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CIC's commitment to classical music, hand in hand with an exceptional festival

In Spring 2020, for the 8th year in a row, the  the city of Aix-en-Provence will ring with the exquisite sounds of the Easter Festival. 

The Easter Festival has taken place in the heart of Provence every year since 2013, and is now considered to be one of the major events on the classical music calendar, with audience numbers at the 2019 festival topping the 30 000 mark.   

The exceptional line-up in this year's programme will consolidate the festival's position as a cultural event of the highest order. It includes some of the classical music world's biggest and most prestigious performers, musicians, and orchestras with Valery Gergiev, Martha Argerich, Anne-Sophie Mutter, John Eliot Gardiner and the London Philharmonic Orchestra to mention but a few. 

Classical music is an art form that brings people together, and as such, is very much in line with the values of CIC. It is handed down over time and creates a connection between generations as a part of our shared heritage, and in doing so, opens a window on the world. Classical music is reinventing itself, reaching a new, more diverse audience, thanks to the commitment and hard work of passionate advocates like Renaud Capuçon and Dominique Bluzet who have turned the Festival into a human and artistic adventure. This is why CIC has made the Easter Festival one of the major focal points of its cultural patronage programme.

Whether you are a newcomer or a devoted supporter, we hope that you enjoy the shared emotion of this year's edition to the full.

Nicolas Théry, Président du CIC President et Daniel Baal, Directeur général du CIC