Education Projects

As part of its continued commitment to young people and to music education in the Charente, the Festival offers a range of concerts, open rehearsals, education projects and opportunities to meet and interact with the musicians. FIMCEC is the only major Charentais cultural event offering FREE entry to all young people under the age of 18, all students and all unemployed. This policy applies to ALL concerts, receptions and portes ouvertes, not just to educational events.


TEA TIME PROJECT 2018

As part of the FIMCEC 10th anniversary celebrations, the string orchestras of the Ècole Départementale de Musique de la Charente and the Conservatoires of Barbezieux & Grand Cognac join together to study & present a programme of British music.

Sunday 21st January
CONSERVATOIRE DE BARBEZIEUX
Study day led by artistic directors Nathalie & Julian Shaw

Sunday 4th March
SALLE DES FÊTES DE HIERSAC
Study day led by artistic directors Nathalie & Julian Shaw

Saturday 26th May 14.00 – 17.00
SALLE DES DISTILLERIES DE SÉGONZAC
Open rehearsal


KIDS’ MORNING

SATURDAY 2nd JUNE

CLOÎTRE ET ÉGLISE DE ST MARTIAL, CHALAIS

11.00 TEA TIME PROJECT CONCERT given by students of the École Départementale de Musique de la Charente and the Conservatoires of Barbezieux & Grand Cognac.

12.15 Open rehearsal of the Ensemble International des Quatre Siècles (virtuoso festival ensemble) in preparation for their evening Concert de Gala

13.00 Picnic and ‘meet the musicians’

Free entry for children and for an adult accompanied by a child!


FRIDAY 18TH MAY AT 14.00

ESPACE ARC-EN-CIEL, CHALAIS

CONCERT PÉDAGOGIQUE


SUNDAY 3RD JUNE MORNING

CONSERVATOIRE DE GRAND ANGOULÊME

MASTERCLASS with New York based Sandbox Percussion