The third annual Festival de Mai boasts three evenings of exceptional chamber music at three unique venues in the canton of Neuchâtel. Chamber music remains at its core, but the festival continues to evolve in engaging a dialogue between different art forms.
This year, two concerts will incorporate works by Polish artist Bartosz Sikorski (also a double bassist for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), who explores links between music, color, form and light. Throughout the festival, a special exhibition of his works will be held at the Galerie Lange + Pult in the picturesque village of Auvernier.
Festival de Mai 2015 Line-up
Wednesday, May 27 – Mr. Sikorki’s short animations will be screened in between works performed during a recital given by internationally-acclaimed Szymanowski Quartet at the Neuchâtel campus of the Haute École de Musique de Genève.
Thursday, May 28 – The salon de musique of Isabelle de Charrière in Colombier will host two separate concerts on the same evening: first, a recital of songs by various composers to poems by Heinrich Heine, and then a piano trio recital of Haydn and Schubert.
Friday, May 29 – For the finissage, Galerie Lange + Pult will feature Mr. Sikorski’s multimedia installations and a cello performance by Alexander Neustroev of the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich.
Following each concert, Festival de Mai will host a reception with local wines from Burgat Caves and refreshments from Walder Confiseur-Chocolatier.
– Admissions: CHF 38 (adults), CHF 28 (AVS/students). A concert pass for all three events is CHF 85.
– The final concert at Galerie Lange + Pult is free and open to the public (limited number of spaces available).
– For reservations, send an email or call 079 337 58 62.
(Photographs courtesy of Festival de Mai)
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