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FORTHCOMING CONCERTS - Current season

In residence at the Grand Théâtre de Provence, Café Zimmermann performs in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region as well as on other French and international scenes.

Thursday 28 November 2019 - 20:00 - Nice -

Festive cantatas with Hélène Le Corre

Programme

Hélène Le Corre

Recognized for the purity of her voice, she excels in the Baroque repertoire. She sang with Les Talents Lyriques under the direction of Christophe Rousset the Leçons des Ténèbres by F. Couperin and Charpentier at the Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence but also at the Bordeaux Opera under the direction of Hervé Niquet . In previous collaborations with Café Zimmermann, in 2013 and 2015 she received praise from the press for cantatas by Bach and Handel.

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Cathédrale Sainte Réparate - 3 place Rossetti 06300 Nice (plan)
Réservations : http://les-moments-musicaux.com/

Sunday 1 December 2019 - 15:00 - Dijon -

Cafe Zimmermann's 20th anniversary

Programme

Café Zimmermann, famous for its spirited and contrasting renditions of Johann Sebastian Bach's music and founded in 1999 by the violinist Pablo Valetti and the harpsichordist Céline Frisch, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019!

This programme, composed specially for this occasion, will bring to the forefront the most beautiful concertante pieces of Johann Sebastian Bach's music. In it, Café Zimmermann performs two famous Brandenburg concertos as a wonderful synthesis of the period's musical forms. Suites and concertos honour numerous instruments emblematic of the period: the violin, the harpsichord, the oboe, the flute and the trumpet are the finishing touches to this programme, for an anniversary celebration reminding us of the leading works of the record repertoire of the ensemble!

  • A wonderful way to honour the works behind Café Zimmermann's reputation!

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Opéra de Dijon - 11 Boulevard de Verdun, 21000 Dijon (plan)
Réservations : https://www.opera-dijon.fr/fr/billetterie

Saturday 14 December 2019 - 16:00 - Aix-en-Provence -

Lute Recital

Programme

Companion of the ensemble for many years, Eduardo Egüez, director of La Chimera, gives numerous concerts as a soloist in Europe, Latin America, Japan, Turkey and Australia, where, both the specialized critic and the audience always warmly welcomes him.

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Chapelle N.D. de la Consolation - Avenue Philippe Solari Aix-en-Provence (plan)
Réservations : https://www.billetweb.fr/recital-de-luth-eduardo-eguez

Sunday 9 February 2020 - 18:00 - Amilly -

Lamento with Damien Guillon

Programme

Ever since the Renaissance, the lament has fought its way between vocal and instrumental music. It is a lament to death: not his, that of another loved one, a profane or religious lament... The lament conveys a feeling of melancholy and sadness flirting with the indescribable...

Café Zimmermann welcomes countertenor Damien Guillon, an old accomplice, to sing a programme of 17th and 18th century laments, bringing to the forefront both instruments and voice for a journey into German land. Throughout the seasons countertenor Damien Guillon has established himself as one of the best singers of baroque music. As a soloist famous for his musical talents and his pure and radiant tone of voice, he is frequently invited to perform under the direction of renowned conductors. A recording of this programme by Alpha Classics will come out at the beginning of the year 2020.

  • A programme full of emotions and contemplations brightened by Damien Guillon's voice!

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Eglise St Martin – Rue de la Mairie - Amilly (plan)
Réservations : https://www.amilly.com/ville-decouvrir/decouvrir-amilly/patrimoine/eglise-saint-martin

Saturday 29 February 2020 - 20:15 - La Haye -

Lamento with Damien Guillon

Programme

Ever since the Renaissance, the lament has fought its way between vocal and instrumental music. It is a lament to death: not his, that of another loved one, a profane or religious lament... The lament conveys a feeling of melancholy and sadness flirting with the indescribable...

Café Zimmermann welcomes countertenor Damien Guillon, an old accomplice, to sing a programme of 17th and 18th century laments, bringing to the forefront both instruments and voice for a journey into German land. Throughout the seasons countertenor Damien Guillon has established himself as one of the best singers of baroque music. As a soloist famous for his musical talents and his pure and radiant tone of voice, he is frequently invited to perform under the direction of renowned conductors. A recording of this programme by Alpha Classics will come out at the beginning of the year 2020.

  • A programme full of emotions and contemplations brightened by Damien Guillon's voice!

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Nieuwe Kerk Spui 175, 2511 BM, La Haye (plan)
Réservations : https://denhaag.com/fr/event/103415/cafe-zimmerman-damian-guillon-lamento

Sunday 1 March 2020 - 20:15 - Groningen -

Lamento with Damien Guillon

Programme

Ever since the Renaissance, the lament has fought its way between vocal and instrumental music. It is a lament to death: not his, that of another loved one, a profane or religious lament... The lament conveys a feeling of melancholy and sadness flirting with the indescribable...

Café Zimmermann welcomes countertenor Damien Guillon, an old accomplice, to sing a programme of 17th and 18th century laments, bringing to the forefront both instruments and voice for a journey into German land. Throughout the seasons countertenor Damien Guillon has established himself as one of the best singers of baroque music. As a soloist famous for his musical talents and his pure and radiant tone of voice, he is frequently invited to perform under the direction of renowned conductors. A recording of this programme by Alpha Classics will come out at the beginning of the year 2020.

  • A programme full of emotions and contemplations brightened by Damien Guillon's voice!

Informations pratiques

Lieu : SPOT Groningen Postbus 775, 9700 AT Groningen (plan)
Réservations : https://www.spotgroningen.nl/programma/cafe-zimmermann/

Thursday 5 March 2020 - 20:30 - Albi -

Concertos of Bach and Telemann

Programme

On Friday afternoons in eighteenth-century Leipzig, the Bach family and their loved ones could be heard playing for music lovers who frequented Monseur Zimmermann's establishment. Slip on one of the benches to listen to flutes, violins, cello and harpsichord, and concert with enthusiasm in the works of the two most famous concert directors at Mr. Zimmermann, Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philip Telemann.

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Grand Théâtre Place de l’amitié entre les Peuples, 81000 Albi (plan)
Réservations : https://www.sn-albi.fr/spectacle.php?id_spectacle=854

Friday 6 March 2020 - 20:00 - Massy -

Concertos of Bach and Telemann

Programme

On Friday afternoons in eighteenth-century Leipzig, the Bach family and their loved ones could be heard playing for music lovers who frequented Monseur Zimmermann's establishment. Slip on one of the benches to listen to flutes, violins, cello and harpsichord, and concert with enthusiasm in the works of the two most famous concert directors at Mr. Zimmermann, Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philip Telemann.

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Opéra de Massy - 1 Place de France, 91300 Massy (plan)
Réservations : https://www.opera-massy.com/fr/(copy)(copy)copy_la-maison/

Saturday 28 March 2020 - 16:00 - Aix-en-Provence -

Sonatas for violin and harpsichord

Programme

Find the two artistic directors of Café Zimmermann in an exciting program that will introduce you to the many facets of writing for violin and keyboard, from the Baroque period to the confines of classicism.

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Chapelle N.D. de la Consolation - Avenue Philippe Solari Aix-en-Provence (plan)
Réservations : https://www.billetweb.fr/sonates-pour-violon-et-clavecin

Thursday 2 April 2020 - 19:30 - Nice -

Salve Regina ! with Paul-Antoine Benos-Djian

Programme

Café Zimmermann meets counter-tenor Paul-Antoine Benos Djian, HSBC laureate of the Academy of the Festival d'Art Lyrique d'Aix en Provence, for a concert which will be given just before Holy Week at the Cathedral Sainte-Réparate de Nice.This program brings together the Salve Regina RV 618 of Vivaldi composed in 1612 in Venice, and that of Pergolese, representative of the Neapolitan school.

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Cathédrale Sainte Réparate - 3 place Rossetti 06300 Nice (plan)
Réservations : http://les-moments-musicaux.com/


PAST CONCERTS - Current season

Saturday 9 November 2019 - 20:15 - Bâle -

London "a la moda italiana"

Programme

In the middle of the 18th century, Italians were the stars of the London’s music scene.Three composers will be featured in this flamboyant programme of Concerti Grossi : Geminiani, famous composerand violin virtuoso based in London ; Avison, his student, who brilliantly transcribed the Scarlatti harpsichord sonatas ; and finally Handel, who became the official British Royal composer after studying in Rome with his fellow composers Corelli and Scarlatti.

Following the success of Café Zimmermann’s recording of Geminiani opus 7 and of the Avison concerti after Scarlatti, enjoy this jubilant and innovative music played live !

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Peterskirche - Petersgasse 54 4051 Bâle (plan)
Réservations : https://www.peterskirche.ch/

Thursday 7 November 2019 - 20:00 - Aix-en-Provence -

London "a la moda italiana"

Programme

In the middle of the 18th century, Italians were the stars of the London’s music scene.

Three composers will be featured in this flamboyant programme of Concerti Grossi : Geminiani, famous composer and violin virtuoso based in London; Avison, his student, who brilliantly transcribed the Scarlatti harpsichord sonatas ; and finally Handel, who became the official British Royal composer after studying in Rome with his fellow composers Corelli and Scarlatti.

Following the success of Café Zimmermann’s recording of Geminiani opus 7 and of the Avison concerti after Scarlatti, enjoy this jubilant and innovative music played live !

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Conservatoire Darius Milhaud - 380 avenue Mozart, 13100 Aix-en-Provence (plan)
Réservations : https://lestheatres.notre-billetterie.net/billets?seance=2891

Saturday 12 October 2019 - 16:00 - Aix-en-Provence -

A concert at the court of Louis XIV

Programme

At the beginning of the 18th century, the influence of Italian music grew in the French capital, much to the chagrin of ardent defenders of French taste.No sonatas or concertos in this program, no cello, you will hear in this program pieces of François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Francois Francoeur and Marin Marais before they try their own synthesis in more italianizing pieces.

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Chapelle N.D. de la Consolation - Avenue Philippe Solari Aix-en-Provence (plan)
Réservations : http://billetweb.fr/un-concert-a-la-cour-de-louis-xiv

Thursday 10 October 2019 - 20:00 - Nice -

A concert at the court of Louis XIV

Programme

At the beginning of the 18th century, the influence of Italian music grew in the French capital, much to the chagrin of ardent defenders of French taste.No sonatas or concertos in this program, no cello, you will hear in this program pieces of François Couperin, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Francois Francoeur and Marin Marais before they try their own synthesis in more italianizing pieces.

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Cathédrale Sainte Réparate - 3 place Rossetti 06300 Nice (plan)
Réservations : http://les-moments-musicaux.com/

Sunday 29 September 2019 - 10:30 - Puteaux -

Bach & Telemann

Programme

On Friday afternoons in eighteenth-century Leipzig, the Bach family and their loved ones could be heard playing for music lovers who frequented Monseur Zimmermann's establishment. Slip on one of the benches to listen to flutes, violins, cello and harpsichord, and concert with enthusiasm in the works of the two most famous concert directors at Mr. Zimmermann, Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philip Telemann.

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Hôtel de Ville de Puteaux, Salle des colonnes - 131, rue de la République 92800 Puteaux (plan)
Réservations : http://www.culture.puteaux.fr/saison-2019-2020/cafe-zimmermann/

Friday 27 September 2019 - 20:15 - Utrecht -

Bach & Telemann

Programme

On Friday afternoons in eighteenth-century Leipzig, the Bach family and their loved ones could be heard playing for music lovers who frequented Monseur Zimmermann's establishment.

Slip on one of the benches to listen to flutes, violins, cello and harpsichord, and concert with enthusiasm in the works of the two most famous concert directors at Mr. Zimmermann, Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philip Telemann.

Informations pratiques

Lieu : TivoliVredenburg - Vredenburgkade 11, 3511 WC Utrecht, Pays-Bas (plan)
Réservations : https://www.tivolivredenburg.nl/

Sunday 22 September 2019 - 11:00 - Aix-en-Provence -

Programme

In the eighteenth century Leipzig at Café Zimmermann, the Music lovers could hear every Friday afternoon the Collegium Musicum.

Johann Sebastian Bach conducted these concerts between 1729 and 1739 and his sons made their first public debut there.Another famous director of the Collegium Musicum a few yearsbefore, Georg PhilippTelemann was a close friend of the Bach family - he was the godfather of Carl Philip - and certainly joined them on the occasion of one or the other of these concerts ...

As part of Les Journées européennes du Patrimoine 2019. In partnership with Métropole Aix-Marseille Provence / Pays d'Aix

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Centre de gérontologie Saint-Thomas de Villeneuve - 40 Cours des Arts et Métiers, 13100 Aix-en-Prove (plan)
Réservations :

Saturday 21 September 2019 - 12:00 - Aix-en-Provence -

A concert at Zimmermann's cafe

Programme

In the eighteenth century Leipzig at Café Zimmermann, the Music lovers could hear every Friday afternoon the Collegium Musicum.

Johann Sebastian Bach conducted these concerts between 1729 and 1739 and his sons made their first public debut there.Another famous director of the Collegium Musicum a few yearsbefore, Georg PhilippTelemann was a close friend of the Bach family - he was the godfather of Carl Philip - and certainly joined them on the occasion of one or the other of these concerts ...

As part of Les Journées européennes du Patrimoine 2019. In partnership with Métropole Aix-Marseille Provence / Pays d'Aix

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Chapelle Notre Dame de Consolation - Avenue Philippe Solaris - 13100 Aix-en-Provence (plan)
Réservations :

Friday 20 September 2019 - 19:00 - La Roque d'Anthéron -

A concert at Zimmermann's cafe

Programme

In the eighteenth century Leipzig at Café Zimmermann, the Music lovers could hear every Friday afternoon the Collegium Musicum.

Johann Sebastian Bach conducted these concerts between 1729 and 1739 and his sons made their first public debut there.Another famous director of the Collegium Musicum a few yearsbefore, Georg PhilippTelemann was a close friend of the Bach family - he was the godfather of Carl Philip - and certainly joined them on the occasion of one or the other of these concerts ...

As part of Les Journées européennes du Patrimoine 2019. In partnership with Métropole Aix-Marseille Provence / Pays d'Aix

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Abbaye de Silvacane - RD 561 13640 La Roque d'Anthéron (plan)
Réservations : http://www.abbaye-silvacane.com/abbaye-cistercienne-silvacane/fr/concerts/

Tuesday 2 October 2018 - 19:30 - Nice -

Boccherini : Stabat Mater and quintets

Programme

Avec Beate Mordal, soprano

Luigi BOCCHERINI (1743-1805)

- Stabat Mater en fa mineur G.532a
- Quintette à cordes n°2 en la mineur opus 30 G.320
- Quintette à cordes n°4 en la majeur opus 29 G.316

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Cathédrale Sainte Réparate - 3 Place Rossetti, 06300 Nice (plan)
Réservations : https://les-moments-musicaux.com

Beate Mordal, soprano

The young Norwegian soprano Beate Mordal studied at the Institute for Music in Trondheim and at the Royal Danish Opera Academy in Copenhagen.

Early assignments included The Rooster in THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN and Papagena in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE at the Royal Danish Opera.In the summer of 2016 she participated in the Academy training program at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. She was selected to sing Lena in Ana Sokolović’s opera SVADBA, which was performed in the opera houses in Nantes and Angers. She also sang Susanna in LE NOZZE DI FIGARO at Longborough Opera Festival and Waldvogel in SIEGFRIED with Odense Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov

She has quickly become a much sought-after concert singer, appearing in an unusually varied repertoire. She has worked with conductors and directors such as Giordano Bellincampi, Sébastien Boin, Thomas Guthrie, Terje Boye Hansen, Robert Houssart, Rory McDonald, Dàirine Ni Mheadra, Frans Rasmussen, Kjell Seim, Per Kristian Skaldstad, Peter Spissky, Thomas Søndergaard and Alexander Vedernikov.

In the summer of 2017 she sang Pamina in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE with Opera Østfold as well as at the Longborough Opera Festival. During the autumn of 2017 she sang arias by Telemann as well as Handel’s Messiah in Copenhagen with Camerata Øresund, arias by Handel and Mozart in Ålesund, a recital in Aix en Provence with the pianist Nicolas Royer, and she had the prestigious assignment to sing at the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo.

Friday 21 September 2018 - 19:00 - Nice -

Duo Harpsichord and Violin

Programme

Carl Philip Emanuel Bach
Fantaisie en Fa mineur
Francesco Antonio Bonporti
Invenzione 5
Johann Georg Pisendel
Sonate en do mineur
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Fantaisie pour clavier
Georg Muffa
Sonate en ré majeur
François Francoeur`
Sonate VI en sol mineur

Violon - Pablo Valetti
Clavecin - Céline Frisch

Informations pratiques

Lieu : Chapelle de la Miséricorde - Cours Saleya, 06300 Nice (plan)
Réservations :


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