YOUTH SPIRIT: LE PELLETEUR DE NUAGES (THE CLOUD SHOVELLER)
The Orchestre Métropolitain is presenting a symphonic adaptation of the story "Le pelleteur de nuages" by Simon Boulerice. This poetic and magical tale is about a young, imaginative boy named Elliot with vitiligo. Published by "La courte échelle" in 2018, the story tackles themes of difference, diversity, stigma, inclusivity and self-esteem.
Under the baton of Geneviève Leclair, music moves the story forward while introducing the audience to the main characters: Elliot, his father and his mother. Each of their perspectives is set to music by three Canadian composers, representing each character’s unique world. In between each of the three sections, there will be a musical interlude featuring young soloists and 2021 OMNI Competition winners, accompanied by orchestra musicians.