Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the Orchestre Métropolitain in a blockbuster performance of Mozart’s Great Mass in C-Minor | Photo: Hans-van-der-WoerdFestival Classica celebrates its 10th Anniversary in person and with webcasts The Montrealer May 24, 2021 1084 The 10th edition of Festival Classica will be held under the theme From Wolfgang to Amadeus. From May 29 to June 22, 2021, more than 20 concerts will be presented in front of an audience and will also be accessible via webcast. Marc Boucher is the Founder and Artistic Director of Festival Classica Among the many artists who will be performing in this anniversary edition are the Orchestre Métropolitain under the direction of conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Karina Gauvin, Arion Baroque Orchestra, 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. Karina Gauvin will perform songs by Camille Saint-Saëns on June 21 “Festival Classica is thrilled to reconnect with its audience, in full compliance with health regulations. Like the scores of talented artists who will be performing as part of our 10th edition, it is this interaction with the public that we have missed the most. Who better than Mozart to revive the live concert experience?” said Marc Boucher, General and Artistic Director of Festival Classica. “The concerts of this anniversary edition will also constitute the first generation of webcast concerts, which will complement the in-person component and also allow us to reach a wider audience,” added Boucher. In-person concerts The concerts presented by Festival Classical will be held at the Paroisse catholique de Saint-Lambert, with the exception of the Great Mass in C major, which will be held at the Saint-Lambert arena. The number of seats will be reduced to comply with the health directives in effect. Tickets and passports are on sale now via the Festival’s website: www.festivalclassica.com Harpist Valérie Milo (pictured) and flautist Nadia Labrie will perform Mozart’s Concerto for Flute & Harp, Symphony No. 40 with the Arion Baroque Orchestra directed by Mathieu Lussier on Tuesday, June 8 at the St-Lambert Catholic Church Webcast concerts The concerts of the 10th edition will also be webcast from June 26 to July 11, 2021 and will be accessible to donors of the Festival’s first ever crowdfunding campaign. To contribute to the campaign and access the webcasts: www.festivalclassica.com/musicalement-solidaire About Festival Classica: Founded in 2011, Festival Classica 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. Its vision is to present a renowned, leading international event that provides a unique classical music experience through the live and digital concert. For the complete programming and ticket information, please visit: www.festivalclassica.com Related
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