Discover percussions

19 – 20 May 2022

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Today, Adélaïde Ferrière is hailed as one of the most extraordinary percussionists of her generation. She proves it once again with this astonishing, virtuoso programme. At its core: Xenakis’ Rebonds, one of the major pieces of the contemporary repertoire. Around this giddying piece in which tom-toms, bongos, bass drums, woodblocks and other hide instruments are put to as extreme an endurance test as the performer, there are two surprising arrangements for marimba and orchestra. Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy, although originally written for violin, is already deemed unplayable for the violin soloist! And what about the equally improbable version of Vivaldi’s Concerto in which drumsticks will replace the piccolo? But don’t think that dexterity and speed are Adélaïde Ferrière’s only talents: a musician first and foremost, it is her impressive ability to turn the marimba into an instrument as lyrical as a violin or a flute that wins the day.

Orchestra of the Opéra national de Lorraine


Joseph Bastian


Adelaïde Ferrière

Aaron Copland

Fanfare for the common man

Iannis Xenakis


Jean Batigne

Fin de Parcours

(Soloists Marcel Artzer, Matteo Bonanni, Franck Dentresangle)

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for piccolo, Strings and Bass continuo in C Major, RV 443*

Arthur Honneger

Pacific 231

Pablo de Sarasate

Carmen Fantasy, Opus 25*



*Arrangements for solo marimba and orchestra


  • Thu. 19 May 2022
    Salle Poirel
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  • Fri. 20 May 2022
    Salle Poirel
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Student evening at 5€ on Thursday 19 May!

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