Daniel Bélanger and Angèle Dubeau reunited on stage in Mont-Tremblant

Of course, this annual gathering of music lovers founded by violinist Angèle Dubeau in 1995 will give pride of place to classical music. The festivities will be launched on Friday evening by the young, multi-award-winning Quebec pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin, who will perform a selection of sonatas, nocturnes and preludes by Chopin.

There are also essential composers such as Bach, Beethoven and Shostakovich on the menu. The latter will be honored during a concert by Stick & Bow, a Montreal duo that explores the links between classical music and popular music.

The Saturday evening show will vibrate in a completely different register as Yves Lambert will lead a great musical party to the sounds of the land in the company of the group Bon Débarras, which won the prize for best trad album last year at the Gala de l’ ADISQ.

Earlier in the day on Saturday, Montreal jazz pianist Lorraine Desmarais, one of the most anticipated artists at Tremblant, will celebrate her 40-year musical career with a program made up of her works as a trio.

Daniel Bélanger in tandem with La Pietà

The weekend will conclude with a prestigious concert featuring Daniel Bélanger, who will be accompanied on stage by Angèle Dubeau and La Pietà, an internationally renowned women’s string ensemble.

Daniel is very excited to play with us, then we are also very excited to welcome himsaid Angèle Dubeau in an interview Tuesday at Radio-Canada.

The violinist explains that the singer’s fans will have the opportunity to hear many of his hits, including madness in four, Imperfect, The two springs, dream better Where Say everything without saying anything in a completely different sound atmosphere.

Angèle Dubeau will take advantage of this evening to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the formation La Pietà by playing excerpts from the album Sheincluding pieces by Vivaldi, the favorite composer of this ensemble made up of a dozen instrumentalists.

Musical blending

The crowd listens to the musicians

The rally takes place in the pedestrian village of Mont-Tremblant.

Photo: André Chevrier

The artistic director of the Fête de la musique de Tremblant continues to bet on the formula she concocted two decades ago. The recipe remains the same, says Angèle Dubeau. That is to say that we find ourselves at the feast of all music; classical rubs shoulders with jazz, which rubs shoulders with world music, fusion, in short everything. The program as a whole represents a particularly rich musical cultural mix.

Angèle Dubeau proposes in this perspective of hip-hop, with the duo Degg J Force 3 and the artist Wesli; gypsy jazz, which will be played by Des Sourcils; klezmer music, performed by Oktopus; or Sufi and Aboriginal singing, put forward during a show by OktoEcho, an ensemble formed in Montreal and specializing in the blending of music from the Middle East and the West.

Some 30,000 people are expected during the first weekend of September in the pedestrian village of Mont-Tremblant. The complete Tremblant Music Festival program is available online (New window).

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