CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
JULY 11, 2020
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
JULY 12, 2020
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73
Choral Fantasy in C, Op. 80
Pierre Cardin Festival de Lacoste
The Château de Lacoste is located in the heart of Provence’s Luberon, between Avignon and Aix-en-Provence. UNESCO Ambassador and legendary French culture icon, Pierre Cardin, bought the castle in 2001 and undertook the ambitious project of restoring the historical site formerly owned by the Marquis de Sade. Since the completion of the renovations in 2001, the château’s courtyard and its adjoining quarries have hosted the Lacoste International Festival every summer. Some of the greatest classical singers of our time have graced the festival’s stage, including Renée Fleming, Angela Georghiu, Natalie Dessay, June Anderson, Teresa Berganza, Philippe Jaroussky, Jonas Kauffman, Rolando Villazón, and Juan Diego Flóres. Lacoste has also been a yearly meeting point for lovers of theatrical productions, opera, and musique de variété, reflecting the eclectic taste of the festival’s founder.
In 2016, Interclassique was given the mandate to produce a concert series in order to expand the Festival de Lacoste’s scope beyond the festival’s original vocal and theatrical bent. Interclassique curated two evenings within the festival's sixteenth edition, selecting the repertoire and artists, who performed in chamber music and orchestral settings alongside Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Gábor Tákacs-Nágy, the Orchestre del’Opéra de Toulon, and others.
The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. Joining in the worldwide celebrations, we aim to present the complete piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven in two sensational concerts with leading soloists, in addition to an evening of chamber music and readings from the composer's letters, including his famous "Letter to the Immortal Beloved".