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Music for the Royal Fireworks | July 13th

9:30pm | Lac de Payolle, Campan


"Out of the ordinary" is the perfect word to describe this crazy project, the brainchild of Emmanuelle Haïm and David Fray. Le Concert d'Astrée continues the work begun in 2022 with Water Music, offering a new concert of ceremonial music, this time in the open air, in the grandiose setting of the Payolle lake, at the foot of the Pic du Midi. The floating stage is reminiscent of the many boats covering the Thames with all the musicians in the kingdom at the signing of the 2nd Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in London in 1749. A grandiose spectacle combining the majesty of music with the sparkle of fireworks.
Georg Friedrich HaendelMusic for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351  
- Possible postponement to 14 July in case of bad weather.Where appropriate, the organiser will notify the postponement individually by e-mail or text message.
- An open-air concert at night, at an altitude of 1140 m. You are advised to bring warm clothing, closed shoes (1/4 hour walk) and a torch for the return to the car park.
- Shuttle buses seront mises en place will run between the Marbrerie parking lot and the lake.
- For PMRs, a nearby parking lot will be available.

A rare experience, this Music for Royal Fireworks in the open air, with floating stage and fireworks, just as Handel conceived it!

David Fray / Artistic director of the festival