Romance and Revolution:

Music from Les Misérables & More

Productions Coracole and l’Orchestre Philharmonique Équitable are thrilled to present the beloved songs from Les Misérables, along with music from the Romantic era. Proceeds benefit Kids Help Phone/ Jeunesse, J’écoute, offering 24-hour, anonymous phone and web counselling.

The story of Les Misérables takes place in the Romantic period; an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that was in part, a reaction to the Industrial Revolution. Here we find themes of persistence, compassion, dreams, hope, sacrifice and love. Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of peasant Jean Valjean and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his starving nephew. Along the way, he and numerous characters are swept up into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.

Rounding out the show are orchestra pieces written in the Romantic era, including Alexander Glazunov’s ‘Le Petit Adagio’ from The Seasons, recognizable in Quebec as the theme song from Radio-Canada’s Un homme et son péché and Les Belles Histoires des pays d’en haut.

Conductor: André Gauthier; Stage Director: Coralie Heiler
Vocal Director: Marc Deslandes; Director, Vocal Ensemble: Frédéric Vogel

English Performances:
May 11 at 3pm at the Mirella and Lino Saputo Theatre, 8350, boulevard Lacordaire, St-Léonard
May 24 at 7:30pm at Salle Émile Legault, 613, avenue Sainte-Croix, Ville-Saint-Laurent

For reservations: (514) 685-5093

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