Discovery concert


Ligeti, Grieg, Britten, Bartók
Le Bourget-du-Lac (73) Monday 18 December 2017 20h cultural space la Traverse Réservation : 04 79 88 09 99 | Site internet
Annecy Thursday 21 December 2017 12h University Réservation : Free concert
Bonneville (74) Thursday 21 December 2017 19h Church Réservation : 04 50 97 01 92 | Site internet
Annecy (74) Thursday 21 December 2017 12h IUT - campus in music

Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)

A family programme

The Orchestre des Pays de Savoie presents here a programme of works by composers who took inspiration from traditions (Grieg), folk music (Ligeti, Bartók) and childhood themes (Britten), and created celebratory pieces as well as the music of tomorrow. Music is, of course, an essential part of celebration, with melodies that are familiar to everyone, taken from Grieg’s Holberg Suite and Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances. An element of playfulness is also necessary. Britten’s Simple Symphony consists of four miniatures: Boisterous Bourrée, Playful Pizzicato, Sentimental Sarabande and Frolicsome Finale. Bartók and Ligeti show similar energy. For his Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances Ligeti adapted existing melodies by eighteenth and nineteenth-century composers. And to celebrate the end of the year the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie presents a surprise: in a new work specially composed for the occasion, the audience will be invited to sing!


With the support of Musique Nouvelle en Liberté

Nicolas Chalvin, conductor
Orchestre des Pays de Savoie



Régi magyar társas táncok (1949)
(Old Hungarian Ballroom Dances)


Romanian Folk Dances (1884)

Edvard GRIEG

Holberg Suite, op. 40 (1934)

Benjamin BRITTEN

Simple Symphony, op. 4 (1934)

Esteban Pagella

Ode (2017)

A surprise work for string orchestra and amateur singers (from the audience!), winner of the competition organised in 2017