IN IMAGES – Some 2,600 concerts were planned throughout France. François Hollande made a surprise offer by attending concerts in the gardens of the Palais Royal.
Nearly 2,600 concerts were planned Sunday June 21 throughout France on the occasion of the Feast of music. No overflow has been reported. Republic Square in Paris, more than 20,000 people were gathered. On the program: ten hours of music, where young talent and recognized artists have succeeded.
“This is now a universal holiday, international,” said Francois Hollande in the evening, paying tribute to the former Minister of Culture Jack Lang, originally from the Festival Music in 1982. “The music festival is music and music for all by all,” he continued. The theme of this 34th edition was “Together in music”.
The President of the Republic celebrated music in the gardens of the Palais Royal in the early evening and then at the Arab World Institute more Later in the evening. The Palais Royal, where he made a surprise appearance at 19 hours, the Head of State briefly greeted the audience gathered to attend the concerts offered by the Ministry of Culture, before holding talks behind the scenes with the French-Lebanese trumpet player Ibrahim Maalouf.
On his Twitter account, the Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, has posted the following message: “Pleasure to see France Live: live music!” The Minister of Culture, Fleur Pellerin, has his part stressed: “This is why I wished we had at the Ministry of Culture participatory concerts where the audience is a music player, not just a spectator,” she said.