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From August 1 to August 10, the festival "A Midsummer Music Dream / Songe d’été en musique" will celebrate its 9th season of making music in the Eastern Townships of rural Quebec. In addition to the concerts, festival participants will be able to enroll in classes such as guitar ensemble, string ensemble and master classes with faculty and guest artists. Private instruction will be offered in voice, all strings, classical guitar, electric guitar, piano and the Opera/Vocal Program.

Thank you, 2013 Participants!

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The festival will take place at the junction of the Beauce and Eastern Townships region of Quebec which is approximately 1½ hour drive south from Quebec City, 1½ hour drive northeast from Sherbrook and a 1½ hour drive north from the Maine border crossing. Events will take place in the villages of Courcelles, Lambton, Lac-Drolet, St-Sébastien and Stratford.

The highly successful Opera/Vocal program will bring together students from throughout the U.S. to perform in concerts and opera scenes. The program's daily schedule will include voice lessons and coaching, masterclasses, repertoire classes and scene/concert rehearsals.

Highlights of the year's festival will include The Festival Chorus, open to all festival participants and community members, performing The REQUIEM MASS by Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART under the direction of Alexander Dashnaw, and a series of Organ Master Classes with internationally renowned organist Walter Klauss.

In addition, we are very pleased to announce that soprano Valérie Bélanger will be on the faculty of this year's Community Voice Program.

On August 9, 2014 at 8 pm in Église St-Vital in Lambton the Festival will present the World Premiere of “Elegy for String Quartet“ by Michael Frassetti, "In memory of the innocent victims at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, July 6, 2013". Please join us for this special event.

Visit these pages often for more details about the upcoming festival.

Listen to a CBC report about the 2011 Festival.

Midsummer Music Dream Music School & Festival
Pauline Jobin, Administrative Director
Harris Becker, Artistic Director
Christina Montalto, Festival Assistant

Photos from this year
from Al Romito
• Twelve Concerts
Instrumental Program
• Classical and Electric Guitar
• Violin - Modern & Baroque
• Cello
• Viola
• Piano
• Organ
• Guitar Ensemble
• Chamber Ensemble (Coached) including a series of Organ Master Classes with Internationally Renowned Organist Walter Klauss on Thursday, August 7 at Église St-Vital Lambton, Québec. More information
Voice / Opera Program
• Voice Lessons
• Coaching
• Master classes / Themed classes
• Yoga / Movement
• Opera Scenes
• Opera and Song Performance
• Chamber Music Performance and Festival Chorus

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