“Life is a tragedy to those who feel and a comedy to those who think.” Thus spoke, France's (very own) Shakespeare, Moliere. The new season at the Athens Concert Hall kicks off with an orchestral work in honour of the man behind Tartuffe, Don Juan, The Misanthrope and other timeless comedies. Known for criticising Pre-French Revolution nobility and the upper class of his time - we’re talking 1600s here – Moliere’s work somehow still remains relevant to this day. But, what about the music in his plays? Here comes Les Arts Florissants, an orchestra, which since its conception in 1979, specialises in making old - really old - music known to wider audiences. Based on Molière’s crowning works, they’ve prepared Molière et ses musiques, an original spectacle combining music, dance, and theatre to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s birth.