The FILMharmonique Orchestra

Founded by Denis Chabot, the FILMharmonique Orchestra, composed of world-class Canadian musicians, is Canada’s premier film music orchestra. Since its creation in 2015, the FILMharmonique Orchestra has presented sold-out film concerts every year at Place des Arts’ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. Among the films presented in concert are Harry Potter, Amadeus, Star Wars, The Godfather, Gladiator, Titanic, Fantasia, La Passion d’Augustine, Bugs Bunny and Lord of the Rings.

The FILMharmonique Orchestra has also accompanied many internationally renowned artists, including Stacey Kent, Andrea Bocelli, Stevie Wonder, Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones) and Hans Zimmer. The Orchestra’s mission is to make classical music accessible to a wider audience. For some members of its audience, FILMharmonique concerts are their first experience of live classical music. Its goal is both to attract existing audiences and to cultivate a new, inclusive audience of classical concertgoers across Canada. The FILMharmonique is committed to promoting Canadian artists, cultural exchange, music education and accessibility. Since their creation, they have also recorded several albums on the GFN Classics label: L’univers symphonique du cinéma, Vivaldi and Piazolla’s Four Seasons, François Dompierre’s Requiem and Phonèmes, Arise (Clann), Noël à l’Opéra (Lyrico), and Hidden Assets (Michel Corriveau).

Upcoming Concerts

The Four Seasons of Vivaldi with the Isabella d'Éloize Perron & the FILMharmonique Orchestra

After sold out performances across Canada in 2021 and 2022, violinist Isabella d’Éloize Perron returns for a North American tour spanning Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, and more. In yet another round of thrilling concerts, including her debut at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, the young prodigy is guaranteed to impress. Performed alongside the FILMharmonique Orchestra, Isabella’s rendition of The Four Seasons is a breath of fresh air, while her fiery take on Astor Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires is an immersive experience, plunging audiences into the sensual universe of Argentine tango.

A violinist “full of imagination, whose playing is contagious.” Emmanuel Bernier. Le Soleil

*Isabella d’Éloize Perron plays on a Guadagnini 1768, courtesy of CANIMEX Group.

  • Violinist:

    Isabella d'Éloize Perron

  • Performed by:

    The FILMharmonique Orchestra

  • Conducted by:

    Francis Choinière

  • April 03, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Salle Raoul-Jobin, Quebec City, QC
  • April 04, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Salle Raoul-Jobin, Quebec City, QC
  • April 05, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Maison symphonique, Montreal, QC
  • April 06, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Maison symphonique, Montreal, QC
  • April 10, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Salle J.-Antonio-Thompson, Trois-Rivières, QC
  • April 12, 2024, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON
  • April 13, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. First Ontario Concert Hall, Hamilton, ON
  • April 19, 2024, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, PA
  • April 20, 2024, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, New York City, NY
  • April 21, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Symphony House, Boston, MA
  • April 25, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault, St-Jérôme, QC
  • April 26, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, AB
  • April 28, 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. The Orpheum, Vancouver, BC

Music at the Movies - A Tribute to John Williams

Re-discover the enchanting world of John Williams on a journey spanning four decades of the composer’s work, from Jaws to Star Wars, Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and more! Led by Maestro Francis Choiniere, an army of 81 musicians and 100 choristers will deliver moving performances of Hymn to the Fallen, Double Trouble, and the electrifying Duel of the Fates. Don’t miss out on this unique tribute to the world’s most legendary film music composer, John Williams! A riveting orchestral experience awaits.

  • Performed by:

    The FILMharmonique Orchestra

  • Conducted by:

    Francis Choinière

  • May 17, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC
  • May 18, 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC
  • May 18, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC
  • May 23, 2024, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Amphithéâtre Cogeco, Trois-Rivières, QC
  • May 24, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Salle Louis-Fréchette, Quebec City, QC
  • May 25, 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Salle Louis-Fréchette, Quebec City, QC Tickets
  • May 25, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Salle Louis-Fréchette, Quebec City, QC Tickets
  • May 31, 2024, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON Tickets

Star Wars: A New Hope - In Concert

Join the FILMharmonique Orchestra on a journey to a galaxy far, far away and experience a live-to-projection performance of one of the most iconic films of all time: Star Wars: A New Hope – In Concert!

The epic, Oscar®-winning score by John Williams will be performed live by 78 musicians of the FILMharmonique Orchestra under the baton of Francis Choiniere as the critically-acclaimed 1977 film plays on the big screen.

Language: English with French subtitles.

© 1977 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner /Chappell Music.

Presented by GFN Productions in collaboration with the Grand Théâtre de Québec and the Festival d’été de Québec.

  • Conductor:

    Francis Choinière

  • Orchestra:

    FILMharmonique Orchestra

  • July 13, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm. Salle Louis-Fréchette, Quebec City, QC Tickets

The Beatles - A Symphonic Tribute

Join the FILMharmonique Orchestra to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Beatles’ first North American tour. An epic tribute to the top-selling band of all time, this concert features the FILMharmonique alongside renowned Beatles tribute band, Classical Mystery Tour.

Prepare to be transported back in time and hear all your favourites, as originally recorded: Penny Lane with a live trumpet section, Yesterday with acoustic guitar and lush strings – the extensive program also features Here Comes the Sun, Let it Be, Hey Jude, Something, Twist and Shout, and many, many more!

A spellbinding Beatles experience awaits – goosebumps guaranteed!

  • Performed by:

    The FILMharmonique Orchestra

  • Featuring:

    The Classical Mystery Tour

  • Conducted by:

    Francis Choinière

  • September 04, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:10 pm. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC Tickets
  • September 07, 2024, 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC Tickets
  • September 07, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:10 pm. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC Tickets
  • September 08, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm. Le Carré 150, Victoriaville, QC Tickets
  • September 14, 2024, 8:00 pm - 9:40 pm. Théâtre du Casino du Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, QC Tickets
  • September 15, 2024, 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm. Theatre Gilles-Vigneault, St-Jérôme, QC Tickets
  • September 20, 2024, 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm. Palais Montcalm, Quebec City, QC Tickets
  • September 20, 2024, 8:00 pm - 9:40 pm. Palais Montcalm, Quebec City, QC Tickets
  • September 22, 2024, 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm. Palais Montcalm, Quebec City, QC Tickets
  • September 22, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm. Palais Montcalm, Quebec City, QC Tickets

Twilight - In Concert

Celebrate the legendary romance saga in epic style with Twilight in Concert. Enjoy the original film on the big screen while the FILMharmonique Orchestra interprets the entire soundtrack live, surrounded by the glow of 1000 candles. Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in nostalgia in a candlelit adventure like none other!

 

®, ™ & © 2024 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. and related companies. All Rights Reserved.

  • Performed by:

    The FILMharmonique Orchestra

  • September 05, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:50 pm. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC Tickets
  • September 06, 2024, 8:00 pm - 10:20 pm. Meridian Hall, Toronto, ON Tickets

Patrick Watson and the FILMharmonique Orchestra

With his music, Patrick Watson transports us into a musical universe woven with poetry, where his melodies transcend reality. In collaboration with the FILMharmonique Orchestra, conducted by Francis Choinière, Watson brings us his mesmerizing and introspective repertoire, infused with all the emotion and depth of a symphony orchestra.

  • Performed by:

    The FILMharmonique Orchestra

  • Conducted by:

    Francis Choinière

  • November 02, 2024, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Meridian Hall, Toronto, ON Tickets
  • November 28, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Maison symphonique, Montreal, QC Tickets
  • November 29, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Maison symphonique, Montreal, QC Tickets
  • November 30, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Maison symphonique, Montreal, QC Tickets

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – In Concert

Join the FILMharmonique Orchestra on another journey to a galaxy far, far away as it performs John Williams’ Grammy®-winning score with the remastered 1980 film on the big screen. Created by George Lucas and directed by Irvin Kirshner, The Empire Strikes Back is perhaps the greatest achievement of the epic Star Wars saga. The 70 musicians of the FILMharmonique, led by Francis Choinière, will not disappoint! Experience the power of the force, live in concert!

 

© 1980 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd.,and Warner/Chappell Music

  • Performed by:

    The FILMharmonique Orchestra

  • Conducted by:

    Francis Choinière

  • November 23, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:55 pm. The Arena at TD Place, Ottawa, ON Tickets
  • January 10, 2025, 7:30 pm - 9:55 pm. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB Tickets
  • January 11, 2025, 7:30 pm - 9:55 pm. Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB Tickets

FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH Orchestra World Tour

AWR Music Productions and Square Enix are proud to introduce FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH Orchestra World Tour, an electrifying new concert based entirely on the groundbreaking game from SQUARE ENIX.

Experience all new symphonic arrangements of the music of FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH including beloved scores by Nobuo Uematsu and exciting new contributions from Mitsuto Suzuki and Masashi Hamauzu all performed by the FILMharmonique Orchestra and Choir of over 100 musicians, led by renowned conductors Arnie Roth and Eric Roth.

With stunning, high-definition video scenes created exclusively for this production by SQUARE ENIX, immerse yourself in the world of one of the most visionary games of all time with this sensational multimedia concert experience!

© : AWR Music Productions, LLC, et Square Enix Co., Ltd. Toutes les marques associées sont détenues et utilisées sous licence par SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.© SQUARE ENIXCHARACTER DESIGN : TETSUYA NOMURA / ROBERTO FERRARILOGO ILLUSTRATION : © YOSHITAKA AMANO

  • Performed by:

    The FILMharmonique Orchestra

  • Conducted by:

    Arnie Roth and Eric Roth

  • November 29, 2024, 7:30 pm - 10:00 am. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC Tickets

Disney Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert

The FILMharmonique Orchestra embarks on another adventure with Tim Burton’s stop-motion masterpiece! Scored by the legendary Danny Elfman, the film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters to help him kidnap Santa Claus. Led by Maestro Erik Ochsner, this concert is sure to be a treat for the whole family! 

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © All rights reserved.

 

Duration: 1h35 minutes including intermission

  • Conductor:

    Erik Ochsner

  • Orchestra:

    FILMharmonique

  • November 30, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC Tickets

Bond Symphonic

Experience the ultimate fusion of espionage and orchestral mastery at Bond Symphonic, a captivating experience brought to life by the FILMharmonique Orchestra under the direction of Francis Choinière. Immerse yourself in the iconic sounds of 007 as 48 musicians perform the thrilling scores of Bond classics including From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, and Skyfall. This electrifying performance promises an evening of intrigue, glamour, and musical brilliance. Join us for an unforgettable night, where the world’s most beloved spy meets the power of symphonic magic.

Presented by GFN Productions and Agents Doubles.

  • Conductor:

    Francis Choinière

  • Orchestra:

    FILMharmonique

  • Soloists (Montreal):

    Véronic DiCaire & Benoît McGinnis

  • Soloists (Tour):

    Rose Naggar-Tremblay & Sam Champagne

  • December 05, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC Tickets
  • December 06, 2024, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC Tickets
  • December 07, 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC Tickets
  • March 20, 2025, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Salle Les-frères-Lemaire, Victoriaville, QC Tickets
  • March 27, 2025, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Salle Louis-Fréchette, Quebec city, QC Tickets
  • March 29, 2025, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Théâtre du Casino du Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, QC Tickets
  • April 12, 2025, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, ON Tickets

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - In Concert

Experience Howard Shore’s Academy Award®-winning score performed live to the epic motion picture in HD. The 250 musicians on stage from the FILMharmonique Orchestra and Choir will transport you to the heart of Middle-earth in the quest of the Fellowship of the Ring.

 

© The Lord of the Rings, the characters, names and places therein are trademarks of (TM) The Saul Zaentz Co., d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • Performed by:

    The FILMharmonique Orchestra

  • January 10, 2025, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal, QC Tickets

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - In Concert

Arise now, arise, Riders of Théoden! For the hour has finally arrived to behold the final installment of Peter Jackson’s epic saga The Lord of the Rings – Return of the King. Join the FILMharmonique Orchestra and Choir – 250 musicians onstage – on their final journey into the west and experience Howard Shore’s Academy Award®-winning score performed live to the motion picture in HD!

Forth Eorlingas!

 

The Lord of the Rings, the characters, names and places therein are trademarks of (TM) The Saul Zaentz Co., d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises under license to New Line Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • Performed by:

    The FILMharmonique Orchestra

  • January 24, 2025, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm. Meridian Hall, Toronto, ON Tickets
  • January 25, 2025, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm. Meridian Hall, Toronto, ON Tickets