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INTERVIEW | Domaine Forget: great moments to experience between now and the end of the summer

Marc Hervieux, Arianne Moffatt and Jonathan Cohen are among the artists present at the Festival international du Domaine Forget de Charlevoix 2022. (Photos: Julien Faugère, courtesy, Atwood Photography)

The next few days will be among the most exciting of the summer at Domaine Forget in Charlevoix, with the Arts sans frontières weekend. And if you still hesitate to move, Marc Hervieux, spokesperson, has very convincing argumentss.

Although very busy between his new Café des bons vivants in Sainte-Adèle, his shows, his family and others, the tenor, host and future director general of the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique du Québec found the time to speak this week.

I ask him right away what he would say to convince someone who has never been to Domaine Forget in Charlevoix.

“I would tell them that this place is all about life’s great pleasures combined,” he says. The first pleasure is to walk in Quebec and see spectacular landscapes, to get there. Along the way it is so beautiful! And once there, we’ll be amazed to see such a beautiful concert hall in the middle of Charlevoix, where we wouldn’t necessarily expect it. And there we will realize that there is a festival that lasts a whole summer, with several concerts a week and a great diversity, inside classical music as well as outside, that is to say say by also going to other musical styles. Everything is here! Whatever our tastes in classic, we will find something there because it is a huge offer. And it is not only an artistic offer but also a tourist one, with local products, and very welcoming people in the region. »

On the menu of Arts Without Borders Weekend

From August 5 to 7, it’s Arts Without Borders Weekend, the most popular weekend in Domaine Forget International Festival in Charlevoix, back in full force after a hiatus forced by the pandemic. On the menu, free cultural activities for young and old: music, dance, visual arts and street food…

Friday, the opening concert of this weekend will allow us to hear Kerson Leong, Violaine Melançon, David Gillham (violins); Marina Thibeault (viola); Marc Coppey, Elizabeth Dolin, Thomas Wiebe (cellos) and Marc-André Hamelin, piano, at 4 p.m. They will perform works by Brahms and Glazunov.

At 20 o ‘clock, Marc-Andre Hamelin back on stage for a CPE Bach, Hamelin and Beethoven recital.

All day Saturday there is live entertainment starting at 11 a.m., including flamenco dancing and jazz with the phenomenal pianist Taurey Butler. Saturday evening, the concert of theQuebec Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Simon Leclerc with Marc Hervieux, Florence K and Laurence Jalbert already full.

On Sunday, two free chamber music recitals will be offered to us with Cameron Crozman and Meagan Milatz (11 a.m.) and the Trio Hochelaga (1:30 p.m.) as well as a flamenco dance show with Audrey Gaussiran, at 2:30 p.m.

Ariane Moffatt at Domaine Forget

This Weekend without borders will be crowned by a large free outdoor concert with Ariane Moffatt and his friends: on guitar, Joseph Marchand, by his side since the album Aquanauton drums, Jean-Phi Goncalves, producer of the album All the senses, on keyboards, Alex McMahon, and finally, on bass, a great friend since the school benches in music: Marie Pierre Arthur! A “pop and dance” show composed of the greatest hits ofAriane Moffat.

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Jonathan Cohen. (Photo: C. Atwood Photography)

The Festival until August 20

the Domaine Forget International Festival in Charlevoix will then continue until August 20, with many events between now and the grandiose closing concert:

Grand closing concert with the Violons du Roy

The King’s Violinsunder the direction of jonathan cohen, welcome Karina Gauvin, soprano, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto, Jean-François Lapointe, baritone, and Charles Richard-Hamelin, pianist. What could be better?

On the program: arias by Mozart, Rossini, Delibes, and Saint-Saëns, as well as Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20.


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