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February 16, 2023 to February 18, 2023

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier - Place des Arts Book

The first segment of the Riopelle Symphonic Experience, presented as part of the Jean Paul Riopelle centenary celebrations, is a multimedia show that invites you to plunge into the heart of the artist’s work, to the rhythms of a musical creation by Serge Fiori and Blair Thomson, performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Adam Johnson, and Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval, a youth choir.
Combining projections and bold scenography, the five-act show evokes the major periods of the artist’s life and his successful career spanning seven decades. The emblematic wild goose—a tireless migratory bird and a symbol of freedom—guides the public through the real and imaginary places frequented by Riopelle, as a privileged observer of his creative endeavours and his inexhaustible ability to reinvent himself.