Afternoons in the Gardens
Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie 2022
Les Arts Florissants
Every afternoon during the Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie, the artists of Les Arts Florissants invite you to enjoy a unique experience combining the beauty of nature and the pleasures of music in the idyllic setting of William Christie's Gardens and the Quartier des Artistes!
Every day - 3pm
Guided tours of William Christie's Gardens
Specialists and lovers of William Christie's gardens invite you to discover this "remarkable garden" listed as a historical monument, during guided tours specially designed for the Festival. A way to grasp the spirit of this fascinating and eclectic place, imagined from scratch by the conductor... and which promises new surprises every year.
Itinerant dance tour with Pierre-François Dollé
Inspired by a letter from Jean de la Fontaine recounting a party at Vaux-le-Vicomte in August 1661, the dancer and choreographer Pierre-François Dollé invites you to an itinerant journey of dances and music on the theme of "an enchanted island". With the musicians of Les Arts Florissants, come and twirl between river and groves in a friendly atmosphere, from one island to another! Within the limits of available seats.
With Pierre-François Dollé (dance), Juliette Perret (soprano), Bastien Ferraris (flute), Niels Coppale (bassoon), Diego Salamanca (theorbo)
Music family workshop with Sophie Daneman
Singer and director Sophie Daneman along with the musicians of Les Arts Florissants invite you to celebrate Molière in music, in a bucolic setting on the waterfront. A succession of moments of discovery, listening and participation, for the whole family, young and old alike!
With Sophie Daneman, Elodie Fonnard (soprano), Daniel Brant (tenor), Christophe Gautier (baritone), Evolène Kiener (bassoon), Marie van Rhijn (harpsichord)
Every day – starting at 4pm
Concerts in the gardens - Musical walks
An emblematic event of the Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie, these short concerts allow to explore the different spaces of the gardens, while inviting to the discovery of musical repertoires or little-known pieces, selected by the performers themselves. Unforgettable experiences, in a unique proximity between public and artists!
Download the program Saturday 20
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Download the program Saturday 27
Every day – 3pm-7pm
Participatory Garden Workshop
Set up in the Pépinière café-boutique, this workshop invites children to experiment with different gardening activities, on the theme of Molière and the 17th century. They will be introduced to the cutting and sowing of plants found in William Christie's gardens... or in Molière's time!
Facilitators: Muriel de Curzon, Jean-Yves de Curzon, Nathalie Joguet-Rocheteau
The educational activities of the Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie receive support from the French Ministry of Culture, Pays de la Loire regional direction of cultural affairs
Thiré / France
Gardens of William Christie
- Saturday, August 20 2022, 3pm, Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
- Sunday, August 21 2022, 3pm, Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
- Monday, August 22 2022, 3pm, Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
- Wednesday, August 24 2022, 3pm, Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
- Thursday, August 25 2022, 3pm, Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
- Friday, August 26 2022, 3pm, Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
- Saturday, August 27 2022, 3pm, Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie