The Orchestre de la Francophonie (OF), is an internationally recognized Montréal-based orchestral training program that prepares young musicians, ages 18 to 30, who have graduated from respected institutions, to play a leading role in professional orchestras here and abroad.

Orchestre de la FrancophonieFounded in 2001 for the 4th Jeux de la Francophonie held in Ottawa-Gatineau, the OF has become one of the leading orchestral academies in the world and has contributed to the training of 1,500 professional musicians. OF has performed more than 400 concerts in Canada and around the globe under the artistic direction of maestro Jean-Philippe Tremblay, founder of the Orchestre de la Francophonie.

Since international travel restrictions are still proving to be a challenge for young musicians, this year the OF has refocused its program on a slightly smaller core group of musicians and will focus on a program of chamber music. The 2022 cohort of participating musicians are from Canada, the USA, Colombia, France, Albania, Italy, Taiwan, Spain and Puerto Rico.

The Orchestre de la Francophonie chamber concerts will be held on July 13 at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul; July 21 and 25 at Jeunesses Musicales du Canada’s concert hall (305 East Mount Royal Avenue), and finally on July 29, again at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul.

Orchestre de la Fancophonie participants will have the opportunity to perform in concert with renowned musicians and soloists from across Canada and abroad. Among the invitees this summer are Robert Uchida, current concertmaster of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Serhiy Salov, pianist and soloist, Jimmy Brière, chamber music pianist and Université de Montréal teacher, and Mathieu Gaudet, pianist chamber musician and conductor.

Tickets are available on and from the OF’s website: where the detailed program will be available for all the concerts.

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