31st Musique en Périgord Festival


The festival "Musique en Périgord" was first presented in 1989 in the roman church at Audrix, a small village located between the Vézère and Dordogne rivers. It will celebrate its thirty first anniversary.
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 settings. It strives to attract new 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.
Exposing children to the joy and appreciation of good music is an important goal. Music enriches the lives of the young and also creates the audiences of tomorrow.
The content and format of the program is created for an intimate environment intended to bring together the musicians ad the audiences, young and old. A welcoming, family atmosphere characterizes our Festival.

In 2019, "Musique en Périgord" festival will be presented from July28 to August 12.

The various concerts will be performed in the Roman churches of Audrix, Les Eyzies, Saint-Chamassy, on the banks of Vézère River in Le Bugue, in the auditorium of Saint-Cyprien, and in the park of Campagne’s Castle. Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac will also participate in "Musique en Périgord".

Laurent Lévy
Artistic Director

SAXBACK ENSEMBLE | Classical and contemporary music

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9 pm / Campagne Gardens of the Château

(Property of Dordogne Department Council)

Leonard Bernstein, Overture of Candide opera
Claude Debussy, Children’s corner
Modeste Moussorgski, Night on Bald Mountain
Piotr Illitch Tchaïkovski, Souvenirs de Florence
Eric Goubert, Formes instables de gravité de type 3-WZ
Jerry Bock, Fiddler on the roof

The Saxback Ensemble is composed of six musicians coming from the Paris Conservatory and the Amsterdam Conservatory. This innovative band has been directly inspired by Adolph Sax, a genius inventor from the 19th century known for creating the saxophone and the saxhorn (which then gave birth to the euphonium). And also for improving the systems of the clarinet and bass-clarinet!
Returning from the US with a 2nd prize in the 2018 « M-Prize » Chamber Music International Contest, the Saxback Ensemble is widening its artistic scope and exploring the capabilities of their instrumentarium through an order to composer Christian Dachez and by signing up a partnership with the « Revue & Corrigé » magazine, a magazine specialising in heritage cinema, to produce a cinema screening with live music in Paris.
Among others, they played at the Eiffel Tower, at the Musée de la Musique (Paris Philharmonie), at the « Va Jouer Dehors » Festival in the Rieux-Volvèstre cathedral, at Neuilly theatre and even in Central Park, New-York. 

Juliette Adam and Joséphine Besançon, Clarinet
Nicolas Arsenijevic, Antonin Pommel, Paul Lamarque, Saxophone
Hélène Escriva, Euphonium