ROMANTICISM IN ALL ITS MAGNIFICIENCE
The Chamber Orchestra of Occitanie
A chamber orchestra of 7 musicians with violin solo Anne Gallo Selva and mezzo soprano Marie Cubaynes, directed by Bernard Soustrot.
Respighi’s instrumental music displays a breadth of symphonies with dense and voluptuous orchestration. The programme for this concert is designed to showcase the voice and stringed instruments: vocal chords and string chords.
The Ancient Airs and Dances were originally composed for lute and were based on popular tunes.
The voice of the mezzo-soprano joins the stringed instruments to highlight Italian romanticism: the tone is warm, powerful and intensely dramatic.
Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, also based on popular Russian airs and dances, requires great orchestral coherence to emphasise the Russian charm of his writing.
A wonderful evening to close the summer festival.
LE CLOS DU MARBRIER
this evening's wine partner, from 7p.m
DINNER BEFORE CONCERT
- Salade des Iles (penne, pineapple, roast chicken, vegetables with a barbecue dressing)
- Squid Armoricaine
- Parsely potatoes
- Pineapple brochette, vanilla ice cream, salted caramel sauce