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David Fray’s word

FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE FESTIVAL

In the days to come, and more than ever, we will be in need of shared values, solidarity and music.

The musical event I've been thinking about for several months stands as a contribution to the world after.

It will be held in my “department” - the Hautes-Pyrénées – whose beauty is familiar to too few people - in harmony with our renewed desire for roots and terroirs.

“The Musical Offering” will focus on the cause of disability for reasons that are particularly close to my heart but also more generally because we have all understood how health and solidarity should become a fundamental concern.

Finally, and because a society without art is doomed, this festival will be dedicated to music year after year.

It will be demanding, ambitious, out of respect for the music I have dedicated myself to since a child, out of respect for people with disabilities (and all others) who deserve the best and out of respect for a noble and proud region.

Presentation of the festival

Edition 2021

A humanist and inclusive project

→ A minimum of 20% of the tickets will be free for disabled people
→ Volunteers will be available to accompany disabled people
→ Free shuttle service
→ Open rehearsals and meetings with artists, intended for people with disabilities and their families, in particular people with cognitive disabilities excluding them too often from public gatherings
→ Live broadcasting of concerts for people who are totally unable to travel (in hospitals, centers for the disabled, old people’s homes, etc.). Only one concert recording in 2021.

Artists in Residence

Renaud Capuçon

artist in residence 2021, 2022 & 2023

“Renaud is a generous, eclectic musician who regards music highly. He knows how to convey emotions of great value. His particular interest in chamber music reflects his ability to listen,and pay attention to others. He is one of the musicians with whom I perform most often and always with great joy. The Musical Offering is both a total artistic com
mitment and a story of friendships in the plural, which is why Renaud, very touched by the cause of disability, immediately supported this event.”

David Fray

Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse

Ensemble in residence

“I am personally attached to the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, but first of all I would like to stress how fortunate we are to have, in the Occitanie region, one of the best orchestras in Europe.”

David Fray

Lou Chavepayre

Plastic artist in residence 2021

“Living with cerebral palsy since birth, Lou Chavepayre is a young artist from the Biarritz School of Fine Arts whose very personal work is characterized by her difficulties to touch the world and her desire to be touched by it. Lou explores the body and the gaze, among other things, and communicates using a computer controlled by eye movement. This device allows her to speak and write, but also to paint and create. She has initiated a research program for the development of a robotic arm , eye-driven,that would allow her to sculpt.”

David Fray

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Organization

Our association “Music and Solidarity in Hautes-Pyrénées”

President

Frédéric Cabanes

Vice-president

Yves-Pol Hemonin

Treasurer

Claude Monlezun

Secretary

Françoise Mauvezin

Festival committee

Artistic direction

David Fray

Delegated administration

Ivona Stojanovic

Press officer – protocol

Bleu Dièse / Aline Pôté

Box office

Claude Delmas

Communication-publishing

Yvette, the souped up agency / Mélissa Destarac, Benoit Braunstein

Yvette, the souped up agency

Yves-Pol Hemonin/Francoise Mauvezin

Catering – accommodation

Marc Rodriguez

Restauration – hébergement

Maryna Fray / Françoise Pailhé

Secretariat – local sponsorship – conferences – cinema

Michèle Carpy David / Eliane Perus

Transport and transport planning

Christophe Polonio