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Presentation of the Éole Factory Festival*, May 17, 2022, at the Buffet Crampon Showroom 203 bis, Bd Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris.

The Éole Factory Festival embodies a regional musical heritage of great richness materialized by the establishment in Mantes of the world-renowned wind instrument makers Buffet Crampon and Selmer and of the company Lorée et Marigaux specialized in oboes, also established in the region.

Drawing its identity from this tradition, the scope of which was expressed by Jean-Marie Alexandre, president of the Mantes Manufactory Association, during the presentation of the event at the Buffet Crampon showroom, the 2022 poster unveiled by Arnaud Bel favors encounters between various musical styles, while giving pride of place to wind instruments.

Fans will be able to appreciate the eclecticism of this music during the twenty concerts that will take place in the ïle l’Aumône, a convivial place where music blows. They will hear Lionel Belmondo evoke the universe of Nadia and Lili Boulanger, Michel Jonasz, Daniel Zimmermann, Laurent Bardaine, Guillaume Perret, André Manoukian… and the young clarinetist Lou Bianco, who interpreted at the Crampon showroom, accompanied at the piano by Carine Bianco, an interesting version of the 2nd and 3rd movements of Francis Poulenc’s sonata for clarinet

Éole Factory Festival from September 9 to 11, 2022, at Île l’Aumône, Mantes-La-Jolie

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