It is this Friday November 5 that a new Avignon performance hall is inaugurated, Place de l’Horloge. Located in the basement of the Grand Avignon opera house, the Salle des Préludes has around 70 seats and will regularly host concerts and shows in an intimate setting. Particularity number one: these events labeled “Midi à l’Opéra” are free. Particularity number two, and not the least: you can attend the performances while eating your sandwich or your snack! Tomorrow, the youtubeur pianist François Moschetta inaugurates this room of Préludes on stage. Last year, this virtuoso created his YouTube channel, “A talking pianist”, on which he mixes stand up and classical piano.
For this Avignon concert, the artist trained at the National Superior Conservatory, tells about the disproportionate project of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915), nicknamed “the illuminated“, who wanted to bring humanity to ecstasy. In addition to the melodies of Scriabin, François Moschetta will perform a waltz by Chopin. And will speak with force patter, as he has been doing in front of the camera since 2020.” Attention, classical pianist this is not a controlled designation of origin, it’s just that the music I play was composed by people who have died. If we continue to play these composers today, it is because they reveal to us things that we could not say with words. “FB / photo DR
“Noon at the opera” Friday 5 November 12:30 pm at the Grand Avignon opera house; free.