Festival 2012

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Tuesday 7 August
Gala Dinner & Taster Concert
Soirée musicale et gastronomique

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Tickets 65€ (champagne, dinner & wine included)

Wednesday 8 August 12h

Seillans Chapelle Notre-Dame de l’Ormeau

CONCERT DE MIDI

Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin for wind quintet

Bianca Hottinger, flute

Lisa Gross, oboe 

Moritz Roelcke, clarinet

Lara Morger, bassoon

Tiffany Stirling, horn

Debussy String Quartet

Karen Mainwaring, Suzanne Bareau violins

James Swainson, viola, Christopher Hoyle, cello

 

This free concert, in the delightful and historic Chapelle Notre-Dame de l’Ormeau, offers two works by the much-loved French composers Ravel and Debussy. Le Tombeau de Couperin (arranged for wind quintet from the original piano version) pays tribute to the French 18thcentury musical tradition, and combines a range of mood from the playful to the solemn. Debussy wrote just this one string quartet; it is in four movements, with a beautiful and highly lyrical slow movement.

Entrance free

Wednesday 8 August 19h

Bargemon Church

STAR SOLOISTS OF MUSIQUE CORDIALE

Rameau  Les Indes galantes (suite)

Bach  Concerto for Oboe & Violin

Lisa Gross, oboe Lisa Obert, violin

Rachmaninov Vocalise

Hungarian & Romanian Dances

Michel Tirabosco, panpipes

Bach  Non sa che sia dolore   BWV 209

Dima Bawab, soprano, Bianca Hottinger, flute

Mozart  Adagio from Clarinet Concerto 

Moritz Roelcke, clarinet

Saint-Saëns  Introduction Rondo & Capriccioso

Eva Thorarinsdottir, violin                                                            

Conductor  Tom Seligman

In this concert, leading musicians from Musique Cordiale are showcased. The gloriously “autumnal” slow movement from the famous Mozart clarinet concerto makes a fine contrast with the Bach cantata BWV 209,  “Non sa che sia dolore”, where solo flute and high soprano voice interweave to create a magical effect. Rameau’s lively and engaging suite from his opera-ballet Les Indes Galantes is written for chamber orchestra, while Saint-Saens’ “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” makes the most of the violinist’s virtuoso technique. Rachmaninov’s Vocalise is a very popular work, perhaps owing to its sweet poignancy and melodious charm, which will be followed by some popular dances from Europe.

Entrance 15€

Thursday 9 August, 19H

Mons Church

CHAMBER CONCERT

 Debussy String Quartet

Karen Mainwaring, Suzanne Bareau violins

James Swainson, viola, Christopher Hoyle, cello

Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin for wind quintet

Bianca Hottinger, flute

Lisa Gross, oboe

Moritz Roelke, clarinet

Lara Morger, bassoon

Tiffany Stirling, horn

Mozart Quintet for Clarinet & strings

Lisa Obert, Skye Carman violin

Cheryl Law, viola  Maya Kashif, cello                                                             

The enchanting setting of the church at Mons forms the perfect venue for this chamber concert. The concert starts with Debussy’s only string quartet in four movements, with a beautiful and lyrical slow movement. Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin (arranged for wind quintet from the original piano version) was written during the First World War and pays tribute to the French 18th century musical French tradition. The concert ends with the sublime quintet for clarinet and strings by Mozart.

 Entrance 20€

Friday 10 August, 12h

Seillans Chapelle Notre-Dame de l’Ormeau

LUNCH CONCERT                                              

Entrance free

Friday 10 August, 19h

Seillans Church

ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Rameau  Les Indes galantes suite

Saint-Saëns  Cello Concerto No.1 Chiara Enderle, cello                   

Bach  Concerto for Oboe & Violin

Lisa Gross, oboe Lisa Obert, violin

Elgar  Introduction and Allegro for Strings

Conductor  Tom Seligman

Two contrasting concerti form the centrepiece of this programme. Bach’s soaring double concerto for oboe and violin forms a huge contrast with the declamatory splendour of Saint-Saëns’ cello concerto. Rachmaninov’s Vocalise is a very popular work, perhaps due to its sweet poignancy and melodious charm. Finally, the glorious Introduction and Allegro for strings by Edward Elgar provides a suitable climax to an evening of splendid music making.

Saturday 11 August, 19h

Salle Polyvalente de Seillans

JAZZ
Jean Marie Reboul piano
Claude Meier bass
Samuel Rohrer drums
Louise Golbey voice
Johnny Dutoit guitar

This year we welcome the return of pianist Jean-Marie Reboul, an extremely versatile performer of both classical music and jazz. He will play with the bass player from Switzerland, Claude Meier, and will be joined by Samuel Rohrer the celebrated young Swiss drummer who performs internationally with many groups.  We are also thrilled that the emerging jazz star from London, Louise Golbey is able to join us with her guitarist Johny Dutoit.  These musicians will meet for the first time in Seillans, and the evening promises to include different styles of jazz, which will appeal to the wide-ranging tastes of our jazz cognoscenti.

Entrance 20€

Sunday 12 August, 19h

Seillans Church

ORCHESTRAL CONCERT ILLUMINATIONS
Saint-Saëns Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
Eva Thorarinsdottir, violin
Britten Les Illuminations
Andrew Staples, tenor

Mozart Là ci darem la mano
Dima Bawab, soprano, George Humphreys, baritone
Mozart Adagio from the clarinet concerto
Moritz Roelcke, clarinet
Mozart Haffner Symphony No 35

Conductor Tom Seligman

Saint-Saëns’ “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” is one of the most virtuoso pieces in the violin repertoire.  Britten’s ‘Les Illuminations’ will be performed by Andrew Staples.  George Humphreys and soprano Dima Bawab perform Mozart’s dramatic arias to complete the evening’s vocal content. Moritz Roelcke joins the orchestra for the sublime slow movement from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and the concert ends with Mozart’s spirited Haffner Symphony.

Entrance 20€

Monday 13 August, 19h

Seillans Salle Polyvalente

Music and Song

Bach  Non sa che sia dolore   BWV 209

Dima Bawab soprano; Bianca Hottinger, flute

Mozart Quintet for Clarinet & strings

Lisa Obert, Skye Carman violin

Cheryl Law, viola Maya Kashif , cello

Caroline Inderbitzen, clarinet

Arias and songs to be confirmed.

One of the main aims of Musique Cordiale is to promote up and coming young soloists, and to give them the opportunity to perform works of their choice with piano.  This evening, Bach cantata BWV 209  “Non sa che sia dolore”, where solo flute and high soprano voice interweave to create a magical effect The glorious quintet for clarinet and strings by Mozart, featuring some of the festival’s most talented musicians will be performed for a second time. Jean Marie Reboul will accompany singers and players in a programme of varied music and entertaining melodies for the rest of the evening.

Entrance 15€                                                                                                        

Tuesday 14 August, 19h

Seillans Church

CONSORT CORDIAL

Andrew Staples returns to Musique Cordiale for the sixth year with a group of male singers to form a Consort. To start the concert they will perform Bach’s beautiful Lutheran Mass in G minor, which includes two women’s voices. 

This will be followed by a work specially commissioned for the festival by the English composer, Cecilia McDowall.  Night Flight marks the centenary of the first woman to fly across the Channel, the American aviatrix, Harriet Quimby, who flew the Louis Blériot route in reverse from Dover to Calais, 1912. Written for a cappella consort and cello solo these three songs are settings of beautiful poems by the British poet, Sheila Bryer.  Each song has something about the night or flight about it. In each of the three movements much of the solo cello writing is high, using the range of the instrument that is most sonorous and eloquent and at times ethereal. Tonight we perform the final movement, Before Dawn, which concludes Night Flight with an evocation of a fragrant summer’s night in the hour before dawn when the garden, stripped of light and shade is utterly itself: a place of solid stillness.

© 2012, Cecilia McDowall.

The second half of the concert will be dedicated to works for male voices, including part songs and madrigals and many popular tunes to make you leave the concert humming.

Entrance 20€

Wednesday 15 August, 12h

Seillans Chapelle Notre-Dame de l’Ormeau

LUNCH CONCERT            

This concert in the Chapelle N-D de l’Ormeau will be the perfect place to listen to a programme of a cappella music as a preview of works to be heard at the end of the week.

 Entrance free

Wednesday 15 August, 19h

Seillans Salle Polyvalente

PAN-PIPES & SONG

“A Musical Journey from Tango to Gypsy music.”

 Michel Tirabosco our unique panpipe player and highly esteemed musician returns to Musique Cordiale with his pianist Jean-Marie Reboul.  Joined by his wife, Sophie Tirabosco, they will take you on a “ Musical Journey from Tango to Gypsy music.” 

Entrance 20€

Wednesday 15 August, 21h

Correns Church

CONSORT CORDIAL

Andrew Staples returns to Musique Cordiale for the sixth year with a group of male singers to form a Consort. To start the concert they will perform Bach’s beautiful Lutheran Mass in G minor, which includes two women’s voices. 

This will be followed by a work specially commissioned for the festival by the English composer, Cecilia McDowall.  Night Flight marks the centenary of the first woman to fly across the Channel, the American aviatrix, Harriet Quimby, who flew the Louis Blériot route in reverse from Dover to Calais, 1912. Written for a cappella consort and cello solo these three songs are settings of beautiful poems by the British poet, Sheila Bryer.  Each song has something about the night or flight about it. In each of the three movements much of the solo cello writing is high, using the range of the instrument that is most sonorous and eloquent and at times ethereal. Tonight we perform the final movement, Before Dawn, which concludes Night Flight with an evocation of a fragrant summer’s night in the hour before dawn when the garden, stripped of light and shade is utterly itself: a place of solid stillness. © 2012, Cecilia McDowall.

The second half of the concert will be dedicated to works for male voices, including part songs and madrigals and many popular tunes to make you leave the concert humming. 

Entrance 15€ 

Thursday 16 August, 19h

Callian Church
CHORAL CONCERT

Barber Adagio

Morten Lauridsen Madrigali

Delibes Lakmé duet
Mozart Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni)        

Bizet Pearl-fishers duet

Mozart Mass in C minor KV427

Dima Bawab, Kate Howden sopranos

Andrew Staples, tenor, George Humphreys, bass

 Conductor  Tom Seligman

We are delighted to come to Callian Church for the first time in Musique’s Cordiale’s eight-year history for a concert that features Mozart’s wonderful C Minor Mass for choir, soloists and orchestra. The Mass contains some of his finest choral music, including the exhilarating eight part fugal setting of Osanna in Excelsis. Mozart wrote the virtuoso soprano solo part for his wife, Constanze. During the first half of the concert, Barber’s famous Adagio forms a contrast to the Madrigali of the contemporary American composer Morten Lauridsen. The latter work is a setting of Italian Renaissance poems, which are unified textually by references to the element of fire. Lauridsen wrote that: “These settings are passionate, earthy, dramatic – red wine music!” Three operatic pieces complete the programme.

Entrance  15€

Friday 17 August, 12h

Seillans Chapelle Notre-Dame de l’Ormeau

LUNCH CONCERT

Entrance free

Friday 17 August, 19h

CHURCH BAGNOLS-EN-FORÊT

CHORAL CONCERT
Barber Adagio
Morten Lauridsen Madrigali
Allegri Miserere
Delibes Lakmé duo
Mozart Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni)
Bizet Duet from The Pearl Fishers
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1
Chiara Enderle cello
Poulenc Gloria
Dima Bawab, Kate Howden soprano
Andrew Staples tenor, George Humphreys bass
Conductor Tom Seligman

Soprano, choir and orchestra perform Poulenc’s Gloria, a work of great wit and charm. Barber’s famous Adagio will form a contrast to the Madrigali of the composer Morten Lauridsen.  The Allegri Miserere is a meditative choral piece, famous for its solo soprano line. Saint Saëns’s cello concerto is complemented by three operatic pieces.

Entrance 15€

Saturday 18 August, 19h

SEILLANS CHURCH
CHORAL CONCERT
Allegri Miserere
Poulenc Gloria
Mozart  Messe en ut mineur KV427
Dima Bawab, Kate Howden soprano

Andrew Staples, tenor George Humphreys, bass
Conductor Tom Seligman

It is always a pleasure for the musicians to return to Seillans’ beautiful church for the final concert. This year, the centrepiece is Mozart’s wonderful C Minor Mass for choir, soloists and orchestra. Although the Mass is unfinished, it contains some of his finest choral music, including the exhilarating eight part fugal setting of Osanna in Excelsis. Mozart wrote the virtuoso soprano solo part for his wife, Constanza. Solo soprano, choir and orchestra also perform Poulenc’s exuberant Gloria, a work of great wit and charm. The Allegri Miserere is a meditative choral piece, famous for its stratospheric solo soprano line.

Entrance 20€