UC Davis Summer Abroad


StatusClosed for 2017

France—Performing Arts Live!

Aix en Provence, France

Arrive Date: June 24, 2017   End Date: July 22, 2017

Program Overview

Under the guidance of UC Davis professor and composer Pablo Ortiz, you will attend a variety of live events within the Aix en Provence Performing Arts Festival, including opera, ballet, and concerts. In addition to attending performances and rehearsals, you will learn about the behind-the-scenes work of set design, stage management, and other production elements that contribute to the experience of a live event. In an increasingly digitalized world, this program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study and appreciate the creativity and intimacy of live music and dance, while savoring the exquisite food and landscape of the South of France.


Instructor:  Pablo Ortiz

Taught in:  English

Max Enrollment:  12

Program Coordinator:  Jennifer Moylan


Music (MUS) 121. Topics in Music Scholarship (4 units)

Music (MUS) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP)

Program Highlights
  • Attend the world famous Aix en Provence Festival.
  • Enjoy two opera performances with pre-performance lectures.
  • Attend Ballet Preljocaj rehearsals and productions.
  • Participate in a field trip to Marseille.
  • Enjoy and learn about French culture and cuisine.
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