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The Orchestre de la francophonie mourns the passing of Louis Villeneuve

It is with great regret that we announce the death of Louis Villeneuve, the president of our Board of Directors on August 6th, 2021. We are profoundly saddened by Mr. Villeneuve’s sudden passing. We will be forever grateful to him for all he accomplished for the orchestra and its development since 2016. His enthusiasm and […]

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The Orchestre de la Francophonie is opening its 2021 season

In no less than a few days, starting July 6, impressively 37 young musicians from all over the world will connect their talents and their learning desires to the OF’s virtual classes for 45 consecutive days of learning, activities and sharing. The academy will even welcome a student from Iran for the first time! On […]

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2021 season of the Orchestre de la francophonie: Under the sign of accessibility and exchange

Over 100 free online activities from July 6th to August 15th

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Auditions for the Orchestre de la francophonie’s 2021 season

Montreal, Tuesday November 17, 2020 – Following the success of the first 100% digital academy and in the context of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Orchestre de la francophonie (OF), under the artistic direction of Jean-Philippe Tremblay, announces today the opening of its 2021 summer season’s auditions. All positions – strings, woodwinds, horns, trumpets, trombones […]

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OF recording now available to stream online

In early June 2020, the Orchestre de la francophonie will present its most recent recording, completed at the end of the 2019 Academy. Recorded in Oscar Peterson Concert Hall in Montreal, between August 5 and 8, 2019, the album of orchestral pieces by Airat Ichmouratov has made Jean-Philippe Tremblay brim with pride.

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Orchestras in the COVID-19 crisis — a new paradigm

Who said bad news comes in threes? Though COVID-19 has disrupted many organizations, it quickly became clear to Jean-Philippe Tremblay, artistic director of the OF, conductor and gifted instructor, that the situation presented an opportunity to revitalize his teaching and the entire pedagogical approach of the Academy.