Since its foundation, the Aristide Cavaillé-Coll Association has been keen to promote knowledge of Cavaillé-Coll’s work and its context by organizing colloquiums or study days dealing with different themes around this organ builder. Generally these events include at least one concert of organ music or even for other staff that shed sound light on the scientific remarks exchanged during the various interventions. It is also a question of making known valuable music that surrounded the artist that was Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. Since 2000, our journal La Flûte Harmonique has often been fed by the proceedings of these various meetings.

The list of Colloquia and Study Days organized or co-organized by the association includes the following events:

  • 1999: International Colloquium for the centenary of the death of A. Cavaillé-Coll [collaboration with the Ministry of Culture) • Saint-Denis and Paris
  • 2000 (17-18 November): International Colloquium “La Chapelle de la Sorbonne et son Orgue Dallery” (collaboration with the French Musical Observatory of the University of Paris IV) • Paris • Proceedings: La Flûte Harmonique n° 81/82
  • 2002 (25-26 October): Study Days “The accompanying organ in the church in the 19th century: technique, aesthetics, repertoire” • Paris • Proceedings: La Flûte Harmonique n° 85/86
  • 2003 (October 24-26): Study Days “The Surets and the Parisian Invoice in 1850” • Paris (Sainte-Élisabeth Church) • Proceedings: La Flûte Harmonique n° 87
  • 2004 (22-23 October): Study Days “The Grand-Orgue of Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois in Paris. History, Situation, Perspectives » • Paris (Eglise Germain l’Auxerrois) • Proceedings: La Flûte Harmonique n° 88
  • 2005 (3-4 September): Study Days “Between Tradition and Modernity: The Organ in France between 1900 and 1930” • Saint-Étienne (Loire) • Proceedings: The Harmonic Flute No. 89
  • 2006 (23-25 November): Study Days “The organ and its music in France between the two world wars” • Paris and Reims • Proceedings: La Flûte Harmonique n° 90
  • 2015 (23-25 October): Study Days “What future for the Cavaillé-Coll great organ of the Cathedral of Luçon” • Luçon (Vendée) – Collaboration with the association “Jeux d’Orgues à la Cathédrale de Luçon” • Proceedings: La Flûte Harmonique, No. 97 (year 2015)

The series is not over and other events for the future are under consideration.