GFN Productions presents

Bolero & Symphonie Fantastique

Berlioz’s spectacular Symphonie Fantastique is the centrepiece of this 78-musician tribute to French composers. The substantial work is followed by Bolero, Ravel’s Spanish-inspired masterpiece. The Orchestre FILMharmonique rounds out the program with Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice and selections from the magical world of Harry Potter (Desplat).

The FILMharmonic Orchestra

The Orchestre FILMharmonique is Canada’s premier film music orchestra, composed of world-class Canadian musicians.

The FILMharmonique has also accompanied several internationally renowned artists including Stacey Kent, Andrea Bocelli, Stevie Wonder, Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones) and Hans Zimmer.

The FILMharmonique is dedicated to making classical music accessible to a wider audience. For some members of our audience, Filmharmonique concerts are a first experience of live classical music. Our 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

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 Montreal’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 Holst’s The Planets and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, paired with classics from 21st-Century cinema.

In the 2020-2021 season, Choinière served as assistant and cover conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra under Alexander Shelley. Similarly, from 2018 to 2020, he worked with the Choeur Fernand Lindsay for the Festival de Lanaudière as chorus master and conductor, collaborating with conductors such as Stephan Layton (Trinity College) and Corrado Rovaris (Philadelphia Opera).

Maison Symphonique
Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7:30pm
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