2018 Festival

To your diaries!

After a “double birthday” (70th Festival and 55th Competition), in 2017, the 71st edition of the Besançon International Music Festival will take place from September 8 to 16, 2018!

The Festival begins its eight decade with a rich and eclectic programmation of more than thirty concerts! Several international formations are expected, including the Prague Philharmonia, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra and the prestigious Orchestre National de France.
Also on the program: recital, chamber music, vocal, family concert, world music (Africa, India, Argentina …), concerts at 5 € or free (including five after jazz at the Pianos-bar) and the come back of innovative or unusual projects (Harmonie nautique, Symphonic Immersion, Ørkestra).
French music will be very present, in particular echoing the centenary Debussy, and with Eric Tanguy, in residence for two years at the Festival.

See all the 2018 programmation!