At the time of Paris, supreme bliss
Theme of La Folle Journee of this year at the time of "Paris, supreme bliss."
From the late 19th century to the present age, we develop panorama of music to be filled with France which colored Paris, color overflow, passion of Spanish composers for 150 years.
We decided that artistic director Rene Martin of music festival was fully prepared by La Folle Journee of the ninth Tokyo and introduced composers of own mother country France. It becomes festival of French music of unprecedented scale in Japan.
From Bizet, we develop panorama of music that colored Paris with French composers to date and Spanish composers who were active in Paris in the early 20th century for these 150 years from the late 19th century to Boulez via Debussy, Lavelle, SATY.
What is La Folle Journee?
La Folle Journee is classic music festival that was born in port town Nantes in northwestern France in 1995.
It is carried through in unique concept to overturn common sense of classical music, and naming of "La Folle Journee" (day of enthusiasm) is the same, and number of Europe shows the most exciting development in music festival that there is.
Composer becoming theme or genre is set by this music festival every year, and, in nine meeting places of convention center "protagonist de kongure" of Nantes City that is meeting place, concert for approximately 45 minutes is developed simultaneously from morning to evening. The number of the concerts is 300 performances in five days! Visitors can indulge in all day favorite music with a choice of one's music to want to listen to to the full.
Seasonal young person and big name form a line in a row and, as for the player, admission is controlled to surprising low price called 6 - 27EURO (700 yen - 3,000 yen) based on artistic director, thought to "want to reclaim new audience who supports the tomorrow's classical music by providing first-class performance with low charge" of Mr. Rene Martin. 60% of visitors is person of classic concert first experience. In addition, program for kids is enriched, too, and a lot of children participate, too.
Popularity of La Folle Journee spreads through French foreign territory and holds in Tokyo international forum from Spanish Bilbao, 2005 from Lisbon, 2002 in Portugal from 2000. Furthermore, the ring greatly spreads and is held in Tosu in Niigata, Lake Biwa, Warsaw, 2011 in Kanazawa and Brazilian Rio de Janeiro, 2010 in 2009 and puts all great success and causes a sensation in classical music music circles.