We are happy to invite you again to enjoy exceptional music in an enchanting setting.
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
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change,
the realist adjusts the sails.”
William Arthur Ward (1921 – 1994), American writer
When faced with an obstacle, as with the wind, you have to choose your attitude. When the pandemic disrupted our lives, we were determined to adapt. This experience would impose distances on us, but it would not deprive us of closeness. In order to further create the links with you that we value so much, we have taken the music to your living room, through video concerts.
Last year, on the occasion of our 10th anniversary and because we always seek to renew ourselves, we orchestrated the Marriage of Mozart and Golf. The concept was successful and we will do it again this year! Save the date of August 6 in your diaries for an event not to be missed: “Italian Opera enchants the Golf”.
With the beautiful weather come beautiful sounds! We believe in it and we will do our best to welcome you in the best conditions, in complete safety, all year long. Your support is dear to us. Thank you for your loyalty and we hope to see you soon.
A word from our musical Director Michael Guttman
We are delighted to return to you this summer with two major events, the great Concert on the Golf Course, following last year’s resounding success, and the String Quartet Master Classes, the 1st edition of which took place in 2019.
On 6 August, with soprano Laure Barras, baritone Richard Helm and the Valéik Philharmonik Orchestra under the baton of Arsène Duc, a “Best of” of Italian opera will enchant you in the marvellous setting of the Golf of Crans-Montana. Love, joy and mischief will be sung and played in excerpts from Rossini, Puccini and others! You will leave whistling the most famous tunes of the Italian repertoire.
The exceptional Jerusalem Quartet will again be in residence, teaching four young quartets from England, Holland, Austria and Portugal.
Their opening concert on 7 August, with two masterpieces by Debussy and Beethoven, will surely be an example of musicality and virtuosity that will inspire the youngsters who will follow during the week.
For all these reasons, we wish you a wonderful musical summer with us.