Les Timbres

11:30 – 12:30

Concert for young audiences

Snow White and the Seven Notes (concert in French)

Works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) and François Couperin (1668-1733)

Chased by her stepmother from her father’s royal palace, Snow White discovers the magic of the seven notes with the seven dwarfs. Each of them will tell her the story of his note and his life, the reasons for his character and his colour, like so many little legends that will make all the notes of the scale resonate…

Probably inspired by the life of Maria Sophia Margaretha Catharina d’Erthal, the daughter of the Grand Bailiff of the Electorate of Mainz in Lohr, born at the beginning of the 18th century in Germany, the story of Snow White has been interpreted in many ways. This time we offer a musical approach, where the words dialogue with the notes to lead us to the heart of the plot and the music, each dwarf being associated with a key.

Céline Barbarin comedian
Mathilde Vialle dessus de viole
Myriam Rignol viola da gamba
Julien Wolfs harpsichord


Awarded two Diapasons d’or on their first recordings (Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts by Rameau and Les Concerts Royaux by Couperin), Les Timbres have become a leading ensemble in 17th and 18th century chamber music. Winner of the Bruges International Competition, Yoko Kawakubo (violin), Myriam Rignol (viola da gamba) and Julien Wolfs (harpsichord) form a trio whose musical and human understanding creates a unique sound. Although trio music is the foundation of their artistic project, they are regularly joined by singers such as Marc Mauillon, instrumentalists, dancers, actors, etc., with whom they share projects combining research, creation and transmission – always in a chamber music spirit. Invited by the most prestigious European venues, they have forged a special link with Japan (biennial tours). After six years (2013-2019) at the Musique et Mémoire festival (Haute-Saône), they are initiating a new residency at the Bach Combrailles festival.