The establishment, continuation and expansion of strong institutions are made possible only when their founders… are blessed with an acute sense of their responsiblites as builders in relation to culture’s history.
Sixty-five years ago, Orford Music’s founder, Gilles Lefebvre, went to Europe and saw firsthand how the love of music was helping to heal a generation torn apart by the Second World War.
Inspired by the passion and commitment of the young people he met, Lefebvre was determined to provide Canadian youth with the same opportunity for inspiration, collaboration and transformation.
From its modest beginnings as a summer camp, Orford Music is now an important destination for the best and brightest emerging musicians from across Canada and beyond.
Orford Music Academy
Every summer, over 450 exceptional young classical musicians come to Orford Music from all over the world to study and perform with the great masters.
Festival Orford Musique
Throughout July and August, the Orford Music Festival presents internationally-renowned artists alongside the Academy’s rising stars. Now a major event in the Townships’ cultural calendar, the Festival offers unmissable musical experiences and art exhibits, as well as fine dining and over forty free concerts in more than a dozen local towns and villages.
Tuesday to Friday
11:30 am to 2 pm
The bistro is also open in the evening when we host professional concerts.