Festivals in French-speaking Switzerland not to be missed (2/2)


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Cultural events are blooming all over Switzerland as spring looks towards summer. The same goes for festivals that are waking up after a 3-year forced hibernation. In this article, Apolline offers you her selection of spring musical events in French-speaking Switzerland that you should not miss! 


For the past 10 years, this festival has offered a 360-degree program ranging from classical music to jazz and contemporary music, in the legendary Geneva venues of L'Alhambra and Temple de la Madeleine. With 24 concerts in 10 days, the 3 founders of the Atheneennes assert their will to break the boundaries of genre and geography. Indeed, you will be able to find international artists such as Fiona McGown, Youn Sun Nah, Estrella Morente and also artists coming from all over Switzerland to break down the linguistic barriers of the Rostigraben. See you in Geneva from June 1 to 11, 2022!


Classical music festivals are on the rise all over the French-speaking part of Switzerland; this is where the Vevey Spring Classique comes into the long list. Based on an initiative by Indonesian conductor Wilson Hermanto, this spring musical event will take place in the capital of the Riviera from June 3 to 5. This event is based on a tradition of the genre: mentoring. Indeed, great names such as Janine Jansen, Nils Mönkemeyer, Francesco Piemontesi will perform with selected young artists, in order to accompany them in their early careers. A festival not to be missed by all classical music lovers! 


From June 10 to 11, the city of Crissier will be transformed into a temple of the Blues. Some people talk about Crississippi, a region as fictitious as it is magical, which welcomes great names of the genre mainly from the USA, but not only. It is true that the mountains of the North of Vaud have not much to do with the mountains of Mississippi, however the festival offers an authentic experience punctuated by the Blues, and this for 10 years already. Concerts, jam sessions, food trucks, bars, everything is there. So grab your harmonica and your guitar, the party is open to all. 


For its very first edition, the Vibiscumm festival proposes a large-scale poster mainly focused on Hip-Hop and electro. Danitsa, Morten or I Am will flood the Jardin du Rivage in Vevey with their heady universes, while Oliver Mortens (8th best DJ in the world according to DJ mag magazine) will make you dance until the end of the night for an exclusive date in Switzerland. See you in Vevey on June 10 and 11! 


Apolline offers singing lessons in Lausanne as well as guitar lessons, drum lessons and piano lessons to help you perfect your musical skills. 

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