Baroque Music Cycle in French Botafogo Alliance, days 26 and 27 April with free admission!

Baroque Music Series in the auditorium of the French Alliance Botafogo, days 26 and 27 April presents concert with the participation of soloists of the Baroque Orchestra of UniRio (BOTH): Patricia Michelini, Roger Gomes, Brook Luan Braga, Nichola Viggiano, Lucas Bracher, Rosanna Lanzelotte, under the artistic direction of soloist and flutist Laura Ronai.

The program also includes the Conference on French musical production of the Baroque period and the Masterclass taught by Benoît Dratwicki, artistic director of the Baroque Music Center of Versailles (CMBV).


French Rio de Janeiro Alliance in partnership with the Baroque Music Center of Versailles (CMBV) and the Baroque Orchestra Unirio (BOTH) present the Baroque Music Cycle, in the days 26 April (Friday), from 19h to Conference musician Benedict Dratwicki, artistic director of the Baroque Music Center of Versailles (CMBV), followed by Concerto at 8:0 pm, soloists with the Baroque Orchestra of Unirio, and day 27 April (Saturday), Masterclass, from 11h to 18h30, as Benedict Dratwicki, the Alliance Française auditorium, Botafogo, Rua Muniz Barreto, 730. Free entrance!

The schedule Friday night (26/4) It starts at 19h with a conference given by expert, writer and artistic director of the Baroque Music Center of Versailles (CMBV), Benedict Dratwicki, about the topic “Musical life in Paris during the Enlightenment” (in Portuguese The musical life in Paris in the Enlightenment time). Benedict address on the French musical production of the Baroque period, comprising the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, time of cultural movement, literary philosophical and intellectual "Enlightenment", from the second half of the Eighteenth century, originating in France and spread throughout Europe.

After forming in Cello, chamber music and musical training, Benedict He turned to the story, analysis and musical aesthetics, obtaining distinctions in different conservatories in Metz and Paris, before joining the aesthetic lessons and musical culture of the National Conservatory of Music in Paris and CMBV – Baroque Music Center of Versailles. Constantly invited to seminars, conferences or juries, Benedict Dratwicki, Current artistic director of the Baroque Music Center of Versailles, which he joined 2001, and the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice – Romantic Music Center from French 2007, It specializes in French opera of the eighteenth century. Author of several books and articles on the subject is completing a doctoral thesis at the Sorbonne on the composer François Colin de Blamont.

At 20h happens expected Baroque music concert “An evening at the show: Paris during the Enlightenment“, ( in Portuguese "One night in the lounge: Paris in the Enlightenment time) with the participation of soloists Baroque Orchestra UniRio (BOTH): Patricia Michelini, (recorder), Roger Gomes Ribeiro (violin), Luan Braga (violin), Nichola Viggiano (violin & alto), Lucas Bracher (cello), Rosanna Lanzelotte (harpsichord) and under the artistic direction of Laura Ronai ( flutist).

In the program the various hues of baroque music with works by "Jean-Baptiste Lully “(1632-1687), Italian composer, naturalized French and considered master of the French Baroque; “Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755)”, French Baroque composer of instrumental music, cantatas , opéra-ballet and vocal music, “Michel Corrette” (1707-1795), French organist, composer and author of music method books, “Jean-Philippe Rameau” (1683-1764), one of the greatest composers of the Baroque-Rococo period and had in France as the greatest expression of musical Classicism, presenting works such as "comic concert op. 4 No. 3 in greater ut”, “Following retirada gallant Indies” e “VI in concert to E minor 5 sopranos”.

On Saturday Benoît Dratwicki back to the auditorium of the Alliance Française to minister Masterclass aimed at students and music professionals, specialized or not, to talk about baroque music, its most important features, its composers, tonal harmony as opposed to the Gregorian modes hitherto prevailing in the period. The chat takes place from 11 am and at 18:30 with lunch break. Registration for the Masterclass will until Thursday, 25 April, by e-mail:

concert program “An evening at the show: paris to the Enlightenment“:

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Suite withdrawal of Atys

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755)
VI in concert to E minor 5 sopranos

Michel Corrette (1707-1795)
comic concert op. 4 No. 3 in greater ut

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755)
concert to 5 on. 37 I E minor

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Following retirada gallant Indies

The soloists of the Baroque Orchestra of the University of Rio (BOTH):
Laura Ronai, transverse flute and artistic direction
Patricia Michelini, recorder
Roger Gomes Ribeiro, violin
Luan Braga, violin
Nichola Viggiano, violin & alto
Lucas Bracher, cello
Rosanna Lanzelotte, harpsichord

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About Benoît Dratwicki

Benoît Dratwicki studied cello, bassoon, chamber music, musical training, analyze, orchestration and music history at the Conservatory of Metz, from which he graduated. At the same time, he first started university studies in Metz and then at the University Paris IV – Sorbonne, where he obtained a master's degree and DEA in musicology. He completed his training in music history classes, music culture and aesthetics of the CNR of Paris and CNSMDP. Specialist French opera of the eighteenth century and the changing styles and lyrical genres between 1750 and 1815, he is the author of several works of research on these issues and defended at the Sorbonne a thesis on François Colin de Blamont (1690-1760).

As part of its activities, he is also active in the field of publishing books and scores. Author of the first biography of the director of the Paris Opera, Antoine Dauvergne, he oversees the room program series or books-records. No CMBV – Baroque Music Center of Versailles, it publishes vocal music scores, including a collection of singing and keyboard.

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Between 1996 and 2008 he appeared in concert with L'Astrée ensemble he founded and for which he transcribed books. He continued this practice of transcription for various professional sets (Mass Pontifical of Théodore Dubois for the Brussels Philharmonic, ATIS Piccini or Saphir David para Circle of Harmony).

In 2001, he joined the Baroque Music Center of Versailles as a delegate to artistic relations; in 2006, he became the artistic director who currently holds.

From 2006, he participates in the creation of the Palazzetto Bru-Zane (French Romantic Music Center) in Venice, an institution run by the Bru Foundation. He is the first artistic director (2006-2009) before becoming the artistic director (2010- /) responsible for vocal distribution and implementation of operatic projects.

Invited to seminars, conferences or juries, Benoît is a producer of La Querelle des programs Bouffons and Exit the binoculars on France Musique (2006-2007) presented with his twin brother Alexandre Dratwicki.

About the Director artistic, Laura Ronai

Piper graduated in Bachelor of Music from the UNIRIO Flute and the State University of New York. Obtained master's degree at the City University of New York and a doctorate in Interpretive Practices in UNIRIO. He has taught at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid and, in the United States, at Rutgers and Princeton universities. Visited England, a convite do British Council, and played recitals in the US and Europe. He played in duo with the pianist Ruth Serrao and the harpsichordist Sula Kossatz, who integrates the chamber groups Sine Nomine and Re-Ringtones. Laura Ronai writes for the US magazine Early Music America, Flute Talk e Fanfare, and publishes articles regularly in major music magazines in Brazil. In UNIRIO is responsible for flute chair, in addition to being a professor at the Graduate Program in Music. From 2006 to 2010 was head of the Department of Song and Wind Instruments of the same institution, and is coordinator of the Baroque Orchestra of UNIRIO.

About the Alliance Française

With 133 years of activities in Brazil, the French Alliance is a reference in the language and doubtless, the most respected institution and known the world, when it comes to the spread of the French language and Francophone cultures. Has, currently, more than 830 units 132 countries, where they study about 500.000 students. In France, it has schools and cultural centers for foreign students. Brazil has the world's largest network of French Alliances with 37 associations and 68 units.

It is the only institution in Brazil authorized by the Embassy of France, to apply the tests that give access to international diplomas DELF and DALF, recognized by the French Ministry of National Education. The Alliance Française is also official examination centre for international testing validity of two years TCF (The French Knowledge Test) TEF and Canadian (French Assessment Test) and the national test valid for one year Capes (recognized by agencies CAPES and CNPq MEC).

The Alliance Française in Brazil develops partnerships with numerous French and Brazilian companies, In addition to being an essential actor of franco-Brazilian cultural dialogue.

The Alliance Française of Rio de Janeiro offers 25% discount on all regular courses, workshops, Seniors, among others for state and municipal employees of Rio de Janeiro.

Event: Baroque Music Cycle
Friday – 26 April 2019
19hConference with Benoît Dratwicki, do CMBV – “Musical life in Paris during the Enlightenment”
20h – Concert with soloists of the OBU – “An evening at the show : Paris during the Enlightenment”
Local: Alliance Française Botafogo, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro
Street: Rua Muniz Barreto, 730
Free entry.
Reservations advised by e-mail:
Saturday – 27 April 2019
Event: Masterclass com Benoît Dratwicki
Local: Alliance Française Botafogo
Street: Rua Muniz Barreto, 730, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro
Time: 11h às13h / 14H30 at 6:30 pm
More information and reservations via email:
Free entry.


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