The Montreux Jazz Festival celebrated its 50th edition with a lot of specials and new concepts. For example the collaboration with Images Vevey was strengthened, and notably, the Montreux Jazz Digital Project together with the EPF Lausanne – saving and restarting every audio and video file from the last fifty years could be presented during its final phase.
Anja Dirks, Theatre Director with experience in all German-speaking countries, directs the Belluard festival Fribourg since two years. chrigu could have a short interview with her during the last evening of this years’ edition. chrigu: This edition of the Belluard Festival seems to deal a lot with music in general, right?
Sholololo! Opera Louise, a production by the Festival itself, presented a wholly local piece treating fan songs of the ice-hockey club Fribourg Gottéron integrated in a typical Libretto story.
In his still young career David Fray has already reached a reputation to be called outstanding. Several recordings for Warner, two Echo Klassik awards and the most prestigious price in France, the Les Victoires de la musique classique, do confirm his merits in the uppermost grades of judgement.
The Improvisorium, best club in Huttwil, the place to be in Emmental, celebrated its 20th birthday passionately on the 4th and 5th july. In german we say “Wie die alte Fasnacht” (Like the old carnival), when something is very, very late: Happy Birthday, Impro.