The Orchestre symphonique de Laval (OSL) is celebrating the 15th anniversary of Alain Trudel’s arrival at its helm! For the occasion, the OSL will take advantage of the exceptional acoustics during an evening at the Maison symphonique de Montréal, in a concert featuring works by Ichmouratov, Kodály and Hindemith, on Tuesday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.

world premiere of Russian-Canadian composer Airat Ichmouratov’s Flute Concerto will be given by eminent Quebec flutist Robert Langevin. This native of Sherbrooke is the Principal Flute with the New York Philharmonic since 2000, and teaches at The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Orford Academy.

The program also showcases the Romani sounds of Kodály’s Dances of Galánta and the skillful brilliance of Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis, two powerful and stunningly vibrant works.

Alain Trudel has conducted every prominent orchestra in Canada, as well as several in the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Sweden, Brazil, Russia, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Latin America. A regular guest conductor with the Opéra de Montréal, he has also conducted opera productions in Cincinnati, Detroit, Quebec City, and Toronto. He is deeply committed to working with the next generation of musicians, as demonstrated by his years with the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, the orchestras of the universities of Ottawa and Western Ontario as well as the Conservatoire de Montréal (his alma mater), and with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Alain is also a respected composer whose works are performed throughout the Americas and Asia. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Grand Prix du Disque awarded by the Académie Charles-Cros, the Virginia Parker Prize, and an Opus Prize. Recently, he was made a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec.

The Chair of the OSL Board of Directors Winston McQuade describes him in the following terms: “Conductor Alain Trudel: a creative presence in the classical music world. He transcends genres and broadens horizons, to the great delight of Laval music lovers.”


Ichmouratov – Flute Concerto (world premiere)

Kodály—Dances of Galánta  

Hindemith—Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Orchestre symphonique de Laval

Alain Trudel, conductor and Artistic Director

Robert Langevin, flute

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“Les Chambristes” series concert

The concert The Baroque Trombone will be presented on Saturday, November 27 at 3 p.m. at Saint-Maurice-de-Duvernay Church. In this carte blanche to trombonist Madeleine Roy-Robitaille, the trombone joins forces with strings and harpsichord, recreating the spirit of the intimate concerts of the 17th century in a program of Baroque works by Bertali, Biber, Fux, and Speer.

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The Orchestre symphonique de Laval is among the frontline artistic organizations in the region of Laval. Founded in 1984, the Orchestra comprises 53 professional musicians who are graduates of Quebec’s music conservatories and universities. For the past 35 years, the OSL’s mission has been to offer audiences symphonic music while providing a convivial and pleasurable listening experience. The Orchestra’s current Artistic Director Alain Trudel is one of the most highly sought-after conductors in Canada.