Starring Kristian Bezuidenhout (South Africa), Seong-Jin Cho (Korea), Lucas and Arthur Jussen (Denmark), and from Quebec, Charles-Richard Hamelin, Marc-André Hamelin and Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Joliette, July 16, 2019 – During the fourth week of its 42nd edition, Festival de Lanaudièrepays tribute to the Father of Classicism – inventor of the Classical symphony and string quartet – and introduces the young prodigy Seong-Jin Cho as well as a piano duo of brothers.
The return of Kristian Bezuidenhout
Fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout presents a recital at Église de Saint-Paul-de-Joliette on Tuesday, July 23. On the heels of a recording released just this year, the music of the Father of Classicism, Joseph Haydn, takes centre stage, with works by Mozart to round out the programme.
Charles Richard-Hamelin in recital
Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin is back to perform for his Lanaudière public in an intimate setting on Wednesday, July 24 at Église de Lavaltrie. On the evening’s programme are Debussy’s Images (oubliées), Mendelssohn’s Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Prokofiev’s Piano Sonata No. 4 and works by Chopin, including the Grande Polonaise brillante.
Debut of Seong-Jin Cho
Friday, July 26 marks the first concert on Quebec soil of the highly acclaimed pianist Seong-Jin Cho. Under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, he will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 4. The OM and its conductor will also present Bruckner’s Symphony no. 7, whose nearly mystical depth remains an endless source of fascination.
Heading this way: Lucas and Arthur Jussen
On Saturday, July 27, brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal under Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare perform on the Amphithéâtre stage in a programme featuring Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos, and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 4.
On Sunday, 28 July, pianist Marc-André Hamelin, a familiar figure at the Festival and well-known for his breathtaking virtuosity, joins Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the OM to take on Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concertos 1 and 2 in succession. A monumental concert imbued with irresistible Romanticism!
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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.