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Festival Daniou | Brittany, France

Brittany-based Festival Daniou is a summer residency that engages with composers, location, history, art, and cuisine to present chamber music performances from internationally accomplished young musicians. Acclaimed for “dazzling displays of talent”(Ouest France, 2015) and “programming both classical and innovative” (Le Telegramme, 2015), in two short years Festival Daniou has offered dozens of European and world premieres of emerging composers, while highlighting Brittany’s most extraordinary locations, such as Les Essarts (the historic Forbes family estate in Saint-Briac) and the Île du Guesclin, and all while bringing support to local businesses and restoration of architecture. 

Located in the Côtes-d'Armor region of northern Brittany, France, the tiny La Ville Daniou is nestled between fields and forest, providing an idyllic setting for music making. It is also centrally placed between the major resort town of Dinard and the medieval Dinan, making the extraordinary surrounding region easily accessible by car or bus.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

8:00pm  9:30pm

For the second year, Festival Daniou and l'Art au Fil de La Rance combine forces to present a cross-disciplinary concert of contemporary sculpture and music in dialogue.This concert of music old and new is performed by talented graduates of the Juilliard School and other top conservatories around the new installation by sculptor Yuhsin U Chang.

Béla BARTÓK — Constrasts (clarinet, violin, piano)
Reena ESMAIL — Jhula Jhule (violin, piano)
Franz SCHUBERT — Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (soprano, clarinet, piano)
Magnus LINDBERG — Clarinet trio


Friday, August 11, 2017

7:00pm  11:00pm

Galerie Vue sur Mer 

Organized by Art & Dinard, which brings together eighteen local galleries and artist showrooms of the town, this nighttime festival has become one of the unmissable Dinard events of the season. Festival Daniou brings music into the streets and galleries of the intersection of Rue Levavasseur and Rue Winston Churchill.


Monday, August 14, 2017

8:00pm  9:15pm

Galerie Vue sur Mer 

Immersive performance at the Galerie Vue sur Mer, presenting the best of contemporary music.

Kaija SAARIAHO — Lonh (soprano and electronics)
Ashkan BEHZADI — az hooch mi… (soprano and violin)
Steve REICH — New York Counterpoint (clarinet and electronics)
- entre autres


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

8:30pm  10:00pm

Chapelle Saint-Buc 

The Quartet for the End of Time, masterpiece of Olivier Messiaen.

Olivier MESSIAEN — Le Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Benjamin BRITTEN — Sonata for cello and piano


Thursday, August 17, 2017

8:00pm  9:30pm

Saint Bartholomew's 

The Quartet for the End of Time, masterpiece of Olivier Messiaen.

Olivier MESSIAEN — Le Quatuor pour la fin du temps
George CRUMB — Apparition

Earlier Event: July 26
Oyster Bay Music Festival
Later Event: September 14
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival