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Michel Bourcier in concert for the 9th International Organ Festival in Monaco

23/07/2014  Culture

Monaco Cathedral will host the “Orient et Occident” (“East and West”) concert on Sunday 27 July at 5 pm

Michel Bourcier has been the organist at Nantes Cathedral since 2007. He also teaches organ at Nantes Conservatory.


He performs as a soloist in France’s best organ venues and collaborates with a number of composers. He was the first person to perform the works for organ by Jean-Louis Florentz, who passed away in 2004 and performed his first two works: “Les Laudes” and “Debout sur le soleil”, which is dedicated to him.


The concert on Sunday 27 July 2014, entitled “Orient et Occident” (“East and West”) is a tribute to Jean-Louis Florentz, winner of the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation’s Musical Composition Prize in 1990. Florentz was fascinated by Africa – its stories and legends, dances and landscapes – and by Ethiopia, in his research into Christianity’s most ancient civilisations.


9th International Organ Festival in Monaco

Michel Bourcier

Programme: Charles Touremire – Jean-Louis Florentz – Maurice Durufle


Cathédrale de Monaco

Sunday 27 July, 5 pm

Entrance is free


For information, tel: +377 98 98 83 03 www.festivalorguemonaco.com

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