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A 75th edition dedicated to Switzerland’s rich cultural heritage

Published on 24 March 2021

“For 2021, we set ourselves the mission of celebrating and providing access to classical music – a domain which is far too often considered elitist,” says Mischa Damev, Director of Septembre Musical Montreux-Vevey. “The success of the most recent edition inspired us to take that extra step for our audiences. We have decided to significantly lower the price of concert tickets by an average of 20% and to retain the CHF 10 ticket price for young people* – across all seat categories. Nurturing the next generation is very important to us.”

Following Russia in 2019 and Austria in 2020 (postponed), from 18 to 30 September 2021, Septembre Musical Montreux-Vevey will have the pleasure of hosting Switzerland’s best orchestras, conductors and soloists, such as the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Basel Chamber Orchestra with cellist Sol Gabetta, the mezzo-soprano Marie-Claude Chappuis, and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. The event is therefore brimming with internationally renowned talent in the world of classical music, but also offers other styles of music thanks to yodel singer Nadja Räss. The musical programme will be rounded off by a performance from the Mummenschanz theatre troupe. Furthermore, an evening in the grand setting of Chillon Castle will be dedicated to the next generation of Swiss virtuosos. The full programme is available on our website.

“Culture is a fundamental human need. It is the very essence of our civilisation,” says Damev. “In a country like Switzerland, which has four linguistic regions, culture represents an essential social bond. For the past year, we have seen an absence of culture that is unprecedented in recent history. Even during the Second World War, musicians kept playing despite the bombardments. In these strange times, we felt it was necessary to showcase the richness and diversity of our country’s cultural heritage. This festival dedicated to Switzerland and every one of its citizens will be celebrated in the strictest compliance with the health measures in force at the end of September. The ticket office will open with room capacity reduced by half. Furthermore, if the festival has to be postponed/cancelled, your tickets will be refunded in full”.

  • Young people up to the age of 16, all apprentices and students