►The Orchester de Paris under the Louvre Pyramid at 10 p.m.
It is a tradition that is now firmly rooted: for the Orchester de Paris, the Fête de la Musique takes place under the Louvre Pyramid, with more than 2,000 free seats available by reservation. This year, under the direction of Klaus Mäkelä, the concert also kicks off the first edition of the Summers of the Louvre. In homage to the “Naples in Paris” exhibition, the program includes three pieces by Giacomo Puccini and Giovanni Gabrieli, as well as the hypnotic and mysterious Atmospheres by György Ligeti, then, in apotheosis, the Firebird suite by Stravinsky, sumptuous and exhilarating symphonic flight.
►Concert of the Choirs of the Cathedral and the choirs of the colleges in Nantes at 7 p.m.
If there is one instrument that everyone has and can deploy, it is the voice. From childhood to old age, as an amateur or a professional, singing provides rare emotions and irreplaceable benefits. The pre-Master’s degree and the Master’s degree at Nantes Cathedral provide a fine example of this for celebrating music with the public, through transcriptions and large pages of choral art. The artists of the cathedral will be joined by several choirs from Nantes colleges.
►Évasion string orchestra in Divonne-les-Bains at 8:15 p.m.
At the Maison de la Musique in Divonne, in the Ain, the formation bringing together students from four schools in the Pays de Gex will deliver to the spectators the fruit of its work. It will bear witness to the happiness and stimulation provided by collective playing within an orchestra. The musical menu is varied, Évasion addressing the baroque repertoire as well as contemporary music, including cinema standards. The string orchestra is open to teenagers and adults in violin, viola and cello classes. Notice to fans who would like to join them… for the Fête de la Musique 2024!
►Current music and social sciences on Tsugi Radio at 2:30 p.m.
The École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) is offering a special program on Tsugi Radio on June 21 at 2:30 p.m. Live from the school at 54 boulevard Raspail in Paris, the hour and a half program will be moderated by Antoine Dabrowski, journalist-editor-in-chief of Tsugi Radio, accompanied by the artist, journalist and doctor of philosophy Agnès Gayraud alias La Féline, as well as five researchers from the School to discuss the links between contemporary music and science social. A series of mini-concerts given by the talents of the EHESS (staff, teachers, students) will then follow one another on the antenna of Tsugi Radio from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
► Breton songs in the Saint-Germain de Glomel church (Côtes-d’Armor)
The church in the village of Glomel (Côtes-d’Armor) will welcome at 7 p.m. the 25 choristers of the Chantaccord choir from Plounévézel who will perform sea shanties and Breton music. Their performance will be followed, from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., by a recital by singer-songwriter Clarisse Lavanant, a regular at the Lorient Interceltic Festival, who will have the formidable honor of singing a cappella in the Church.
► 40 artists in Reims and on France 2
Reims and the Grand Est region are hosting this year the big free concert of the Fête de la musique de France Télévisions. The Stade Delaune car park in Reims, designed to accommodate 20,000 people, will host 40 artists for a popular show lasting more than three and a half hours hosted by Garou and Laury Thilleman, directed and choreographed by Kamel Ouali. It will be broadcast on France 2, TV5 Monde and France Bleu from 9 p.m. To find Patrick Bruel, Slimane, Zazie, Matt Pokora, Christophe Mae, Marina Kaye, Claudio Capéo, Aya Nakamura, Gims, Kendji Girac, Jain, Vianney, Amir, Juliette Armanet, Vitaa, David Hallyday, Dave, Pierre de Maere, Amadou and Mariam…
► Nine times the party and an Auvergne ball in Lyon
Lyon offers nine official stages, one per district. The programming of these nine music festivals is carried out by the local associations which responded to the call for projects, and as in 2022, a stage is reserved for Lyon music schools. Brass bands, choirs, and groups will have a blast.
Note for young audiences (from 3 years old), the P’tits crapauds ball from 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. at the Gadagne Museums. On the program: collective dances and dances for two, farandoles, songs to respond to and songs with gestures… Animators will facilitate this moment of intergenerational celebration, to the sound of traditional music from Auvergne brayaudes (Puy-de-Dôme). Why toads? because they jump!
► Accordion and guinguette in Arras
Chicken Group will host a small party in the Guinguette spirit in the Georges-Brassens social center in Arras (Pas-de-Calais) from noon to 1 p.m. on June 21. Bobby M on the accordion will be the maestro of this collective time which will celebrate all music, waltz, swing, blues, tango, paso, milonga, forro…
► Conservatory and songs in Pamiers
The Current Music Ensemble of the Pamiers Conservatory (Ariège) will perform at Place de la République at 7 p.m. to open an evening which will also welcome the duo La Belle Époque (8 p.m.), the French singer Halynka (Charlyne Cazes) at 9 p.m. . The finale will be provided by the Toulouse duo Jane for Tea, who, from 10 p.m., will carry the listeners away in a fusion of acoustic sounds, electro and vintage pop.
► The winners of the Culture Pass at the Palais-Royal in Paris
The Ministry of Culture will offer concerts in the gardens of the Palais-Royal, open for free from 1 p.m. At 3 p.m., La Cité des Marmots, a group of around a hundred children from Pierrefitte and Montreuil, will sing with the Marseille group Temenik Electric. Then at 3:45 p.m., the Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul Malak, will meet the five young winners of the “Tremplin Pass culture”.
These amateur musicians, beneficiaries of the Culture Pass, selected by a jury, will benefit from individual support and will be put in touch with professionals from the music industry. Among other highlights, from 7.10 p.m. to 10 p.m., the concerts of the singers of the INTEGRAAL Collective (texts, rhythms and energy by deaf and hard of hearing people), and at 9 p.m., the intense voice of the singer Mentissa, who has just released the album La Vingtaine, composed with Vianney.