Fete de la Musique May 28, June 5-9
Presented by Internationally renowned Jersey cellist Gerard Le Feuvre
Welcome to our first Isle Joyeuse mini-fest. Bits of Chamber Music, folk music, improvised music and even film music all fused together in a happy festival combo. I am a Jersey born cellist who worked in London for many years with the English String Quartet, the English Chamber Orchestra, and many other groups before my work with the Kings Chamber Orchestra took over. We have given many hundreds of concerts in the Uk and abroad, and are known for our informal, touching and humorous approach, given in the strong belief that our music is for everyone.
L’isle Joyeuse is actually the title of a piece of piano music written by french composer Claude Debussy during a visit to Jersey in 1904, evoking something of the beauty and joy of our island home. I invite you to join us in surprising intimate festive concerts over these 5 days.
Performing together are London musicians many of them young members of KCO, and a handful of fine Jersey musicians too.
We’ve managed to find some very special Jersey pieces to slip into some of our programmes, and hope to meet many visitors and local friends as we fly the flag for Jersey.
All welcome throughout.