22nd Festival of Early Music
1 – 6 June 2022

“On a Sensitive Note …”

On a sensitive note… Music is ephemeral, intangible, but the emotions it creates are very concrete! It moves us, touches us profoundly, strikes a sensitive note in us… This is all the more true given the current health crisis in which the arts, like a tightrope artiste, attempt the delicate balance of continuing to exist without endangering anyone. A tour de force that we hope to accomplish for the second consecutive year with your assistance!

The festival in 2022 will have its share of surprises, including beginning one day earlier this year, on Wednesday 1 June, with a large charity concert in collaboration with the Lions Club from Pays-d’Enhaut to benefit of the festival Au Pays Des Enfants, a unique and warm-hearted event that truly embodies the idea of “combining business with pleasure”. Another special surprise at this year’s festival is a day “outside the walls”! That is, the two concerts on Saturday 4 June will take place for a change at the Château-d’Œx Church. This temporary relocation made necessary by events beyond our control is sure to provide a fascinating and inspiring setting.

We thank all our patrons, sponsors, partners, friends, benefactors and you, our faithful audiences, for without you “La Folia” simply would not exist!

Program 2022

Programme 2022

© Alexandre Dell’Olivo et Les images de Mat

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Wednesday 1 June 2022 – 20 o’clock

« If music be the food of love »

Saint-Nicholas Church Rougemont

ENSEMBLE CHIOME D’ORO
Capucine KELLER soprano
Maurizio BIONDA saxophone
Cecilia KNUDTSEN viola da gamba
Benoît BÉRATTO viola da gamba and violone
Pierre-Louis RÉTAT harpsichord, organ and direction

Works by Morley, Dowland, Playford, Locke, Ferrabosco, Purcell etc.

We open the festival in collaboration with the Lions Club of Pays-d’Enhaut with a benefit concert for the Au Pays Children’s Festival. For the occasion, the ensemble Chiome d’Oro from Geneva, a regular at our festival, will return to Rougemont in the company of saxophonist Maurizio Bionda to perform a programme of English “hits” in which they subtly explore new sonorities by mixing brass, viols, keyboards and the voice of Capucine Keller.

© Jean-Baptiste Millot

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Thursday 2 June 2022 – 20 o’clock

Le Donne Di Cavalli

Saint-Nicholas Church Rougemont

CAPPELLA MEDITERRANEA
Mariana FLORES soprano
Rodrigo CALVEYRA recorder and cornetto
Marie BOURNISIEN harp
Margaux BLANCHARD viola da gamba
Monica PUSTILNIK archlute and guitar
Quito GATO theorbo, guitar and drum
Leonardo GARCÍA ALARCÓN harpsichord, organ & direction

Works by Strozzi, Bembo and Cavalli

La Cappella Mediterranea performs some of the most beautiful pieces of Italian Baroque music composed by two great musicians from the 17th century. Whether in the sensuality of the music of Barbara Strozzi or the expressiveness of Antonia Bembo’s music, the influences of their master Cavalli are clearly evident. And who better than Mariana Flores, soprano known for her fiery eloquence, to interpret these incredible works? 

© Julien Benhamou

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Friday 3 June 2022 – 19:30 o’clock

Cordes pincées

Saint-Nicholas Church Rougemont

ENSEMBLE JUPITER
Anna SCHIVAZAPPA mandolin soloist
Thibaut GARCIA guitar soloist
Thomas DUNFORD lute and direction
and 5 other talented instrumentalists

Concertos by Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) and Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)

Thomas Dunford, one of the greatest lute players of the 21st century, has invited musicians who have marked his career both personally and artistically to perform together with his Ensemble Jupiter. The programme offers a place of honour to plucked string instruments: first with the Venetian charm of Antonio Vivaldi and his concertos for mandolin and for lute, rare, astonishing and particularly expressive works. The second half of the concert will feature an unpublished “Baroque” version of the Concerto d’Aranjuez for guitar by Joaquin Rodrigo.

a DAY Beyond the walls

© Grégoire Fillion

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Saturday 4 June 2022 – 11 o’clock

In Nocte Consilium

Château-d’Œx Church

Ensemble DULCES EXUVIAE
Romain bockler baritone
Bor zuljan lute

Works by Azzaiolo, Verdelot, Tromboncino, Guerrero, di Lasso, Janequin, Vásquez, Palestrina, etc.

A night of Renaissance music: this is the theme of Dulces Exuviae’s new concert. As it will be only a few days after their latest recording, we will have the unique opportunity to be the very first to discover this intimate and varied program which will transport us on a night train throughout Europe.

A taxi is available to mount the slopes up to the Château d’Œx Church.

© Edouard Barra

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Saturday 4 June 2022 – 19:30 o’clock

Mazzocchi: Prima le Parole

Château-d’Œx Church

LES TRAVERSÉES BAROQUES
6 singers and 7 instrumentalists
Judith PACQUIER and Étienne MEYER direction

Madrigals by Domenico Mazzocchi

Les Traversées Baroques return to La Folia to present the programme of their latest album, just released, magnificent five-voice madrigals by Domenico Mazzocchi (1592-1665). Virgil, Tasso, Petrarch: it is Mazzocchi’s love of poetry that is delicately expressed in his madrigals, a clear successor to Caccini and Monteverdi. The subtlety of vocal balance and nuancing required in such a repertoire is enhanced by the sonorities of the flutes, cornetto, bassoon and theorbo.

A taxi is available to mount the slopes up to the Château d’Œx Church.

© Martin Vohralika

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Sunday 5 June 2022 – 19:30 o’clock

Ensemble Vedado

Saint-Nicholas Church Rougemont

Ensemble VEDADO
Dagmar SASKOVA mezzosoprano 
Ronald Martin ALONSO viola da gamba and direction 
Damien POUVREAU theorbo 
Paolo ZANZU organ and harpsichord

The Leçons de ténèbres by Alexandre de Villeneuve (1677-1730)

Published in Paris in 1719 and dedicated to Madame d’Orléans, Abbess of Chelles, the Leçons de ténèbres by Alexandre de Villeneuve for voice and basso continuo is a little-known masterpiece from the French sacred repertoire of the 18th century. The Leçons de ténèbres have never been performed or edited since their advent. The work has recently been spotlighted by the BNF archives and the Center for Baroque Music in Versailles. The Vedado Ensemble honours us with the premiere of this recent discovery with an intriguing, intimate candlelight concert.

© Martin Chiang

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Monday 6 June 2022 – 11 o’clock

Bande de hautbois!

Saint-Nicholas Church Rougemont

Ensemble LEVIATHAN
Lucile TESSIER taille de hautbois (alto oboe) and artistic direction 
Antoine TORUNCZYK Baroque oboe
Clara ESPINOSA Baroque oboe
Alejandro PEREZ MARIN Baroque bassoon
Lionel TESSIER percussion

Works by Colasse, Paisible and Purcell.

Lucile Tessier and her Ensemble Leviathan focus the spotlight on the precious Paisible Manuscript. Preserved at the British Library, this collection contains principally English music, the majority of which was written for the stage by Purcell (excerpts from the Fairy Queen, Dioclesian, Indian Queen, King Arthur, etc.). This manuscript was most likely dedicated to an oboe band, that is, an ensemble of oboe, bassoon and taille de hautbois (alto oboe). Pieces by Paisible, Tollett and other lesser-known composers make up the collection, which also includes a French suite from Pascal Collasse’s opera Enée et Lavinie.

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Monday 6 June – 16 o’clock

The Bard’s Pocket Companion

Saint-Nicholas Church Rougemont

THE CURIOUS BARDS
Alix BOIVERT Baroque violin and direction
Sarah VAN OUDENHOVE viola da gamba
Bruno HARLÉ flutes
Louis CAPEILLE harp
Jean-Christophe MOREL cittern

Suites of Irish and Scottisch dances, ballades and traditional music

To close this edition of La Folia, The Curious Bards bring us closer to the Celtic and Gaelic soul to discover the strathspey, a Scottish dance with a strong character, Irish slip jigs with their unbridled rhythms or the particularly popular horn-pipes – also played by none other than Handel himself! Their exciting programme is an invitation to browse through these cheerful collections of tunes performed by itinerant musicians in Ireland and Scotland in the 17th and 18th centuries. True bards of modern times, the five musicians of this young ensemble perform with authenticity, warmth and infectious energy.

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The Festival La Folia is the beneficiary of the inestimable support of numerous institutions, sponsors, partners and private persons without whom the event simply would not take place. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you!

Festival La Folia
Pays-d’Enhaut Région
Route de la Croisette 16
CH-1659 Rougemont (Suisse)
T. +41 26 925 11 62
contact@festival-la-folia.ch
©2021 Festival La Folia

The Festival La Folia is the beneficiary of the inestimable support of numerous institutions, sponsors, partners and private persons without whom the event simply would not take place. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you!

Festival La Folia
Pays-d’Enhaut Région
Route de la Croisette 16
CH-1659 Rougemont (Suisse)
T. +41 26 925 11 62
contact@festival-la-folia.ch
©2021 Festival La Folia