06/03/20 | 17:00

Michel Onfray & Eric Tanguy: Conversations & concert

Free of charge

One of France’s most well-known philosophers, Michel Onfray, visits Turku on March 6th attending an event jointly organized by the Turku Music Festival and the Turku University.

Michel Onfray (b. 1959) is a French philosopher and writer and his works have been translated into 30 different languages. After 20 years of teaching in the French university system, he founded the Université populaire de Caen. His work focuses on societal questions especially in relation to religion and economy. His latest book ”Grandeur du petit peuple. Heurs et malheurs des Gilets jaunes” has just been released in January 2020 (Éd. Alban Michel).

At the Turku School of Economics, Michel Onfray discusses (in French) music and philosphy and their role in society with his friend, composer Eric Tanguy. The conversation open to public is followed by a concert including a piece composed by Eric Tanguy on Michel Onfray’s text. Other works are by Saariaho, Sibelius and Debussy.

A similar event is organised on March 4th at the Embassy of Finland in Paris, as part of the Festival’s internationalisation strategy. The event is organised in collaboration with the City of Turku, Visit Turku, Business Finland and the Embassy of Finland in France.

6.3.2020 | Turku School of Economics (Rehtorinpellonkatu 3)

17:00 Onfray & Tanguy: conversations
Where: Osuuskauppasali
Michel Onfray,philosopher
Eric Tanguy, composer
Duration 40 mins. The discussion is conducted in French.

18:00 concert
Where: Mercatori

Elli Vallinoja, mezzo soprano
Antti Tikkanen, violin
Senja Rummukainen, cello
Suzana Bartal, piano

Kaija Saariaho: Ballade
Sibelius: Norden
Eric Tanguy: ”Deux âmes simultanées” (text Michel Onfray)
Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano
Eric Tanguy: Trio

Duration 40 mins

Both attending the conversation at 17:00 and the concert at 18:00 are free of charge. RSVP by 3rd of March:


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