Day of ten times of memory public holidays and festival days
To ten composers and ten times of memory ~ encounters and trip of music filled with joy to celebrate! ...
It runs over friends, and ten composers who appeared in LFJ are until now and come back to Tokyo international forum to celebrate the tenth LFJ in 2014! Three days when are absorbed in music from many famous tunes which anyone has heard to special concert to listen to only masterpiece, here unknown.
We guide you to encounter and trip of music filled with joy. Please expect!
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.