The big events of the Festival

Have a look at the highlights of Toulouse les Orgues 2016

From 6th until 16th October, the Festival will celebrate the dialogue of cultures and the 20th anniversary of Toulouse les Orgues adventure .
Concerts in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening, a round table, a day out in region, an exhibition... The Festival will feature a rich program : 35 events for all the music lovers. Have a look at the main events !


Thursday, October 6, 8:30pm > Toulouse, cathédrale Saint-Étienne
Concert d’ouverture : Magnificat à la Chapelle Royale de Louis XV
Requiem of Jean Gilles and Motets of the Antoine-Esprit Blanchard’s great choir
Les Passions-Orchestre Baroque de Montauban
Choeur de chambre les éléments (dir. Joël Suhubiette)
Jean-Marc Andrieu, direction
in partnership with Les Passions-Orchestre Baroque de Montauban and Odyssud

Friday, October 7, 8:30pm > Toulouse, église Notre-Dame la Dalbade
Orgue, guitare électrique & percussions
Pieces of Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa and a creation by Gavin Bryars (partnership Toulouse les Orgues, Orgelpark Amsterdam, Festival Haarlem – Netherlands)
Frédéric Maurin, electric guitar / Henri-Charles Caget, percussions / Yves Rechsteiner, organ
broadcast on large screen

Saturday, October 8, 8:30pm > Toulouse, Basilique Saint-Sernin
Le souffle des Balkans : Musique tzigane et klezmer / Orgue et taragot
Traditionnel music of the Balkans
Thilo Muster (Germany/Switzerland), organ / Samuel Freiburghaus, taragot
broadcast on large screen
in partnership with the Via Melina association

Sunday, October 9, 6pm > Toulouse, Auditorium Saint-Pierre des Cuisines
L’orgue du Sultan : Musique baroque à Constantinople
English baroque music and turkish traditional music
Ensemble L’Achéron, conducted by François Joubert-Caillet
in coproduction with the Abbaye de Royaumont
Weekend «Dialogue des cultures» in partnership with Les Ateliers du Monde association

Tuesday, October 11, 8:30pm > Toulouse, église Notre-Dame la Dalbade
Récital de Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard
Pieces of J. Alain, M. Ravel, J-L. Florentz et T. Escaich

Wednesday, October 12, 8:30pm > Castanet-Tolosan, église de Castanet Tolosan
Konge af Danmark : Voyage musical sur les rives de la Baltique
Ensemble Les Witches / Freddy Eichelberger
in partnership with Castanet Tolosan City and the Amis des Orgues association

Thursday, October 13, 8:30pm > Toulouse, basilique Saint-Sernin
Ciné-concert
Anna Vavilkina (Russia), organ
in partnership with la Cinémathèque de Toulouse

Friday, October 14, 8pm > Toulouse, Halle aux Grains
Duruflé : de l’orgue à l’Orchestre
Orchestre National du Capitole of Toulouse / Andris Poga, direction
Suite for organ of Maurice Duruflé / transcription for orchestra by Pieter Jelle De Boer and pieces of Chostakovitch and Tchaikovsky
in partnership with the Orchestre National du Capitole of Toulouse

Saturday, October 15, 8:30pm > Toulouse, basilique Saint-Sernin
Toulouse les Orgues a vingt ans : Hommage aux créateurs du Festival
With the organists Michel Bouvard, Jan Willem Jansen, Reitze Smits (Netherlands), László Fassang (Hungary), Charles Balayer et Hervé Roblès, drums
(broadcast on large screen)

Sunday, October 16, 5pm > Toulouse, église Notre-Dame la Dalbade
Concert de clôture : Le Requiem de J. Brahms / transcription pour orgue, chœur et percussion
Choeur À Contretemps / Ensemble vocal Unité / Guy Zanesi, direction
William Whitehead (UK), organ

Sunday, October 16, 9pm > Toulouse, basilique Saint-Sernin
Nuit de l’Orgue : Regards sur l’orgue de demain
With the young generation organists : Benjamin Righetti (Switzerland), Bernadetta Šuňavská (Slovakia), Jacob Lekkerkerker (Netherlands) …
Pieces of Max Reger, Richard Wagner, Antoine Auberson, improvisations….

pictures : ©Thomas Guillin