L’Orchestre de la Francophonie (OF) was established in 2001 during the Fourth Francophone Games in Ottawa–Hull. Led by artistic director and principal conductor Jean‑Philippe Tremblay, the OF is an exceptional springboard for the best young musicians from Quebec and Canada who wish to pursue an international career with a professional ensemble. On July 9, OF performs a concert full of music fireworks, including the colorful, much-loved “Firebird” Suite. OF welcomes dynamic Canadian solo violist Marina Thibeault, who’ll make her Southam Hall debut.
RAVEL La Valse
GILLES TREMBLAY Concerto for viola
ALEXANDRE DAVID New work, commission from OF
STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird