Concert events within the amphitheater with distinctive acoustics on the College of Rouen

Adam Laloum will perform on November 22, 2022 as part of the musical entertainment at the university. (© Julien Benhamou)

Equipped with a new cabinet of volunteer music-loving doctors and teachers,ATU (Musical Animation at the University) He set himself a priority to propose for the next season an exceptional program of six concerts and engaging young people to celebrate their 50th birthdaye anniversary of the first concert of the university of letters in the Axelrad amphitheater Mont-Saint-Aignan (Seine Maritime)January 26, 1972. Aldo Ciccolini was at the piano.

Quality concerts

Animation musicale à l’université is the creation of Robert Aubreton, professor of the university of letters, supported by Pierre Duvauchelle, founder of the Norman Association and animator, the law of 1901, director of the Paris Orchester de Chambre de Paris. Youth Concerts held at Salle Sainte-Croix-des-Pelletiers.

In 1972, thanks to a favorable agreement with the University of Rouen, the ATU was born, whose concerts are held in the Axelrad amphitheater in a room with excellent acoustics, highly appreciated by the public and approved by chamber musicians. If the afternoon concerts, which ensure the ambitious originality of the association, have not been preserved, on the other hand, the annual program of 6 evening concerts has continued without interruption with the care of always maintaining a high level and respecting the tradition. sometimes they invited well-known and established artists, and sometimes young musicians with promising talent at the beginning of their careers. This was the case of Nicholas Angelic, who just died on April 18, 2022 at the age of 51.

Today, the AMU office consists of President Olivier Langlois, Vice President Hadrien France-Lanord, Donald Morcamp, Secretary and Jean-Michel Guyard, Treasurer. The most important and delicate work of the Management Board is, of course, the collegial preparation of the program for the year, the selection of musicians, knowing full well that the loyalty of the people depends on the quality of the concerts. joining young and less young new members.

“For our AMU association to continue, says Hadrien France-Lanord, a literary preparation teacher at Jeanne-d’Arc high school, we need to attract young people, we need to hear music that touches them. It will mark them forever. For several years, he brought high school and musicology students with him to every concert.

Six concerts not to be missed

Ex-members and young listeners should be involved in this year’s program, which will run from October 2022 to April 2023. One concert a month, Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022: Anna Gockel, violin and Guillaume Bellom, piano (Beethoven-Schoenberg)
  • Tuesday 22 November: Adam Laloum, piano, back… (Schumann, Schubert…)
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023: Victor Julien-Laferrière, cello/Clément Lefèbvre, piano (Janacek, Pierné, Franck, Nadia Boulanger)
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2023: Agate Quartet (Boccherini, Bartok, Brahms)
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2023: Ishay Schaer, piano (Chopin, Beethoven)
  • Tuesday, April 4, 2023: Trio Talweg, piano, violin, cello (Beethoven, Mendelssohn)
Practical information:

Updates and new registrations now [email protected]

phone: 06 75 16 53 38
Prices: Six concerts €120 – 4 concerts €90 – individual €25 – youth €5. Children under 12 are accompanied for free.
Program brochures can be found at the Tourist Office, Place de la Cathédrale, Théâtre des Arts or bookstores.

From our correspondent Andre Morelle

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