30th Musique en Périgord Festival


The festival "Musique en Périgord" was first held in 1989 in the Roman church at Audrix, a small village located between the Vézère and Dordogne rivers

The theme of the Festival has been modified but its goals remain unchanged.
The Festival is intended to introduce talented young musicians as well as recognized artists, to bring classical music to the rural environment, and to provide great music in small places. It strives to attract different audiences by offering programs of diverse musical genres and tastes, and hopes to introduce children to classical as well as to other kinds of music.

A wide variety of music for everyone.

From July 31th to August 12, "Musique en Périgord" will hold its 30th Festival.
As usual, the program will offer a wide range of music: Chamber music, Baroque music, Jazz, Occitanian Music, Musics from all over the world. The festival will also include a concert catering to young audiences.

The concerts will take place in the churches in Audrix, Les Eyzies, Saint-Chamassy, on the banks of the Vézère river in Le Bugue, in the auditorium of Saint-Cyprien, the communal hall in Audrix and the park of the Campagne Castle. Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac will also participate in "Musique en Périgord".

The Carnival of Animals

Friday August 3 11.00 AM / Audrix | Communal Hall

Youth Public Concert

The Carnival of Animals

Music: Camille Saint-Saëns
Texts : Francis Blanche

Saint-Saëns wrote this work for a Shrove Tuesday concert.
This work takes place in a French tradition of musical pastiche as an animal like description.

Francis Blanche wrote texts as a humoristic introduction to every episode.

All the animals are invited to participate in this beautiful party: the Lion, the Hens, the Tortoises, the Elephant, the Kangaroos, the Donkey, the Swan, the Cuckoo and other Birds, the Fishes, and then the Pianists and the Fossils

Frank Hamon : Narrator, a comedian from the village of Audrix
Benjamin Lévy : Percussions First Prize winner in the Lyon CNSM (Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique), founder of the Orchestre de Chambre Pelléas. Currently director of the Provence Côte d’Azur Orchestra. He will play Marimba and Glockenspiel to give rhythm to the Saint-Saëns Carnival.
Constance Morvan: Clarinet. She plays in the Das Sinfonie Orchester Berlin and the Opera di Studio “Silvio Varviso”.
Strings and piano quartet: Jean-Michel Dayez – Piano, Pablo Schatzman – Violin,
Clément Courtin –Alto, Guillaume Lafeuille – Cello.