Verbier has ended, almost unnoticedmain
The festival posted its closing notice tonight:
The 26th edition of the VF has come to a close. Thank you to all participants, concert goers, artists, musicians, sponsors, donors, journalists, collaborators…
17 remarkable days where music resonated throughout our community with 56 mainstage concerts featuring upwards of 160 artists, more than 220 Academy musicians, 127 master classes and open rehearsals, as well as 107 free and accessible Unlimited activities. 6 sold out concerts and preliminary box office results point to a successful 26th edition.
We have seen hardly any media coverage through the past fortnight. Under the direction of Martin Engstroem and Valery Gergiev, Verbier seems to add very little to the wider musical discourse.
Compared to Bayreuth, Salzburg, Lucerne, the BBC Proms, it creates not a bang but a whimper.