A pleasure renewed
In five years, the Easter Festival at Aix-en-Provence has become one of Europe's foremost classical music events with an impact that goes way beyond Aix and its region. The 2017 event attracted even bigger audiences with an increasingly attractive programme. 2018 will provide two exceptional weeks of music and marks the start of CIC's commitment to the festival for another five years. In the interests of openness, solidarity and creation, the CIC has made classical music a major part of its sponsorship pro- gramme. The CIC partners La Folle Journée de Nantes, of the musical season at the Hôtel national des Invalides and the Victoires de la Musique Classique, and also sup- ports the Besançon, Colmar and Maguelone festivals, the Flâneries Musicales de Reims and the Festival d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence since its origins. We would like to acknowledge the sense of innovation of the festival's directors - Renaud Capuçon, Dominique Bluzet and their teams - and to their commitment to art and culture. So, with confirmed enthusiasm we wish our faithful audience, be they newcomers or connoisseurs, a festival filled with discovery and intense emotions.
Nicolas Théry, Président du CIC President et Daniel Baal, Directeur général du CIC