Ville de Genève


Mise à jour: 07.06.2017


Music lovers can enjoy a rich variety of musical entertainment, from classical to rock and jazz, taking place in Geneva region throughout the year.

A wide choice of music events is offered to English-speaking residents and visitors for their listening pleasure:

Events organised by City of Geneva:

Week-end en fanfare - - May
Brass band extravaganza pumping out golden oldies and jazz, interspersed with classical pieces.

Fête de la musique - - June
Festival providing venues where various music groups can set up and perform.

Musiques en été Festival - - July and August
Summer music festival providing a vast programme of classical, jazz, and contemporary music at the Courtyard of the City Chambers and the Ella Fitzgerald Stand in the park of La Grange.

Concerts du dimanche -
Sunday's concerts are a tradition in Geneva in the beautiful Victoria Hall. From September to June, the programmation mixed different types of classical music: organ, chorale, symphony orchestra, and soloists.

Other events:

Antigel - January - February
An original cultural concept taking a fresh look at the relationship between dance, music, and sport, designed to generate reaction and comment among both performers and spectators.

Traverses musicales - - February
Music festival bringing together international stars and talented local groups in a joyful medley of sound.

Voix de fêtes
- - March
A Ten-days festival with over 120 pop rock bands, some already well-known, some about to be.

Archipel - - March
Concerts, events, sound installations celebrating the music of today.

Electron Festival - - March
A pluridisciplinary festival, entirely focused on the celebration of electronic cultures, at the forefront of creativity.

AMR Jazz Festival
- - March
Festival centred on improvised music, mostly coming from Afro-American music in Geneva and its region.

Mapping Festival - – May
International festival centred on VJing, real-time video mixing, and related audio-visual skills. The place to be for concept sharing and finding out about new techniques.

Mai au Parc - - May
Fun weekend in the leafy grounds of the Villa Bernasconi park. Attractive, admission-free programme of music and activities for the whole family.

Vernier sur Rock Festival, VSR
- - May
Multi-sound music festival with environment-friendly work experience programme for young people.

Celtic and rock festival - May
Festival of Celtic music and Rock to usher in the reawakening of Spring.

AMR at the Cropettes - - June
Music programme in the Cropettes Park with local groups bringing us the sounds of the Association for the Promotion of Improvised Music (AMR)—jazz, and improvised music mostly in the Afro-American tradition.

Gena Festival in the Open Air
- - July
Music festival in the Geneva countryside. Varied admission-free programme.

Concerts d’été de - July-September
Summer concerts for lovers of Chamber Music in the beautiful church of Saint-Germain.

Les Concerts de la Cathé - July to September
Bell ringing and organ music at Saint-Pierre Cathedral. - August
Admission-free, out-door festival concentrating on rock music and related genres.

Jazz sur la - August
Admission-free jazz sessions at lakeside Hermance.

Grouna Festival - August
Music from groovy Geneva groups playing at Pregny-Chambésy. Admission free.

La Bâtie Festival - - September
Each year in September, this interdisciplinary festival brings us a fascinating medley of laid-back, avant-garde music and dance.

Concerts d’ - November
Admisssion-free concerts of classical music in the historic Temple Church of Carouge.

Institution offering a wide variety of music, available throughout the year :

L’OCG - L'Orchestre de Chambre de Genève
L’OSR - Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
L’Usine - Kalvingrad - PTR - Le Zoo
Le Chat Noir - Chat Noir
AMR - AMR Sud des Alpes
Adem - Ateliers d'Ethnomusicologie
Contrechamps - Contrechamps Genève

Concerts de carillons - - All year
In Carouge, whether strolling through the streets, visiting the market, relaxing on a café terrace, or more directly standing on the fore-court of Sainte-Croix, you will be thrilled by the joyful chimes.

Victoria Hall - - All year
The acoustic qualities of Victoria Hall’s auditorium are renowned throughout the world. Swiss and international guest orchestras provide a varied programme of classical music and song.

Les jeudis du piano - - All year
Thursday Piano Recitals provide public performance opportunities for young soloists beginning their careers. Talented new-comers playing world-standard music at the Palais de l’Athénée.

Discothèques - All year
The Municipal Media-libraries contain over 70,000 music CDs in all styles—classical, pop rock, jazz, ethnic, together with film music sound-tracks.


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