Concerts: the Mosan Summer Festival will take place from June 20 to August 22

Among the events included in this program is the concert of the winner of the Queen Elisabeth International Competition, the French pianist Jonathan Fournel, who will perform on July 10 in the Saints-Martin-et-Adèle church in Orp-le-Grand.

Por its 45th edition, the Mosan Summer Festival offers, from June 20 to August 22, a very eclectic program. Nineteen concerts aimed at a large audience which, itself, will be welcomed in a friendly atmosphere and invited, moreover, to discover 16 high places of heritage in the Mosane valley: collegiate churches, abbeys, churches, castles, farms old, priories, and gardens of the Mosane region.

The Festival will also be characterized by the diversity of its programming, the emphasis being on music from the Renaissance to the present day through very rich styles and genres and the participation of “flagship” musicians such as the French pianist Claire-Marie. Le Guay, French cellist Emmanuelle Bertrand, Belgian soprano Sophie Karthäuser and Belgian organist Benoît Mernier.

Taking into account the health measures, the duration of the concerts will be limited to one hour without a break. These same concerts will be duplicated at 4:00 p.m. and then at 6:00 p.m.

For the first time, the Festival will join forces with cultural institutions in Dinant for the Fête de la Musique. Thus at the “Kiosque” in Dinant, a free concert will be given on June 20 by the “Lumacamerata” string orchestra which will offer pieces by Vivaldi, Mozart, Lekeu, Dvorak and Bartok.

Among the events included in this program is the concert by the laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Competition, the French pianist Jonathan Fournel, who will perform on July 10 in the Saints-Martin-et-Adèle church in Orp-le-Grand.

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On July 18 in Hastière, the Belgian pianist Florian Noak, accompanied by the “Young Belgian Strings”, will perform Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto. On July 21, National Day, the Château de Deulin, near Hotton, will welcome Emmanuelle Bertrand for two concerts featuring the complete Bach suites for solo cello. On July 24, at the Ferme du Sanglier in Hemptinne, pianist Claire-Marie Le Guay will play pages by Mozart and Liszt.

The day of August 7 will be entirely devoted to the organ. At 11:30 am, Karol Mossakowski will play romantic works, by Fauré and Franck in particular, on the symphonic organ of the abbey of Maredsous in Denée. At 2:00 pm, Arnaud Van de Cauter, accompanied by the vocal ensemble “Utopia”, will offer music from “Brueghel’s time” on the Liège organ from the 18th century in the church of Gerpinnes. Finally, at 5:00 pm, Benoît Mernier will talk about “Bach and his entourage” on the organ of Saint-Materne d’Anthée church.

In addition, the old, romantic and modern repertoires will share the bill every weekend through ensembles such as “Los Temperamentos” (July 11), the Alfama quartet (July 25), the “Roza Enflorese” (31 July), the “Trio Talweg” (August 8), the alto-piano duo of Arnaud Thorette and Guillaume Coppola (August 15), as well as the “Arnold trio” (August 21).

In the gardens of Château de Biesme, soprano Sophie Karthaüser will sing Lieder by Félix and Fanny Mendelssohn, Schubert and Schumann.

For young audiences, five short films will be offered during a show that will see Johan Dupont and his troupe revive, on August 14, the magic formula of the “cine-concert” at the “Vieille Ferme” in Godinne .

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The Festival will close in the collegiate church of Huy with a concert of sacred music from the beginning of the 17th century and developed by the “InAlto” ​​ensemble which will notably accompany the soprano Alice Foccroulle.

Information and reservations: 082/22 59 24, www.etemosan.be and etemosan@skynet.be.

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