The 44th edition of the Sully and Loiret Festival is celebrating piano and voices this year . No less than 18 concerts are organized in 9 cities of Loiret . Its programming is designed to offer a balance between renowned artists and emerging artists, between intimate programs and masterpieces.
On the program: great names such as Avishai Cohen, Renaud Capuçon, Kit Armstrong, Hélène Schmitt, Kyle Eastwood and Jean-François Zygel, but also artists from the younger generation represented by Christian-Pierre de la Marca, Lise de La Hall and Elsa Grether. 2017, it is also new with the organization of a Jazz evening at the theater of Orléans.
The music festival of Sully and Loiret was born in 1973 of the will of music lovers of the city of Sully-sur-Loire. While the castle of the Duke of Sully is being restored, these music lovers lay the first stones of what has become, over the years, a pre-eminent artistic rendezvous in the French musical landscape.
For 33 years, from 1973 to 2006, the castle of Sully hosted concerts in the guards room on the ground floor as well as in the courtyard, then under a large auditorium installed for the occasion in the park. The festival is undergoing a major development, going so far as to organize concerts for almost a month. Concerts of classical music, amplified music and jazz succeed each other with world-class stars like the immense Miles Davis.
In 2007, after supporting the Sully-sur-Loire festival for many years, the Loiret department took over the management, in partnership with the town of Sully-sur-Loire. Geographically, the Festival becomes departmental and unfolds in several towns of the Loiret. It then became a music festival in Sully and Loiret. The festival, which is part of the Department of Culture which administers the castles of Sully-sur-Loire, Gien and Chamerolles, the Lorris museum, the departmental archives and the departmental media library, enriches the department’s cultural offer.
This festival now has a dual mission. It brings to life this high level musical encounter which contributes greatly to the notoriety of the Loiret and encourages the spectators, originating from the department or not, to visit the places in which are organized the concerts. The vast majority of these sites belong to the departmental architectural heritage.