To make sure everybody can benefit from the festival, several concerts will be held over several days. These include educational concerts and events in retirement homes or handicapped care facilities. Harpes au Max will cover the entire Ancenis region, meaning that everybody can experience the event right on their doorsteps.

Educational concerts

The District of Ancenis has made it possible for students to take part in the Harpes au Max festival by including it in its 2019-2020 arts and culture education program. Around 400 students will receive one of the two artistic courses offered.

Objectives: discover the instrument, its history, variations in different cultures, but also how it works and the various existing “schools” and repertoires.

Master class, Workshops and musical meetings

A master class, workshops and musical meetings will be organised with artists invited to the festival. It will be the opportunity for amateur harpists or enthusiasts to perfect their practice or discover new techniques.

Harpes au Max will explore each and every string of the harp and invites you to attend a harp lesson, a masterclass or a workshop…

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Through its music festival Harpes au Max, the District of Ancenis wishes to reach out to all kinds of audiences, bringing concerts and free events to unusual venues such as the Centre Erdre-et-Loire hospital, some medical-social centers…