Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents

Harmonium symphonique – The Original Creation

The concert “The Original Creation”, part of the Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique trilogy, will be presented for the first time in Montreal at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier.

This version combines lyrical, dreamlike tableaux, with a touch of multi-media with the technology of PixMob, whose special effects lit up this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. You will be completely immersed in the vibrant, colorful world of Harmonium!

The show, inspired by the album Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique, arranged by Simon Leclerc, will feature the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM), guitarist Sylvain Quesnel, and the Chœur des jeunes de Laval under conductor Dina Gilbert. Singers Kim Richardson and Luce Dufault will each appear onstage for one song.

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Dina Gilbert, conductor

Regularly invited to conduct in Canada and overseas, Dina Gilbert attracts critical acclaim for her energy, precision and versatility. Born in Quebec province, Dina Gilbert is currently Music Director of the Kamloops Symphony where she is known for her contagious dynamism and her audacious programming.

Dina Gilbert is regularly invited by leading Canadian orchestras including the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Orchestre métropolitain, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Hamilton Philharmonic and the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. In 2017, she made debut performances in the United States with the Eugene Symphony (Oregon) and the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra (North-Carolina) as well as in Asia conducting a series of five concerts with the Sinfonia Varsovia in Niigata and Tokyo.

From 2013 to 2016, Dina Gilbert was assistant conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Maestro Kent Nagano, also assisting guest conductors including Zubin Mehta, Sir Roger Norrington, Lawrence Foster and Giancarlo Guerrero. In April 2016, she received great acclaim for stepping in to replace Maestro Alain Altinoglu with the OSM in a program showcasing Gustav Holst’s The Planets.

Dina Gilbert earned her doctorate from the Université de Montréal, where she studied with Jean-François Rivest and Paolo Bellomia and she polished her skills in masterclasses with Kenneth Kiesler, Pinchas Zukerman, Neeme Järvi and the musicians from the Kritische Orchester in Berlin. Awarded the Opus Prize of “Découverte de l’année” in 2017, Dina Gilbert also was one of the 50 personalities creating the extraordinary in Québec in 2018 by the Urbania Magazine.  She has also received support from the Canada Arts Council, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and from the Père-Lindsay Foundation

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Thursday, October 6, 2022 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 7, 2022 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 2:30pm
Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 7:30pm

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com