21st musical season
June 8 to 30
and July 18 to August 18, 2013
at 8 p.m.
The National Battlefields Commission is proud to award the Favorite Show for the 2013 season to the artist that captivated the most during this 21st edition of the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand: JEAN RAVEL. Congratulations!
A Summer at the Bandstand Sounds Good
In the heart of the Plains of Abraham, a stone’s throw from the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, discover the magnificent stage of the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand.
An exceptional program of free shows is presented from Thursday through Sunday, at 8 p.m. A totally unique setting in the heart of nature that lets you discover and appreciate artists as talented as they are passionate. Blues, jazz, pop songs, lyrical art or world-beat music, you can bet that these thirty-two concerts will fill your summer with sunshine.
Info-show line : 418 648-4050
Break from everyday life and let yourself be tempted by these Varieties in the company of Guy Dussault at the microphone, the Abraham Band musicians under musical director Jean-François Lambert, and guest singers, all flocking together on the same stage. These exclusive concerts, at once intimist and fabulous, bring together around a piano wonderful artists who are like one with the public. Wonderful surprises in the offing.
Edwin Bélanger (1910 - 2005)
"Musicians may come and go, but the music remains…"
Inaugurated in 1993, this musical bandstand, which comes alive during the summer, was named after a distinguished personality who greatly contributed to the growth of Québec City’s musical scene: Captain Edwin Bélanger.
A violinist, viola player, conductor, arranger, composer and teacher, this Montmagny native was one of the founders of the Cercle Philharmonique de Québec, an institution he brilliantly directed for seven years. For nine years he also held the reins of the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, brightening its repertoire with variety and boldness. It was also during this mandate that this inspired man with a heart of gold set up the Matinées symphoniques de l'OSQ, to arouse in children a taste for the magic of music. His 24-year involvement in La Musique du Royal 22e Régiment helped publicize the pieces played by this regiment throughout the world. He was also president of the Association des musicians de Québec.
After enjoying a long-standing, rewarding career, Mr. Bélanger passed away on January 14, 2005, at the age of 94. Many musicians and music lovers will treasure lasting memories of this great man who left his mark on Québec City’s musical and cultural landscape.
The National Battlefields Commission calls on you to award the Favorite Show award for the 2013 season. Vote the performance that stood out, that captivated you and the one you most cheered for! The winner will be revealed on the closing night, on August 18th.
Notice about show cancellations
The National Battlefields Commission would like to remind the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand enthusiasts that the shows can only be cancelled if the weather poses a threat to the artists or the spectators. Such a decision will be taken during the evening, at the time the show would be scheduled to begin, to give Mother Nature a fighting chance to cooperate.
The Commission makes a point to present quality entertainment according to the schedule, and cannot postpone a cancelled show, nor host it elsewhere.
Because it is in our nature
Through environmental concern, the National Battlefields Commission is taking an even greener turn and invites you to consult the program online. Naturally, for the first national historic park in Canada!
With the collaboration of:
On show evenings you can either walk, take a bus, car pool or for $7, park your vehicle near the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand. Our parking attendant will be waiting for you at the green tent from 6:00 p.m. during the week and 7:00 p.m. on week-ends. Take the Wolfe-Montcalm Avenue opposite the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec and head for the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand.
When you use this service, your contribution allows the National Battlefields Commission to continue offering high-quality entertainment free of charge.
You will find the pavilion near the Edwin-Bélanger Bandstand. This is a friendly rest area where you can have coffee or ice cream among friends. The pavilion houses various services that can help make your visit as enjoyable as it can be.
2013 - Schedule (Pavilion)
Mid-June to September 1st:
from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (or after the show is over)
September 2 to mid-June:
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All shows begin at 8:00 p.m.
The program may be modified without prior notice.