The Full Wiki

More info on La Folle Journée

La Folle Journée: Wikis

  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

La Folle Journée, Nantes, 2009.

La Folle Journée is a French annual classical music festival held in Nantes. It is the largest classical music festival in France. The festival's name refers to the Pierre Beaumarchais play The Marriage of Figaro, whose alternative title is La Folle Journée ("The Follies of a Day").

René Martin founded the La Folle Journée festival in 1995, with the intention of presenting short classical music concerts for diverse audience, on one day. The primary venue at the time was the Cité des congrès de Nantes. Since its founding, the festival has expanded to cover 5 days of events. Each year focuses on a theme, initially on composers such as Mozart (1995) and Beethoven (1996), but since expanding to encompass subjects such as Tolstoy's Ivan Ilyich (2001).

The festival has expanded to other cities in Pays de la Loire, including Challans, Cholet, Fontenay-le-Comte, La Roche-sur-Yon, La Flèche, Sablé-sur-Sarthe, Saint Nazaire, Saumur, L'Île-d'Yeu and Fontevraud-l'Abbaye. Other cities have developed their own festivals based on the format of La Folle Journée, including Madrid, Bilbao, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro.

See also

External links








Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message