International Organ Festival

9th International Organ Festival with Tobias Willi (Switzerland), organized by the Department of Cultural AffairsSunday 10 August, at 5 pm Cathédrale de Monaco
Jul 23

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

Monaco Cathedral will host the “Orient et Occident” (“East and West”) concert on Sunday July 27 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 July 27, 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 civilizations.

 

9th International Organ Festival in Monaco

Michel Bourcier

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

 

Cathédrale de Monaco

Sunday July 27, 5 pm

Entrance is free

 

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