On Saturday April 30, the Local Brass Quintet and the German Brass will take over the stage of the Brass Festival, from 8:30 p.m. in the Salle de l’Olympie.
The Local Brass Quintet will be present from 8:30 p.m. this Saturday April 30 at the Olympia Hall. Coming straight from Paris, these winners of the prestigious international competition in Osaka, Japan, are one of the most dynamic ensembles of their generation.
They will play a repertoire of French classical music: De Bussy, Ravel… For David Fernandez, the programmer of this 14th edition, “it’s the most fashionable quintet in France”especially since the group of musicians will be joined by the godmother of this edition, Lucienne Renaudin Vary, trumpet player who won classical music in 2016.
The second part of the evening will be performed by the German Brass, at 9:45 p.m. This German brass ensemble brings together the best soloists of the German classical scene. “It’s sort of the Rolls Royce of brass ensembles, their virtuosity is so unparalleled”. They will first play a Bach repertoire, before opening their program, “to burst the bow tie” and perform different medleys, as well as the greatest James Bond music.
Last day of the Brass Festival
On Sunday May 1, it is the godmother of the edition, Lucienne Renaudin Vary, and the accordionist Félicien Brut who will perform for the first part of the concert, from 2 p.m. On a program by Astor Piazzolla, entitled “Piazzolla Stories”, she will play for an hour, an ode to Argentine tango.
The second part of the concert, at 3:30 p.m., will give way to the Grand Orchester Jean-Jacques Justafré. These 45 musicians, one section of which plays strings and the other brass, will perform “music that made the success of films“. From Spielberg, through James Bond, from Rabbi Jacob to Jaws, “these individually sounded musicians will make you feel the film as if you were there”.