Classical music, cultural festival or guided tour… For this weekend of July 23 and 24, the Journal Toulousain has selected for you four ideas for outings to do in Toulouse and its surroundings.
Tribute to Ennio Morricone
As part of the Toulouse Festival, the Pink City receives one of the great cellists of the new generation, Edgar Moreau. It will make you rediscover the music of Ennio Morriconeone of the greatest composers to have written for the seventh art, along with pianist Aurèle Marthan and tenor Jesse Mimeran.
The American Yo-Yo Ma was the first to venture into the interpretation of film music, thus paving the way for a real modern trend in the world of classical music. This soloist had even recorded an album, conducted by Ennio Morricone himself.
It is in this wake that these three artists with flamboyant personalities, unite to serve great music, daring, fiery but also melancholy. This program explores each treasure of the Maestro’s repertoire in order to pay homage to him, who put the finishing touches to his work during his farewell tour in 2018.
Practical information: “Once upon a time Ennio Morricone”, Sunday July 24, at 9 p.m., in the Raymond VI garden in Toulouse.
Prices: from 23 euros to 32 euros. Online ticketing.
go on crusades
Go back in time and go on an adventure in the footsteps of the knights and the Cathars through a new guided tour of the gender specialist, Pays d’Oc. The agency for the creation of unusual cultural concepts is dispatching a guide this weekend who will take you in the universe of the battles of the Middle Ages. You will learn that the crusades against the Albigenses began in July 1209, that is to say 823 years ago exactly. More broadly, they have redrawn the borders of Occitania.
A two-hour walking tour through the streets of Toulouse to discover one of the hidden faces of the Pink City. It is in particular from this crusade against the Albigenses that the Couvent des Jacobins was born. Its construction began in 1229, to house the order of Preachers Brothers, founded by Dominique Guzman, the future Saint Dominic. The work lasted a century before it became one of the most important Dominican convents. One story among many others that you can listen to during the visit.
Practical information: Guided tour “Les Croisades”, Saturday 23 July, at 10.30 am. The place of departure will be communicated by email after online registration. Prices: 12 euros per adult, 6 euros per child.
The Union Polynesian Festival
The “Ori Heitiare Tahiti” association is organizing the second edition of the “Fenua No Te Heiva” Festival at L’Union. This is the unmissable event for all natives, natives, or lovers of Polynesia. You will find many animations there and will be able to participate or observe traditional games of the region such as the race of fruit carriers, stone lifting or even Polynesian wrestling. But also many shows, Tahitian dance of course, but also percussion, fire dance, music…
Without forgetting the craftsmen present who will honor Polynesian know-how : sculpture, pearls, jewelry, ukulele, monoï… But also local culture with the exhibition of a Polynesian oven, traditional outfits and accessories… and demonstrations of massages and ancestral tattoos. Gastronomy will also be honored thanks to the presence, on site, of food-trucks whose Polynesian specialties will delight the taste buds of visitors.
Practical information: Festival “Fenua No Te Heiva”, until July 24 inclusive, at the Halle Saint-Caprais of L’Union. Free general admission.
Electroacoustic harp concert
Take a classical harpadd loops and effects pedals, simmer with arrangements of pop or jazz music, spice it all up with improvisations and personal compositions: here is the menu for the evening offered by the Cave Po’. This is a concert given by the eclectic musician Rébecca Féron.
This harpist, conductor, composer and explorer collaborates with many artists from the Toulouse scene and elsewhere, such as FrederikA, Mélanie Fossier, François Dorembus, Ernest Barbery, the slammer Mighz, the saxophonist Ferdinand Doumerc or the composer Laurent Rochelle… In fact, at home, the music tastes like fusion food.
Practical information: “Rébecca Féron solo”, Saturday July 23, at 9 p.m., at the Cave Poésie, 71 rue du Taur in Toulouse.
Online ticketing. Prices: 14 euros.