Concerts, Lectures, Presentations


L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

Special Events

Wednesday, July 3 at 8pm
Bower Fader Duo

at L'église Saint-Ménard Villeblevin

 

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Sunday, July 7 at 3pm
Embracing the Root
with legendary composer Carman Moore and actress/vocalist Lotte Arnsbjerg
at L'église Saint-Ménard Villeblevin

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Villeblevin Concerts take place at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

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Friday, June 28
8PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin
Opening Concert
YXIE Artist Faculty and Guests

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    Saturday, June 29

    Time: 6:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Guest Artist Concert

    Cathy Kautsky performs Debussy

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    Saturday, June 29
    8:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    YXIE Artist Faculty and Guests

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    Sunday, June 30

    1:00 PM at big room in manor

    Event: Composers' Round Table
    Matthew Greenbaum leads Composers Roundtable

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    Sunday, June 30

    4:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Faculty Concert
    YXIE Artist Faculty and Guests

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    Sunday, June 30

    6:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Satie Lecture

    featuring Gilbert Delor

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    Sunday, June 30

    8:00 PM or when dark at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Film screenings at the church
    featuring film maker Zoe Greenbaum

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    Monday, July 1

    10:30 AM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Improvisation Masterclass

    Francoise Touli

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    Monday, July 1

    6:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Informal Young Artist Concert

    YXIE participants

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    Monday, July 1

    8:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Film screening

    a short film by Francoise Touli

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    Monday, July 2

    6:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Event: Informal Young Artist Concert

    Who: YXIE participants

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    Tuesday, July 2

    8:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Lecture on French Music and Chansons

    Fabien Gosset

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    Wednesday, July 3

    3 to 6PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Lotte Bovi Presides at Vocal Seminar

    Lotte Bovi, YXIE participants

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    Wednesday, July 3

    6:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Informal Young Artist Concert

    YXIE participants

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    Wednesday, July 3

    8:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Bowers Fader Duo Concert

    mezzo Jessica Bowers and guitarist Oren Fader

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    Thursday, July 4

    6:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Informal Young Artist Concert

    YXIE participants

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    Thursday, July 4

    8:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Faculty Concert at Church

    YXIE faculty


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    Friday, July 5

    6:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Informal Young Artist Concert

    YXIE participants

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    Friday, July 5

    8:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Faculty Concert at Church

    YXIE faculty

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    Saturday, July 6

    8:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Young Festival Artists - Solo and Chamber Music

    Student participants

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    Sunday, July 7

    2 to 5PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Young Festival Artists Solo and Chamber Music

    Student participants

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    Sunday, July 7

    8:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Embracing the Root
    an opera about our environment, toots fungal networks and brains

    composer/improviser Carman Moore, singer/improviser Lotte Arnsbjerg and puppeteer Evi Arnsbjerg Brygmann

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    Sunday, July 8

    6:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin (or Grand Varennes)

    Kohr Quartet performs Brouwer, Castilla-Ávila, Kentner Anderson

    Barbara Giusto, Danilo Alvarado, Yvonne Zehner and William Anderson

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    Sunday, July 8

    8:00 PM at L'église Saint-Médard Villeblevin

    Villeblevin Ensemble

    Quintet

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    Paris Concert

    Tuesday, July 9

    at the Gallery

    7:00 PM

    Young Festival Artists - Solo and Chamber Music

    New works by the composers

    Faculty artists, selected student participants

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    Kees Wieringa & Joan Forsyth

    Programs

    Participants in our Young Artist Program will find themselves fully immersed in an extraordinary journey that combines rich cultural exchange, invaluable instruction, and collaborative endeavors, igniting a wellspring of inspiration that will continue to fuel their artistic pursuits throughout their lives. Our program is flexible to accommodate individual needs.  Forge relationships that last a lifetime  with peers who share your passions.


    The curriculum will revolve around the following:

    Solo instruction: Five individual lessons in your instrument/voice type from our faculty and guest artists.

    Chamber music: Collaboration with other performers in ensemble music with four coachings from faculty.

    Theory, musicology, and composition: Daily classes to expand your knowledge in essential musical curriculum.

    Lecture & master class series: Classes are offered by our faculty and other guest instructors that will inspire you to reach your performance potential.  The core of our program is a daily two-hour workshop: Piano Seminar, String Seminar, or Vocal Seminar depending on your focus area Each student is guaranteed at least two master class performances during the session if desired..

    Performances: Opportunities to perform solos and chamber music in multiple recitals, including a special performance in Paris. 


    Additional experiences include:

    Paris Excursion:

    Embark on a enriching day exploring Paris's iconic landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Champs-Élysées, and the tranquil Luxembourg Gardens. Discover the city's rich history and culture while savoring delectable cuisine and browsing vibrant markets. And don't forget the highlight: the opportunity to perform in one of the world's most musical cities!

     

    Fontainebleau Excursion:

    Visit the magnificent Château de Fontainebleau, marveling at its exquisite architecture and lush landscapes, and the site of the Fontainebleau Festival. This is where Nadia Boulanger nourished  generations of international talent, including Aaron Copland and Philip Glass.


    Schedule (subject to change): 

    June 27 - Arrival, pick up at the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, tour of the town of Villeblevin, orientation meeting

    June 28 -Working day, Faculty and guest artist concert
    June 29 - Working day, student concert

    June 30 - Working day, student and faculty concert

    July 1 - Working day
    July 2 - Working day
    July 3 - Working day, piano factory excursion
    July 4 - Working day
    July 5 - Working day, Student concert
    July 6 - Working day, Student concert
    July 7 - Working day, Student concert
    July 8 - Excursion to Fontainebleau
    July 9 - Excursion to Paris, Paris concert
    July 10 - Paris sight-seeing

    July 11 - Depart

     

    Typical Working Day Schedule:

    Morning:

    • 8:00 AM - Breakfast
    • 9:00 AM - Choose from a range of enriching options: classes include yoga, music theory, composition, French language and culture. Scheduled practice sessions, lessons, and coaching.
    • 10:00 AM - Piano Seminar. Strings and vocalists scheduled practice, lessons, and coaching.

    Afternoon:

    • 12:00 PM - Lunch

    • 2:00 PM - Vocal Seminar and String Seminar, Pianists scheduled practice, lessons classes, and coaching continue.

    • 4:00 PM - Snack break (le quatre-heures)

    • 4:30 PM - Participate in a master class. Scheduled practice, classes, lessons, and coaching.

    Evening:

    • 6:00 PM - Enjoy or perform in an informal concert if one is scheduled, otherwise lessons, coaching sessions, optional classes, or practice.

    • 7:00 PM - Dinner. Evening outdoor sports and games to unwind and connect with fellow musicians.

     

    We invite composers of all ages to join our Composition Roundtable, offering one-on-one interactions with the resident composers. and group conferences.

    Whether you're an emerging talent or an experienced composer, our program provides a supportive community where you can explore music and composition, dissect form and structure, and prepare your new compositions for performance.

    Our expert faculty provides guidance and mentorship to help you refine your musical ideas. One of the program's highlights is the opportunity to showcase your work through readings and performances recorded and archived for your portfolio. Join us and open a world of musical creativity, collaboration, and growth.


    Schedule (subject to change): 

    June 27 - Arrival, pick up at the airport, tour of town, orientation meeting 

    June 28 - Working Day, Faculty and guest artist concert
    June 29 - Working day, student concert

    June 30 - Working day, student and faculty concert

    July 1 - Working day
    July 2 - Working day
    July 3 - Working day, piano factory excursion
    July 4 - Working day
    July 5 - Working day, student concert
    July 6 - Working day, student concert
    July 7 - Working day, student concert
    July 8 - Excursion to Fontainebleau
    July 9 - Excursion to Paris, Paris concert
    July 10 - Paris sight-seeing

    July 11 - Depart

     

    Typical Working Day Schedule:

    Morning:

    • 8:00 AM - Breakfast

    • 9:00 AM - Optional classes including yoga, French language and culture, music theory, composition and form, Scheduled practice sessions, lessons, and coachings.

    • 10:30 AM - Composers Seminar, a dedicated session where you'll receive invaluable feedback and insights on your works in progress. Additional scheduled practice, lessons, and coaching sessions are provided to support your artistic development.

    Afternoon:

    • 12:00 PM - Lunch

    • 2:00 PM - Faculty and students discuss their work. Composers are invited to attend Vocal and Instrumental Seminars.

    • 4:00 PM - Break

    • 4:30 PM - The afternoon crescendos with a master class, an opportunity to present and discuss your compositions in a collaborative setting. Scheduled practice, lessons, and coaching round out your day, ensuring your progress remains on track.

    Evening:

    • 6:00 PM - additional coachings, optional classes, and work time.

    • 7:00 PM - Dinner, recreation