Sunday 26 July 2015, the Orchestre des Continents and the young piano soloist prodigy Louis Schwizgebel will be performing on the Grande Scène of Paléo Festival Nyon for an exceptional concert under the baton of conductor Thierry Fischer.
In 2015, in celebration of its 40th edition, Paléo Festival Nyon will be enriching its programme with a variety of new projects, specially conceived for the occasion. Today, Paléo is delighted to be able to unveil the line-up for its classical music concert, a now deeply rooted tradition at the Festival. This year’s made to measure programme is quite exceptional: the Concerto for piano and orchestra n° 2 in C Minor op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninoff and excerpts form Romeo and Juliet, ballet music op. 64 by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by the Orchestre des Continents. This ensemble of over 90 musicians, conducted by Thierry Fischer, will be appearing on the Grande Scène for what promises to be a highly memorable concert.
An ambitious collaboration reborn for this jubilee year: the Orchestre des Continents, initiated in 2011, is composed of musicians from Universities of Music of Lausanne (HEMU) and Geneva (Geneva-HEM) and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore. The Orchestra will be playing with the young Sino-Swiss piano soloist prodigy, Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, a pupil of Brigitte Meyer and Pascal Devoyon in Berlin and of Emanuel Ax in New York. The concert will be conducted by one of the best Swiss batons, Thierry Fischer, a good friend of the Festival, who has already pulled off a considerable feat at Paléo: conducting one of the very first classical music concert at the Festival in 1991. Paléo is looking forward to a brightly coloured and innovative future and to broadening its artistic horizons in order to provide its public with an entire week placed firmly under the sign of discovery.
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© Elisa Larvego
In 2015, the Musée de l’Elysée is celebrating its 30th anniversary and Paléo Festival Nyon its 40th edition. The two French-speaking swiss institutions are joining forces to mount an ambitious and unique photographic project, piloted by the Musée de l’Elysée.
Five photographers have been commissioned by the museum and given carte blanche to take a new look at the Festival. Their work, shot during the 2014 edition of the Festival, will be presented from 20 to 26 July 2015 at Paléo in an exhibition mounted in a space specifically conceived for the occasion. "This project is a reflection of the Musée de l’Elysée’s ambition in this anniversary year: create a resonance for a new audience around an innovative artistic content of quality, at the crossroads of two quite different professional environments" emphasizes Tatyana Franck, who has just taken up her post as the institution’s new director.
Claude Baechtold, Anne Golaz, Nicolas Haeni, Olivier Christinat and Elisa Larvego, have all contributed their offbeat and surprising views of the Festival. Each of the photographers proposes an original vision of Paléo. Between immersion and enquiry, the photographers go beyond the confines of mere reporting in order to offer us a singular point of view from the margins of the Festival, but which is fully revealing of the energy of the event. Daniel Rossellat, president of Paléo Festival, adds: "By calling on the Musée de l’Elysée, we wanted to offer our festivalgoers another cultural dimension, the chance to live an intense photographic experience in the context of the Festival and open Paléo to other ways of seeing."
© Nicolas Haeni
Tickets for the 40th Paléo Festival Nyon will be available from Wednesday 22 April 2015, at 12.
The line-up will be revealed on Tuesday 14 April 2015.
The Festival will take place from 20 to 26 July 2015.
Forty editions, that’s worth a celebration! And if possible, a long one. And so we are happy, oh so happy, to announce that the 2015 Festival is granting itself an extra day of festivities! Yes, you got it right, SEVEN days, or one whole week of concerts, emotions and frank camaraderie! Make a note of it on the back of your hand, Paléo will be opening its doors not on Tuesday 21, but the day before on Monday 20 July. The organisers are looking forward to welcoming you a day earlier than usual for an edition that promises to be full of surprises and new projects specially concocted for the occasion. All the practical info about the organisation of this day will be made available at a later date.
If there’s a seventh day, then there must be a seven-day Festival pass! During our traditional Xmas special offer period, from midday on Tuesday 2 December to midday on Friday 19 December, you will be able to buy your 6 or 7-day pass for the 40th edition of the Festival.
And now, a quick summary of important dates to pen in your agenda:
We also remind you that the "Village du Monde" will be vibrating to the sounds, colours and flavours of the Far East.
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