The French city of Nantes is known around the world: at the end of January every year, the music festival “Crazy day” Its name recalls the comedies of Beaumarchais. Over 11 years of “Crazy day” was a five-day, but continues to be insane. The crazy thing is that in the huge conference Center that classical music sounds powerful and continuous flow: from 10 a.m. to midnight, seven halls simultaneously listen to 7 thousand people!
A 5-day festival was held here 235 concerts with the participation of 1,800 musicians: they performed 200 works, heard 111 thousand people. And it’s not audiophiles, and the common people. City hall highlights the festival’s largest grant (one third of the budget -3 million Euro), so concert tickets cheap. People come to listen to music families and at once all day. And in the morning the halls fill with students at discounted tickets. So in Nantes introduce children to classical music, and so the case here embody the slogan of the Russian Bolsheviks “Art belongs to people”.
“Crazy day” helps Nantes to become a city of music connoisseurs. Renee Martin, founder and leader of the folk festival, very successfully implements with the active support of the mayor’s strategy Continue reading