Festival The first concerts begin in the metropolis before the evening of July 14.
With its 155 concerts in 70 places in the Occitanie region, the Radio France Occitanie Montpellier Festival begins this Saturday, July 10.
If it still promises to shine over a vast territory, a majority of the events will take place in Montpellier and its metropolis. It is also in this that the festival deploys its first concerts. Starting this Saturday, at 7 p.m., the Jacques-Cœur theater in Lattes welcomes the Parisian quartet Alborea. These cellists will perform a program ranging from Bach to Dvorák via Poulenc. The musicians will also play on Monday July 12 in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church in Saussan.
When you remove a musician and add two instruments, you get the Zeliha trio. On piano, violin and cello, they will perform a piece by Dmitry Shostakovich and another by Robert Schumann in the courtyard of the Chai du Terral, in Saint-Jean-de-Védas, this Saturday, July 10, at 7 p.m.
By further reducing the number of musicians, we arrive at Maxime Quennesson’s solo. The cellist will offer a program of six compositions including one by Ligeti and two by Bach, in the church of Saint-Théodorit in Vendargues, this Monday, July 12.
If you have not found your account in these proposals, you will have to wait for the eclectic evening of July 14. From 7 p.m., we will meet on the forecourt of Montpellier town hall, the singers of the choir of the Opéra de Montpellier and the young singers of the Opéra Junior. At 8:15 p.m., they will give way to singer Isabelle Georges and Roland Romanelli, Barbara’s accordionist / composer, who will perform 17 original songs. The evening will end with the fourteen musicians of Umlaut Big Band for the July 14 ball. Big band swing atmosphere guaranteed in the Domaine d’O amphitheater at 9 p.m. (reservation required).
These concerts are only a small part of the festival’s bulimic programming to be enjoyed until the end of the month.