William Christie (musician)
William Lincoln Christie (born December 19, 1944 in Buffalo, New York) is an American-born French conductor and harpsichordist. He is a specialist in baroque repertoire and is the founder of the ensemble Les Arts Florissants.
Christie studied art history at Harvard University, where he was briefly assistant conductor of the Harvard Glee Club. From 1966, he began studies at Yale University in music, where he was a student of harpsichordist Ralph Kirkpatrick. He was opposed to the Vietnam War, and served in a reserve officers course to avoid the draft. He subsequently taught at Dartmouth College, but after his Dartmouth post was not renewed, Christie moved to France in 1971. He was one of a number of young men who left the United States at this time because of disagreement with the Vietnam War, and in order to avoid the draft. In France, he became known for his interpretations of Baroque music, particularly French Baroque music, working with René Jacobs and others. He also performed contemporary music alongside baroque music with the Ensemble Five Centuries.
In 1979, Christie founded Les Arts Florissants, named after the opera of the same name by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, which was to be its first fully staged production. Major recognition came in 1986 with the production of Lully's Atys at the Opéra-Comique in Paris. Christie has also presented and recorded works by André Campra, François Couperin, Claudio Monteverdi and Jean-Philippe Rameau.
Christie was a professor at the Paris Conservatoire from 1982 to 1995, and maintains an active role in pedagogy by participating in master classes and academies. In 2002, he founded Le Jardin des Voix, a biennial academy for young singers in Caen. Since 2007, he has had an affiliation with the Juilliard School, providing master classes in historical performance practice.
Christie has widened his group's core French repertoire, performing Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He has been guest conductor at the Glyndebourne Festival, and productions for Zurich Opera and the Opera de Lyon. He has also conducted period-instrument performances with more modern ensembles such as the Berlin Philharmonic.
Christie took French citizenship in 1995. He was appointed Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1993 and he is an Officier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He was elected a member of the French Académie des Beaux-Arts on November 12, 2008, in the "Unattached members" section (Membres libres), at the seat formerly held by Marcel Marceau, Seat #1. The elaborate gardens Christie designed for his house in Thiré were designated as a monument historique in 2006.

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William Christie Hits High Note in Charpentier Opera | Seen and Heard International
 Marc-Antoine Charpentier, David et Jonathas: Soloists, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor), Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, 17.4.2013
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A Spotlight On William Christie | Harmonia Early Music - Indiana Public Media
We'll explore the work of early music pioneer, William Christie, and take a look at the Parisian chanson. Plus, music by German composer Heinrich Isaac.
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Art & Culture Maven: William Christie Conducts Charpentier's David et Jonathas April 17 - 21 2013 at BAM (Brooklyn)
From a release:David et Jonathas Apr 17—Apr 21, 2013Peter Jay Sharp BuildingBAM Howard Gilman Opera HousePart of 2013 Winter/Spring SeasonBy Marc-Antoine CharpentierLes Arts FlorissantsAn Aix-en-Provence Festival productionConducted by William ChristieDirected by Andreas Homoki• Buy Tickets“Conductor William Christie brings the score dazzlingly to life… through buoyant, tripletime dances and aching laments. ” —The Guardian (UK)BROOKLYN - Following their landmark revival of Atys in 2011, venerated conductor William Christie and early music group Les Arts Florissants return to BAM with a Baroque gem fashioned from the roiling dramas of the Old Testament: French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s (1643—1704) rarely staged sacred tragedy David et Jonathas, directed by Andreas Homoki.
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by Jean Frisbie If William Christie equals the rediscovery of French Baroque opera, then Christie's Jardins de Thiré in Vendée should equal a garden where Louis XIV would feel at home. Although Christie is best known for 17th and 18th century French music, the gardens that have encircled his home since 1986 in western France, Le Bâtiment, are another of his passions.
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Après un succès au festival d’Aix en Provence, David et Jonathas de Marc-Antoine Charpentier mis en scène par Andréas Homoki et dirigé par William Christie revient à l’Opéra comique du 14 janvier au 24 janvier 2013. Salle comble, financiers puissants, de gros groupes et membres du protocole viennent célébrer, en ces temps sombres d’homophobie à la française, l’histoire d’amour entre David et Jonathas tirée des livres de Samuel dans la Bible.
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William Christie master classes tend to be well attended and eagerly anticipated. This is partly because of his reputation as founder of the superb baroque orchestra Les Arts Florissants, which he founded in 1979.
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