Grand Théâtre de Provence
YOUTH ORCHESTRA RESIDENCY
As it does every year, the French NationalYouth Orchestra will take up residence in August 2013. In 2013, it will be joined by national youth orchestras from several European countries. Over 400 participants will be given the opportunity to take part in master classes, public performances, meetings and debates in a professional environment. The guest of honour will be the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq. In addition, four orchestras will take turns at organising the residency: the youth orchestras of Italy, Spain, Cyprus and Turkey.
The Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Marseille-Provence 2013 are proud to present Elena, an opera by Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676). This is the first staged production since the opera was created inVenice in the 17th century. It features both tragic and comic characters— including Helen of Troy. This colourful piece was written for the Carnival, like most Venetian operas where cross-dressing scenes alternate with some of the Baroque era’s most beautiful lamenti.
Conductor Leonardo García Alarcón and director Jean-Yves Ruf will work with the Académie du Festival’s singers.
Contact : Cyril Eyriey
Grand Théâtre de Provence
ROMEO and JULIET
Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet is an educational artistic project that was launched in 2010 by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence with assistance from Josette Baïz and the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra. This exceptional project, bringing together around 100 young dancers and 80 young musicians, will be completed in 2013.
ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE, CŒUR DE RADIO FRANCE
Many concerts will take place at Aix-en-Provence’s Grand Saint-Jean and Marseille’s Théâtre Silvain. The Grand Saint-Jean will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of one of the 19th century’s most influential composers, Giuseppe Verdi. For this event, the French National Orchestra and the Radio France Choir, conducted by Daniele Gatti, will be joined by renowned soloists.
Le Grand Atelier du Midi
June 13 to Octobre 13, 2013
FROM CÉZANNE TO MATISSE
In Aix-en-Provence, the focus will be on form, which naturally leads to Cézanne, the “father” of modern art for Braque, Matisse and Picasso. The terms “form” and “colour”, which may seem to be opposites, are closely related in Cézanne’s eyes: “When the colour achieves richness, the form attains its fullness also.” The south of France also welcomed artists from the Dada and Surrealist movements. The exhibition concludes with a section on writing, which led to different forms of lyrical and geometrical abstraction, as seen in the work of Miró, Staël and Van Velde. The exhibition in Aix-en-Provence presents over 100 masterpieces from French and international collections — both public and private.
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Ancienne chapelle des Pénitents blancs
FONDATION JEAN ET SUZANNE PLANQUE
Opening in June 2013
Extension of the Granet Museum in the former Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, the flower of Louis XIV architecture in Aix. Already, between 1865 and 1878, the chapel was used as an annexe of the museum to house a significant donation which Cézanne visited in 1866, as we know from one of his letters to his friend Zola. This new space will be dedicated to the advent of modern art as initiated by Cézanne, and will contain the 20th-century masterpieces of the remarkable collection loaned for 15 years by the Jean and Suzanne Planque Foundation.
Château La Coste
CONTEMPOREAN ART IN AIX EN PROVENCE COUNTRYSIDE
Since June 2011, Château La Coste invites you through the hills and Vineyards to discover major worksof out from renowned artist such as: tadao
ANDO, louise BOURGEOIS, alexander CALDER,frank O. GEHRY, liam GiILLICK, andy GOLDSWORTHY,GUGGI, tatsuo MIYAJIMA, jean
NOUVEL, jeanmichel OTHONIEL, jean PROUVÉ,sean SCULLY, Richard SERRA, tom SHANNON,michael STIPE, hiroshiSUGIMOTO, TUNGA, franz
Château La Coste is a unique place where wines, arts and architecture areharmoniously set up together. The property is on an on-going projets
development – new installations have been added by d’Oscar Niemayer, Frank Gerhy andTony Berlant, Sou Fujimoto, Renzo Piano, and many more to come.
Site Mémorial du Camp des Milles
January to december
In 2012, the Les Milles concentration camp (near Aix-en-Provence), where people were imprisoned and deported between 1939 and 1942,will become a centre for memory, education and culture. It is theonly French camp, and one of the rare European camps, that is still intact and open to the public. It testifies to how persecuted men and women suffered, but also how they resisted. Around 19,000 people of 27 different nationalities were imprisoned in this camp, including
artists who produced hundreds of works. Examples include Max Ernst, Hans Bellmer and Lion Feuchtwanger. Over 2,000 Jewish men, women and children were deported to Auschwitz from Les Milles. Using this history, an innovative educational programme will be developed, giving visitors an opportunity to confront issues such as racism, anti-Semitism and fanaticism.
Individuals : 9,50€
Groups : 7.50€ - group from 15 pax- 1 gratuity for the tour leader
Permission for your own guide to make the visit himself with the group has to be requested to the museum.
The Tourist Office takes no responsibility for this information issued.