Because of the Corona virus pandemic, all the public musical activities of our association have been largely suspended. We are applying all the government directives and will keep you up-to-date with the dates for our concerts on this site.
The Tourtoirac Music Week (8th to 16th August) will be maintained as well as some concerts in September, October, and November.
The concerts for the month of April were cancelled but will now be held in September. These include opera recitals by ‘Serioso ma non troppo’ and Marie Verhoeven (mezzo-soprano) and Jan Krejcik (piano).
To give you an idea of the activities of our association, we have put many videos and photos from our 2019 season on this site.
We offer you this new programme for 2020, in the hope that, in order to help musicians who are in current difficulties, you come in great numbers, for the pleasure and in solidarity, to hear the different concerts we have for you.
There are six video extracts on the welcome page to encourage you to go and see the others. You will appreciate the quality of our musicians, the variety of music played and the very large numbers of spectators we have had (some concerts, being full, meant we had to turn many people away. So, we are going to offer, from now on, the possibility of reserving places, for free, on this site or on the site of the Tourist Office.
New Programme for 2020
Some dates for other projects remain to be confirmed. Above all, please note that we are planning a system of reservations in order to avoid having to refuse so many people at our concerts in 2019, and also to organise social distancing. The growing popularity of our concerts and the principle of free entry has forced us to offer this service.
The Music Week has been maintained, but much reduced, with one concert in the evening of Saturday 8 th August in Tourtoirac and two end-of-workshop concerts on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th August with an invigorating replacement programme full of joy after this difficult period for all of us: Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’, extracts from Bach’s Cantata BWV147 and Handel’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus’.
The concerts on the 17th and 18th April have regrettably been cancelled and moved to the 11th and 12th September.
To our great regret, because of the pandemic, we have had to cancel the performance of Faure’s ‘Requiem’, which would taken place in the abbey with over 70 performers from the Dijon Orchestral Ensemble and the |Vocal Ensemble of St. Quentin en Yvelines, conducted by Flavien Boy.
25th -27th September- Flute concert with the Trio d’Argent and Patrick Gallois, the best of French flautists, and a new concert from Alba Spina, who you know already- Quentin Vestur harpist, Pierre Nenez flautist, and Thomas Thiebaud violinist.
31st October- Concert by Solfeggio, an ensemble of young musicians whom you may have seen last year and whom you can see again on our site
With the participation