Artie’s Festival India
Artie’s Festival India
French cellist Gauthier Herrmann and the National Centre for the Performing Arts launched the bi-annual Artie’s Festival in 2008 to bring together acclaimed musicians from Europe who share “a common passion for chamber music” and the aim of making it “accessible to everyone”. In 2014, Herrmann formed the Artie’s Chamber Orchestra, which performs symphonic music specially arranged for a chamber orchestra. Over the years, the orchestra has created a niche for itself by playing chamber reductions for large orchestral works. By playing masterworks with limited forces, it has introduced them to a wider audience.
The Artie’s Festival, after having returned to India post a two-and-a-half-year break for its 25th edition, have showcased performances by French instrumentalists, violinist Cyprien Brod and pianist Romain Descharmes, along with artistic director Herrmann. The event presented compositions by such Western classical music greats as Beethoven, Brahms, Chausson, Grieg and Sarasate.
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- Food stalls
- Free drinking water
- Masks mandatory
- Socially distanced
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. Mumbai is hot and humid in early June, unless the monsoon arrives. Pack light and airy cotton clothes and some rainwear.
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the venue has refillable water stations and allows bottles to be taken inside.
3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
About National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA)
National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA)
Inaugurated in 1969, the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, was “the…
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