thursday 18 august 2016
12:15pm Toccata (fanfare opening) Free
Vézelay, starting at place Borot
Ensemble Gilles Binchois | Les Sonadori | Ensemble Silène
Dominique Vellard direction
Let’s properly celebrate the opening of the Rencontres Musicales by walking through the streets of Vézelay accompanied by Renaissance music.
2pm Pre-concert talk Free
Vézelay, Cité de la Voix, grange more info
Nicolas Dufetel & Guy Gosselin
Before every concert, musicologists present information about the concerts, with numerous audio examples, so that you can better appreciate the works to be performed in concert.
4pm From Toledo to Venice
Avallon, collégiale Saint-Lazaremore info
Ensemble Gilles Binchois | Les Sonadori | Les Silènes
Immerse yourself in the antiphonal music of the 16th century Spanish and Italian cathedrals.
6pm Southern Sorcerer Free
Vézelay, place des Rencontres more info
La Mal Coiffée
The five female singers in la Mal Coiffée reinvent polyphonic singing, where poetry and the Occitan language are culturally united.
7pm Pre-concert talk Free
Vézelay, Cité de la Voix, grangemore info
Jacques Rebotier, Nicolas Dufetel & Guy Gosselin
Before every concert, musicologists present information about the concerts, with numerous audio examples, so that you can better appreciate the works to be performed in concert. This talk will start with composer Jacques Rebotier’s humorous word or instrument of the day.
9pm Monteverdi Vespers
Vézelay, basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine more info
Arsys Bourgogne | Académie d’Arsys Bourgogne | Ensemble La Fenice | Mihály Zeke direction
This early Italian Baroque masterpiece, Monteverdi’s Vespers of the Virgi, is an incredible display of the composer’s talents. Supported by the musicians of the ensemble La Fenice, specialists in this repertoire, the vocal ensemble Arsys Bourgogne and the young Academy singers tackle this work under the baton of conductor, Mihály Zeke .
11:40pm And so the night… Free
Vézelay, basilica terrace gardens more info
These two poetic singer-songwriters will sing to you beneath the stars. Don’t miss this magical moment at the end of the day.