Youth: The Musical Season

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Déchets d’œuvres

Centre Guy-Dupré À La Prairie, Oct. 6

Centre Communautaire D’anjou, Oct. 12

Sylvain Grenier and Alain Quirion stimulate the ingenuity and ecological awareness of children with their home-made instruments through a rhythmic, energetic and colorful show. Ages 6 to 12. www.pjallard.ca

L’Histoire de la Musique

Maison des Arts de Laval, Oct. 21

photo: Michel Bérard

How was the music born? In one hour, Buzz Brass’s team takes us on a spatial-temporal journey that brings fundamental points of western musical history to light. Enough to awaken vocations in the young audience. www.co-motion.ca

Contes du Vent

Maison de la Culture du Plateau Mont-Royal, Oct. 13

As part of the OFF Jazz Festival, this show features the storyteller and multi-instrumentalist Pierre Labbé. With callouts, spring drum, cymbals, kalimba and other fascinating instruments, he will transport young and old in a whirlwind of dreams. Ages 5 to 11. www.sacretympan.com

La Boîte à Joujoux

Grand Théâtre de Québec, Nov. 4

Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Nov. 5 & 6

illustration : AKI

Prepare children for a trip of a mushroom girl between reality and the virtual world to discover strange and fascinating toys. Debussy’s music will be performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Québec. As a prelude to the concert, children will be allowed to try different instruments with the musicians of the orchestra. www.osq.org

Les Manigances de Maestro Chat Botté

Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Nov. 19 To 22

Illustration : OSM

As part of the OSM Youth Concerts, this show brings together theater, dance, poetry, opera and music for a complete visual and sound experience. The artists relate with humor and imagination the atypical career of maestro Chat Botté, who will manage to fast-track his mastery to the highest ranks of society. Ages 5 to 12. www.osm.ca

Opéra-Bonbon – l’Aventure Gourmande de Hansel et Gretel

Salle Joseph-Rouleau, Dec. 5 To 7

Illustration : Lorraine Beaudoin

Presented by Jeunesses Musicales Canada, this introduction to opera revisits with fantasy and humor the famous tale of the Brothers Grimm. A clever and enchanting way to discover the many aspects of the lyrical voice. Ages 3 to 12. www.jmcanada.ca

Le Piano Muet

Théâtre Outremont, Dec. 16 To 18

Illustration : Isabelle Arsenault

Mixing Gilles Vigneault’s texts and Denis Gougeon’s music, this show created by the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) will immerse young and old in the story of Lucas, an 8-year-old boy who tries to find an unknown grandfather. A beautiful introduction to contemporary music. Ages 6 and up. www.theatreoutremont.ca

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Benjamin Goron est écrivain, musicologue et critique musical. Titulaire d’un baccalauréat en littérature et d’une maîtrise en musicologie de l’Université Paris-Sorbonne, il a collaboré à plusieurs périodiques et radios en tant que chercheur et critique musical (L’Éducation musicale, Camuz, Radio Ville-Marie). Pianiste et trompettiste de formation, il allie musique et littérature dans une double mission de créateur et de passeur de mémoire.

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