Festival de Lanaudière Goes Virtual This Year

Festival de Lanaudière

Looking for a classical music fix this summer? The Festival de Lanaudière has chosen to open up their archives and present some highlights from past seasons as a virtual festival from 10 July to 9 August.

Fifteen timeless concerts from the Festival’s and Société Radio-Canada’s video archives will be broadcast and accessible free of charge on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, on lanaudiere.org and via social networks.

Programming for July 10, 11 and 12

  • Inaugural gala concert of the Amphitheatre, with soprano Carol Neblett, tenor Vladimir Popov, bass Joseph Rouleau, pianist Anton Kuerti, the Festival Orchestra and more than 350 choir members, conducted by Semyon Vekshtein (July 17, 1989).
  • Grand Opera arias with the famous soprano Renata Scotto and the Orchestre symphonique de Québec at the Joliette Cathedral (August 21, 1986).
  • The virtuoso violinist Maxim Vengerov in recital (18 July 1997).

Programming for July 17, 18 and 19

  • An evening that marked the 25th anniversary of the Festival: Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, known as “Symphony of a Thousand” with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and conductor Eliahu Inbal, eight solo voices, mixed choir and children’s choir – more than 400 performers on stage! (June 28, 2002).
  • “All That Jazz!” concert with pianist Lorraine Desmarais and Orchestre Métropolitain conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin (June 25, 2003). 
  • Concert of music by Brahms with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Paavo Järvi (August 3, 2014).

Programming for July 24, 25 and 26

  • Peter and the Wolf: a concert to mark the centenary of Sergei Prokofiev’s birth with Orchestre Métropolitain and narrator Kim Yaroshevskaya (July 28, 1991).
  • Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”, with Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano (August 9, 2014).
  • A mythical concert by soprano Gwyneth Jones accompanied by Orchestre symphonique de Québec at Église Saint-Jacques de Montcalm (August 23, 1988).

Programming for July 31, August 1 and 2

  • Works by Ravel and Debussy in a concert celebrating French impressionism with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano (August 8, 2014).
  • Concert of music by Brahms with Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, pianist Lars Vogt, and Paavo Järvi (August 2, 2014).
  • Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Venice Baroque Orchestra (July 7, 2019).

Programming for August 7, 8 and 9

  • Recital by pianist Marc-André Hamelin with works by Lizst and Schubert (July 21, 2017).
  • Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony with Rafael Payare conducting the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (July 27, 2019).
  • To be confirmed. 

Concerts will be presented starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on Fridays and Saturdays and starting at 3:30 p.m. ET on Sundays. They will remain available for a period of 48 hours. To complement concert programming, four movies that feature a strong musical component will be broadcast on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET:  Ballerina, Le Soliste, Les Choristes, and Amadeus. For more details, visit www.lanaudiere.org.

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