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The Beatles
A Symphonic Tribute  

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Concerts
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Concerts

  • Music at the Movies: A Tribute to John Williams
    Music at the Movies: A Tribute to John Williams
    Fri, May 31
    Roy Thomson Hall
    May 31, 2024, 8:00 p.m.
    Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5, Canada
    Performer: The FILMharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Francis Choinière
  • Star Wars: A New Hope - In concert
    Star Wars: A New Hope - In concert
    Sat, Jul 13
    Grand Théâtre de Québec
    Jul 13, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Grand Théâtre de Québec, 269 Bd René-Lévesque E, Québec, QC G1R 2B3, Canada
    Producers / Presenters: The FILMharmonic Orchestra, GFN Productions, Festival d'Été de Québec Venue: Salle Louis Fréchette Performer: The FILMharmonique Orchestra
  • The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    Wed, Sep 04
    Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
    Sep 04, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
    Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 1Y9, Canada
    Producer / Presenter: GFN Productions, FILMharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Francis Choinière Performed by: The FILMharmonic Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour
  • Twilight - In Concert
    Twilight - In Concert
    Thu, Sep 05
    Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
    Sep 05, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 10:10 p.m.
    Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC H2X 1Y9, Canada
    Producers / Presenters: GFN Productions, FILMharmonic Orchestra Venue: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Duration: 2h20min. including a 20-minute intermission Language: Original film in English with French subtitles
  • Twilight - In Concert
    Twilight - In Concert
    Fri, Sep 06
    Meridian Hall
    Sep 06, 2024, 8:00 p.m. – 10:40 p.m.
    Meridian Hall, 1 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2
    Producers / Presenters: GFN Productions, FILMharmonic Orchestra Venue: Meridian Hall Duration: 2h20min. including a 20-minute intermission Language: Original film in English with English subtitles
  • The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    Sat, Sep 07
    Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
    Sep 07, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
    Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 1Y9, Canada
    Producer / Presenter: GFN Productions, FILMharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Francis Choinière Performed by: The FILMharmonic Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    Sat, Sep 07
    Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
    Sep 07, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.
    Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC H2X 1Y9, Canada
    Producer / Presenter: GFN Productions, FILMharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Francis Choinière Performed by: The FILMharmonic Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    Sun, Sep 08
    Le Carré 150
    Sep 08, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.
    Le Carré 150, 150 Rue Notre Dame East, Victoriaville, QC G6P 4A7, Canada
    Producer / Presenter: GFN Productions, FILMharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Francis Choinière Performed by: The FILMharmonic Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    Sat, Sep 14
    Théâtre du Casino du Lac-Leamy
    Sep 14, 2024, 8:00 p.m.
    Théâtre du Casino du Lac-Leamy, 1 Bd du Casino, Gatineau, QC J8Y 6W3, Canada
    Producer / Presenter: GFN Productions, FILMharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Francis Choinière Performed by: The FILMharmonic Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    Sun, Sep 15
    Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
    Sep 15, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
    Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault, 118 Rue de la Gare, Saint-Jérôme, QC J7Z 0J1, Canada
    Producer / Presenter: GFN Productions, FILMharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Francis Choinière Performed by: The FILMharmonic Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    Fri, Sep 20
    Palais Montcalm
    Sep 20, 2024, 8:00 p.m.
    Palais Montcalm, 995 Rue D'Youville, Québec, QC G1R 3P1, Canada
    Producer / Presenter: GFN Productions, FILMharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Francis Choinière Performed by: The FILMharmonic Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    Sat, Sep 21
    Salle Desjardins-Telus
    Sep 21, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.
    Salle Desjardins-Telus, 25 Rue St Germain O, Rimouski, QC G5L 4B4, Canada
    Producer / Presenter: GFN Productions, FILMharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Francis Choinière Performed by: The FILMharmonic Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute
    Sun, Sep 22
    Palais Montcalm
    Sep 22, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
    Palais Montcalm, 995 Rue D'Youville, Québec, QC G1R 3P1, Canada
    Producer / Presenter: GFN Productions, FILMharmonic Orchestra Conductor: Francis Choinière Performed by: The FILMharmonic Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour
  • Patrick Watson and the FILMharmonic Orchestra
    Patrick Watson and the FILMharmonic Orchestra
    Sat, Nov 02
    Meridian Hall
    Nov 02, 2024, 8:00 p.m.
    Meridian Hall, 1 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2, Canada
    Producer / Presenter : GFN Productions, The FILMharmonic Orchestra Venue: Maison symphonique Conductor : Francis Choinière
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – In Concert
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – In Concert
    Sat, Nov 23
    The Arena at TD Place
    Nov 23, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    The Arena at TD Place, 1015 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3W7, Canada
    Venue: The Arena at TD Place Conductor: Francis Choinière Performance: The FILMharmonic Orchestra Duration: 2h25 with intermission
  • Patrick Watson and the FILMharmonic Orchestra
    Patrick Watson and the FILMharmonic Orchestra
    Thu, Nov 28
    Maison symphonique
    Nov 28, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
    Maison symphonique, 1600 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, QC H2X 0S1, Canada
    Producer / Presenter : GFN Productions, The FILMharmonic Orchestra Venue: Maison Symphonique Conductor : Francis Choinière
  • FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH Orchestra World Tour
    FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH Orchestra World Tour
    Fri, Nov 29
    Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
    Nov 29, 2024, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 Rue Sainte-Catherine, Montréal, QC H2X 1Y9, Canada
    Producer / Presenter : GFN Productions and the FILMharmonic Orchestra Venue: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Conductors: Arnie Roth and Eric Roth Performance: FILMharmonic Orchestra and Choir Duration: 2h30 including intermission
  • Patrick Watson and the FILMharmonic Orchestra
    Patrick Watson and the FILMharmonic Orchestra
    Fri, Nov 29
    Maison symphonique
    Nov 29, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
    Maison symphonique, 1600 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, QC H2X 0S1, Canada
    Producer / Presenter : GFN Productions, The FILMharmonic Orchestra Venue: Maison Symphonique Conductor : Francis Choinière
About
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Orchestre
FILMHARMONIQUE

Founded by Denis Chabot, the FILMharmonic Orchestra is Canada's premier film music orchestra composed of world-class Canadian musicians. 

 

Since its creation in 2015, the FILMharmonic has presented sold-out film concerts every year at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts. Among the films presented live in concert are Harry Potter, Amadeus, Star Wars, The Godfather, Gladiator, Titanic, Fantasia and The Lord of the Rings. Since their creation, they have recorded three albums under the label GFN Classics: Music at the Movies, Phonemes: The Music of Francois Dompierre, and A Very Operatic Christmas.
 

The FILMharmonic is dedicated to making classical music accessible to a wider audience. For some members of our audience, Filmharmonic 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. We are committed to Canadian artists, cultural exchange, music education, and accessibility.

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Our Team
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Our
TEAM

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Denis Chabot
CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 
FOUNDER
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In addition to being the founder and artistic co-director of FILMharmonique, Denis Chabot also occupies the positions of founding President of Denis Chabot MTL, founding member of GFN Productions where he acts as Supervision & musical coordination as well as artistic coordinator in Orford Music.

 

After graduating with honors in performance from McGill University, he obtained a graduate degree from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music in London. Subsequently, Denis held several positions in different orchestras including the Orchestre Métropolitain, Orchestra Sinfonia de Barcelona, ​​Orchestra de Tenerife as well as Lahti Sinfonia (Finland). He is currently solo double bass with the Orchestre Classique de Montréal as well as associated solo double bass with the Orchestre des Grands Ballets Canadiens.

Francis Choinière
CO ARTISTIC DIRETOR & PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR
 
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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 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).

Choinière is highly engaged in the Canadian music scene. As the co-founder and president of GFN Productions, he is passionate about expanding and developing classical music audiences through the presentation of new symphonic programs with film including Fantasia, Star Wars, Titanic, and Lord of the Rings. Choinière completed his Master’s Degree in Conducting at McGill University, studying with Alexis Hauser, and has received many scholarships and prizes during his studies. Choinière has refined his conducting in masterclasses with renowned conductors including Francois Xavier Roth, Yoav Talmi, and Colin Metters.

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