About The Theater of Music
The Theater of Music is originally the title of a collection of songs and instrumental pieces, compiled in 1685 by John Playford, the greatest music publisher in England in the 17th century.
At this time when musical theater was born in England, a wide range of musical styles coexisted in London.
The programme "AN EVENING AT THE THEATRE” was released by the Ramée/Outhere label in November 2021 and received enthusiastic acclaim from the international press.
In 2021, The Theater of Music was in residence at the Cité de la Voix in Vézelay for the creation of its program dedicated to Nicola Matteis, the father and son who composed under a single name. The Theater of Music occasionally works with dancers, in particular with the Chestnut Company, and has recorded music by Telemann, Purcell, Playford, O'Carolan on the CD "Jog On". The ensemble has played many concerts, with highlights including the Valloire Baroque Festival and at costume balls (in Bath, England, in 2019).
Marion Fermé began this project after obtaining a grant in 2006 to carry out research on English music. The Theater of Music began as a program performed in concert in Germany and Austria, followed by a CD entitled "A Late Masque at the Drury Lane Theatre", recorded in 2009 at the Festival Songes d'été in Annot. This disc contains several world-premiere recordings of less-known composers including Henry Burgess and Samuel Akeroyde.
In France, Marion Fermé created the ensemble The Theater of Music in 2013, which played many concerts in the Drôme, in the Dordogne, and in Paris at the Festival Marin Marais.