A wide range of activities that encourages audiences of all-ages to discover incredible music in sometimes unusual ways
Les Petits Festivaliers
With the generous support of
The Verbier Festival is committed to education and artistic and cultural engagement. Its work with the general public — and with young people in particular — is rooted in the belief that access to culture from an early age is key to self-confidence and respect for others.
Les Petits Festivaliers workshops introduce classical music through an imaginary world. This year they include two full weeks of workshops for children from age 5. Each week concludes with a performance open to the children, their parents and all Festival-goers.
24.07 – 27.07 | Café Schubert
28.07 | Concert | Cinéma de Verbier
The first week of the Festival invites ‘Petits Festivaliers’ to enjoy a series of activities in preparation for a final Storytellers performance of Carnival of the Animals. Four days of workshops allow children to discover Camille Saint-Saëns’ popular work and his instrumentarium. A team of educators, supported by the musicians of the Verbier Festival Academy and other special guests, accompanies the children in their musical discovery, while an illustrator guides them in the creation of drawings that will projected as an animated film during the final performance. A Carnival fun-house!
30.07 – 01.08 | Café Schubert
02.08| Rehearsal & Performance | Cinéma de Verbier
During the second week of the Festival, the Opera Dahu Project introduces children to an imaginary world filled with legends and myths told through opera. Through the project’s ‘Petits Papageni’ workshops, children become actors, singers, dancers, scenographers and costume designers under the direction Académie de l’Opéra (Geneva), illustrator and animator Marc Philippin, and singers and instrumentalists both from the Verbier Festival Academy from the region. They conclude the project by performing their own version of The Magic Flute.
Music in Motion
Discover the beauty and historical richness of Val de Bagnes, explore nature accompanied by a live soundtrack and enter the world’s smallest and most mobile concert halls!
Rencontrez les meilleurs musiciens des conservatoires de musique de Suisse, des camps d’été des fanfares valaisannes, des interprètes de la Verbier Festival Academy, ainsi que des invités spéciaux lors des Concerts Happy Hour dans la station, chaque jour du Festival. La musique atteint de nouveaux sommets lorsque le Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra se produit sur les pistes de La Chaux lors de notre concert annuel en altitude.
Chess by Neva Foundation
Principal Sponsor, Verbier Festival
In partnership with the Neva Foundation, Principal Sponsor of the Verbier Festival, Unlimited presents Chess by Neva Foundation—a day dedicated to the game of chess. Learn the basics of the game, play in a tournament and discover the hidden talents of Festival stars as they face former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik in a simultaneous match.