An Audience with William Christie
William Christie, Conductor
In conversation about his two great passions - Gardens and Music
Sunday July 14, 2pm - 3.15pm
William began creating his garden from a bare field in western France thirty years ago. The garden has received world-wide attention and was recently declared a 'monument historique' by the French government. This is a rare event in itself but it is even rarer for it to happen during the lifetime of the garden's creator.
The design of the garden evokes the aesthetic of the Baroque and its evolution mirrors William's musical development. In the way that he has rediscovered and re-imagined baroque music for modern ears, so has the kindling of his garden re-ignited interest in gardens of the era. For William, an understanding of the aesthetic of the period, an in particular of its gardens, are important in appreciating the music produced at the time.
Tickets for the event cost £9.