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To face up to Covid, innovation and solidarity !

To face up to Covid, innovation and solidarity !

The background of this contribution to the september 2020 issue of the Lettre du Musicien is the success of the Festival des forêts in june 2020. Its key points are : in order to respond to the Covid crisis, two laws of the living world should be followed : to...

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The Festival des forêts nevertheless took place !

The Festival des forêts nevertheless took place !

While it began on 19 th June 2020, the 28 th Festival des forêts was almost the only one in France to take place, since most of the other festivals had canceled their 2020 issue. After a thorough reshuffling of the program, 10 concerts, 12 “musical forest bathes” and...

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Création de Vers les Cimes de Thierry Escaich

Création de Vers les Cimes de Thierry Escaich

The world premiere of Thierry Escaich’s work Vers les Cimes, by the flutist Philippe Bernold, happened on 19 th June 2020 as an opening event of the 28 th Festival des forêts, in the Compiègne forest beside a 800 years old oak. Watch and lesson this event :...

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The Festival des forêts has adapted to the health crisis

The Festival des forêts has adapted to the health crisis

The Festival des forêts has adapted to the health crisis, the artist's voice shall continue to sing ! From 19th June to 14th July, there will be 12 musical forest bathes, 10 concerts, 3 workshops for kids and 2 first auditions of new works, by Thierry Escaich and his...

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The 28e Festival des forêts on the horizon

The 28e Festival des forêts on the horizon

In the woods, we are at the time of the year where you can see the furthest, just before the big hatching. You can already glimpse the coming edition of the Festival des forêts, from 19th June until 15th July 2020 : twenty concerts, numerous meetings, walks and...

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The Postal Service in the Cour des comptes’ annual report

The Postal Service in the Cour des comptes’ annual report

In the Cour des compte’s annual public report that has just been issued, a chapter about the Postal Service mentions strenuous challenges, mainly the mail’s drop (see picture), and the hard competition on parcels market. The Cour des comptes therefore invites La Poste...

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The construction work  begins at the Médiathèque Musicale Mahler

The construction work begins at the Médiathèque Musicale Mahler

The construction work as just begun in the building in Paris (8e) that Henri-Louis de la Grange bequeathed. At the beginning of 2021, wonderful premises shall be available for researchers, musicians and amateurs : reserves, reading rooms, concert and conference room,...

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The Léo Delibes wokshop is born

The Léo Delibes wokshop is born

During five day, within the frame of the 27th Festival des forêts, the young composers Valentin Jansen, Stéphane Gassot, Gaëtan Pavlin and Ana Giurgiu (on the left of the picture) lived and worked with Thierry Escaich in the Villa du Châtelet, Léo Delibes’ house in...

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Bruno Ory-Lavollée chairman of the Médiathèque Musicale Mahler

Bruno Ory-Lavollée chairman of the Médiathèque Musicale Mahler

The board of the Médiathèque Musicale Mahler elected me as chairman on 7th November 2018. Maurice Fleuret – the inventor of the Fête de la Musique – and Henri-Louis de la Grange, the well-known musicologist, founded the Médiathèque Musicale Mahler, which is located in...

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