Festival Lanaudière promises renowned classical music

Now in its 39th year, the Festival de Lanaudière is the largest classical music fest in Canada. From July 9 to August 7 it offers a range of concerts performed by renowned musicians including symphonic, chamber and choral works.

Concerts include Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with Jean-Marie Zeitouni directing the I Musici Chamber Orchestra July 16 at 8pm and the Fernand Lindsay Choir, founded 30 years ago, featuring the music of Mozart, Dvorak, Orff and Verdi on July 31 at 2pm.

Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin will close the festival with Brahms’ Concerto No. 1 in D minor with Kent Nagano leading the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Friday and Saturday evenings there will be a shuttle service from the Infotourist Centre on Peel Street in Montreal to the Festival.

Info: 1-800-561-4343, www.lanaudiere.org

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