Thursday 9 June, 19:30 o'clock - Church in Rougemont

«Stadtpfeifer» – Fanfares from the 16th and 17th centuries

LA CAPELLA DE LA TORRE (8 musicians)

Katharina BÄUML shawm, dulcian & direction

Participating for the third consecutive year, the German ensemble presents a voyage to the heart of its repertoire. “Stadtpfeifer”, “Waits”, “Piffari”, “Ministriles”: wind musicians commanded the royal courts and town halls throughout 16th and 17th century Europe. Katharina Bäuml and her colleagues look forward to recounting their story to you.

CHF 45 / 30 / 20

Friday 10 June, 14 o'clock - Church in Rougemont

Children performing for other children

Michel VEILLON direction

From Baroque to Jazz: an express voyage through the history of orchestral music

Two years ago it was the Ministrings, last year it was the Maîtrise – young students from the Lausanne Conservatory are once again on the go to demonstrate their passion to other children. This year a complete orchestra will be performing, with the possibility for everyone to try out the instruments at the end of the concert!

Free entry - information and reservations at the Tourist Office.
This concert is earmarked primarily for school classes. Attendance for others is dependent on seating available.

Friday 10 June, 19:30 o'clock - Church in Rougemont

Goldberg Variations

Pierre HANTAÏ harpsichord

Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

The “Goldberg”… what else? A myth? Presented by one of its most loyal and inspired advocates, back after a number of years of absence.

CHF 45 / 30 / 20

Saturday 11 June, 19:30 o'clock - Church in Rougemont

«Ich habe genung» - Cantatas for bass by Bach and his predecessors

Chiara BANCHINI, Leila SCHAYEGH violins, Martine SCHNORKH alto, Hager HANANA cello
Philippe MIQUEU bassoon, Clena STEIN double bass, Bertrand CUILLER organ

J. S. Bach: «Ich habe genung», BWV 82 - «Der Friede sei mit dir», BWV 158 - «Amore Traditore», BWV 203
Franz Tunder: «O Jesu dulcissime»
Dietrich Buxtehude: «Ich bin eine Blume zu Saron»
Nicolaus Bruhns: «De Profundis»

He is one of the most acclaimed basses of our day. He will be coming to Rougemont with his young ensemble; audiences at La Folia will be happy to recognize a number of familiar faces among them: violinist Chiara Banchini, who opened the fireworks at the first edition of the festival in 2001; and Bertrand Cuiller, who gave a memorable virginal and harpsichord recital at the festival in 2010.

CHF 45 / 30 / 20

Sunday 12 June, 19:30 o'clock - Church in Rougemont

Brandenburg Concertos Part I


Johann Sebastian Bach: Overtures Nos. 1, 2 & 3
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3

The return of the celebrated ensemble from Ticino performing works from Bach's golden period of instrumental music composed when he was Kapellmeister at the court in Cöthen: his "Six Concertos for several instruments" dedicated to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg, and his four Overtures (or Suites) marked by the French heritage of Jean-Baptiste Lully.


CHF 45 / 30 / 20

Monday 13 June, 11 o'clock – Church in Rougemont

Improvisations on Bach

Ruedi LUTZ (harpsichord & organ) improvising on themes by Bach with three student instrumentalists from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

The festival's favorite child is sure to never stop surprising us! He will be coming to the festival in Rougemont this year in the same guise as we first met him in 2001: as the professor for improvisation at the prestigious Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, an institution to which the festival owes a great deal. "Primus inter pares", he and three of his students will be performing contrapuntal 'convolutions' based on Bach's music, which he knows so intimately.

CHF 15


Monday 13 June, 16 o'clock - Church in Rougemont

Brandenburg Concertos Part II


Johann Sebastian Bach: Overture No. 4
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 4, 5 & 6

CHF 45 / 30 / 20


BAch and Germany

Austere, Germany? Perhaps. But rich, profound and majestic as well. It is neither England nor France, Spain or Italy, as spotlighted in previous editions of the festival on Whitsunday weekends; it is the heart and soul of this year's musical voyage, once again in the sublime surroundings of the ancient church of Rougemont. And whoever says Germany must also say Johann Sebastian Bach: the greatest of the greatest. He rules in the titles and programmes of nearly all of the concerts at this edition of the festival. Bach, mostly instrumental with two highlights: the six Brandenburg Concertos and the Goldberg Variations. Bach, immense, unsurpassable, and yet also so moving, so... human.

And as is tradition at La Folia, you will be accompanied on this musical voyage to Northern Europe by faithful friends as well as by new companions here with us to share their talents. This is the case with bass Stephan MacLeod and his ensemble Gli Angeli, who will be performing a bouquet of some of the most beautiful cantatas by the St. Thomas cantor. Back after a number of years of absence: harpsichordist Pierre Hantaï (with the Goldberg Variations) and the ensemble I Barocchisti (with the six Brandenburg Concertos), the incontestable stars of this 11th edition of the festival. Katarina Bäuml's La Capella de la Torre, for their part, have more recent ties: this is the third consecutive year that they will perform here, and the second time for them to launch the festival fireworks with a programme dedicated completely to wind instruments and "Stadtpfeifer", the ancestors of our fanfares.

Since the "thunderbolt striking" in 2001 Folia has not been possible without the brilliant, amiable and offbeat presence of harpsichordist Ruedi Lutz, superb improviser and incomparable "entertainer". He pays homage to the great Bach (whose instrumental and choral music he is intimately familiar with, as demonstrated by the fantastic Appenzell adventure "Bach Lives") this year together with three of his students from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. And finally, last but not least, as is tradition every Friday of the festival, budding musicians and music lovers are celebrated with a lively orchestral show presented by Michel Veillon and the Lausanne Conservatory.

And we would like to express our special thanks to our benefactors, sponsors, partners, friends, volunteers and, of course, you, our faithful audiences, because without you La Folia simply would not exist!


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