The whole world celebrates music today. In Morocco, particularly in Casablanca, several spaces are renewing this year with this event launched in 1982. The event, which coincides with the first day of summer, invites free concerts open to all types of music.
A festive program with opera arias
The Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra (OPM) finds its audience for a last series of concerts, and not the least: the Music Festival. Indeed, since 2009, the OPM has endeavored to offer free concerts that allow an uninitiated public to discover this universal musical genre.
True to form, the Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra offers until June 23, a festive and easily accessible musical program including the greatest opera arias, from “Carmen” to “Nabucco” via “Le Barbier of Seville”. For the occasion, three lyrical singers will join the 80 musicians who will be led by Olivier Holt, artistic advisor and first guest conductor of the OPM. A concert is scheduled in Casablanca on June 21, in front of the Mohammed V stadium. The last concert in the series will take place in Agadir, outdoors in the new Ibn Zaydoun urban park, on June 23. Concerts begin at 9 p.m.
Programming at Anfa Park
Anfa Park hosts several concerts and musical entertainment until June 30. To celebrate music, this green space invites DJ Moon, Jihane Bougrine, Irénée S, Diae Ettayebi and many others. Ten days of festivities are on the agenda as part of the Anfa Park en fête and Village Casa Anfa events.
The Moroccan Association of Andalusian Music (AMMA) is celebrating Music Day this year with the creation of the Moroccan Orchestra of Andalusian Music, in order to contribute to the sustainability of Andalusian musical heritage. This Orchestra is made up of musicians from different regions of the Kingdom: Tangier, Tetouan, Taza, Fez, Meknes, Chefchaoune, Rabat, Salé, Casablanca, Marrakech, Essaouira and Agadir. It brings together young music lovers passionate about Andalusian music and fully invested in the preservation of this heritage. “Directed by the artist Driss Berrada, the Moroccan Orchestra of Andalusian Music aims to make a substantial contribution to the preservation and sustainability of the Andalusian musical heritage, and this by involving Moroccan youth in this transmission of the torch” , says a press release from AMMA.
The Orchestra will perform on stage on Saturday June 25 at the Palais Méchouar in Casablanca, alongside the Andalusian Orchestra of Fez under the direction of Grand Master Mohamed Briouel. The two orchestras will be accompanied by renowned artists including the diva Françoise Flore Atlan, the artist-singer Jacob Tordjmane (Coco Diam’s) and the talented Fedwa Tadist.
All instruments combined at the Institut français
The Fête de la musique 2022 is also celebrated on June 21 in the garden of the French Institute in Casablanca from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. On stage, musicians, all instruments combined, solo or in groups, will succeed to share their music.
Music by Wecasablanca
Until June 21, the Fête de la musique by Wecasablanca offers concerts at the United Nations Square, at the esplanade of the Mohammed V sports complex and in the large garden of Aïn Chock. The Casablanca public has an appointment with different genres of music.