sharp Theater in May 2021 and edited with the school’s state-of-the-art video and audio recording equipment. The concert premiered on June 29 on Juilliard’s Media Gallery (https://www.juilliard.edu/event/150196/juilliard415-presents-le-monde-galant) and YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/JuilliardSchool), and will be available for on-demand viewing for a period of one month.
The Julliard415 concert is an extension of Qobuz’ ongoing effort to super-serve the biggest music fans. Earlier this year, Qobuz officially partnered with Zappa Records to release nine Frank Zappa albums exclusively in Hi-Res for the first time, and also became the only service available to stream in Hi-Res on Sonos. Christian McBride recorded an exclusive EP for Qobuz, The Q Sessions. And, since it became available in the U.S. in 2019, Qobuz has been the go-to for aficionados looking for a more immersive listening experience that includes exclusive editorial content and essays, music booklets, full-length liner notes, playlists, and more.
Robert Mealy, director of Historical Performance at Juilliard, said of the sponsorship: “Nicholas McGegan created a wonderful world tour for Juilliard415, the virtuoso baroque orchestra of Juilliard’s Historical Performance department, in this year when none of us could travel! His program takes us through the folk traditions of 18th-century Europe, with visits to France, Italy, Spain, Scotland, and the fascinating melodies of Eastern Europe. After a visit to Moscow, we go east to the Ottoman Empire and Persia, to China, and then to the Incas of Peru, finally finishing at the banks of the Mississippi. This was one of the highlights of our season with Juilliard415. We’re thrilled to have Qobuz, which shares our commitment to quality and excellence, sponsor this performance, and help broaden its reach to audiences across the globe.”
Dan Mackta, U.S. Managing Director of Qobuz, said “Qobuz jumped at the opportunity to support Juilliard and its educational community. We offer our utmost respect for the music and admiration for those that create it.” About QobuzFounded in 2007, Qobuz, a pioneer of high-quality sound, Qobuz is the French music streaming and download service that meets the needs of demanding music lovers and audiophiles. Available in 18 countries around the world, in Europe, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, Qobuz offers an exceptional range of exclusive editorial content written by a team of experts. With its catalog of more than 70 million tracks, Qobuz also has the richest choice of high-resolution (Hi-Res) references on the market. Qobuz is the only multi-genre platform to achieve Hi-Res certification— – a label awarded by the Japan Audio Society (JAS). For more information: qobuz.com
Juilliard415—an ensemble The New York Times said plays with “poise, hair-trigger responsiveness”—is Juilliard’s primary period-instrument ensemble. Juilliard415 musicians work with an unrivaled roster of resident and guest artists including Monica Huggett, Nicholas McGegan, Ton Koopman, William Christie, Masaaki Suzuki, Jordi Savall, Jane Glover, Harry Bicket, and many others. The ensemble performs a dynamic programming of repertoire from the late 16th through the early 19th centuries on period instruments.
About The Juilliard School
Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. The school’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens. Located at Lincoln Center in New York City, Juilliard offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, drama (acting and playwriting), and music (classical, jazz, historical performance, and vocal arts). Currently more than 800 artists from 43 states and 44 countries and regions are enrolled at Juilliard, where they appear in over 700 annual performances in the school’s five theaters; at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and David Geffen halls and at Carnegie Hall; as well as at other venues around New York City, the country, and the world. Beyond its New York campus, Juilliard is defining new directions in global performing arts education for a range of learners and enthusiasts through The Tianjin Juilliard School and K-12 educational curricula