We are happy to invite you to enjoy exceptional musical moments in an enchanting panorama.
Crans-Montana Classics is the enchantment of music and the euphoria of the peaks, a perfect symbiosis between Art and Nature.
A word from our President Gérard Bagnoud
“Music gives a soul to the universe and wings to the mind.”
This beautiful thought of Plato seems to me very topical in this special times. Is music not a source of hope and a way to light? This is also why Crans-Montana Classics is happy to be able to present you a quality musical entertainment for your summer on the Haut-Plateau. If we had to postpone the second edition of the String Quartet Master Classes to next year, we are committed to supporting artists from Valais and Switzerland.
For several years, CMClassics has been bringing incredible music to the Haut-Plateau. Our events and concerts are appreciated by ever-increasing numbers of music lovers. These occasions have elevated Crans-Montana’s cultural standing, attracting local residents and visitors of all ages from a variety of backgrounds. Music has an extraordinary power to bring people together, and I am proud to be a part of it.
Alongside the entire Crans-Montana Classics team, I am looking forward to welcoming you to the Haut-Plateau this summer, and I would like to thank our Patrons, Sponsors and Friends for their generosity and tireless loyalty.
A word from our musical Director Michael Guttman
We hope that you were able to get well through this long interval between concerts!
We are ready to welcome you again to Crans-Montana on 7 August for a special concert: “Mozart on the Golf Course”. If the composer Philip Glass could make “Einstein on the Beach” his flagship opera, we in turn can dare to make this connection between human genius and nature! In the magnificent setting of the natural amphitheatre of the famous Golf du Haut-Plateau, this event will brilliantly celebrate the 10th anniversary of Crans-Montana Classics. Vocal Mozart, instrumental Mozart, symphonic Mozart – this promises to be an unforgettable evening.
On the remaining Fridays in August, we invite you to the Orangerie d’Ycoor, for three concerts that will highlight the very different colours and qualities of percussion (on 14 August), strings (21 August) and brass instruments (28 August).
These concerts, like those planned for September, will feature the presence and talent of Swiss musicians in programmes concocted with my friend Laurent Zufferey, a regular guest of our Festival.
We hope to see you all again, as many and as enthusiastic as when we left each other in February.
At Crans Montana, nothing stops the Music!