Festival Violins, World Music (Chants du Monde / Violins, World Music)



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Country and Region FranceNord Pas-de-Calais
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Calais, Nord Pas-de-Calais, France
Festival Description

The big success of the inaugural edition of the festival Violins, World Music in 2012 lead to the following edition. The festival will take place from the in the city of Calais (France) and its surroundings.

This festival, unique and sponsored by Didier Lockwood, will bring together artists from around the world (Syria, East Europe, India, Ireland etc…) and will take place in prestigious and ephemeral places. The artistic director, Jean-Robert Lay, brought together famous artists such as Natacha Atlas, Barbarians Violins, Bratsch and Vincent Segal… During 4 days, bars, restaurants, public and historical places (Lace Museum of Calais, Risban fortification, Beaches of Calais), will vibrate to the rhythms of violins and world musics.

The festival is also organizer of the Stéphane Grappelli Competition, a practice wordlwide violin competition that is a springboard for young talents. This contest is open to 15/30 years old from any nationalities. Didier Lockwood will be one of the examiners of the competition. The festival, expected to draw more highly anticipated than 7000 visitors. It represents an economic asset for the region.

A touristic offer has also been established to offer tourists to spend a few days in the city of Calais and enjoy the Festival. Thanks to the closness with Dover coasts, the fetival Violin, World Music would make a nice day out in France for the british citizens.

Festival Dates May 29 - June 1, 2013

Festival Events:

Programming 2013:
  • Opening Evening
    • Wednesday the 29th of May 2013 - 08: 30 pm Forum Gambetta
      1st part: Bratsch
      2nd part: Violons Barbares
  • Dibouk
    • Tuesday the 30th of May 2013 – 12:30 am Under tent - Espace Rotonde Blériot
      (Access Blériot beach)
  • Duplessy and les 3 Violons du Monde
    • Tuesday the 30th of May 2013 – 12:30 am Under tent - Fort Risban
  • Rococo Rijsel Trio
    • Tuesday the 30th of May 2013 - 08: 30 pm CMSL Marck
  • Florence Fourcade Quartet - Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli
    • Tuesday the 30th of May 2013 - 08: 30 pm
      Salle des Fêtes de Coulogne / Municipal Hall of Coulogne
  • N’Diale - Jacky Molard Quartet/ Founé Diarra Trio
    • Tuesday the 30th May 2013 – 09:00 pm
      Under tent - Fort Risban
  • Sophie Cavez and Baltazar Montanaro
    • Friday the 31st of May 2013 - 12:30 pm Under tent - Espace Rotonde Blériot
      (Access Blériot beach)
  • Aurore Quartet
    • Friday the 31st of May 2013 – 12:30 pm Under tent - Fort Risban
  • Duo of Indian Music
    • Friday the 31st of May 2013 - 07:00 pm Eglise de Coquelles / Coquelles Church
  • Bayati
    • Friday the 31st of May 2013 - 07:00 pm Under tent - Espace Rotonde Blériot
      (Access Blériot beach)
  • Toss’n turn
    • Friday the 31st of May 2013 - 07:00 pm
      Under tent - Fort Risban
  • Les Musiciens de St Julien
    • Friday the 31st of May 2013 - 07:00 pm
      Eglise Notre Dame – Calais / Notre Dame Church – Calais
  • Natacha Atlas: in acoustic formation
    • Friday the 31st May 2013 - 09:00 pm Grand Théâtre de Calais / Theater of Calais
  • Creation - Fawaz Baker
    • Saturday the 1st of June 2013 – 04:00 pm
      Cour de la Cité de la Mode et de la Dentelle / Court of the City of Fashion and Lace
  • Sylvain Barou + guests
    • Saturday the 1st of June 2013 – 06:30 pm Under tents - Fort Risban
  • Didier Lockwood Evening
    • Saturday the 1st of June 2013 – 06:30 pm Grand Théâtre de Calais / Theater of Calais
      1st part: Duo Vincent Segal
      2nd part: Didier Lockwood Group 

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Practical Info:

Tickets 2013:
  • The Festival Violins, World Music Concerts are organized in temporary places and in theatres excluding the Grand Theatre of Calais:
    • Reduced price: 3.00 € (less than 20 years old, students, unemployed) - Full price: 6.00 €
    • Concerts organized in the Grand Theatre de Calais: Differentiated price according the place AND application of «reduced prices» and «full prices»
    • Reduced price: 10.00 € in Orchestra and 1ère category / 7.00 € in 2nd category / 5.00 € in 3rd and 4th categories
    • Full price: 18.00 € in Orchestra and 1ère category / 12.00 € in 2nd category / 6.00 € en 3rd and 4th categories
  • Tickets reservation:
    • +33 (0)3 21 16 56 46
  • Festival offers
    • Temporary places and theaters (excluding Grand Theatre) - fixed price for two concerts : 10.00 € (full price)
    • fixed price for two concerts à 5.00 € (reduced price)
  • Touristic offers
    • Special offer 1night/1show from 110€ for 2 people (this price includes 1 night + breakfast for 2 people in 3 star hotel and the closing show at the Grand Theatre of Calais)
    • Special offer 2night/2shows from 199€ for 2 people (this price includes 2 nights + breakfast for 2 people in 3 star hotel + a show on Friday and the closing show at the Grand Theatre of Calais)
  • Information for reservation:
    • Office de Tourisme Intercommunal / Tourist Office Phone: +33 (0)3 21 96 62 40 http://www.calais-cotedopale.com

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