Limoux. The Brass Festival unveils the program for its 15th edition

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From April 27 to May 1, five days of concerts await fans of jazz, classical music and burlesque shows in the heart of Limoux. An edition with some novelties, sponsored by the Austrian brass ensemble Mnozil Brass.

Who says “big birthday”, said “beautiful programming”. For the 15th edition of the Limoux Brass Festival, the organizing association has indeed seen the big picture. Starting with the sponsor group of the edition: the Mnozil Brass.

This Austrian brass septet, founded in 1992, is known in the world of burlesque entertainment for its performances combining burlesque sketches, traditional Austrian music, jazz and pop. They will perform on Sunday April 30 on the main stage of Olympia. “They have been traveling the world for 30 years, underlines the president of Limoux Brass, John Martinez. Their art knows no technical limits and we spend an hour and a half bent on laughter or emotion.

And the rest of the lineup is just as enticing. Classical music with the Vienna Brass connection, jazz with Uros Perry and an impressive orchestra, not forgetting the famous trumpeter Paolo Fresu, who will open the ball on Thursday 27 April. “After an edition totally canceled because of the Covid, we wanted to celebrate this anniversary in style by offering a very diverse national and international poster every day”says Jean Martinez.

An offer to seize

The approximately 130 volunteers who make up the association have also endeavored to offer an eclectic village scene. “Throughout the year, the Brass supports projects set up within the framework of cultural policies, and of which we offer an overview on the occasion of this festival”, specifies the president of the Brass. For five days, all these projects will be presented through completely free open stages. “This 15th edition also marks the return of fanfare nights, on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April, where the groups will follow one another until two in the morning.”

The ticket office is already open on the Festival site, and offers an attractive offer. Until February 14premium five-day passes are €99, compared to the usual €166, i.e. a reduction of 40%.

The program at Olympia

Thursday April 27:– 8:30 p.m.: Paolo Fresu (Trumpet), Michel Godard (Snake), Grégory Daltin (Accordion) and Marco Bardoscia (Double bass). – 9:45 p.m.: Music by the parachutists of Toulouse.Friday April 28:– 8:30 p.m.: Sleepers Underground (rock, jazz and fusion). – 9:45 p.m.: Uros Perry, Drew Davis, The Pearlettes & Barcelona Big blues band play Ray Charles. Saturday, April 29 – 8:30 p.m.: Nicolas Gardel (saxophone) , Baptiste Herbin (trumpet), Laurent Coulondre (piano) and Yoann Serra (drums).- 9:45 p.m.: The Vintage Orchestra.Sunday April 30:– 8:30 p.m.: Mnozil Brass.Monday May 1:– 4 p.m.: Octortrip (classical and jazz, theater and dance). – 4 p.m.: Vienna Brass Connection.