Concert d'Asmaä Hamzaoui / Bnat Timbouktou, Aix en juin - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2022
Tuesday 12 July 2022 Midis du Festival

Midi du Festival - Symphony Orchestras: Their Issues and Challenges

  • Languages in English and in French
  • Moderator François Delécluse, dramaturge du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
  • Video available for replay until Saturday 31 December 2022
  • Photo © Vincent Beaume

From Mozart and Mahler to Strauss, Stravinsky and Messiaen, symphony orchestras have grown to monumental proportions and represent a true challenge for musicians. Conductors have embraced this fact by taking the sonorous mass and its multitude of textures and sculpting them. In opera, the size of an orchestra poses a special challenge for vocal performances as well. Moreover, orchestras serve as a learning ground for young musicians: performing in such a context means examining your individual relationship with the creation of a collective sound.
With the participation of: Ingo Metzmacher (conductor of Salome), Ginette Decuyper (violinist with the LSO, and mentor of the MYO), Duncan Ward (musical director of the MYO) and Raphaël Pichon (musical director of Idomeneo)
In English and French
Moderator: François Delécluse