IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NATURE'S SYMPHONY
FROM JULY 07 TO AUGUST 06
UPCOMING AT THE AMPHITHÉATRE
Opening Concert: the OSM and Payare in Beethoven’s Ninth
In the history of music, there are few works that remain as powerful and iconic as Beethoven’s Ninth. Its Ode to Joy, with its compelling humanistic message inspired by the evocative poetry of Schiller, is a universally familiar melody that never fails to elicit an extraordinarily emotional and celebratory response. For the first time in over fifteen years, this legendary symphonic call to peace, fellowship and love will resound throughout the Amphitheatre, with an elite vocal quartet, Rafael Payare and the OSM kicking off the Festival de Lanaudière’s 2023 edition!
The Moldau! —In Czech, “Vltava”—depicts the most powerful river of Central Europe, a never-ending source of inspiration for Smetana. Its famous melody wonderfully evokes the composer’s native land. Combined with the multifaceted pianistic genius of Rachmaninoff in his sublime Second Concerto, and the bold orchestral writing of Bartók, the mysterious sumptuousness and fiery passion of three great masters is explored by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Rafael Payare, and pianist Denis Kozhukhin who makes his Quebec debut.
One of the greatest accordionists of recent decades and a standards-defying artist, here is a poet of his instrument whose extraordinary versatility encompasses with equal flair Argentinian tango and Mozart, the world of jazz and Bach, Michel Legrand and Vivaldi! Having just celebrated 50 years of career, the great Richard Galliano makes his Festival debut by paying homage to his predecessors and inspirations. The program features a combination of his own compositions with works by Piazzolla and other icons of jazz and … of classical music!
Veritable apex of musical Classicism, admired by none other than Mozart, Haydn’s symphonies written for Paris have everything it takes to charm the listener: brilliance, elegance, humour, wit… Jonathan Cohen and Les Violons du Roy offer audiences a champagne-like, sparkling and sweet summer bouquet as they are joined by the French trumpet sensation Lucienne Renaud Vary.