1-12 June 2010. This music festival dedicated to baroque chamber music celebrates both the beauty of the genre and some of the wonderful French architectural patrimony in Rome. It is organised by the French Cultural Centre in conjunction with the French Embassy to the Holy See, and all the concerts, except the first, take place in beautiful French-owned baroque churches, some of which are rarely open to the public. All events are free of charge and begin at 21.00.
1 June. Piano and flute recital by Alessandro Stella and Mauro Conti. Music by Bach and Calligaris. At the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music. 4 June. Concert by the Maitrise du Centre de Musique baroque de Versailles conducted by Olivier Schneebeli. Music by Bencini. At the Church of S. Luigi dei Francesi. 5 June. Concert by the Concerto Soave conducted by Jean-Marc Aymes, with Monique Zanetti soprano and Christine Plubeau viol. Music by Mazzochi, de Montigny and others. At the church of S. Nicola dei Lorenesi. 10 June. Concert by the Ensemble Faenza conducted by Marco Horvat, with Nora Tabbush soprano and Bruno Helstroffer tjorba and baroque guitar. Music by Ferraro, Rossi, Gu