A Private Rehearsal With the Orchestre Métropolitain
As a special gift to those directly affected by the past year's health crisis, the Festival will present a unique event at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay on Thursday, August 5. Approximately 250 persons affiliated with the health sector and various community organizations in the Lanaudière region are invited to attend a rehearsal of the Orchestre Métropolitain and pianist Marc-André Hamelin under the direction of conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. This initiative is made possible by Power Corporation of Canada.
Concerts in Parks and Public Spaces
In addition to its regular programming, the Festival continues to offer intimate concerts in the magnificent green spaces of Lanaudière until August 28.
August 7, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Riverain Park:
Voix et guitare (Voice and Guitar) (Sarah Halmarson, soprano and Marc-Olivier Pilon, guitar)
August 8, 2:00 pm, Maison et Jardins Lacombe:
Quatuor Andara (Andara Quartet)
August 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Riverain Park:
Quatuor ave cymbalum (Quartet with Cymbalum – Alexandru Sura, cymbalum; Veronica Ungureanu, violin; Dumitru Besleaga, cobza; Roman Manolache, double bass)
August 21, 1–3 p.m., Riverain Park:
Duo de flutes-A due (Duo of Flutes-A Due – Vincent Lauzer, flutes and Marie-Laurence Primeau, flute and viola da gamba)
August 28, 1–3 p.m., Riverain Park:
Space Time Continuo-Violoncelles en vedette (Cellos Featured)
The Festival offers these four concerts to enjoy in the comfort of your home:
- Songs of Love featuring the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Chorus under the direction of its Chorusmaster Andrew Megill, offers an a cappella program, available online July 22.
- Destination Buenos Aires with Les Violons du Roy conducted by Nicolas Ellis, with Canadian violin virtuoso Kerson Leong, available online July 29.
- Romanticism in the French Style with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal conducted by Jacques Lacombe and featuring cellist Bryan Cheng, available online August 5.
- All Hamelin, All Beethoven with the Orchestre Métropolitain conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with soloist Marc-André Hamelin, available online August 12.