Qobuz, the Hi-Res streaming service for music lovers, has announced its sponsorship of the Le Monde Galant virtual concert by Juilliard LIVE. The concert features live and on-demand student performances for a global audience.
The June 29 release, now available, features an exclusive performance of the Juilliard415 period instrument set. The hour-long concert allows listeners and viewers to travel through time through the perspective of some of the greatest composers of the 17th and 18th centuries. The virtual concert Le Monde Galant by Juilliard LIVE is available for watch free on YouTube which is a very nice gift for aspiring music students.
The public will travel from the United Kingdom to the Ottoman Empire and from the Middle East to the Americas as imagined by Jean-Marie Leclair, Georg Philipp Telemann, Jean-Philippe Rameau, etc. With Qobuz’s help, the performance was professionally captured at the Peter J. Sharp Theater in Juilliard in May 2021 and edited with the school’s state-of-the-art video and audio recording equipment.
Robert Mealy, director of historical performances at Juilliard, said of the sponsorship:
“Nicholas McGegan created a wonderful world tour for Juilliard415, the virtuoso baroque orchestra of Juilliard’s historic performance department, in a year none of us could travel! Its 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 head east towards the Ottoman Empire and Persia, towards China, then towards the Incas of Peru, to finish on the banks of the Mississippi.
It was one of the highlights of our season with Juilliard415. We are delighted that Qobuz, who shares our commitment to quality and excellence, is sponsoring this performance and helping to expand its reach to audiences around the world.
Dan Mackta, US CEO of Qobuz, said: “Qobuz jumped at the opportunity to support Juilliard and its educational community. We offer our utmost respect for music and our admiration for those who create it.
The Julliard415 concert is an extension of Qobuz’s ongoing effort to super serve the biggest music fans. Earlier this year, Qobuz officially partnered with Zappa Records to release nine Frank Zappa albums for the first time exclusively in Hi-Res, and also became the only service available to broadcast in Hi-Res on Sonos. More, Christian McBride recorded an exclusive EP for Qobuz, Q.