Le Vent du Nord Symphonic

A fusion of two infinite universes: music from the oral tradition and great orchestral music!


A unique concert and an exceptional experience that everyone will enjoy.

If the first invitation launched to the group came from the Portland Symphony in 2007 with the presentation of a short program, the Orchester Symphonique de Québec in 2010 allowed for the very first time to be presented a complete concert program associating traditional music Quebecer to the vast resources of the symphony orchestra.

This project has been constantly evolving since then, and today it offers the presentation of never-before-seen events where works from the group’s discography are performed, having been arranged by the American Tom Myron; arrangements designed to make the orchestra as a whole the “sixth member” of the group.

“We are getting ready for a musical match up. The Victoria Symphony is teaming up with a group of Quebec folk singers for a concert that’s promising to feel like a kitchen party. So you can expect unconventional sound makers including feet tapping”

— Adam Sawatsky, CTV NEWS arts & lifestyle

“After I first heard Le Vent du Nord live, I got on the phone with our executive director immediately to see if we could have them perform with our symphony. When they came, it was everything we could have hoped for. The guys were a blast to work with, and the orchestrations were clear, playable, and skillfully done. The orchestra and audience – despite being almost exclusively anglophone – raved about the program, and rightly so”

— Grant Harville, Music Director and Conductor / Great Falls Symphony Association

Le Vent du Nord Symphonique

Avec l’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec

With the Québec City Symphonic Orchestra under the direction of Airat Ichmouratov. Symphonic arrangements by Tom Myron. Produced by the CBC and distributed by DEP.


Photo credit: Alistair Cassidy @ Celtic Connections, February 1, 2020

Le Vent du Nord et l’Orchestre Écossais

Conductor: Greg Lawson
(2020, Feb 1st, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Celtic Connections)
Unofficial videos availables on social media including.

Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Conductor: Jean-François Rivest
(2016, Maison Symphonique de Montréal, participation in the show Noël métissé serré with the storyteller Boucard Diouf)

Idaho State-Civic Symphony

Conductor: Grant Harville
(Pocatello, USA, March 10 & 11, 2017)

Orchestre régional de Normandie

Conductor: Jean Deroyer
(2015, Festival de Tatihou / 2015 & 2016 Season France
• Video

Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau

Conductor: Yves Léveillé
(2014 & 2019)

Victoria Symphony

Conductor: Joey Pretaroira
(Victoria Royal Theatre, B.-C. Canada, March 7,8 &9, 2014)
Press release (PDF)

Orchestre Symphonique du Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean

Conductor: Airat Ichmouratov
(2013, Mont Jacob, Québec)
• Video

Orchestre Symphonique de Québec

Conductor: Airat Ichmouratov
(2010, Dec. 9 & 10, Grand Théâtre de Québec)
• Live recording album produced by CBC
• Video

Portland Symphony

Conductor: Daniel Meyer
(Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME, New England, USA, 2007)