Tremblant celebrates music | The Journal of Montreal


Festive, lively, eclectic, touching and above all vibrant, Tremblant’s Fête de la Musique couldn’t have had a better name this Saturday as it finally reconnects with its audience after two years of postponement. The only downside: the concert of Yves Lambert and Bon Débarras had to be canceled due to storms.

The day was initially radiant in order to celebrate in this “exceptional podium”, to use the words of the artistic director and founder Angèle Dubeau. Public piano – where Catherine Major performed twice –, saxophonists striving in the ski lift, families, music lovers and vacationers who swarm, everywhere we wore a smile, both on the stages and in front and on the sunny terraces.

First postponed due to a large storm cell at the end of the day, the big party on Saturday evening finally had to be canceled. Assisted by multi-instrumentalists Robin Boulianne and Paul Audy, Yves Lambert and the members of the folk-trad trio Bon Débarras would certainly not have skimped on the ingredients to provide festival-goers with an energetic evening of traditional Quebec music, but the temperature in decided otherwise.

moment of grace


Charles Richard-Hamelin brilliantly played his piano on Friday evening.

Photo courtesy Gary Yee

Charles Richard-Hamelin brilliantly played his piano on Friday evening.

The day before, however, Charles Richard-Hamelin had come to give the Festival a brilliant kick-off by offering a real moment of grace with an evening all in Chopin to a more than full house. The young pianist, “one of the most prominent artists in the world”, as presented by Angèle Dubeau, introduced works by the Polish composer, trying to demystify them with an illuminating context, before interpreting them. .

As a prelude, he started the first two Nocturnes before delivering this great masterpiece that is the Sonata No. 2 where his virtuosity was more than evident.

Outstanding Artists

In the early afternoon, the group Des Sourcils came to set the mood with their gypsy jazz. The quartet delivered original instrumental compositions and closed their performance with a superb interpretation from black eyes by Django Reinhardt.


Krystina Marcoux of the duo Stick & Bow playing the marimba during their performance.

Photo courtesy Gary Yee

Krystina Marcoux of the duo Stick & Bow playing the marimba during their performance.

In the afternoon under the blazing sun, the duo of accomplices Stick & Bow undeniably charmed. On the marimba and the cello, Krystina Marcoux and Juan Sebastian Delgado made their instruments vibrate in a sublime way by revisiting classics, from Love me or Leave meNina Simone at paranoid android from Radiohead, to the stakeholders Invernio Porteno of Piazzolla and modinha of Cute.


The group Degg J Force 3 was present yesterday at the Fête de la Musique de Tremblant.

Photo courtesy Gary Yee

The group Degg J Force 3 was present yesterday at the Fête de la Musique de Tremblant.

At cocktail hour, after an afternoon of jazz with Lorraine Desmarais, the excellent Degg J Force 3 and their musicians warmed up the floor with their Afro-funk and Afro-reggae rhythms. In particular, they introduced “this beautiful country that is West Africa” ​​through titles such as Guinea Love and touched the public with their very beautiful flagship title, fale, which raises awareness of illegal migration and brings hope.

♦ The Tremblant Music Festival program continues until Sunday (tomorrow).



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