Music for Hope International Federation

MUSIC for HOPE BERGERAC-PÉRIGORD

 

Creation of the association

In 1983, 1984 and 1985, within the framework of the Music for Hope movement, a program for Poland was launched in Bergerac, with guest-musicians from the Frédéric Chopin High school of Cracow, and several concerts.

Music for Hope Bergerac was created in 1987 and was affiliated to FIME in the same year.

 

Contacts

President: Francine Carrard

Address:

Association Musique Espérance Bergerac-Périgord

1, rue Marty

24100 Bergerac

FRANCE

Phone numbers: +33 (0) 5 53 03 56 88

E-mail: carrard.francine@wanadoo.fr

 

Main achievements

From 1987 to 1996: International Festival of Young Musicians (a yearly event for 10 years, with daily concerts for 3 weeks).

In conjunction with the festival:

In 1989: creation of the first "Music for Hope International Selection". This selection gathered 54 young musicians coming from France, Italy, United States, Poland and Japan.

In 1990: organization of a "Discovery-of-the-fortepiano Week", with a Cuban pianist (concerts in prisons, high schools, "problem neighborhoods" and cultural centers).

In 1993: FIME in Périgord general assembly, ended by a concert.

In 1994: The Voice of the Speechless Musical Embassy was invited for two concerts.

In April 1996: an exceptional concert with Bach's concertos for two, three and four keyboards, followed by the musicians meeting people living in deprived areas.

In July 1996: in partnership with UNESCO, a one-month "summer school" with about forty young musicians mainly coming from regions affected by Tchernobyl's nuclear disaster.

From 1997 to 2007: piano, violin and singing workshops (nine altogether) in the town's "problem neighborhoods".

In conjunction with the workshops, within the framework of the Music and Peace program:

In 1999 and 2000: participation in the X and XI Ischia Rassegna Nazionale Musicale and in Catania.

In 2002: a concert by the Orchestra for Peace in Luxembourg was organized in collaboration with CARITAS Luxembourg.

In 2003: a two-week summer training course (piano, violin and singing), with concerts closing the two weeks by the teachers.

In 2008: piano workshop in a home for children under judicial protection.

At present: preparation of a project dedicated to people suffering from loneliness in rural areas.

 

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