Welcome to the Belle Époque Magique Concert Series at Leysin American School

Magic happens when artists come together with LAS students and the Leysin community. Through Belle Époque Magique, we welcome local and global talent to not only perform in the beautiful Grande Salle at the Belle Époque, but to engage our community through workshops that allow a deeper insight into the music.

Belle Époque Magique allows us to step into the music in way that is truly unique. By hosting these events, our goal is to continue to uphold our commitment to deepening culture by furthering our mission of developing innovative, compassionate, and responsible citizens of the world. 


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The 2023-2024 Belle Époque Magique Season

This year, Leysin American School will welcome five artists-in-residence for the 2023-2024 season. Each artist will give a performance and workshop that is open to the public (given in English and in French), and three of our artists will also work closely with our LAS students during the school day. Tickets for upcoming performances will be available soon. All workshops and performances are given in the stunning Grande Salle of the LAS Belle Époque building (Chemin de La Source 3, 1854 Leysin).

Vasilisa Neliubina (violin) + Macha Hulin (piano)
Featuring music from the Belle Époque era, Vasilisa and Macha will link the beautiful sounds that they are producing on their instruments to the incredible design and architecture of the performance space: the Grande Salle of the Belle Époque building at Leysin American School. Hear repertoire by Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Kreisler, and more.

Thursday, September 28, 2023
17:30-18:30 – workshop*
19:30 – performance
*dinner will be available in the LAS dining hall before the performance for workshop attendees.

Adult Tickets:
CHF 20 - concert only
CHF 30 - workshop and concert (with dinner included)
CHF 120 - annual subscription (all workshops and concerts) - save CHF 15!

Student tickets are CHF 5 (payable at the door), children 12 and under are free.

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HA!Man (François le Roux, cello)
With his unique artistry, HA!Man will dazzle workshop participants and audience members with his transformative energy through an engaging and interactive multidimensional experience. No stranger to Leysin, this South African musician returns for an encore residency at Leysin American School.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Time TBA – workshop

Thursday, November 9, 2023
19:30 – performance

Megan Pachecano (soprano)
Connecting music to the body's physical experience of sound, Megan will explore how performers and audiences alike relate to artistic events. One's breath, heartbeat, and mental state can all be impacted during a musical experience and we will discover the power this gives both those making and consuming the music.

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Time TBA – workshop

Thursday, February 1, 2024
19:30 – performance

BackNote Trio (jazz trio)
The BackNote Trio is known for melding classical and jazz themes together to create an innovative sound. Familiar classical melodies are given a new treatment and the result is sonic excitement for the listener.

Thursday, March 7, 2024
17:30-18:30 – workshop*
19:30 – performance
*dinner will be available in the LAS dining hall before the performance for workshop attendees

Villars Vanguard (big band)
Specializing in New Orleans'-style jazz music from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, Villars Vanguard uses the musical element of rhythm to demonstrate the evolution of sound in the 20th century from big band to hip hop.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Time TBA – workshop

Thursday, April 11, 2024
19:30 – performance


2023-2024 Season

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