the essential To celebrate its 22 spring, the Toulouse les Orgues festival invents moments of unexpected musical creations and renews the approach of an unknown instrument.
Creations and youth
The festival will also feature new pieces such as “Nebula” composed by Giulio Tosti which Yves Rechsteiner speaks of as “the missing link” between the world of organists and contemporary creation (Thursday, October 7). But also “The Organ and the Bird” carried by Pierre Hamon (flutes), Catalina Vicens (organetto and large organ), Johnny Rasse and Jean Boucault (bird singers) who mix medieval melodies and birdsong (Saturday October 9). And other highlights like this “Bach Metamorphosis” (Tuesday 12 October) led by Lise Pauton (contortion) and Yves Rechsteiner (organ), film scores for Ennio Morricone performed by organist Esther Assuied (Thursday 13 October), the usual film-concert at the Saint-Sernin basilica (“L’Étrange aventure du vagabond poète” by Alan Crosland (1927) with Paul Goussot on the organ,), the meeting between Thierry Escaich (Gulliver organ) and Lionel Suarez (accordion, bandoneon) around the work of Astor Piazzolla (Friday 15 October). All these meetings are accompanied by strong support for the young generation of organists, from 12 The international organ competition in Toulouse, and the intervention component in schools as well as an involvement with young audiences is still asserting itself in order to pass, one day, the witness to a new audience …
Wednesday October 6 at 15 h 28 at Notre-Dame de la Daurade: “Messa di Gloria” by the vocal ensemble Les Elements et Mathias Lecomte. Thursday October 7 at 22 h 28 at the Gesu church: “Night of the Gesu: Nebula” by Giulio Tosti. Saturday October 9 at 15 h 28 in Saint-Etienne cathedral: “The organ and the bird”. Wednesday 13 October at 20 h 30 at Our -Dame de la Daurade: “Elegance and fantasies” with Jan Willem Jansen and Christophe Coin. Prices: from 5 € to 28 € and free events. Phone. 05 61 33 61 87. www.toulouse-les-orgues.org