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Tomorrow it’s the summer solstice and of course the Fete de la Musique which takes place across France.  (more…)

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Members of the Ballet Preljocaj will be performing on Friday evening at the Musée Granet during their Nocturne Dansée.  A good opportunity to check out the new Picasso-Picabia exhibition whilst enjoying some contemporary dance.  The museum will be open until 22:00, and the dancing will take place at 20 and 21:00hrs, each performance taking 35 minutes. (more…)

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This very popular programme, a run-up to the main ‘Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’, was created in 2013.  (more…)

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If you haven’t witnessed a Provencal transhumance, or the seasonal movement of sheep, there’s a good opportunity tomorrow (May 6) at  Les Milles, not far from Aix. (more…)

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Lots going on. Even if these events are not to your taste, it’s worth knowing about them so you can steer clear of traffic and crowds if need be!  We once set off for Arles and met police road-blocks – we hadn’t realised there was a feria taking place: not the best day for a peaceful walk around the old town!  Here are some events to enjoy or avoid as the mood takes you… (more…)

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…except in Paris there isn’t a handy quarry so they have adapted a nineteenth-century iron foundry to convert into a massive space for projecting moving images along with themed music.

It is being morphed from this:

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If you love Bach, you should hurry along to the Chapelle du Sacre Coeur, 22 rue Lacepede in centre-ville Aix this Friday evening,  24 November.
One of its organisers explains, ‘It’s truly a “spectacle” by the Academie Bach Aix led by its artistic director Ulrich Studer: three cantatas in a single evening.
The program starts with a brief talk (“Mise en Oreille”) about the music at 18h30, followed by a light 6 euro supper (“Mise en Bouche”) at 19h15.
At 20h30 Studer will take the podium with Michel Brun, director of the Toulouse Baroque Ensemble, conducting the soloists, choirs, and the orchestra of the Academie’.
‘In the context of the Reformation, now celebrating its 500th anniversary, the music of these cantatas has an impact as much emotional as religious.’
 Reservations for the supper are requested at 06.52.93.29.74,   www.academie-bach-aix.fr
 
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  • BWV 12 “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen”,  Weeping, wailing, worries, woes
  • BWV 80B “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott      A Mighty Fortress is Our God
  • BWV 99 Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan”  What God does, that is done well.

 

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