Renaud Loranger announces partial programming for the Festival de Lanaudière

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Guest artists include Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Kent Nagano, Marc-André Hamelin, Veronika Eberle, and Seong-Jin Cho 

Joliette, December 7, 2018 – The 42nd season of the Festival de Lanaudière will feature two renowned Montreal orchestras: the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM), and the Orchestre Métropolitain (OM). 

Just six weeks after coming on board, the Festival’s new artistic director, Renaud Loranger, is prepared to announce four programs with two famous ensembles: “It is an honor to offer music lovers these two great Montreal orchestras as part of the same season,” he states with pride. “The OM and OSM always take great pleasure in returning to the Fernand Lindsay Amphitheatre to perform for Festival audiences.” 

Yannick Nézet Séguin and Kent Nagano return

Friday, July 26 marks the Quebec debut by the much-in-demand pianist Seong-Jin Cho. Together with his recording Partner Yannick Nézet-Séguin, he will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. The OM’s music director will also lead the orchestra in Bruckner’s profound, quasi-mystical Seventh Symphony, a work of enduring appeal. 

On Sunday, July 28, super-virtuoso pianist Marc-André Hamelin, a Festival regular, will join Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the OM for the two Brahms piano concertos on a single program. An extravaganza infused with irresistible romanticism! 

The OSM and violinist Veronika Eberle, led by Kent Nagano, return to the Amphitheatre on Friday, August 2 at 8 p.m. for a program of Brahms (Hungarian Dances and the Violin Concerto) and Dvorák (Symphony No. 5).  

Kent Nagano and the OSM bring the 2019 Festival de Lanaudière to a magnificent close with Mahler’s Third Symphony on Saturday, August 3 at 8 p.m. 

Tickets for these four exceptional concerts will go on sale at noon on Friday, December 7 at lanaudiere.org, at the Place des Arts box office (514-842-2112 or 1-866-842-2112), and at placedesarts.com. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to spoil friends and family for Christmas? 

Complete programming for the 42nd Festival will be announced in the spring. 

About the Festival de Lanaudière

The Festival de Lanaudière is the leading classical music festival in Canada, and is a member of Festivals and Major Events (FAME). More than 50,000 people attend its events every year. Its programming is accessible and is performed by world-famous musicians. The Festival’s main stage is the Fernand Lindsay Amphitheatre, which has 2,000 seats under the roof and space for 5,000 on the lawn. 

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