La Passion d’Augustine

GFN Productions is proud to present the first Quebecois film-concert, The Passion of Augustine, performed by 50 musicians of the FILMharmonic Orchestra and Choir directed by Francis Choinière.

The film, directed by Léa Pool, and written by Marie Vien and Léa Pool, was produced by Lyse Lafontaine and François Tremblay. Starring Céline Bonnier in the lead role, Mother Augustine, the film chronicles the story of a talented young pianist, Alice, interpreted by the young virtuoso Lysandre Ménard.

Let yourself be charmed by The Passion of Augustine and its original music created by renowned Quebec composer François Dompierre, performed live to the motion picture in HD!

Francis Choinière, conductor

Named as one of the CBC’s “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30,” in 2020, Francis Choinière is a versatile musician active as a conductor, concert producer, pianist, and composer. Francis has collaborated with some of the world’s top international artists having been engaged as chorus master and collaborative conductor for concerts with Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Ramin Djawad, Hans Zimmer and Jonsi & Alex Somers.

Choinière holds positions of Artistic Director and Conductor of the OPCM (Orchestre Philharmonique et Choeur des Mélomanes), Principal Conductor and Co Artistic Director of l’Orchestre FILMharmonique, and Conductor of the Choeur Fernand Lindsay for the Festival de Lanaudière collaborating with conductors such as Stephan Layton (Trinity College) and Corrado Rovaris (Philadelphia Opera).

Choinière is highly engaged in the Canadian music scene. As the co-founder and President of GFN Productions, he is passionate expanding and developing classical music audiences through the presentation of new symphonic programs with film including Fantasia, Star Wars, Titanic and Lord of the Rings.

Choinière completed his Master’s Degree at McGill University in conducting with Alexis Hauser and has received many scholarships and prizes including the prestigious Hnatyshyn Foundation, Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Conducting Fellowship. He has refined his conducting in masterclasses with renowned conductors including, Francois Xavier Roth, Yoav Talmi, and Colin Metters.

François Dompierre, composer

Orchestre FILMharmonique

Meagan Milatz, piano

Meagan Milatz, pianist, has appeared as soloist with orchestras across Canada including the Regina Symphony Orchestra in May 2019, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke, and the McGill Symphony Orchestra. She was named by CBC as one of Canada’s “30 hot classical musicians under 30” in 2019, and recently embarked on a 50-concert, Canada-wide tour for the 2019/20 concert season alongside violinist Amy Hillis as the duo “meagan&amy”, winners of the first ever Pan-Canadian Partnership Recital Tour offered by Jeunesses Musicales Canada, Debut Atlantic, and Prairie Debut.

Meagan has appeared in concert with Stefan Dohr, Principal Horn of the Berlin Philharmonic (June 2019); violinist Jinjoo Cho (February 2019); and as guest pianist with Trio Saint-Laurent (December 2018). She is on faculty as a collaborative pianist at the Domaine Forget International Music Academy, and regularly performs with top musicians from l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal including concertmaster Andrew Wan and principal clarinetist Todd Cope. She has been the top prize winner in various competitions including the Shean Piano Competition, the CFMTA National Piano Competition, the McGill Classical Concerto Competition, and the Canadian Music Competition.

Meagan began her studies in Saskatchewan with Cherith Alexander, and holds a Master’s degree from McGill University where she studied modern piano with Ilya Poletaev and fortepiano with Tom Beghin. She then studied collaborative repertoire under the tutelage of Philip Chiu and was the recipient of a 2017 Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award.

French with French subtitles

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 7:30pm
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