Guest performers include a legend of the guitar, Les Violons du Roy and a star of the opera stage
Joliette, July 2, 2019 – The second week of the 42nd edition of Festival de Lanaudière will be emotionally rich: literally bursting with vocal and instrumental talent.
Piemontesi, Bach and, a Schubertian Apotheosis
On Tuesday, July 9, pianist Francesco Piemontesi performs at Église de Sainte-Mélanie. This artist’s exquisite poetry, elegant virtuosity and mindful thinking magnify the universe of Bach as well as Schubert’s great Sonata in D major, D. 850.
A Miloš exclusive
For his first performance in Quebec, guitarist Miloš Karadaglić appears on July 10 at Église de Saint-Sulpice to transport us to a world of refinement and sensuality with works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Paul McCartney/Sérgio Assad, Harold Arlen, George Harrison/Sérgio Assad and Carlo Domeniconi.
Opera star Michael Spyres performs in recital with his long-time chief collaborative pianist Mathieu Pordoy on Thursday, July 11 at Église de l’Assomption. Works by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and many more are on the programme!
On Friday, July 12, the Amphithéâtre hosts one of the Festival’s long-time partners, Les Violons du Roy. Led by their new Music Director Jonathan Cohen, with pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, the concert showcases the music of Mozart with the Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro, the Piano Concertos 22 and 24, as well as the Symphony no. 38.
A unique voice, a historic art form
On Saturday, July 13, American tenor Michael Spyres performs a grand lyric concert accompanied by the Festival Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Corrado Rovaris. Excerpts from operas by Berlioz, Rossini, Bellini and Offenbach are offered on this programme.
Tétreault, Shostakovich, Mussorgsky
The weekend concludes on Sunday, July 14 with cellist Stéphane Tétreault, another favourite at Lanaudière, together with the Orchestre Métropolitain conducted by Nicolas Ellis, who will make his Festival debut. On the programme: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espagnol, the Cello Concerto no. 1 by Shostakovich, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Tickets for the 42nd season are on sale now!
Place des Arts box office
514 842-2112 / 1 866-842-2112
Amphitheatre box office
450 759-4343 / 1 800 561-4343
On Friday and Saturday evenings, and on Sundays July 28 and August 4, the Festival Express will run a shuttle bus between the Infotourist Center on Peel Street in Montreal and the Amphitheatre. For information and reservations, call 1 800 561-4343.
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.