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Génération @ Aix - Les violoncelles

Granados, Verdi, Bizet...
Friday 14 April - 18h00
Théâtre du Jeu de Paume
Edition 2023
© Caroline Doutre
© Caroline Doutre

The cello is a woody, warm instrument that produces a sound that is close to the human voice, and has always been popular among Easter Festival audiences.

Yet again, eight of our best soloists will feature on the stage of the Jeu de Paume theatre to perform together some of the most beautiful compositions for this exceptional instrument.

The magical alchemy formed by this remarkable octet can be heard in the feverish extracts of operas such as Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s La Traviata, and Granados’ Goyescas. The more tranquil Legends by Dvořak and Ernest Bloch’s Prière, will give us a glimpse of the cello’s softer, more spiritual side.

Olivia Gay, Julia Hagen, Florian Pons, Yan Levionnois, Edgar Moreau, Aurélien Pascal, Bruno Philippe, Maxime Quennesson, cellos

Works by Granados, Verdi, Bizet, Dvořák, Mahler et Bloch (transcriptions for cello octet by Roland Pidoux)

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