Festival Aspects des Musiques d’Aujourd’hui

Caen, France

The festival "Aspects des Musiques d'Aujourd'hui" is a key event of the Orchestre de Caen’s musical season. Its artistic and cultural project illustrates the intimate links that the Caen CRR and the Orchestre de Caen’s musical season have established for 50 years. From the very beginning, both structures have been designed to allow for potential and necessary interactions between professional dissemination and teaching activities. The project was initiated by Jean-Pierre Dautel (1917-2000), a winner of the 1946 Prix de Rome in the musical composition category, he presided over the conservatory and the Orchestra’s Musical Season (created in 1951) from 1947 to 1986. Today, both structures still share the same artistic, technical and administrative staff, under a common leadership.

Each edition of the festival comprises a series of concerts by professional performers, exhibitions, screenings, seminars and lectures with the composers and their performers, educational activities and workshops carried out within the conservatory of music, familiarization and outreach events aimed at the general public including meetings with the composers or dress rehearsals open to primary and secondary  school audiences. The Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation supports the 31th edition of "Aspects des Musiques d'Aujourd'hui" that will be devoted to Wolfgang Rihm.

March 19 – 25,2013
Auditorium Jean-Pierre Dautel
and Petit Auditorium du Conservatoire, Caen, France

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