Heures Musicales de Cunault 2019

In the spotlight at the 37èmes Heures Musicales de Cunault, wind, woodwind and brass instruments resounded in five concerts organized between June and August 2019 under the artistic direction of Héloïse Gaillard. The musician, musical director of the Amarillis ensemble, chose “to give pride of place to winds, woodwinds and brass instruments of all kinds, in all forms, ancient and modern”. to bring together renowned musicians on the banks of the Loire. The audience, loyal since the very beginning, was able to make new discoveries and enjoy themselves under the vaults of the Prieurale in Cunault or the church of Saint-Aubin in Trèves.

June 23, 2019: “Goûts réunis” with the Amarilis ensemble and teachers and students from the CRR d’Angers.

In the wake of the “Fête de la Musique” and to set a festive tone for the opening of the festival, an original formula was proposed with two concerts to be followed between the Prieurale and the Church of Saint Aubin de Trèves on Sunday afternoon.

  • First, a journey through 18th-century German Baroque music at the Priory. Bach, Telemann and Handel were at the heart of this concert entitled “Vents debout”, featuring two concert artists and professors at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional d’Angers, with the participation of the conservatoire’s oboe, bassoon and percussion classes. The spotlight was on the organ, “a wind instrument and orchestra in its own right” played by Thomas Pellerin, and the oboes and oboe d’amore of his colleague Éric Mège.
  • Then it was off to the little church in Trier with the Amarillis ensemble, celebrating 25 years of collaboration with a concert entitled “Les goûts réunis”, featuring works by German composers Telemann, Heinichen, Haendel and Frenchman Marin Marais.

As a prelude, the oboe and bassoon classes led by Éric Mège performed an extract from J.S. Bach’s first Brandenburg concerto.

July 28, 2019: Splendors of the trumpet with the Guerrier, Henry, Dutot trio.

David Guerrier and André Henry, France’s two most titled trumpeters, reunited with their teacher Pierre Dutot, who passed away in August 2021, thus fulfilling a secret dream. The three virtuosos delighted the audience with compositions by J.S Bach, Fasch, Telemann, Haendel, Puccini and a highly original double echo piece by Scronx. All accompanied on the organ by Laurent Fiévet, titular organist of Grasse Cathedral.

August 11, 2019, the unsuspected charms of the serpent

In the church of Trèves, an exceptional concert brought together tenor Cyril Auvity, harpsichordist Marie Van Rhinj and serpentitist Patrick Wibart, one of today’s finest performers. The program featured 17th-century secular and religious Baroque compositions by diplomat Constantjin Huygens and the illustrious Michel Lambert and Marc-Antoine Charpentier.

August 18, “Musica Transalpina” with Ensemble La Fenice

A program reflecting the major influence of Italian music in Europe in the early 17th century. The La Fenice ensemble, directed by Jean Tubery, is made up of a group of virtuosos playing cornetto, flute, bassoon, organ and harpsichord, who echoed under the vaults of the Prieurale de Cunault.

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