Verbier Festival ’Discovery’ offers free learning programmes for music explorers of all ages — from classical music novices to aficionados. The full line-up of programmes will be announced early in 2018.
The Verbier Festival is for kids too! Children, aged 6 to 13, take part in workshops, activities and performances.
2017 projects included:
Hip Hip Hopera
Workshop led by Klangbox / Pascal Viglino
A musicology class for kids. Over two days of workshops, the young participants will discover, analyse and prepare their own musical interpretations—often funny and off-beat presentation—of a featured Festival work.
Musical Vegetable Garden / Music in Bloom
Led by Les arts verts
Creations of musical instruments out of vegetables and forest elements.
The Art of Fishing
led by Marc Philippin / L’Atelier des lutins
A preview to Storytellers concert
Drawing and animation inspired by Pushkin’s The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish
led by Clemens and Nick Prokop /
Trust Your Ears
Stormwatch is an interactive, camera-based, single-player installation which allows visitors to create a virtual thunderstorm through gestures and controlling sound environments similar to how a conductor shapes the sound of the orchestra.
There’s always something to learn about music. Adult Discovery programmes are for classical novices and aficionados alike.
Family-friendly free performances of stories set to music—an introduction to classical music through a world of imagination. Three stories were featured in 2017, including Maurice Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye performed by narrator, actor and Illustrator, Judd Palmer, and Academy musicians Zorá String Quartet and pianists Andrei Gologan and Aidan Mikdad.
Stroll through the Swiss Alps in the company of musicians. Experience the sounds of nature and enjoy short performances ‘en plein-air’ by Verbier Festival Academy and Orchestra musicians.
Open Air Concerts
Discover regional musicians and Verbier Festival Academy, Verbier Festival Orchestra and Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra musicians as they dig deep into their bags of musical tricks to perform a mix of classical and non-classical tunes under the tent at Place Centrale.
Experience the magic of the Verbier Festival at high altitude on terraces high above the Station’s centre, and, thanks to a partnership with Téléverbier on the slopes of La Chaux.