Arpèges en Gascogne
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2017 Season

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
32170 Tillac
Tél. 05 62 70 00 43
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