GFN Productions presents

Holst: The Planets

Experience a shattering rendition of Holst’s epic Planets suite, brought to life by 90 musicians of the FILMharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Francis Choiniere at the helm. Join the orchestra on a voyage to outer space, revisiting Holst’s quintessential themes, paired with contemporary galactic soundtracks. Rounding out the space-themed soiree are selections from two of Hollywood’s finest composers: Hans Zimmer and the inimitable John Williams. Works featured include music from Interstellar, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and Star Wars. Earth to Holsts: this is a musical expedition not to be missed!

The FILMharmonic Orchestra and Choir

The Orchestre FILMharmonique is Canada’s premier film music orchestra, composed of world-class Canadian musicians. The FILMharmonique is dedicated to making classical music accessible to a wider audience. Their goal is both to engage existing audiences, as well as to cultivate a new and inclusive audience of classical concert-goers across Canada.

Francis Choinière, conductor

Named one of the CBC’s “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30,” Francis Choinière is a versatile musician, active as a conductor, concert producer, pianist, and composer. Winner of the Hnatyshyn Foundation’s prestigious Christa and Franz-Paul Decker Conducting Fellowship, Choinière has collaborated with some of the world’s top international artists, including engagements as chorus master and collaborative conductor for concerts with Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman, Ramin Djawad, Hans Zimmer, and Jonsi & Alex Somers.

Choinière is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the OPCM (Orchestre Philharmonique et Choeur des Mélomanes), successfully programming large choral and symphonic masterworks for the organization. This season’s performances include three engagements in Montréal’s Maison Symphonique, including Vivaldi’s Gloria, André Matthieu’s Concerto de Québec with pianist Alain Lefèvre, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. Choinière is also the Principal Conductor and Co-Artistic Director of l’Orchestre FILMharmonique. Upcoming, Choinière will lead the FILMharmonique orchestra through symphonic masterworks, including  Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, paired with classics from 21st-Century cinema.

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 2:00pm
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