Festival Classica live starting May 29
The 10th Classica Festival will be held under the theme From Wolfgang to Amadeus
May 26, 2021
For its 10th edition, Festival Classica invites the public to come and enjoy more than twenty live indoor concerts that will be held from May 29 to June 22, 2021, at the Paroisse catholique de Saint-Lambert Church. For its closing event, the Festival welcomes the Orchestre Métropolitain and its conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who will perform one of Mozart’s most celebrated masterpieces, the Great Mass in C minor for soloists, chorus and orchestra (K. 427/417a). To be able to accommodate more festival spectators while respecting sanitary measures, the Festival has reserved the Eric-Sharp arena in Saint-Lambert for this concert, which is already sold out.
From Mozart to McCartney, an eclectic concert
Festival Classica is also collaborating with the Orchestre classique de Montréal, which will close its season with an eclectic concert entitled From Mozart to McCartney, to be held in Salle Pierre-Mercure at the Centre Pierre-Péladeau. Festival Classica is also joining forces with the Chambristes du Grand Montréal, under the direction of Marie-Anne Rozankovic.
From May 29 to June 22, 2021, more than twenty live indoor concerts that will be held from May 29 to June 22, 2021, and will also be accessible via webcast.
Among the many other artists who will be performing in this anniversary edition are Karina Gauvin, Arion Orchestre Baroque, Stéphane Tétreault, Ensemble Caprice, Valérie Milot, Luc Beauséjour, Élisabeth Pion, Pentaèdre, Stick&Bow, Denis Plante, Elvira Misbakhova, Nadia Labrie, Isaac Chalk, Benoit Loiselle, Antoine Bareil, Anna-Sophie Neher, Sophie Naubert, Antoine Bélanger, Marc Djokic, Chloé Dominguez, Olivier Godin, Florence Bourget, Marc Boucher, Antonio Figueroa, Cynthia Blanchon, Mathieu Lussier, Ensemble vocal Arts-Québec, Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, Ilya Poletaev, Dominic Boulianne, Dominic Painchaud, Caroline Bleau, Matthias Maute and Yukari Cousineau.
“The entire Festival Classica team is thrilled to finally be able to welcome back its loyal festivalgoers, whom we have missed so much. We look forward to reconnecting with them, especially in light of the upcoming reopening, which will allow them to discover or rediscover downtown Saint-Lambert!” said Marc Boucher, General and Artistic Director of Festival Classica.
Tickets are on sale for $32 (taxes and service charges included). Click here to consult the program
The concerts of the 10th edition will also be webcasted from June 26 to July 11, 2021, and will be accessible to donors of the Festival’s first-ever crowdfunding campaign. Click here to contribute to the campaign and access the webcasts.
Festival Classica, founded in 2011, is dedicated to creating a public space that fosters encounters between classical music in its broad definition, artists, emerging musicians and the public while prioritizing the hiring of Quebec and Canadian artists. festivalclassica.com