With Dinard opening, “The Most British of French Cities” is launching the first edition of a unique event in France this summer from 7 August to 15 August: a British music festival, all musical genres (baroque, classical, folk, rock). ) in combination with …), and therefore “open” to all effects. Jane Birkin, who will be the godmother of this first edition, will give an extraordinary outdoor concert on August 15 in a Port-Breton park setting.
Created in the 1850s, Dinard (35) is the first to attribute the influence of a strong English colony. The distinguished tourist, economic or artistic elite, many of whom came from the British Isles, enjoyed the resort’s heyday until the crisis of the 1930s. The architecture of many villas, the names of the streets and the presence of ‘an Anglican church’.
Despite the dual adversity of cultural Brexit and Covid, Dinard intends, thanks to this festival, to maintain and strengthen ties between France and the United Kingdom. A new kind of festival dedicated to British music. Under the artistic direction of Brigitte Dechin, the event will feature ten unique concerts composed of 50% classical music and 50% other musical genres. A daring initiative that marks the new Dinard municipal team led by Vincent Remy, the project’s cultural assistant and initiator. “The Open, the Dinard Opening, will happen literally. It will irrigate the city every evening, in cinemas, on outdoor stages, but also in some unusual and surprising places – churches, hotel lobbies, gardens, beaches… English music, but Welsh, Scottish, Irish, including “.
Concerts, teatime concerts, musical brunches and “Happy Hour Music”, everywhere in the city, in cafes, gardens, the Dinard Opening will symbolize a great openness of mind, a beautiful freedom of forms and an uninterrupted mix of musical styles.
In the program, a romantic trip to the British lands with the Ile de Croix Chamber Orchestra, Onde Modern Celtic, the Callum Stewart Quartet, the National Orchestra of Brittany, but also the Franco-British singer and songwriter, Emilie Loizzo who oscillates astonishingly between folk pop and Electricity. It will be in preview at Dinard for the release of his final album, expected in the fall.
August 15 (9 p.m.) Jane Birkin’s outdoor concert will kick off this first edition; “Oh sorry you were sleeping!” With a large fraction of ! » An album co-written and composed by tienne Daho that may well have featured on the Dinard scene. The Dinard opening already resonates like an invitation to visit. Because, in the heart of Dinard summer, music will be everywhere and for everyone. “the place to be”!
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