An incredible full-length symphonic concert including 17 works from the Le Vent du Nord repertoire.
A fusion of two infinite univers: the music from the oral tradition and the great orchestral music! It celebrates the possibility that gives music to explore possibilities of mixtures, colors, emotions, virtuosity blended with a traditional way to play music.
These colorful arrangements by Tom Myron have been carefully crafted so that the entire orchestra becomes a “fifth member” and give wings to the tunes of this exciting band.
The strings and woodwinds provide a panoramic, almost cinematic soundtrack, tastefully carrying the melodies and vocal harmonies near the seventh Heaven. Simple, effective, moving.
A hit for all audience.
Program also available with arrangements for strings quartet only.
“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
“We feed off each other so it just makes for a great fusion.”
— Joey Pretaroira / conductor Pacific Opera Victoria/Victoria Symphony
“Yes the concerts were a big success. I went on Friday night and there were two standing ovations… everyone went home happy”
— Peter Burris /Orchestra Manager, Victoria Symphony
“Concerts have been brilliant! Audiences loving it and jumping to their feet (Symphony audiences rarely do that :-)”
— Heather Jeliazkov, Publicist
“We were surprised and pleased at the support we received from the Francophone community for these concerts and delighted at the French interaction and audience enthusiasm throughout the performances.”
— Jill Smillie / Director of Marketing, Victoria Symphony
“Le Vent du Nord Symphonique, the perfect fusion! ”
“Nothing short of an event.”
— LE DEVOIR, 2010 Top 5 World Music CDs
“No choice but to admit that, after the Concerto for Ti-Jean Carignan, this CD could make history…”
— JOURNAL DE QUÉBEC
- Idaho State-Civic Symphony (Pocatello, USA, March 10 & 11, 2017)
- Orchestre régional de Normandie (Festival de Tatihou, France, 2015)
- Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau (June 2014)
- Victoria Symphony (Victoria Royal Theatre, B.-C. Canada, March 7,8 &9, 2014)
Press release (PDF)
- Orchestre Symphonique du Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean (2013, Québec)
- Orchestre Symphonique de Québec (Grand Théâtre de Québec, December, 9 & 10, 2011)
- Portland Symphony Orchestra (Merill Auditorium, Portland, ME, New England, USA, 2007)