Verbier Festival
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Verbier Festival 2017
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VF Unlimited Playground

The VF Unlimited Playground programme offers a wide range of day-time activities designed for audiences of all-ages to discover music, other cultures, the rhythm of the Festival and Verbier itself.



Les Petits Festivaliers

The Verbier Festival’s work with young people is rooted in the belief that access to culture from an early age is key to self-confidence and respect for others. Les Petit Festivaliers workshops and activities are offered to children aged 7 to 14.

Workshops will be announced soon.


Music in Motion


LES GONDOLIERS

Meet musicians of the Verbier Festival Academy and Orchestras for performances aboard Verbier’s ski lift cabins—the smallest and most mobile concert halls in the world!

Sunday 22 July, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Sunday 29 July,9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Medran – Ruinettes

FREE
with purchase of a lift ticket


Ebonit Saxophone Quartet (KEYSTONE/Jean-Christophe Bott)



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RANDOS-MUSICALES

Guided hikes through the majestic Swiss alps accompanied by a live musical soundtrack.

Saturday 28 July, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday 4 August, 9:30 to 12:30 pm

FREE


Open Air


CONCERTS AT LA CHAUX

Two outdoor orchestral concerts for all-ages made possible with the support of Téléverbier.

FREE
with purchase of a lift ticket

Friday 3 August,2 pm
L’Orchestre des jeunesses musicales suisse
Rain venue : Espace Saint-Marc, Le Châble

Saturday 4 August, 2 pm
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
Concert will be cancelled in the event of rain

Place Centrale

HAPPY HOUR CONCERTS
20 July to 4 August,5:30 pm
Place Centrale

Meet top musicians from Switzerland’s music conservatories, musicians from the Verbier Festival Academy and Orchestra programmes and special Festival guests during these casual 30-minute concerts at Verbier’s Place Centrale.

FREE

Storytellers

Stories and text set to music—an introduction to classical music through a world of imagination.

PIERRE ET LE LOUP
Sunday 29 July 1:30 pm
Cinéma de Verbier
A performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with musicians of theVerbier Festival Academy and Orchestras. The first of two Storytellers concerts celebrating the 125th birthday of composer Sergei Prokofiev.
FAMILIES AND CHILDREN FROM AGE 5
CHF 15 | free up to age 16
BUY

CENDRILLON
Tuesday 31 July, 2 pm
Salle des Combins
Cendrillon, interprété sur deux pianos et illustré en direct avec créations sur sable, est le deuxième projet Storytellers pour marquer le 125e anniversaire de Sergei Prokofiev cette année. Les pianistes Maria Masycheva et Georgy Gromov interprètent la transcription de Mikhail Pletnev et sont rejoints par Kneyisa Simonova, sur sable et lauréate du Ukraine’s Got Talent (2009).
ENFANTS DÈS 5 ANS ET FAMILLES
CHF 15 | free up to age 16
BUY


Sand Animation

Chess by Neva Foundation

Founded by the Timchenko family, the Neva Foundation fosters cultural exchanges and the outreach of Russian culture through projects and partnerships facilitating transmission and sharing. The foundation develops and supports projects in the core areas of culture, sports and education. The Neva Foundation organises the third edition of Chess by Neva Foundation at the Verbier Festival. Learn the basics of the game, play in a tournament and witness the stars of the Festival take on Grand Master Vladimir Kramnik in a simultaneous match.

FREE

SIMULTANEOUS MATCH WITH VLADIMIR KRAMNIK
Thursday 26 July, 2 pm
Venue to be announced
Festival stars take part in a commentated simultaneous chess match with Vladimir Kramnik,International Grand Master and current World No. 2.

FREE

CONVERSATIONS: REACHING PEAK PERFORMANCE
Saturday 28 July, 2 pm
Venue to be announced
Gary Leboff, Sports Psychologist
Vladimir Kramnik, International Grand Master and World No. 2 in chess

Conversation will be led in English; participation and questions are welcome in both English and French.

FREE

PETITS FESTIVALIERS: INTRO FOR KIDS
Monday 30 July, 10 am to noon
Venue to be announced
A morning for kids looking to learn to play chess or improve their game (followed by an afternoon tournament for all-ages).

GRATUIT

TOURNAMENT
Monday 30 July, 2 to 4:30 pm
Venue to be announced
Open to public, musicians of the Verbier Festival Academy and Orchestras and Festival musicians.
Online registration coming soon

FREE

Open Rehearsals

Watch some of the world’s leading conductors in rehearsal with the finest young orchestra players on the planet. Check the Festival’s daily journal for each day’s orchestra rehearsals. All rehearsals to the Verbier Festival’s three orchestras are open to the public unless noted otherwise in the daily Festival newspaper.
Salle des Combins

FREE