Season 2023 of the Francophonie Orchestra: A Triumphant Return Filled with Virtuosity and Passion!

With great pride, the Francophonie Orchestra (FO) announces its highly anticipated return to the symphonic stage under the direction of its co-founder, artistic director, and principal conductor, Jean-Philippe Tremblay.

Embracing its educational mission of excellence, the FO presents a repertoire befitting the virtuosity of its talented young musicians with a series of four magnificent concerts in July.

Comprising 71 musicians aged 18 to 30 from 11 countries (Canada, United States, Mexico, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Switzerland, and Colombia), the orchestra will captivate audiences at the Raoul-Jobin Hall in the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, followed by performances at the Maison symphonique and the Pierre-Mercure Hall in Montreal.

Conductor Jean-Philippe Tremblay and violinist Giovanni Andrea Zanon

To mark this comeback, the FO is pleased to welcome, for his first appearance in Canada, the young violinist Giovanni Andrea Zanon, a true rising star.

Zanon will perform on July 12 at the Palais Montcalm and on July 14 at the Maison Symphonique, showcasing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64. The program in Quebec City will also feature Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 in E minor, along with works by Simon Bertrand and Lili Boulanger.

For more information on the July 14th concert at 7:30 pm to be held at La Maison Symphonique, please visit :


The return of the Francophonie Orchestra marks a thrilling moment for classical music enthusiasts, as they eagerly await the symphonic masterpiece that awaits them.

Led by the visionary conductor, Jean-Philippe Tremblay, the FO promises to deliver unforgettable musical experiences, blending technical brilliance with impassioned performances that will leave audiences in awe.

Reflecting its commitment to fostering young talent, the FO’s carefully curated repertoire showcases the exceptional skills and artistry of its musicians. From beloved classical compositions to contemporary works, each concert will transport listeners on an emotional journey, where melodies will soar and hearts will be touched.

By offering aspiring musicians a platform to showcase their talent, the orchestra continues to shape the future of classical music, ensuring its enduring legacy.


This eagerly anticipated season is not to be missed, as it marks a triumphant milestone in the rich tapestry of the symphonic arts.

Secure your tickets now and immerse yourself in the resounding melodies and profound emotions that only the Francophonie Orchestra can deliver!

To learn more about their up-coming recitals and full program please visit :

Palais Montcalm, 12 July 7:30


Maison Symphonique, 14 July 7:30


Salle Pierre-Mercure, 24 July 7:30


Salle Pierre-Mercure, 26 July 7:30