From June 3 to 11, the Festival Les Athénéennes is celebrating its 10th anniversary under the theme of dance and decadence. 6 evenings, 19 concerts – classics, jazz, world music, and DJs – alongside artists such as Bertrand Chamayou, Grand Pianoramax, the Zaïde Quartet, Louis Schwizgebel, Diego Matheuz, and Laurent Coulondre.
Classical music, jazz, cine-concert from June 3 to 11
The 10th edition of the Les Athénéennes Festival will open on June 3 with two major works: the Grande Fugue op. 133 by Beethoven and the quintet for piano and strings by Schumann. They will be performed by the young French pianist Théo Fouchenneret, first prize at the Geneva International Competition in 2018 and revelation in the “instrumental soloist” category at the 2019 Classical Music Victories, and the Zaïde Quartet.
The very charismatic Andreas Schaerer will also be present at the opening night on 3 June. He will be accompanied by his group Hildegard lernt fliegen, in large format.
The first concerts with Takemitsu, Bach, and Shostakovich take place on June 5.
During the Les Athénéennes Festival, you will also meet Pierre Omer’s Swing Revue (gypsy swing rock), the Afro-beat collective Professor Wouassa, Bojan Z, a pianist daringly mixing jazz and Balkan culture, Laurent Coulondre, organist, keyboardist, composer, and jazz arranger, winner of a 2nd Jazz Victory in 2020.
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