Le Grand Week-End (en)

From 30 September to 2 October, the Young European Baroque Orchestra will take over the territory of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, Sète agglopôle and the town of Sète for 7 concerts! The JOBE will be visiting heritage sites and unusual places in the region to meet the public.

Le Grand Week-End is an initiative created by Les Ombres in the framework of Montpellier 2028 European Capital of Culture.


Vivaldi - Haendel - Corelli

A new wind was blowing through 17th century Italy. Claudio Monteverdi and Giulio Caccini proposed a new way of writing and experiencing music. From then on, music had to serve the exaltation of passions, and the Baroque music movement was born.

Corelli, then Vivaldi and Handel magnified the play of textures of the string orchestra in their collections of concerti da chiesa and concerti grossi.

The music travels, influences composers and offers us today a testimony of freedom and which we celebrate for this first edition of the Young European Baroque Orchestra.

Friday 30 September / 8pm
Auditorium of music conservatory, Sète (France)
Sète / Conservatoire Manitas de Plata

Built along the Canal de la Peyrade, the second canal dug in Sète to link the port and the lake, the cellars bear witness to the flourishing industrial-port activity of the town.

In the service of the younger generation, the Young European Baroque Orchestra is proud to begin its Grand Week-End in the Auditorium of the brand new building housing the Conservatoire à rayonnement intercommunal de Sète et du Bassin de Thau.

Attend the rehearsals open to the public from 12 to 1pm and 4 to 5pm!

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Saturday 1 Oct / 10:30 am
Place du jeu de ballon, Gignac (France)
Gignac / Traditional market

The traditional market of Gignac is a renowned meeting place for taste lovers and welcomes local producers every week.
The Jobe meets the people of Gignac for a friendly outdoor concert.

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Saturday 1st Oct / 2pm
Forecourt of the Fabre Museum, Montpellier (France)
Montpellier / Musée Fabre (forecourt)

The Fabre Museum, founded in 1828 by the painter François-Xavier Fabre, is a major cultural institution in Occitanie and one of the most important museums in Europe. It is one of the most beautiful French public collections, constantly enriched by donations from wise collectors and artists.

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Saturday 1 Oct / 7pm
Hôtel d'Aurès, Montpellier (France)
Montpellier / Hôtel d'Aurès

The Young European Baroque Orchestra will perform in the inner courtyard of the Hôtel d'Aurès, a jewel of baroque architecture built in 1718 and classified as a historical monument.

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Sunday 2 Oct / 10am
Orangerie of Lunel-Viel
Lunel-Viel / Orangerie

In the vast park, in 1876, a large Napoleon III style orangery was built, remarkable for its slate roof and sculpted decoration. Although the orange trees have disappeared from the premises, after major restoration work, the building, which has been classified as a historic monument by the French government since 1990, now offers a prestigious setting for the Young European Baroque Orchestra.

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Sunday 2 Oct / 2pm
Auditorium of La Cité des Arts, Montpellier (France)
Montpellier / Cité des arts

The brand new Cité des Arts is home to Montpellier's Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional. An educational structure open to new audiences, metropolitan and involved in higher education and international relations.

Following the Jobe concert, Les Ombres will do two Master Classes for students of the Conservatoire during the second half of 2022.

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Sunday 2 Oct / 5pm
Marquee, St Gely du Fesc (France)
Saint-Gely-du-Fesc / Marquee

While waiting for a new performance hall, Saint-Gely has entrusted the Balthazar Circus Arts Centre with the task of erecting a big top that will allow the commune to ensure the continuity of its cultural programming while allowing the public to discover
the public the values of the contemporary circus.
contemporary circus.

An unusual place for the last concert of the Grand Week-End!

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Partners of the Big Weekend

Les Ombres would like to thank the partners who support the Grand Week-End: Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, the City of Sète, Sète agglopôle, the Conservatoire de Sète, the Cité des Arts de Montpellier, the city of Gignac, the city of Saint-Gely-du-Fesc and the city of Lunel-Viel.