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on 19 Nov 2020

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Festivals are coming together to meet the challenges posed by the pandemic. As it has changed our industry, we are rolling up our sleeves to uncover new initiatives. So, we are pleased with the announcement of an investment of $ 440,000 for REFRAIN by the Quebec Ministry of Economy and Innovation. This major investment for the sector was announced on November 18, 2020 in the middle of the social economy month. The REFRAIN project will offer festivals to support each other as well as marketing, promotion and accounting services as well as interacting with other members in our region. Already, the idea of ​​making a festival route where tourists can meet several dates...

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Photos of the last season

on 19 Oct 2020

Photos of the last season

We invite you to view the photos of the last edition of the Festival.

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Launch of the 19th season, a word from James Darling

on 28 Jul 2020

Launch of the 19th season, a word from James Darling

         2020 marks the 19th season for Concerts aux Îles du Bic. This year, our motivation is obviously colored by the heartfelt conviction that bringing music to you and to our community-at-large can do immense good and be a comfort in these uncertain times. We feel, as well, a responsability to our sister and brother musicians for whom the opportunity to communicate their art has also disappeared in recent months, and wish to provide a meaningful tribune for their art through our efforts. So, for our 19th edition, Concerts aux Îles du Bic proposes four major concerts streamed directly to you in the comfort of your home! The program is...

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Listen « Carte blanche to Yannick Nézet-Séguin »

on 3 Jun 2020

Listen « Carte blanche to Yannick Nézet-Séguin »

As part of a special series on festivals, Tout une musique d’Ici musique rebroadcasted an extract from the concert “Carte blanche to Yannick Nézet-Séguin”. It was a strong musical moment that will necessarily bring back good memories to our audience! This concert, captured in 2007 by Radio-Canada, presented the music of Schubert and Schumann interpreted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jennifer Bourdage (piano) as well as Élise Lavoie (violin), Pierre Tourville (viola) and James Darling (cello) . It’s available for catch-up on Tout une musique on June 1, 2020....

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Halt of activities until the end of August 2020

on 20 Apr 2020

Our team hopes that you are well during this time of confinement and uncertainty.  In the light of governement decisions recently announced, we are obliged to inform you that our activities have been suspended until August 31, 2020. Consequently, we are pained to confirm the cancellation of the 19th season of Concerts aux Îles du Bic that was to be held the 8th to 16th of August. We are obviously monitoring closely the COVID-19 situation and will employ the  creativity and wherewithal of our team to serve our communities, and to find other avenues to be a present as the confinement rules evolve. For the moment, our thoughts are with the musicians whose...

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It’s festival time !

on 2 Jul 2019

We invite you to participate in our festival this summer! The Concerts aux Îles du Bic are intended to be a unifying event for all Canadians. Watch this video: We are proudly supported by Canadian Heritage. We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada and wish you a lot of fun during our activities.

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