Every year the Garonne invites a stream of the world.
After the Ebre, the Nile, the Mekong, the Ganges, the Arno, the Volga, Mississippi, the Rio of the Plata, in June 2003, the Garonne invites the Rio Cauto, that means Cuba. 100 Cuban artists are waited in Toulouse for 6 days of feast.
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Every year Toulouse les orgues organizes an organ celebration where others forms of music and artistic expression take also their place.
Taking advantage of the exceptional quality of its organistic heritage and the places where the organs are, the festival offers nearly 60 events in Toulouse and Midi-Pyrénées Region.
Toulouse les orgues increases its activities offering this year a touristic package including the events of the festival and a discovery of the organs in small groups for the young public.
Toulouse, capital of the organ
Toulouse has an extraordinary and extremely varied heritage when it comes to organs and organ music. The City's organs, of different manufacture (Cavaillé-Coll, Puget and Poirier), represent the geat aesthtic trends. In addition to this heritage of authentically French historical instruments from different periods (Baroque at Saint-Pierre-des-Chartreux, Romantic at the Daurade and Gésu, Symphonic at Saint-Sernin and Notre-Dame-du-Taur), an audacious policy of acquisition has led to the addition of new instruments with an aestheic design from other countries (North German Baroque at the Augustins and 18th century Italian at Sainte-Anne). So the festival means you can get to hear music from nearly four centuries of repertoire, amplified by instruments on an appropriate scale, with its original tones.
Festival international Toulouse les Orgues
34, rue Pargaminières
The violet of Toulouse made the glory and the wealth of the city to the XIX century.
The culture of this plant to been modernized and thrown back since some years. Every year, in the month of February, in full flowering of this small marvel, take place, Place du Capitole, the Festival of the Violet, organized by the friends of the violet.
Numerous associations or organisms imply themselves so that this day is succeeded, and the amateurs of violets make the displacement, sometimes of very far.
Piano to the Jacobins is the first Festival French entirely dedicated to the piano. The Cloister of the Dominican friars is bound intimately to its history. It remained faithful to its vocation to present young artists in the internationally recognized pianist sides.
To music the plastic arts associate: every season, a plasticien conceives the picture of the Festival and enriches this musical course therefore. To the names of Claude Viallat, Georges Rousse, Shirley Jaffe, Vincent Bioules, Guy of Rougemont and Jose Manual Broto comes to be added this year the one of Fabrice Hybertqui invests with passion in this adventure.