The Festival Concerts aux îles du Bic lineup 2021

Saturday, August 7, 4 and 8 pm


The 20th anniversary festival will launch with « Retrouvailles » on August 7.  Festival-goers will be able to see and hear Rimouski’s own Mathieu Gaudet, pianist. He will be accompanied by Élise Lavoie, James Darling, Ali Kian Yazdanfar and Frédéric Lambert.Will be played : Franz Schubert’s beloved ‘Trout’ quintet, the magnificent ‘Trio’ by Gabriel Fauré and the duo ‘Escenas del Sur’ by Efrain Oscher.





Wednesday, August 11, 4 and 8 pm

Images Oubliées

With « Images oubliées » we are happy to welcome back the great Stéphane Tétreault, a young cellist at the top of his game. He will perform, with Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, a retrospective on the life of Claude Debussy ! 





Thursday, August 12, 8pm 

Conversations avec Alexis Chartrand

We get out of our beaten tracks with a concert mixing the baroque violin traditions and Quebec folk music. At the Vieux Théâtre de Saint-Fabien, « Conversations avec Alexis Chartrand », with Chartrand on the violin, will be also put the spotlight on his colleague Nicolas Babineau on guitar. The performance will take the form of a conference/concert.




Friday, August 13, 8pm 

Salut, Astor !

«Salut, Astor!», the exotic cabaret-tango du 20e with Denis Plante on bandoneon, will propel us into the steps of star tango dancers Hernan Gaston Lazart and Marina Mauri. Through the music, the audience will travel to Buenos Aires to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of composer Astor Piazzolla. At the core of the program, Tango sensations will be accompanied by the Quatuor Saint-Germain.




Saturday, August 14, 4 and 8 pm 

Closing concert « Éclats de romantisme »

«Éclats de romantisme», welcomes back the great pianist David Jalbert. With the soprano Magali Simard-Galdes, they will perform pieces from Alma Mahler, Richard Strauss, Olivier Messiaen and Francis Poulenc. Accompanied by the Quatuor Saint-Germain, Jalbert will perform the majestic Brahms quintet, played in a firework fashion to conclude the festivities.





The Off-Fest 

On the sidelines of the festival, «Quatre saisons en fleurs » offers eights performances outdoors, travelling through the beautiful region of Bas-St-Laurent, from Grand-Métis to Saint-Simon, passing by Saint-Valérien and Rimouski. This mini-tour is possible thanks to the Entente de développement territorial du Bas-Saint-Laurent. From Saturday, July 31 to Sunday, August 8, it’s with great passion that the young violinists from the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski (Eloise Gosselin, Rosalie Jalbert, Rose Lavoie-Darling et Aurélie Quimper-Bouchard) will perform the famous Vivaldi suite, in a chamber music format. Composed of a violin/alto duo (Marie-Edith Racine and Élisa Trudel) and a guitar duo (Justin Lévesque and Alexis Guimond), the «escouade musicale» will take places starting at the end of July on the square of the Bic’s Church and the Rimouski Coastal Trail. The event is possible thanks to a partnership with the City of Rimouski.