Trois-Rivières, November 17, 2021 – As hoped by many, the Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique album’s stage debut will take place starting next May 24. This concert series, designed to offer audiences a uniquely immersive experience beyond the classical symphonic realm, will be presented exclusively at the Cogeco Amphitheatre in Trois-Rivières.
Performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, this spectacular concert event will pay tribute to Harmonium’s exceptional musical legacy. More than 100 artists will perform together on stage to recreate the enthralling world of the Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique album by means of a musical, aural and visual extravaganza.
Marcella Grimaux (Noisy Head Studio), under the artistic direction of Nicolas Lemieux, will oversee the concert’s visual design, scenography and staging.
A platinum album brought to the stage
Released in December 2020, the Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique instrumental album has met with exceptional popular and critical acclaim, as evidenced by the 100,000 copies sold to date and the recent Félix award in the Album of the Year – Reinterpretation category. The album was co-produced by Serge Fiori and Simon Leclerc, who also produced the arrangements.
“Histoires sans paroles, co-produced by Serge Fiori, is a masterpiece. A breathtaking two-hour journey that lulls you into a strange yet delightful sensation: all seems new and somehow familiar at the same time” — Alexandre Vigneault, La Presse ★★★★½
“A phenomenal success for this music that reverberates like an unofficial Quebec anthem!” — Max Dozolme, France Musique
Histoires sans paroles — Harmonium symphonique shows will be staged exclusively at the Cogeco Amphitheatre in Trois-Rivières starting May 24. Tickets, starting at $88,28 (plus tax), go on sale this Friday, November 19 at 11 a.m. at https://www.amphitheatrecogeco.com/en/, at the J.-Antonio Thompson Hall ticket office and at 819-380-9797 or 1-866-416-9797, Monday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
About GSI Musique
Founded in 1983, GSI Musique is the oldest record company in Quebec. With nearly 300 music CDs and DVDs as well as several television specials, it coordinates concert tours, manages artistic careers and publishes a comprehensive catalogue featuring an impressive number of local classics. In 2010, the company was acquired by Nicolas Lemieux. While pursuing its mission to invest in the creation and promotion of original, innovative, quality French-language music, GSI Musique has undertaken to significantly increase its digital shift, to introduce new marketing approaches, and to develop event-based shows and multi-platform projects. For more information: gsimusique.com.
About the Cogeco Amphitheatre
Located at the confluence of the St. Maurice and St. Lawrence rivers, the amphitheatre is an outstanding performance venue that opened in the summer of 2015. With 3,500 covered seats and the capacity to accommodate an additional 5,500 people on its grassy esplanade, this unique cultural facility not only hosts a rich array of programs by international artists each year, but also serves as the Cirque du Soleil’s summer venue, presenting exclusive shows from the Tribute Series showcasing the universe of Quebec artists. Full programming details are available at amphitheatrecogeco.com/en/.