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The 75th edition of Septembre Musical Celebrates Switzerland’s Cultural Heritage

Published on 15 December 2020

“The health crisis we have been facing for over nine months now has showed us the importance of the arts sector, currently going through an unprecedented crisis. Consumption of culture is an essential human need. By lending our support to Swiss culture today, we believe that this will stand us in good stead to succeed in the future,” says Mischa Damev, Director of Septembre Musical Montreux-Vevey.

Following Russia in 2019 and Austria in 2020 (postponed), Septembre Musical Montreux-Vevey will be honouring Switzerland in 2021. From 18th to 30th September 2021, the festival will showcase Switzerland’s best orchestras, conductors and soloists, such as the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the flautist Emmanuel Pahud, the violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the pianist Francesco Piemontesi. The event is therefore brimming with internationally renowned talents in the world of classical music, but also offers other styles of music thanks, for example, to yodel singer Nadja Räss. This presentation of the cultural richness Switzerland has to offer will be rounded off by a performance by the Mummenschanz theatre troupe.

“Making classical music, too often considered a style of music reserved for the elite, more accessible, is our aim for the 2021 edition of the festival dedicated to Switzerland,” concludes Mischa Damev. To turn his words into tangible actions, the Director of Septembre Musical Montreux-Vevey has decided to significantly lower the price of concert tickets in 2021, which will be 20% cheaper compared with the 2019 edition, and to maintain the price of CHF 10 for students and apprentices, across all seat categories.

The full artistic programme will be announced on 17th March 2021. The box office will open to the general public on the same day.