The 2021 Festival de Pâques, Aix en Provence – which will be broadcast in its entirety online for free – announces its full line-up.
Festival de Pâques will this year welcome artists including Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Barbara Hannigan, Bertrand Chamayou, Sol Gabetta, William Christie, Orchestre National de France, Les Siècles, and François-Xavier Roth, among many more. The full programme is attached and accessible via https://festivalpaques.com/en/editions/2021
The festival will take place from 27 March to 11 April, with each nightly concert broadcast live via www.festivalpaques.com. 16 concerts in total will be broadcast from the Grand Théâtre de Provence and the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Aix en Provence, at 20:30 CET, with viewers given the choice of four different camera angles for each performance. It will be the first time that one of France’s classical music festivals is live-streamed for free and in its entirety.
The revised line-up was announced in a special live-streamed concert by the festival’s Artistic Director, Renaud Capuçon, – joined by Nicholas Angelich and Edgar Moreau – at 19:00 CET on 9 March – via the festival’s YouTube channel.
The festival confirms that the French government will allow journalists to attend the concerts in person, whilst respecting strict safety precautions. Subsequently, if restrictions due to the global pandemic are eased then the festival plans to open up the concerts to the public.
The festival has always taken pride in its shared and inclusive approach, offering free events to be enjoyed by everyone. Now in 2021, thanks to the quick reactivity of the festival team as well as the support of founding partner CIC, the Région Sud, the Ministère de Culture, the Drac Paca plus donor Madame Foriel-Destezet, the 2021 Festival de Pâques will go ahead. The festival also thanks its cultural partners Inlivewith, NomadPlay, Ozango and media partners Radio Classique, La Provence, Le Figaro, Arte and Groupe Ebra, who have all come together to make the 2021 edition possible.