This year our member Piers Killeen is presenting Elisabeth Pion and the De Beauvoir Trio
Wednesday 3rd August 2022
He writes: During 2022 the Festival will continue its work of supporting young, talented musicians with residences and recitals. However,due to the excessive costs incurred over recent years as a result of covid-related restrictions, we can present only one concert (3rd Aug) and one piano recital (1st August) this season.
For more information and to book visit the festival web site: https://www.saintemerefestival.com/home-en
Member Piers Killeen has arranged for renowned pianist George Fu to perform works by Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninov and Schubert in two concerts on August 6th and 7th. Details are here:
The Bach programme in Toulouse resumes in September. Details of the Ensemble Baroque programme are to be found at http://www.baroquetoulouse.com.
Our member Piers Killeen writes:
Last Friday we had the joy of hearing a top orchestra – the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse – at the magnificent Halle aux Grains in Toulouse; with Sibelius and Richard Strauss, two of my favourites, as well. If you haven’t been to an event there, do make an effort to do so = it’s a great venue and the acoustics are surprisingly good for a building which wasn’t purpose built. There’s a designer-type hotel literally next door, Les Bains Douches, on the site of the old Toulouse public baths I believe; it’s a bit bizarre but it has some secure parking and there are plenty of good restaurants close by (and the Irish pub if you like Guinness and boisterous patrons).