Week Two at the Festival de Lanaudière, July 9 to 14
Mozart and Hamelin: A Pinnacle : the historic meeting of two Quebec virtuosos
Marc-André Hamelin and Charles Richard-Hamelin pay tribute to Mozart in their first joint concert
Joliette, July 5, 2022 - The second week of the 45th Festival de Lanaudière is sure to go down in the history of the event, with the very first concert featuring Charles Richard-Hamelin and Marc-André Hamelin on the same stage, the return of a mythical group, and an extraordinary marathon performance by a world-renowned cellist.
Two pianistic giants on the same stage
The two exceptional Quebec pianists Charles Richard-Hamelin and Marc-André Hamelin are mutual admirers. For the first time, they will share the stage in Mozart's exquisite Concerto for Two Pianos with the renowned ensemble Les Violons du Roy, led guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni, constituting a milestone in the history of the Festival. Those fortunate to attend will experience unforgettable moments filled with emotion and musical intensity. Presented by Yamaha in collaboration with Power Corporation.
Saturday, July 9, 8 p.m. - Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay
Charles Richard-Hamelin will perform again, a few days later, in an intimate recital featuring works by Chopin and Ravel. Chopin was an emblematic composer of the Romantic era on whose works Richard-Hamelin's international reputation has grown. As for Ravel, he was a supreme master of pianistic colour who charted new musical territory for this pianist, who never ceases to impress. Charles Richard-Hamelin will surely reveal the worlds of emotion and beauty that inhabit the works of these two composers. Presented by Desjardins. Présenté par Desjardins.
Tuesday, July 12, 8:00 p.m. - Church of the Assumption
Bach and Dixieland under the Lanaudière sun
Canadian Brass, the most famous brass quintet on the planet, returns to the Festival to present a medley of their greatest hits. From arrangements of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos to Dixieland classics, nothing is off-limits for this legendary group. This is the perfect opportunity to listen to some of the best-known and best-loved melodies of the entire repertoire while basking in the Lanaudière afternoon sunshine.
Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m. - Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay
Bach to Bach
In the intimacy of two Lanaudière churches, renowned American cellist Alisa Weilerstein invites music lovers to an extraordinary and quasi-marathon event: her performance of the complete six Bach cello suites, in two consecutive evenings, during which she will measure herself against an absolute monument of her instrument’s repertoire. The Bach suites are known for being the “Mount Everest” of the cello, and together they form a monumental musical cathedral. Presented by Desjardins.
Wednesday, July 13, 8:00 p.m. - Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez Church
Thursday, July 14, 8:00 p.m. - Church of Saint-Sulpice
A moving musical film
The film Le soliste (French version of The Soloist) will receive an outdoor screening at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay. In this psychodrama starring Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx and Catherine Keener, a columnist, become fascinated with the exceptional music that a schizophrenic hobo manages to produce with his two-string violin.
Tuesday, July 12, 8:00 p.m. - Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay
Lanaudière 2022 : A rich and unique edition
Presented for the first time in 45 years over a six-week period, this year the Lanaudière Festival delivers even more generously than ever:
- 14 grand concerts at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay;
- 10 performances in the magnificent churches of Lanaudière;
- 5 recitals in the new Hors les murs series;
- 4 classical music-themed films projected outdoors.
Tickets for all the concerts of the 2022 edition on sale at placedesarts.com.
Amphitheatre Box Office
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About the Festival de Lanaudière
The Festival de Lanaudière is the largest classical music festival in Canada and was founded in 1978. Year after year, the festival welcomes tens of thousands of spectators for concerts featuring some of the greatest artists on the national and international scenes. The event takes place primarily at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay in Joliette, as well as in some of the region’s most beautiful churches. The Festival de Lanaudière is a member of the Regroupement des événements majeurs internationaux (REMI).
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