The new edition of Passe ton Bach first, which takes place in Toulouse from Friday to Sunday with many cheeky and exciting proposals, invites you to discover the chants of the world carried by Bach’s music in places of the city’s heritage.
And here is Go your Bach first! Canceled twice for a known health cause, the event carried by the Baroque Ensemble of Toulouse found its audience for a weekend. What delights Catherine Guien, the new president of the association: “The Baroque Ensemble embodies above all a love story for music, a human adventure and friendship. After two cancellations, we are happy to be doing the festival this year in a spirit of sharing with the public and daring in the programming. »At this level we can always trust Michel Brun, founder of musical training since 1998 and tireless inventor of high-level meetings around early music. He, too, is happy to show despite the chaotic past preparation conditions: “The color given to the program this year combines two musical traditions, that of Bach, from the 18th century, and that of a secular tradition of traditional music such as that of Nan Jiang (ghuzheng, Chinese zither) invited to the presentation of the event and representative of our will this year. The idea of bringing these two antagonisms together is the site of the attempt to show that nothing and no one can resist Johann Sebastian Bach! »And to the strength of conviction of Michel Brun who, before Nan Jiang, had succeeded in convincing Bernardo Sandoval and Serge Lopez to come and play the composer during a previous edition. “This demonstrates Bach’s universality, his ability to convince far beyond the classical world,” he insists.
With the motivation and morale recovered after cancellations and reports, recordings without an audience “filmed with very heavy thrills”, Michel Brun s’ for an edition open to the world: “Our project to be prepared is scheduled for June 2022 but conferences will take place. reference (Saturday 25 at 7 p.m. and Sunday 26 at 11 a.m. at the Ombres Blanches bookstore) to the course and tenacity of Albert Schweitzer. Bach and Spain will allow the Baroque Ensemble to evoke the strength of Bach who was on the lookout for everything that was happening around the follies of Spain and we will perform the most emblematic work in the world, The Passion. according to Saint-Jean (Sunday September 26 at 6 p.m. at the Halle aux Grains, prices: from 6 to 45 €). It is not nothing to rub shoulders with such a vast, complex work, difficult to edit because the greatest performers have done it and have left traces with a hundred different versions. The programming takes up the challenge of creation throughout the weekend! “. Open to musical aesthetics, abundant, it indeed promises great moments each year as the expected richness, openness to the world (Bach has never taken the step of his region of Saxony-Thuringia!), Humanity compositions by the great man appeal to music lovers and neophytes from Toulouse, who flock to them in large numbers. And this year should not be an exception, as Nicole Yardeni, in charge of music at the City of Toulouse, emphasizes: “After this very difficult period, Passe ton Bach first will allow you to experience moments of lightness without superficiality. is exceptional! “
In the program
Passe ton Bach first invites you to discover the world and its music thanks to those from here (students of the Conservatory, Baroque Ensemble of Toulouse) and elsewhere. The Japanistan group (Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Grand’chambre of the Court of Appeal, price: 6 €), the In Nomine vocal ensemble (Saturday at 4 p.m. at the temple du salin, free), the cellist Ophélie Gaillard (Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the Auditorium Saint-Pierre-des-Cuisines, prices: € 12 and 15), Zafrani (Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Saint-Pierre-des-Chartreux church, price: € 6), Alice Szymanski (Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Carmelite Chapel) or Bach’Pipers (Bach on the bagpipes! Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Monplaisir garden, Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Sainte-Anne chapel) figure in the (rich) program to discover, along the way, in places of heritage of the city.
From Friday 24 to Sunday 26 September. Prices: free and some shows from € 6 to € 45.