[EVENT] Change of venue for VFJO concert
The concert, originally set to take place at La Chaux has been moved to Salle des Combins, 14h30.
The date remains the same, Sunday, 28 July. Doors open at 14:00. Free entry.
VERBIER FESTIVAL JUNIOR ORCHESTRA
ACADEMY CONDUCTING PROGRAMME
Nicolas Ellis conductor
Lucie Leguay conductor
Sergey Neller conductor
Anna Rakitina conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Ouverture die Zauberflöte K 610
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Symphony No. 1 in B flat-major Op. 38 « Spring »
Dimitri Chostakovitch (1906-1975)
Festive Overture Op. 96
End of concert at 15:45
About the concert
The Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra (VFJO) is an international orchestral training programme for musicians aged 15 to 18. Members are coached by a roster of established players from around the globe, many of whom are Verbier Festival Orchestra alumni and who now perform in prominent orchestras including London Symphony Orchestra, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestre de Paris and Frankfurter Opern-und Museumsorchester. Over three weeks, these young musicians learn, rehearse and perform in Verbier and Le Châble.
The Academy’s Conducting Programme offers a stepping stone to emerging conductors who are on the verge of leading orchestras at the highest level. Launched in 2018 with the arrival of Valery Gergiev as Verbier Festival Orchestra (VFO) Music Director, more than 120 candidates applied for four coveted positions in the Programme’s sophomore year. In addition to these four, one junior student-in-residence, aged 14, was invited as an observer in the interest of advancing his dream of becoming a conductor.