St Barts, January 4th-20th 2020
Since 1985, musicians from all over come to St. Barts in January to perform live music under the roasting Caribbean sun. Spend a dozen nights with the finest live music and dance performances from some of the worldâ€™s most prominent classical, opera, ballet, and jazz stars. These performers have the level of artistry that one would normally have to attend Carnegie Hall in New York or the Opera Garnier in Paris to experience.
The musicians are soloists and principals from symphony orchestras and Philharmonia from all over: Montreal, Boston, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, London, Paris, the Juilliard and Curtis schools of music, and many others.
This fantastic festival is returning to the Caribbean Islands for the 35th time in January 2019. It promises a vibrant programme of fabulous dance and music performances. Against a backdrop of white sandy beaches, sweet perfumed hibiscus and fresh sea breezes, the idyllic island of St Barts is absolutely perfect. The programme of ballet, opera and jazz music takes place in community halls and quaint, ancient churches around St Barts for visitors as well as locals to enjoy.
Beginning on January 5th the Paris Opera Ballet and the Trocadero will perform in the open air on the Quai General de Gualle. After a breath-taking weekend, there’s chamber music, opera, jazz and lots of piano recitals to take in. Each year the St Barts Music Festival gets better and better with diversified and enriched events. There are now film, fine art, sculpture and literature on the schedule along with educational and cultural exchange programmes.