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Schools of American Art Festival


From July 8 until August 3, 2019

For over a month, the Château de Fontainebleau will welcome the Schools of American Art, following a tradition that has lasted almost 100 years.

SUMMER SCHEDULE

This summer the festival will host concerts, conferences, masterclasses, student auditions, guided tours, and a celebration of Bastille Day (July 14) with a special concert and presentation hosted by Frédéric Lodéon.

BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION (JULY 14)

Children’s Workshop "La nature en musique"
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - At the ticket office of the château

Guided Tour "Musique au château"
2:30 p.m. - At the ticket office of the château
Philippe Roullaux (lecturer)

Conference and Concert
4:00 p.m. - The Hall of Columns
Free entry for visitors with a ticket to the château
"L’histoire des Écoles d’Art Américaines de Fontainebleau" Catherine Delloye and David Millerou

Concert Dedicated to Nature, hosted by Frédéric Lodéon
6:00 p.m. - The Chapel of the Trinity
Piano: Sébastien Vichard and Julien Gernay, violin: Stéphanie-Marie Degand, Thomas Briant, viola: Jack Stulz, cello: Diana Ligeti, flute: Sophie Deshayes, clarinet: Jean-Marc Fessard, double bass: Pedro Gadelha, percussion: Christophe Bredeloup
The Carnival of Animals, Camille Saint-Saëns
The Trout Quintet, Franz Schubert

The concert will be followed by a Bastille Day celebration with refreshments

CONCERTS

Friday, July 12
6:00 p.m. - The Chapel of the Trinity
Opening Concert
Piano: Robert Levin, Christian Ivaldi, Julien Gernay, violin: Gérard Poulet, Stéphanie-Marie Degand, viola: Bruno Pasquier, cello: Philippe Muller
Mozart, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Schumann

Wednesday, July 17
6:00 p.m. - The Chapel of the Trinity
Free entry for visitors with a ticket to the château
Celebrating Contemporary Composers
Violin: Hae-Sun Kang, viola: Jack Stulz, Pierre-Henri Xuereb, cello: Diana Ligeti et Emmanuel Acurero (student 2019), piano: Sébastien Vichard, Julien Gernay et Michael Levinas, flute: Sophie Deshayes, clarinet: Jean-Marc Fessard, percussion: Florent Jodelet, direction: Pierre-André Valade
Michael Levinas, Olivier Messiaen, Baldwin Giang (prix Ravel 2018), Madeleine Isaksson, Allain Gaussin

Friday, July 19
6:00 p.m. - The Chapel of the Trinity
Free entry for visitors with a ticket to the château
Concert and Conference "Ravel le magicien"
Isabelle Duha, piano: Sébastien Vichard

Saturday, July 20
6:00 p.m. - The Chapel of the Trinity
Concert des professeurs
Piano: Frédéric Aguessy, violin: Philippe Graffin, viola: Pierre-Henri Xuereb, cello: Diana Ligeti
Boulanger, Clarke, Brahms, Ysaÿe

Wednesday, July 24
6:00 p.m. - The Chapel of the Trinity
Concert Dedicated to Women and Nature
Violin: Marianne Piketty and Emma Meinrenken (student 2019), viola: Christophe Desjardins, Jack Stulz, cello: Raphaël Merlin, Diana Ligeti, piano: Julien Gernay
Berlioz, Baba, Schumann, Schoenberg

Sunday, July 28
3:00 p.m. - The Chapel of the Trinity
Concert "Invitation chez Madame de Maintenon"
Viola de gamba: Atsushi Sakai and Marion Martineau
Marais, Couperin, Sainte-Colombe, Forqueray

Saturday, August 3
2:30 p.m. - The Chapel of the Trinity
Final Concert
Cello: Ophélie Gaillard, piano: Christian Ivaldi and Nathan Brandwein, soprano: Coline Infante, ténor: Alexandre Jamar and students
Berlioz, Debussy, Ravel, Dvorak, Piazzola

Saturday, August 3
4:00 p.m. - Gardens of the château
Free admission
Final Performance of Architects and Musicians

Full price: 25 €
Reduced fare (visitors under the age of 26, Friends of the Château de Fontainebleau): 15 €
Free for visitors under the age of 4
Tickets include entry into the château


OTHER EVENTS

Masterclasses and Workshops
The Hall of Columns or The Chapel of the Trinity. Free entry for visitors with a ticket to the château
July 9 at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Philippe Bianconi, piano
July 10 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and July 11 at 10:00 p.m., Robert Levin, piano
July 11 at 2:00 p.m. and July 12 at 9:30 a.m., Stéphanie-Marie Degand, violin
July 15 at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Gary Hoffman, cello, at the Hôtel d’Albe
July 16 at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Michael Levinas, piano
July 17 at 10:00 a.m., Madeleine Isaksson, composition
July 19 at 10:00 a.m., Sébastien Vichard, composition
July 22 at 2:00 p.m., Raphaël Merlin, cello
July 23 at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Raphaël Merlin, quartet at the Hôtel d’Albe
July 24 at 9:30 a.m., Raphaël Merlin, cello
July 24, 25 and 26 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Philippe Cassard, piano

Student Auditions and Concerts
Noontime Concerts
The Ballroom or The Chapel of the Trinity
Free entry for visitors with a ticket to the château
July 12, 15, 18 and 25 at noon, strings
July 19, 22 and 24 at noon, piano

Concert
4:00 p.m. - Parc de Bel Ebat in Avon
Free admission
July 21

Auditions
4:00 p.m. - The Hall of Columns
Free admission
July 26, 30, 31 and August 1

Ravel Competition
10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - The Hall of Columns
Free entry for visitors with a ticket to the château
July 27, Performance Sessions

6:00 p.m. - The Chapel of the Trinity
July 27, Concert of the Graduates

4:00 p.m. - The Hall of Columns
July 29, Composition Competition

Children’s Workshop « La nature en musique »
11:00 a.m. - At the ticket office of the château
July 28

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