Festival de Lanaudière presents

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!

Choral Ensemble of the Festival
Simon Rivard, chorus master
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Rafael Payare, conductor
Vera-Lotte Boecker, soprano
Fleur Barron, mezzo-soprano
Julian Prégardien, tenor
Gordon Bintner, bass-baritone

György LIGETI, Lux Aeterna
Ludwig VAN BEETHOVEN, Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125

Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay
Friday, July 7, 2023 at 8:00pm

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From July 7 to August 6, the Festival de Lanaudière will roll out an outstanding season in its enchanting setting and warm, welcoming atmosphere. Again this year, the Festival will take place at the Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay in Joliette, as well as in the Lanaudière Region’s historic churches, agritourism sites, and cultural venues. For more information, including the full festival schedule, visit: www.lanaudiere.org