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Prince Edward County Classical Music Festival ~ The Festival will have a new artistic director starting next season.
Stéphane Lemelin, founding artistic director of the Prince Edward County Classical Music Festival, has announced that the 2017 Festival will be his final season.
"The Festival has provided me with some of the most deeply satisfying musical experiences of my career. It will always occupy a very special place in my heart. It is with great enthusiasm and confidence in the future that I welcome the appointment of the New Orford String Quartet."
Stéphane and the NOSQ, at the 2012 Festival, accepting a standing ovation after a performance of Elgar's Piano Quintet. (From left to right: Stéphane Lemelin, Brian Manker, Eric Nowlin, Jonathan Crow and Andrew Wan).
The Board of the Prince Edward County Classical Music Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of the New Orford String Quartet as new artistic directors of the Festival, effective October 1, 2017.
"We are so excited to assume the mantle of Stéphane's vision in Picton. Having performed at the festival on a few occasions, we feel a deep connection to the audience, the County, and the festival's commitment to presenting the highest level of chamber music. We would like to express our gratitude to the board for their faith in us, and thank Stéphane for his incredible work."
To read the full Press Release click here.
Now is the time to make plans to attend our 2017 Festival, and to be part of Stéphane's last season at the helm of PECCMF.
Six exciting concerts with some of Canada's finest chamber musicians performing in the acoustically superb, yet intimate setting of St. Mary Magdalene's Anglican Church located in beautiful Prince Edward County.
PICTON 1867  Friday, September 15, 7:30 PM
Luke Bell-piano, Elizabeth McDonald-soprano, Amy Hillis-violin, and Stéphane Lemelin-piano.
FREE CONCERT: BRASS IN THE PARK  Saturday, September 16, 2:00 PM
A free outdoor family concert on the lawns of Picton's beautiful Macaulay Heritage Park
Hannaford Street Silver Band
MUSIC FOR PEACE  - REMEMBERING 1917  Sunday, September 17, 2:00 PM
Benoit Loiselle–cello, Veronique Vychytil–violin, and Isaac Chalk–viola
J.S. BACH: THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS  Friday, September 22, 7:30 PM
Luc Beauséjour – harpsichord
Axel Strauss–violin, Laurence Kayaleh–violin, Douglas McNabney–viola, Paul Marleyn–cello, Donna Brown–soprano, and Stéphane Lemelin–piano.
BRIDGES TO THE FUTURE Sunday, September 24, 2:00 PM
Axel Strauss–violin, Laurence Kayaleh–violin, Douglas McNabney–viola, Paul Marleyn–cello, and the Milton String Quartet from Montreal.
Click here for more details
Adult - $35.00, Student - $15, Youth (18 and under) - $5.
FLEX PASS available for 5 concerts (any combination of people or concerts): $161
EARLY BIRD FLEX PASSES are available until July 31, 2017: $154