The 24th "Musique en Périgord" Festival 2012
The festival "Musique en Périgord" was created in 1989 by young concert musicians, impressed by the acoustics of the roman church at Audrix, a small village located between the Vézère and Dordogne rivers. The Festival, which started with a programme entirely of classical music, became more eclectic, including not only classical and baroque music, but also jazz, medieval music, and ethnic music from all over the world. The festival also regularly includes a concert catering to young audiences.
The goals of "Musique en Périgord":
The Festival aims to welcome recognized artists as well as talented young musicians, to bring classical music to the rural environment, to make great music in small places. It strives to attract different audiences through openness to diverse musical genres and tastes, and to introduce children to classical and other kinds of music. "Musique en Périgord" makes a sustained effort of outreach to children with an emphasis on music as a joy, in order to educate the public of tomorrow. The variety of the programmes and the warm atmosphere of the concerts which bring together the musicians, regular and new audiences, characterize our Festival.
In 2012, "Musique en Périgord" will present its 24th festival, from August 1 to August 12. The different concerts will take place in the Roman churches of Audrix, Campagne, Les Eyzies, and Saint-Chamassy, the hall of Le Bugue, and the auditorium of Saint-Cyprien. Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac will participate in "Musique en Périgord".