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Events in Geneva from August 13th to 24th 2008

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Events in Geneva from August 13th to 24th 2008 ...

    ththEvents in Geneva from August 13 to 24 2008

    The visit of those events has to be organized on your own Festivals

    17.5.08 - 21.9.08 The City is Yours

    During a week-end, the street is transformed in a fair and meeting place. 23.08 Concorde. 30-31.08 Saint-Jean. 06-07.09 Jonction. 13.09 Champel. 20-21.09 Pâquis.

    Several places in Geneva.

    Information / Bookings:Tel. 022 418 65 27/29. Web site: http://www.lavilleestavous.ch/

    2.7.08 - 21.8.08 Musical Summer - Classical, Jazz and Today's music.

    The Cultural Affairs Departement of the City of Geneva organises every year three series of open-air concerts: The classical and jazz concerts take place in the Town Hall Courtyard (paying seats) whereas today's music invades the Ella Fitzgerald stage in La Grange Park (free admission).

    Cour de l'Hôtel-de-Ville (Old Town) & Ella Fitzgerald stage (La Grange Park)

    Box Offices: Billetterie Ville de Genève (Tel. 0800 418 418) Information / Bookings: Tel. 0800 418 418. Web site:

    http://www.ville-ge.ch/musiquesenete

    14.8.08 - 24.8.08 Overground Festival

    Festival that focuses on electro/acoustic innovative music part of a modern underground. Detailed programme soon available on the website.

    Bateau Genève, Rue du Simplon 5-7, Genève.

    Information / Bookings: Tel. 022 786 43 45. Web site: http://www.overgroundfestival.ch/

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15.8.08 - 17.8.08 Festival Bim Bada Boum

    International Festival for young public. Cirque, music, humor, fun and educational workshops, sports, story telling, theatre, literature, cinema, animals.

    Chêne-Bougeries.

    Information / Bookings: Tel. 022 594 37 58. Web site:

    http://www.bimbadaboum.ch/

    15.8.08 - 16.8.08 Plein-les-Watts Festival

    The association "Plein-les-Watts" organizes this summer the second edition of "Plein-les-Watts", which this year will take place over two days.

    La Butte de Plan-les-Ouates.

    Information / Bookings: Tel. 022 771 25 61. Web site:

    http://www.plein-les-watts.ch/

    16.08.08 Jazz on the beach

    In the courtyard of the castle, on the quays and with the beach of HermanceTBC.

    Prices (CHF): Free admission.

    Information / Bookings: Tel. 022 751 12 56. Web site:

    http://www.jazzsurlaplage.ch/

    22.8.08 - 23.8.08 Le Festival Monniati

    A festival suggesting scenic arts on a musical air.

    Le Monniati "Grange Wenger", Route de Monniaz 111, Jussy. Web site: http://www.lemonniati.com

    22.8.08 - 24.8.08 Festiverbant 2008

    Music festival in Geneva's countryside (access by bus lines 44, 45, 46). For this 10th edition, repeat and discoveries of resolutely rock'n'roll bands will ensure a successful and promising amalgam. Landecy, Bardonnex area.

    Prices (CHF): Free admission. Web site:

    http://www.festiverbant.ch/

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22.8.08 - 24.8.08 Dedans Dehors

    The Festival Local du Theatre de l'Usine is relocated. In collaboration with AVDC and sponsorship of Jose Lillo and Prisca Harsch.On August 22 from 7pm representation followed by a barbecue and a guinguette.

    Villa Bernasconi, Route du Grand-Lancy 8, Grand-Lancy. Information / Bookings: Tel. 022 328 08 18. Web site: http://www.darksite.ch/theatreusine/

Musicals

    23.8.08 8pm Show "Dances and Rhythms"

    Organised by Le Mouvement de de Genève, in collaboration with Artlink, cultural cooperation, Berne. Musical and artistic show (danse - percussion - vocals) with fifty children from Geneva. The culmination of a week's discovery, encounters between children and artists.

    Salle communale J.J. Gautier, 1, Route du Vallon, Chêne-Bougerie.

    Prices (CHF): Free admission, collection. Information / Bookings: Tel. 076 322 75 97. Web site: http://www.mouvementgeneve.ch/

    Theatre / Play Readings

    18.6.08 - 28.9.08 L'Orangerie Summer Theatre

    Several shows and theatre plays are programmed during the summer months. Preview on June 18 with La Strada brass band orchestra. Box Offices: Tickets sold at the door. Stand Info Balexert. Service culturel Migros.

    Théâtre de l'Orangerie, Parc La Grange, avenue William-Favre. Information / Bookings: Tel. 022 735 37 37. Web site: http://www.lorangerie.biz/

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17.8.08 - 31.8.08 8:30pm. La Mouette

    A play by Anton Tchekhov. Directed by Didier Nkebereza. In this Seagull, there is no seagull. Prices (CHF): 27.- / 19.- 10.- reduced rate. Box Offices: Stand Info Balexert. Service culturel Migros. Théâtre de l'Orangerie, Parc La Grange, avenue William-Favre. On occasion of l'Orangerie Theatre.

    On August 20 at 7pm, on August 30 and 31 at 5pm and at 8:30pm. No show on August 22 and 29.

    Tickets sold at the door. Information / Bookings: Tel. 022 735 37 37. Web site: http://www.lorangerie.biz/

    Classical Music

    7.6.08 - 27.9.08 Organ Hours

    Every Saturday a new organist plays on the great organs of St Peter's Cathedral. On August 16: Daniel Zaretzky. On August 23: Thilo Muster. Saturdays 6 pm.

    Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Cour Saint-Pierre.

    Prices (CHF) : Free admission. Information / Bookings: Tel. 022 311 22 11. Web site: http://www.concerts-cathedrale.ch/

    5.7.08 - 30.8.08 Carillon Hours

    Every Saturday a new carillon player rings the bells of St Peter's Cathedral. On August 16: Gérald Martindale. On August 23: Jean-Bernard Lemoine.

    Saturdays at 5pm. Cathédrale Saint-Pierre, Cour Saint-Pierre. Prices (CHF): Free admission. Information / Bookings: Tel. 022 311 22 11. Web site: http://www.concerts-cathedrale.ch/

    6.7.08 - 8.9.08 Saint-Germain summer concerts

    Every Sundays and Mondays at 6:30pm. 35th edition. On August 17 and 18: "The Tomb for Mr. Marin Marais", with A. De Carlo, L. Garcia Alarcón, M. Pustilnik. On August 24 and 25: Guillemette Laurens and Luc Default, Mezzo, tenor, harp, harpsichord. Eglise Saint-Germain, Rue des Granges.

    Prices (CHF): Free admission, collect. Web site:

    http://www.concertstgermain.ch/

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14.8.08 Open air concert

    Open air concert on the occasion of the festival "Musical Summer". Works by Franz Schubert, "Der Wanderer an den Mond, An die Laute, Die Gebüsche, Gott im Frühling, Der Jungling an der Quelle, Meeres Still, An den Mond, Wer sich in der Einsamkeit ergibt, An die Türen will ich schleichen, Wer mit denies within Brot Tränen ass". Gustav Mahler, "Rückertlieder, Der Abschied (excerpt from Song of the Earth)." Concert held at the Conservatoire de Musique (Place Neuve) in case of bad weather (call nr 1600 from 6pm in doubt).

    8:30pm. Bo Skovhus, baritone, Stefan Vladar, piano.

    Cour de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 2.

    Prices (CHF): 30.- and 25.- / 13.- Reduced rate / 10.- Standing places (for sale at the door only). Box Offices: Tickets sold at the door. Billetterie Ville de Genève (Tel. 0800 418 418) Information / Bookings: Tel. 0800 418 418. Web site:

    http://www.musiquesenete.ch/

    19.8.08 8:30pm Belcea Quartet

    Open air concert on the occasion of the festival "Musical Summer". With Corina Belcea, Laura Samuel, violins, Krzysztof Chorzelski, alto, Antoine Lederlin, cello. Works by Béla Bartók, "Quartet No. 1 in A minor Sz 40", "Quartet No. 3 in C sharp minor Sz 39", "Quartet No. 5 in B flat Sz 102".Concert held at the Conservatoire de Musique (Place Neuve) in case of bad weather (call nr 1600 from 6pm in doubt).

    Cour de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 2.

    Prices (CHF): 30.- and 25.- / 13.- Reduced rate / 10.- Standing places (for sale at the door only). Box Offices: Tickets sold at the door. Billetterie Ville de Genève (Tel. 0800 418 418) Information / Bookings: Tel. 0800 418 418. Web site:

    http://www.musiquesenete.ch/

    21.8.08 8:30pm Belcea Quartet

    Open air concert on the occasion of the festival "Musical Summer". With Corina Belcea, Laura Samuel, violins, Krzysztof Chorzelski, alto, Antoine Lederlin, cello. Works by Béla Bartók,

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    "String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Sz 67", "String Quartet No. 4 in C major Sz 91", "String Quartet No. 6 in D major Sz 114".Concert held at the Conservatoire de Musique (Place Neuve) in case of bad weather (call nr 1600 from 6pm in doubt).

    Cour de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, Rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville 2.

    Prices (CHF): 30.- and 25.- / 13.-. Reduced rate / 10.- Standing places (for sale at the door only). Box Offices: Tickets sold at the door. Billetterie Ville de Genève (Tel. 0800 418 418). Information / Bookings: Tel. 0800 418 418. Web site:

    http://www.musiquesenete.ch/

    World Music

    13.8.08 8:30pm Hell's Kitchen

    Open air concert on the occasion of the festival "Musical Summer". Urban blues / Switzerland

    Scène Ella Fitzgerald, Parc La Grange, avenue William-Favre. Prices (CHF): Free admission. Information / Bookings: Tel. 0800 418 418. Web site: http://www.musiquesenete.ch/

    15.8.08 8:30pm K

    Open air concert on the occ