Summer Festivals Postcards

Salzburg Festival Opening Concert, 2019
Salzburg Festival Opening Concert, 2019

The Summer Festivals Postcards project is a 15-episode podcast series about the main Summer Festivals’ history in the form of an audio postcard, to go hand-in-hand with the 2022 Euroradio Summer Festivals series, for use and adaptation by all EBU radio organizations. It will be produced by Overcoat Media in collaboration with the EBU.

The aim of the project is to create ‘audio’ postcards containing a collection of intriguing and interesting information about the festival, bringing it to life through audio, and focusing specifically on stories unknown to most of us. One of the objectives is for them to be used as short teasers during the concert presentations or during the interval of the concert broadcast; or in the morning show to promote the evening concert transmission!

Each postcard will contain short interview excerpts in the original language with one of the festivals’ leaders giving a distinctive and local flavour. The postcards will be produced in a modular way: 2 or 3 sections interconnected that could be easily sliceable/divided into shorter autonomous parts.

Specifications

Series of 15 6-minute postcards, each a postcard of a Summer Festival in Europe, to be used on all platforms (on-air, online, etc.).

The EBU will provide:

  • English scripts
  • Transcripts of the interviews/quotes in original language
  • Audio excerpts of the interviews/quotes in original language
  • Transcript and English translation of the interviews/quotes
  • Selection of music excerpts, to be provided as references from commercial CDs
  • Running order
  • Generic image for the series to illustrate

The EBU will distribute all the material via MUS at least three weeks before the start of the festival.

List of festivals

Aix-en-Provence Festival 

ER/2022/47/01-06

Baltic Sea Festival

ER/2022/67/01-06

Bayreuth Festival

ER/2022/11/01-08

Chopin and his Europe International Music Festival (TBC)

 

Edinburgh International Festival

 

Granada Festival

ER/2022/41/01-08

Kissingen Summer

ER/2022/15/01-04

Lucerne Festival

 

Proms

ER/2022/51/01-39 (Part I) ER/2022/52/01-32 (Part II)

Radio France Occitanie Montpellier Festival

ER/2022/50/01-06

Rossini Opera Festival (TBC)

 

Salzburg Festival

ER/2022/02/01-09

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg

ER/2022/03/01-04

Utrecht Early Music Festival

ER/2022/63/01-08

Verbier Festival

ER/2022/09/01-15

   

Details

Genre

Year of production
2022

Contact detail

Mireia Pacareu Fauquier
Editor, Live Music & Projects, Classical Music
+41 22 717 2986
pacareu@ebu.ch