This extraordinary musical festival is scheduled every summer within a radius of 50 km around Verneuil d'Avre and Iton. More than 50 concerts, performed by children, take place in unusual places (churches, abbeys, castles, feudal mounds, etc.). Chamber music, symphony orchestra, jazz, rock, and choirs promote heritage and youth ...
250 virtuosos aged 6 to 17
Created in 2005 by Eric du Faÿ, the National Orchestra of Small Hands Symphonic is made up exclusively of children aged 6 to 17 years old. A real showcase for young French instrumentalists, these orchestras perform in concerts throughout France and abroad.
Since 2015, the Festival of Symphonic Stars brings together, for one week, more than 200 children in Normandy South Eure. In residence at the prestigious École des Roches, these seeds of artists passionate about music share notions of pleasure, solidarity and excellence. In 2020, the academy received the Colo Apprenante label from the Ministry of National Education.
Rare in Europe, this festival promotes young people in collective practice. In a friendly and family spirit, it promotes meetings and exchanges between festival artists, volunteers, choristers and all the inhabitants of the territory.
Free but quality performances
The association Petites Mains Symphonique aims to disseminate music to as many people as possible. All concerts are free, offer a varied repertoire and do not last more than an hour.
Each year, the public is more numerous than the previous year, attracted by concert venues with a unique atmosphere. The programming performed by these young musicians suggests a diversity and complementarity in its proposals.
Each edition of the festival ends with an exceptional concert, on the Place de La Madeleine in Verneuil d'Avre et d'Iton. All the musicians are gathered for an astonishing evening full of emotions.