For their 2023 season, the Musicales du causse will offer six concerts. An eclectic program with voices and prestigious artists. From Saturday April 15, the Pyrenean singers of Tarbes will open the season. They are part of the tradition of the men’s choirs of the Pyrenees, singing in four voices, with a mastery of the common fund of traditional Pyrenean songs, interpreted with fervor and passion.
Doomin Kim, Laureate of the 2022 higher concert diploma from the École Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot, will offer a piano recital on Saturday June 3. He regularly performs in concert and in many festivals in France and around the world, especially in Korea, his native country. He comes to Gramat to follow in the footsteps of great pianists like Anne Queffelec, Jean-Claude Pennetier and more recently Alexandre Kantorow.
Sunday July 16 in the cloister of the Grand Couvent, the great trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary returns to Gramat where she performed in her debut in 2014. She will be the soloist of the Brass Band of Toulouse directed by Jean-Guy Olive. The musical career of Lucienne Renaudin Vary covers all areas of music, as a soloist in festivals, from classical music to jazz, both abroad and in France and in Marciac. This concert will be followed by a tasting of regional products.
Les Musicales will resume their activities on September 17 with cellist Ophélie Gaillard accompanied by several musicians from the Pulcinella Orchestra, which she conducts from the cello. She will introduce us to the Brazilian singer Luan Goes with his countertenor register and also a researcher in the field of castrato repertoire. Over the years, Luan Goes has consolidated his career on European soil, having played in the following countries: Serbia, Italy, France, Spain, Hungary and Switzerland.
A musical tale with Julie Depardieu as narrator
Sunday, October 8, the Musicales will offer their traditional concert around the organ. It will be with the orchestra “Les Sacqueboutiers”, an old brass ensemble from Toulouse. They are dedicated to the rediscovery of the practice of ancient brass instruments. They have established themselves as one of the most imaginative early music groups. Their creativity leads them to design shows that combine early music with other artistic worlds: contemporary music, jazz, literature, ethnomusicology.
Finally, this 2023 season will end on Sunday November 12 with an almost unprecedented concert. Under the title “La Mandoline de Lviv”, it will be a tale with its creator, violinist Clara Cernat, Julie Depardieu as narrator, Julien Martineau on mandolin and Thierry Huillet on piano. From the first sentence of this musical tale, you will be enchanted by the secrets of an old house in Ukraine which, in its attic, affectionately hides the bright or painful memories of an Italian mandolin, a Bohemian violin and earthy Tatar hat.
Cultural events qualified as “top of the range” and open to a very wide audience.