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Vive le Fringe ! 2021: ABCd’airs

From 6 to 30 August 2021


Le Renard

1h18mins approx. | 8+
Genre: Music, Concert, Classical

6-30 August
DIGITAL SHOW | On-Demand (watch the show at any time during the festival period)


Admission £8 | £6 Concession

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About the show:

Four amazing French musicians present an exceptional and varied concert. Come and experience many musical styles full of emotion and poetry from Rameau to Kurt Weill via French songs, Piazzolla and Queen. Together we will bring you the sensual sound of the English horn, a lively toccata on the piano, a double bass on fire and unforgettable love songs. This charming quartet will be sure to move you and bring a smile to your face.

With Gérard Rauber (artistic director), Anne Baquet (voice), Anne Régnier (oboe and English horn), Amandine Dehant (bass), and Claude Collet (piano).

Quatre virtuoses surprenantes, musiciennes jusqu’au bout des doigts, personnalités fantasques et lumineuses, se jettent à l’eau dans un concert insolite. Elles nous entrainent dans un voyage alphabétique aux atmosphères variées. Emotion, esprit et poésie naviguent au gré des 26 lettres, autant de tableaux et d’ambiances musicales, de Rameau à Kurt Weill en passant par Piazzolla, les frères Jacques, Queen…


Le Monde (France)
"There is a lot of fantasy and melancholic passages in ABCD’airs."

Le Parisien (France)
"With them, classical music becomes more relaxed."

Le Figaro (France)
"Female virtuosos delight us with their “ABCD’airs”."

Télérama (France)
"It is absolutely elegant and often very funny."

Europe 1 radio– Le JDD (France)
"An inspired, unusual and seductive musical journey.=

L’Humanité (France)
"This mischievous quartet expresses itself unabashedly in different styles."

Le Figaroscope (France)
"Allegro Vivace. Irrésistible !"

France 3 TV (News France)
"ABCD’airs is a true performance that respects and desecrates classical music. Well Done!"

Crédit Photo: Michel Nguyen

Institut Français Écosse 2022