Canada’s Orchestre De La Francophonie Returns to In-person Programming

(Picture courtesy: Orchestre De La Francophonie)


Based mostly in Montréal, Canada, the Orchestre De La Francophonie (OF) is an orchestral coaching program getting ready musicians aged between 18 and 30 to pursue main music careers in orchestras.

Based in 2001, OF is likely one of the main orchestral academies worldwide — to this point contributing to the coaching of 1,500 skilled musicians. The OF academy includes 28 younger musicians hailing from international locations together with Canada, USA, France, Italy, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Spain, Colombia, and Albania. 

After two years of on-line occasions and workshops, OF has begun its in-person academic packages this summer season till July 29, 2022. A brand new chamber music academy can be proposed, whereas OF step by step returns to full-capacity reside occasions, resulting in a large-scale orchestral academy in 2023.

The OF musicians shall be performing 4 reside concert events on the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul and on the Salle Joseph-Rouleau of Jeunesses Musicales Canada (JMC). The concert events’ visitor musicians embody pianists Serhiy Salov, Jimmy Brière, and Mathieu Gaudet

The primary live performance on July 13, 2022, featured items by Seashore, Beethoven, Torelli, Scalia, and Mozart. The upcoming three concert events will happen on July 21, 25, and 29, with packages together with Cris Dirksen, Ian Cusson, Louis Spohr, Paul Hindemith, Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, Wagner, and Schumann. Tickets to every of the concert events can be found right here.

As well as, OF’s season features a partnership with Storage à musique (GAM), a corporation overlaying subjects akin to social pediatrics and using music as a therapeutic software and assist to pedagogical cohesion. As a part of this, OF musicians may also lead music actions with kids aged 5 to 18.

The summer season masterclasses shall be hosted by OF’s founding inventive director, Jean-Philippe Tremblay, violinist Robert Uchida, and pedagogue Douglas Payson Sturdevant, whereas particular displays shall be given by Jeff Nelsen and Dr. John Chong about efficiency anxiousness and harm prevention. 

“Whereas taking part within the OF, college students are helped to arrange themselves for the aggressive world that awaits them by growing the very best technical and musical instruments,” defined Tremblay within the press launch.

“This 12 months, we need to present them the actual elements of chamber music,” Tremblay added. “They’ll develop group listening expertise as they work with their colleagues and profit from the steering of coaches and mentors.”