THE FESTIVAL D’AIX OWES ITS VERY CREATION TO ITS INDIVIDUAL DONORS AND CORPORATE SPONSORS. THIS PHILANTHROPIC SPIRIT IS STILL PRESENT TODAY, AND CONTINUES TO HELP US TO ACHIEVE OUR AMBITIONS.
READ OUR SPOTLIGHT ON FOUR MAJOR PROJECTS THAT WERE DEVELOPED THANKS TO THE COMMITMENT OF OUR DONORS!
By supporting Opéra De-Ci De-Là, Total Foundation and AMMODO promote artistic creation by young opera makers and support the emergence of new, innovative and inclusive artistic projects.
This programme trains young artists from all backgrounds—instrumentalists, soloists, stage directors, composers, and authors—via the creation of collaborative and immersive mini-operas.
During the interdisciplinary residency, new narratives are created that are in tune with today’s world, which are then performed for audiences in the city of Aix in atypical venues that are usually not utilized for the performing arts.
Pébéo provides equipment for creative activities used by the artistic initiatives of the Passerelles programme, developed by the Festival d’Aix.
For over 10 years, the Festival d’Aix has reached out to a very young public and to groups that have limited access to culture, via numerous visual and graphic arts workshops focused on music and opera. Through this new partnership, Pébéo, a century-old business located in Gémenos, France, affirms its commitment to artistic education by making artistic activities accessible to as many people as possible and by promoting personal development and creativity for all.
Through their support of Kaija Saariaho’s Innocence, THE KAROLINA BLABERG STIFTUNG, JEAN-FRANÇOIS DUBOS, AMMODO and CLAUDE AND TUULIKKI JANSSEN are helping to write a new page in the history of opera.
The Festival d’Aix’s major donors and foundations contribute directly to realizing the Festival’s policy of commissioning works, and to its unending search for innovative and interdisciplinary forms. Innocence, a world premiere commissioned and coproduced by the Festival d’Aix, is an epic drama—a contemporary tragedy made radiant through its powerful music and the intermingling of words from different languages.
For Fondation Société Générale c’est vous l’avenir, sponsoring music is first and foremost about supporting young musicians—i.e., the promising talents of today who will become the great artists of tomorrow. By supporting the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra, this major sponsor of classical music in France helps promote the career development and professional training of young artists from 20 different Mediterranean countries. Since 2014, the Festival d’Aix has hosted, supported and trained roughly 100 artists every year in high-level residencies: the symphonic session, led by Duncan Ward, and the Medinea sessions, led by Fabrizio Cassol.
Jakub Józef Orliński, the star breakdancer and countertenor, is now the sponsor of the Club des Jeunes Mécènes (Young Patron’s Club) of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence!
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