The 70th edition of the Menton Music Festival
Posted in In Menton le 15 June 2019
In 2019, the prestigious classical music festival which has hosted the greatest international performers celebrates its 70th anniversary. Yes, this is the 70th summer of the Menton Music Festival and we’ll be blowing out the candles from July 25th to August 13th. With music, of course!
An exceptional programme
In the pre-opening period, violinist Pavel Sporcl and the ensemble Gipsy Way will ignite the city with an ardent Hungarian Dance, followed by many other works.
The following day, the Concert des Nations, conducted by Jordi Savall, officially opens this 2019 edition. The programme includes works by Locke, Vivaldi, Rebel, Marais, Télemann and Rameau, who are gathered together on the theme of the Elements. A superb introduction to a programme so rich that it would be impossible to include all the details here.
Among the great performers who are scheduled to appear at the festival are the Chinese pianist Yuja Wang, who will be playing Mendelssohn with clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer, Fazil Say and Nicolas Altstaedt, Renaud Capuçon and David Fray, and Quai Number 5, a group that mixes together genres with contagious enthusiasm.
A magnificent yet intimate setting
"If the landscape can be a source of musical emotion, none, of course, is more conducive than old Menton on its Mediterranean shore.” These words of the pianist Marguerite Long immediately come to mind when, from the forecourt of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel, the first notes rise.
Before we let ourselves be totally bewitched, we gaze upon beautiful ochre facades of the old houses that slope gently down to the sea, dark and silent, carrying a light breeze. Behind the orchestra, the columns of the imposing Baroque facade lit by warm candles; above, the celestial vault, glittering with stars.
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