fifteen years ago, Julien Masmondet has docked at the island of Oleron, to the strikes of Rochefort and Marennes, a festival, Music in the country of Pierre Loti , placed in the memory of the writer, a native of Rochefort. The 15th edition will take place from Saturday 25 may to Saturday next. Through the rich programming of the event, Julien Masmondet, at the head of the Chamber Orchestra of New Aquitaine who officiera throughout this week of concerts, a tribute to the great composers of the French repertoire. Including Albert Roussel, a composer of the early Twentieth century which we are celebrating 150 years of the birth this year. His symphonic Feast of the Spider his opera Four poems , opus 3, or The Merchant of sand that goes , a music scene, will be played.
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the works of The contemporary Philippe Hersant – crowned two-time Victoires de la musique classique as a “composer of the year” 2010 and 2016 -, will also be put in the spotlight. Programmed ten times, the musician of 70 years, made the move up in the Charente-Maritime for the week and will attend a concert Tuesday, may 28, organised for the inmates of the House arrest of Rochefort. On Thursday evening, his works( Fantasy on the name of Sacher , Héliades … ) will be put next with those of Vivaldi.
Several recitals will complement the most beautiful settings in the area, including the citadel of Château d’oléron, or the more atypical: Tuesday evening, Blackbird by Olivier Messiaen, the Song of The birds and the Trio for flute, viola and cello by Albert Roussel will be interpreted in the resort lagoon Rochefort. The next day, the clarinettist Sébastien Batut ” will perform Abyss of the birds Messiaen the Swamp of Breakage, after a walk in this natural site. Also, a documentary on the activity of the lock to fish from the island of Oléron will be screened on Sunday, may 26, at Saint-Georges d’oléron.
a Tribute to the child of the country
throughout the week, Loïc Corbery, dashing member of the Comédie-Française, will read the texts signed, for the most part, the writer Pierre Loti. In particular, the 1st June, during a “concert-play”, closing day of the festival. Pieces by composers Jean Cras – a contemporary of Roussel, Debussy and the Turkish Ahmet Adnan Saygun will respond to the lines of the académie française, in the intimate setting of the Home of the Ancestors of Saint-Pierre d’oléron. Where the author of Activities spent his younger years, and sleeps for eternity.
full Programme of the festival Music in the country of Pierre Loti .
● The Merchant of sand that goes , by Albert Roussel, the Orchestra of the French radio conducted by René Leibowitz