Music in the Mountains

The hills are alive with the sound of music...

The hills are alive with the sound of music! Packed full of inspirational music festivals and concerts, the summer months are ideal for guests who enjoy listening to live music performed by some of the most talented names in the industry.  Many of the performances are complimentary and hosted in wonderful outdoor locations and do not require prior reservation.  The infamous Montreux Jazz spectacular, Verbier’s Classical Music and Opera Festival, Electroziles for modern electro, Nendaz Alphorn for traditional folk music, the Guinness Irish Festival and Sion’s International Music Festival are just some events that take place during the Swiss summer.  Hidden Dragon can organize tickets to any event but booking early is recommended to avoid disappointment.  Transport to and from the concerts will be provided so that guests may return to Hidden Dragon’s serenity after a vibrant evening of music and dance

The Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux

July

Approximately 30 minute drive from Hidden Dragon. Founded by Claude Nobs in 1967, over the years the Montreux Jazz Festival has become an unmissable event for music fans in Switzerland and around the world. Its stages have been graced by all of music’s greats, from Miles Davis to Ray Charles and from David Bowie to Prince. Whereas Jazz constitutes the Festival’s historic core, other styles of music were quickly integrated into the Festival, bound together by a common thread of mutual curiosity and enthusiasm. Click here to see this year’s program.

www.montreuxjazz.com

Verbier Festival, Verbier, Les 4 Vallées

July / August

Approximately 50 minute drive from Hidden Dragon. The Verbier Festival celebrates its 18th edition of the 17-day long event. The event is renowned for bringing together the biggest names in classical music every summer, along with some 40,000 spectators. Click here to see this year’s program.

www.verbierfestival.com

Nendaz Alphorn Festival, Nendaz, Les 4 Vallées

July

Approximately 15 minutes drive from Hidden Dragon. The little alpine village of Nendaz welcomes the annual International Alphorn Festival. It describes itself as a festival devoted to tradition and folklore. The traditional event features folkloric dancing, country balls, a contest and impromptu jamming sessions between the horn players, all followed by a livestock parade led by the musicians. Click here to see this year’s program:

www.nendazcordesalpes.ch

Guinness Irish Festival, Sion

August

Approximately 15 minute drive from Hidden Dragon. Now in its 17th year, the Guinness Irish Festival has received international acclaim for providing a platform for the biggest stars in Irish music. The Dubliners and The Chieftains and Jethro Tull are just a few performers who have graced the stage at Sion. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers played last August! Click here to see this year’s program.

www.guinnessfestival.ch

Festival International de Musique, Sion

August / September

Approximately 15 minute drive from Hidden Dragon. The 47th International Music Festival Sion Valais is comprised of recitals, chamber music performances, as well as choral and symphonic concerts. It brings together young rising stars and internationally renowned musicians. Click here to see this year’s program:

www.sion-festival.ch/

Sierre Blues Festival, Sierre

July

Approximately 25 minutes drive from Hidden Dragon. Sierre's annual blues festival takes place in the charming town of Sierre set in the valley below the majestic mountains of the Valais canton. Featuring a variety of international artists from as far a field as the USA such as Sharrie Williams and Canned Heat, Canada and Norway, there are also a performers from native Switzerland. Click here to see this year's program:

www.sierreblues.ch

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