The highlights of the Festival 2017 !

Discover here the main events of the programme

Save the date ! In order to get yourself organised to come to next Festival, discover here the great evenings of the edition 2017 and the days of the International Organ Competition (opening of the sales in September) !

Wednesday 4 October

_Toulouse, organ/place to be determined _ 12th Xavier Darasse international Organ Competition > Semi-finals
6 public competitive examinations (20 to 25 minutes each)

Thursday 5 October
Toulouse organ/place to be determined
12th Xavier Darasse international Organ Competition > Semi-finals
6 public competitive examinations (20 to 25 minutes each)

20h30> Toulouse, basilique Saint-Sernin
Opening concert
> First part :
M. Duruflé pieces for orgue solo et extract of Louis Vierne’s Messe pour 2 orgues
Michel Bouvard, great organ, Yasuko Bouvard, choir organ
> Second part :
Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem
Choeur Conductus (Spain), direction Andoni Sierra
Alizé Mendizabal (Spain), great organ

Friday 6 October
12h30 > Toulouse, église Saint-Nicolas (quartier St-Cyprien)
6 Fugues on B.A.C.H. of Robert Schumann
Wolfgang Zerer (Germany), organ

20h30 > Toulouse, Cathédrale Saint-Étienne
Cathedral Mobile : Organ & electronic musics
Jacob Lekkerkerker (Netherlands), organ
Alfredo Genovesi (Netherlands), electronic devices
Roger Redgate (UK), violin

Saturday 7 October
10h - 12h / 14h - 17h > 12th Xavier Darasse international Organ Competition Finals
4 public competitive examinations (55 minutes each)

20h30 > Toulouse, auditorium Saint-Pierre des Cuisines
Mad Songs & traditional irish music
Pieces of Henri Purcell, John Eccles… Traditional irish and scottish tunes

Ensemble The Curious Bards
Alix Boivert, baroque violin and director
Ilektra Platiopoulou, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Pellerin, positive organ

Sunday 8 October

15h > Toulouse, église Saint-Pierre des Chartreux
Baroque & Folia
Introduction to organs in shape of tables, built by Jean-Baptiste Micot (1712-1784)

The « Folies Françoises » of F. Couperin, the « Folies d’Espagne » of M. Marais, sonates of J.M. Leclair, French cantata …
Adeline Cartier, keyboards / Barbara Hünninger, viola de gamba/ Axelle Verner, soprano
Ensemble New Ground : Augustin Lusson, violin / Darja Zemele, keyboard / Mathias Ferré, viola
With a presentation of the organs by Peter Weinmann, musicologist and Michel Formentelli, organ builder

18h30 > Toulouse, Chapelle Sainte-Anne
Pieces of Antoine Forqueray
Vittorio Ghielmi (Italy), viola de gamba
Lorenzo Ghielmi (Italy), harpsichord and organ-table

Monday & Tuesday 9 & 10 October
Catalogne days-out in Region : A musical, cultural and touristic short break
Musical presentation of the organs of Limoux, Perpignan, Ille sur Têt and Vinça.
Jean-Pierre Baston, organ

Tuesday 10 October in Toulouse

12h30 > Toulouse, église Saint-Paule des Minimes
Capriccio Stravagante
Sarah Dubus, cornet
Jean-Luc Ho, organ

18h > Toulouse, église Notre-Dame de la Dalbade
Young talent concert
Pieces of César Franck and Louis Vierne, improvisations and personal compositions
Geerten Liefting (Netherlands), organ / Prize-winner of the city of Haarlem improvisations

20h and 21h30 > Toulouse, église-musée des Augustins
The world upside down : Concert-show for organ, flute and scenic device
Harrie Starreveld (Netherlands), shakuhachi flute
Johan Luijmes (Netherlands), organ

Wednesday 11 October
Max Reger Day

12h30 > Toulouse, église Notre-Dame du Taur
Organ, soprano and violin
Pieces of Max Reger, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Josef Rheinberger
Béatrice Gaugué-Natorp, violin
Camille Scavelli, soprano
Stéphane Bois, organ

18h > Toulouse, temple du Salin
Young talent concert
Pieces of Félix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Robert Schumann, Max Reger and Jean Sibelius
Kanaka Shimizu (Japon), organ /Prize-winner of the Béthune city organ competition.

20h30 > Toulouse, église Notre-Dame de la Dalbade
Organ recital by Jean Baptiste Dupont
Pieces of Max Reger, Igor Stravinsky and Maurice Ravel

Thursday 12 October

12h30 > Toulouse, église Saint-Nicolas (quartier St-Cyprien)
Organ & vocal music
Fernando Swiech, organ
NN, singer

18h > Toulouse, église musée des Augustins
Young talent concert
Pieces of Anthoni Van Noordt, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Abraham Van den Kerkhoven
Thomas Kientz, organ / Prize-winner of the « Grand Prix Florentz »

20h30 > Toulouse, basilique Saint-Sernin
L’Étroit mousquetaire (1922 - Max Linder - « The Three Must-Get-Theres » - 1h)
Monica Melcova (Spain), organ improvisation

Friday 13 October

12h30 > Toulouse, église Notre-Dame du Taur
Hector Berlioz : Harold en Italie, transcriptions and improvisations
Karsten Dobers, viola
Loïc Mallié, organ

18h > Toulouse, église Saint-Exupère
Young talent concert
Pieces of César Franck, Charles-Marie Widor and Louis Vierne
Adriaan Hoek (Nederlands), organ / Prize-Winner of the cities of ECHO (European Cities of Historical Organs).

20h > Toulouse, Halle aux Grains
Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphonie avec orgue
Charles-Marie Widor’s 6e symphonie pour orgue et orchestre
Toccata en ré mineur - Johann Sebastian Bach (transcription Leopold Stokowski)
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse / Joseph Swensen, direction
Wayne Marshall (UK), digital organ

Saturday 14 October

11h > Toulouse, Hôtel-Dieu Saint-Jacques, Chapelle
Concert-meeting : The head in stars
XVIth and XVIIth centuries pieces, improvisations
Michel Bignens (Switzerland), organ

15h > Toulouse, temple du Salin
Le Carnaval des Animaux
Young public concert - prix ECHO 2016
Jon Wirthner (Switzerland), drawings, live graphic design
Ursula Heim (Switzerland), organ
NN, narrator

17h17 > Toulouse, église du Gesu
Surprise concert

20h30 > Toulouse, basilique Saint-Sernin
Great Recital
Symphonie-Passion of Marcel Dupré, improvisations
Wayne Marshall (UK), organ
Broadcast on a screen in the nave

_ Sunday 15 October

12h > Toulouse, basilique Saint-Sernin
Pieces of Maurice Duruflé, Gabriel Fauré and Francis Poulenc
Choeur Dulci Jubilo,
Christopher Gibert, direction
Olivier Dekeister, choir organ
Jean-Claude Guidarini, great organ

17h > Toulouse, cathédrale Saint-Étienne
Closing concert
Brass Band de Toulouse / Jean-Guy Olive, direction
Barbara Dennerlein (Germany), Hammond organ and great organ

21h > Toulouse, basilique Saint-Sernin
Crazy night
Pieces of György  Ligeti, Johann Sebastian Bach (jazz version), Mike Oldfield...
Jean-Claude Guidarini, Jean-Baptiste Dupont, Yves Rechsteiner and Virgile Monin, organ
Charles Balayer, Hammond organ
Nicole Fournié, soprano
Broadcast on a screen in the nave