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Wine and Musical Excellence at Clos Vougeot

Once again. Clos de Vougeot, symbol of more than a millenium of Burgundy history, hosts the 2020 Festival Musique et Vin. The success of previous festivals shows how music and wine are intimately and historically linked. A wine can been round, elegant, or complex…and awaken all of the senses.  Music is the same ; the notes are light or powerful, subtle or strong, but always looking for the perfect harmony.

The concerts will be held in historical places, built between the 9th for the Abbey of Saint-Vivant and the 17th century for the Clos des Lambrays, and the music written between the 18th for Jean-Sébastien Bach and the 21st century for the creation of Pierre Charvet. Today, this marriage of tradition and modernity attracts great international artists inspired by places and conviviality.

We are happy to see the Festival improve over the years, and we give heartfelt thanks to our patrons, partners, and all the prestigious domaines that help us bring to life this unique blending of wine and musical excellence.

Aubert de Villaine and Bernard Hervet

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The young violinist Jùlia Pusker and the soprano Meigui Zhang will open the Festival on Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Beaune with the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne under the direction of David Chan with a free concert.

You will witness the creation of the first Festival commission : a work by Pierre Charvet.

Our friend Jean-Yves Thibaudet will give a chamber music recital with his partner Nicola Benedetti.

We will have the pleasure to hear for the first time in Beaune, Alexandre Kantorow, young pianist winner of the last Tchaikovsky competition.

Finally, this week of musical flavours and winey resonances will close with the flamboyant cello of Gautier Capuçon and the Orchestre des Climats de Bourgogne under the direction of Maestro Charles Dutoit.

Calendar & Programme 2020

6.30 pm: Free concert of the “Young Talents” 2020
presented by Pierre Charvet, composer and co-director at France Musique

Performers 

Meigui Zhang, soprano – Júlia Pusker, violin
Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne
David Chan, conductor

Programme:

STRAVINSKY:  Pulcinella – Ouverture

MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, op. 64

MOZART: Il Nozze di Figaro  Deh vieni, non tardar

STRAVINSKY:  The Rake’s Progress  No word from Tom   

BIZET: Carmen / Act 3 – Entracte

DONIZETTI:  Don Pasquale  Quel guardoil cavaliere, So anch’io la virtù magica

PUCCINI: Gianni Schicchi O mio babbino caro

5 pm : Tasting in the Ancienne Cuverie
6.30 pm : Concert

Performers

Julia Pusker, David Chan, violins 

Gautier Capuçon, Charles Hervet, Rafael Figueroa, cellos

Frank Braley, piano

 

Programme 

BEETHOVEN: Cello Sonata no. 4 in c-major, op 102

BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio no.3 in c-minor, op.1

PIERRE CHARVET:  Création of a new composition

BEETHOVEN: Trio no.1 “Ghost” in d-major, op. 70

5 pm : Tasting in the Ancienne Cuverie
6.30 pm : Concert

Performers

Nicola Benedetti, violin – Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Programme

BRAHMS : Violin sonata op. 78 no. 1 in G major

SCHUMANN: Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A minor, Op. 105

RAVEL: Sonata for violin & piano

 

6pm : Concert at the Bastion des Hospices

Performers

Alexandre Kantorow, piano
Quatuor 212                                                                                                             
David Chan, Catherine Ro, violins
Dov Scheindlin, viola
Rafael Figueroa, cello

Programme

BRAHMS: Piano Sonata No.3 in f minor, op.5                                                                                                                         BRAHMS: Quintet for Piano and Strings in f minor, op. 34

5 pm : Tasting in the Château de Meursault
6:30 pm : Concert in the church of Meursault

Performers

Hugues Borsarello, violin

Vladimir Percevic – Dov Scheindlin, violas

Charles Hervet – Rafael Figueroa – Caroline Sypniewski, cellos

Yann Dubost, bass

David Guerrier, horn

Jean Luc Votano, clarinet

Lola Descours, bassoon

Meigui Zhang, soprano

Programme

BEETHOVEN: Septet in E flat major, Op. 20

MOZART; Exsultate, jubilate – KV 165

6:30 pm : Concert in the courtyard of the castle

Performers

Gautier Capuçon, cello
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Orchestre des Climats de Bourgogne

Programme

BEETHOVEN: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, op. 43

DVORAK: Cello Concerto in b-minor, op. 104

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in c-minor, op. 67

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Focus on the artists

For this 13th edition, the festival continues to invite leading artists from the international music scene along with very promising young talents, thus allowing the public to hear….or hear them again:

The « Climats de Bourgogne » Orchestra

This is the high point of the festival; it represents the yearly gathering of great wine amateurs and cosmopolitan musicians with prestigious credentials such as the New York Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, the Paris Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Academy Orchestra of London, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, the Dijon Bourgogne Orchestra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Vienna.

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The courtyard of the Château du Clos Vougeot forms the setting for this event where the participating musicians and award winners are led by great conductors in an exceptional, ephemeral, orchestral adventure

On June 28th 2020, the « Climats de Bourgogne » Orchestra will be led by Maestro Charles Dutoit, the internationally celebrated conductor.