Mediterranean Youth Orchestra
The Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée (Mediterranean Youth Orchestra) was founded almost forty years ago. As part of the Festival d’Aix since 2014, it offers young and talented artists from the Sud-Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and the Mediterranean basin an experience of professional life in ensembles and orchestras.
It transmits the pleasure of performing the symphonic repertoire for large orchestras, and places creation and intercultural exchanges at the heart of its programmes. Aiming to accompany these young artists towards their professional future, the MYO also provides its members with advanced training programmes throughout the year.
Symphonic Session — Mathilde Lamy — firstname.lastname@example.org
The Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée (Mediterranean Youth Orchestra) is committed to promoting the expression and dialogue of Mediterranean cultural diversities, to creating new repertoires, and to associating the most diverse and broadest possible audiences to its creations.
Conducted by Duncan Ward and mentored by the musicians of the London Symphony Orchestra, the symphonic session brings together the best young instrumentalists from the Mediterranean basin, selected through auditions in some twenty cities, who wish to perfect their skills for a career as orchestral musicians. A concert at the Festival d’Aix closes the session, whose programme this year crosses the musical expressions of composers linked to the Mediterranean and allows a meeting with musicians from the Medinea sessions for a collective creation. It will also be performed on tour in Sisteron and Marseille.
Banda Session - Le Prophète
A dozen young classical musicians from the OJM make up the banda for Meyerbeer’s opera Le Prophète, which will be performed on July 15 in a concert version. The young artists involved in this unique operatic experience will perfect their skills and play alongside the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Mark Elder.
Directed by Fabrizio Cassol, the Medinea session is part of a cooperative effort with the network of the same name (Mediterranean Incubator of Emerging Artists), founded by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and gathering several musical institutions of the Mediterranean basin. It brings together a dozen improvisers and composers, jazz players or traditional Mediterranean musicians, to elaborate a collective creation enriched by new repertoires, based on orality and memorization, to be performed in 2023 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Outreach Skills Sessions
Supervised by Mark Withers, these various professional integration programmes offer young artists training in mediation and the conception of artistic projects for multiple audiences. In collaboration with Passerelles (see below), they take the form of participatory awareness-raising activities, carried out with the audiences of the Festival’s educational and socio-artistic services.
Au Grand Air Session
Supervised by Violaine Fournier, this advanced programme offers a unique experience in the field of contextual music creation, that is to say in the elaboration of sensitive forms, inspired by a given context and in interaction with the surrounding environment. It offers five young artists the opportunity to explore new expressive ways to engage in a stronger dialogue with their environment. It results in the elaboration of a musical journey in the open air, created especially for the audiences accompanied by Passerelles.
Online Sessions - Medinea On Air
All the year round, advanced sessions are offered online to artists from the Mediterranean basin, a necessary and essential resource to support the development of their careers, in the form of webinars: dedicated to the preparation of auditions and competitions, to the development of human, social and entrepreneurial skills, to digital technologies, and to the musical aesthetics of the different cultures of the Mediterranean.
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