Who we are
The start of our musical adventure was the buying of an organ that
Abbé Lauzin had wanted to acquare for the church at Marciac where he
was the priest. We raised the necessary funds by subscription
and in 1999 "Les Amis de l'orgue" presented some classical music
concerts. That was the starting point of the association
"Arpèges en Gascogne".
By 2000 we were presenting wonderful concerts and that year the
opera repertoires of Janet McDonald and Christine Kirkpatrick were
part of the programme.
The classical music festival, Arpèges en Gascogne, became a reality
in 2003 with the choir "Chœur de Tarn et Garonne" under the
direction of Jean-Marc Andrieux. This was followed by a piano
recital by Geneviève Boneu-Courtade, then a 3-day festival with "Les
Promenades Musicales de Monsieur Croche" whose artists were Rémy
Cardinale, piano,Sébastien d'Herin, harpsichord, Alexis Kossenko,
flute, Christoph Robert, violin, and Florent Audibert, cello.
On the 30th July and the 12th of August the audience welcomed back
"Les Promenades Musicales de Monsieur Croche" with the same
musicians except that Atsushi Sakai played cello and they were
joined by soprano Caroline Mutel. The final concert was
performed by the Gabriel Fauré String Quartet.
Each year since then an average of six concerts have been given in
the acoustically rich Church of Tillac.
In 2011, Arpèges en Gascogne formed a partnership with "Jazz in
Marciac" within the season at L'Astrada theatre.
In 2014, we celebrated its 15th anniversary in L'Astrada with opera
troupe "L'Opéra Eclaté" who performed "A Train to Johannesburg"
adapted from "Lost in the Stars" by Kurt Weill & Maxwell
Anderson, based on "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton..
To join the association contact us at:
Arpèges en Gascogne
Verena Jouveshomme, présidente
Tél. 05 62 70 00 43
Courriel : email@example.com