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Music Festival, Villelongue dels Monts

3rd August 2017 - 6th August 2017

Festival Villelongue dels Monts

Festival des Musiques dels Monts

This exciting annual music festival,  held in the small village of Villelongue dels Monts, is back for its sixth consecutive year, promoting the heritage, culture and music of the region.

With a variety of concerts from classical, jazz and contemporary to world music and concerts for the kids, the festival is the perfect opportunity to discover the best in international music without having to venture any further than the beautiful Albères foothills.

The whole project is designed to help you discover and rediscover the joy of music. This year’s theme “Amour, à mort”, love ’til you die, combines music, dance, art and theatre into one fabulous cultural melting pot.

With 25 concerts from over 75 artists, from the National Jazz Orchestra to a live comic strip performance, there is sure to be something for everyone at the 2017 festival.

Performances will take place in venues and spaces throughout the village of Villelongue dels Monts; the amphitheatre, in vineyards, mills, orchards……Look out too for musical walks around the beautiful countryside.


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Info and reservation: 06 64 44 03 20 
E mail: academie.delsmonts@gmx.fr
Site web: www.musiques-dels-monts.com



6.30pm Hip hop ! (Scène des écoliers) Free
Percussion and dance combine for a performance full of energy, rhythm and urban poetry.

9pm Silent walk Samuel Strouk (Grande scène) 12€
Vincent Peirani, accordion
François Salque, cello
Florent Pujuila, clarinet
Diego Imbert, double bass
A project bringing together composition and improvisation across a repertoire of jazz and classical. A rich, inventive programme highlighting the complicity of these long-standing friends and performers.

12am MDMZ MEET MGMT (Grande scène) Free
For those who like to party late into the night, the young academy members put together an oracular spectacular, with beats from Brooklyn and the Bronx.


4.30pm Aires tropicales Quintette à Vent Dels Monts (Salle polyvalente) 9€/7€
Sébastien Giot, oboe
Aude Guillevin, flute
Cédric Müller, horn
Nicolas Nageotte, clarinet
Henri Roman, bassoon
Sunny afternoon vibes from this woodwind quintet, interpreting great favourites from the likes of Frank Zappa and Maurice Ravel.

6.15pm Nuage lunaire (Prieuré du Vilar) 9€/7€
Anna Brugger, alto
Étienne Cardoze, cello
Mélody Giot, cello
Nicolas Miribel, violin
Déborah Nemtanu, violin
Pablo Schatzman, violin
A string ensemble performing a repertoire of chamber music from composers Arnold Schoenberg and Philippe Hersant.

6.15pm la Fanfare funk (village) Free
Funky musical parade through the streets of the village centre with plenty of tasty morsels to boost energy levels ready for the evening ahead.

7.30pm Musique turque (Scène des écoliers) Free
20 musicians under the direction of Nicolas Nageotte take us on a musical voyage through the Bosphorus Strait.

9pm Orchestre National de Jazz (Grande scène) 12€
L’orchestre National de Jazz presents its new musical programme «OSLO». An incredible collection of individual talents, conducted and led by Olivier Benoît and accompanied by the charismatic voice of Maria Laura Baccarini.

12am Effraie la chouette (surrounding woodland) Free
A novel performance from musicians hidden along a woodland path, surprising and regaling night time wanderers who happen to pass along the way.


11am Apparitions (Le puits de madame Dupuy) Free
Mélody Giot, cello
Pablo Schatzman, violin
Jean-Étienne Sotty, accordion 
Fanny Vicens, accordion
As every year, a moment of poetry in a beautiful outdoor location with a classical repertoire from a string quartet.

12.15pm Salades composées (Bodéga dels Monts) Free
Young musicians show the fruits of their labours in the fields of the village.

2pm Jeux et bagatelles (Salle polyvalente) 9€/7€
Marie Arnaud, piano
Déborah Nemtanu, violin
Florent Pujuila, clarinet
Lighthearted melodies and whimsical rhythms for a lunchtime performance that’s easy to digest.

4.30pm Peter and the Wolf (Salle polyvalente) 5€
The timeless classic children’s faery tale by Sergei Prokofiev.

6.15pm Trio Talawine (location TBC) 9€/7€
Hassan Abdalrahman, oud, vocals
Nicolas Nageotte, clarinet, doudouk, kaval
Roméo Monteiro, pakhawaj, doholla, mridangam, kanjira
A collaboration of diverse musical influences, engineered by the Syrian musician, Hassan Abdalrahman. Talawine (meaning “colour” in Arabic) represents the best in traditional, oriental music with a rich, original repertoire full of flavour and exoticism.

7.30pm Fanfare funk (Bodéga Dels Monts) Free

9pm Part I: Groove workers/ Boukary Niakaté (Grande scène) 12€
Boukary Niakaté, dance, percussion
Mourad Benhamou, percussion
Maeva Napoly, dance
A double dose of entertainment for just 12€. The first part of the evening is a melting pot of artistic cultures: jazz, hip-hop, African, contemporary… A symbiotic performance of high-octane energy and intimate sensitivity

9pm Part II: Zik & Bull (Grande scène) 12€
Tony Houziaux, design
François Morel, story teller
Bruno Chevillon, double bass
Benjamin Pagier, bass, electric guitar
Eric Echampard, percussion
Stay put and you won’t be disappointed! These innovative and highly-entertaining performers create a comic strip live on stage. Follow the story as each panel is drawn, narrated and set to music before your eyes.

12am Massage Sonore (Bois du Romanguer) Free
In the enchanted woods around the village, six artists, musical glow worms if you will, invite you to settle down, contemplate the stars and allow yourself to be gently transported to a magical world of dreams.


11am Balade musicale (Jardin de Josi) Gratuit
A botanical enthusiast, Josi, welcomes festival goes into her magnificent garden to discover unique and rare species… musicians!

12.15pm Presentation « Terre de lien » « La transmission des fermes et l’installation de nouveaux paysans » (Bodéga Dels Monts) Free
Local, organic agriculture professionals present their produce (with tastings!), explain their methods and discuss the stakes in the ongoing development in and around the area.

2pm Duo violon et harpe (Eglise de Villelongue) 9€/7€
Valeria Kafelnikov, harp
Pablo Schatzman, violin
A harmonious collaboration for a repertoire of chamber music from around Europe.

4.30pm Samuel Strouk & friends (Prieuré du Vilar) 9€/7€
With the magnificent acoustics and the refreshing coolness of the priory, this is the perfect venue to enjoy the unique jazz (interpretations and original compositions) performed by guitarist, Samuel Strouk.

6.30pm « Cinq phonies qu’on sert tôt » (Parvis de l’église) Free
The symphonic orchestra of the Académie Festival des Musiques dels Monts presents the repertoire that they have been working on in the lead up to the festival. Inspired by the theme « Amour, à mort », they will perform the great melodies of Carmen or Tosca.

7.30pm Fanfare funk (Bodéga Dels Monts) Free

9pm Duo Julien Lourau / Bojan Z (Grande scène) 12€/10€
Julien Lourau, saxophone
Bojan Z, piano
Since the end of the 80’s, these two musicians have taken the European jazz scene by storm. The bellowing piano, physical in its power, an ebony fanfare intertwines with a flurry of funky, spirited sax. But there’s no excess, no showboating; just complicity, pure and simple.

11pm Grand bal dels Monts (Place de la Marinada)
After a diverse and artistically rich programme, what better way to close the 2017 Musiques dels Monts than with an amalgamation of everything, all rolled into one big bal? Rock, sardane, electro, musette… over 50 musicians will together bring the curtain down on what is sure to have been one hell of a festival.

Are you a musician? Do you fancy taking part in the Académie? Take a look at our article for more details.


3rd August 2017
6th August 2017
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Villelongue Festival
06 64 44 03 20