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A word from the President – brochure of the Sion Festival 2018

At the cabaret of all possibilities

Immediately the imagination is carried away, while appear in a merry disorder the haunting silhouette of Marlene Dietrich, the gloves of Rita Hayworth, the long lashes of Lisa Minelli. The cabaret, the place of all fascinations, forbidden bravings, place of all possibilities, where subversion meets poetry and takes us on the paths of fantasy and entertainment.

For its 54th edition, the Sion Festival convenes the cabaret to shake the codes of classical music. Philharmonic cabaret, gypsy cabaret, there will be something for everyone. This promises unexpected encounters, new emotions, with the sole purpose of pleasure and emotion. Under the leadership of Pavel Vernikov, who knows so well how to share his passion for music, the rendezvous is one of the highlights of the cultural summer of the year, open to both discerning music lovers and all minds. fond of discovery and sharing.

For example, with “Musique en fête” on August 18, the old town will be transformed into an open-air concert hall for a free musical stroll. A nice way to break down the barriers and to associate the Sédunoises and Sédunois even more closely to the festival. The event also gives pride of place to the youth, with this year the new contest Tibor Junior, which targets teenagers, and the new prize “The Tourbillon de Sion”.

The City of Sion is happy and proud to support this beautiful musical institution, which places our capital on the European cultural agenda and spreads it well beyond the communal borders.

Welcome to the Sion Festival, cabaret of all possibilities for an innovative and joyous musical summer.

Philippe Varone,
President of Sion


Président de la ville de Sion (M. Philippe Varone)

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