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fête-de-la-musique geneve

Break out the band! Geneva’s summer season of free concerts gets underway

  Fête de la Musique This weekend, from 19–21 June, Geneva’s most popular music festival, the Fête de la Musique, ushers in the city’s impressive Summer music season with more than 600 free concerts at some 30 locations on both banks of Lake Geneva. Not only is this the ideal moment to enjoy top-notch music (and dance) from a huge spectrum of musical genres, it’s also a chance to do so in some unique locations, a few rarely frequented by the public. I’ve listened to: flamenco (and watched wonderful dancers accompany it) in the courtyard of the Art and History Museum; Django Reinhardt jazz (à la “Chocolat”) on a hill overlooking the Vieille Ville; a harp and piano duet in a medieval chapel; and Klezmer in the shadow of Cathédrale St. Pierre. You can consult the daily programme (by day or by Commune) and check out the special events organized for young listeners here. (Both photos of Fête de la Musique by J.C. Hernandez.) Summer Concerts in the Old Town This series has a shortened season this summer with only five one-hour concerts taking place every day at 12:30 …