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Les 9

Maison symphonique May 23, 2021

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Les 9, created by the cellist Vincent Bélanger, a unique ensemble of 8 cellos and a double bass, all accomplished professionals.

For their first performance at Place des Arts, Les 9’s cellists embrace originality and universality in their exploration of the repertoire.

Discoveries abound! Ageless classics are revisited or adapted, along with whimsical modern music, in addition to an original composition.

The various themes address contemporary issues that concern us all, with the intent to reach new audiences: “The power of projecting ourselves beyond what divides us.”


  • Producer / Presenter : GFN Productions
  • Venue : Maison symphonique
  • Music Director : Vincent Bélanger
  • Cellos : Vincent Bélanger*, Noémie Raymond-Friset**, Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy ***, Marie-Michel Beauparlant, Vincent Bergeron, Andrea Stewart, Noël Campbell and Christine Harvey
  • Double bass : Etienne Lafrance
  • Composer in Residence : Christian Thomas
  • Duration : 1h
Show presented with physical distancing
Sanitary measures
Show presented with physical distancing
Sanitary measures

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to protect the health and safety of our audience, employees and artists, health measures and rules have been put in place. These will be strictly applied by PdA and we ask you to inform in advance all the members of your group who will accompany you to the show of them.

  • Any spectator who feels one of the symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been in contact with a person diagnosed as being a carrier of this virus (please consult the Quebec public health website) is asked to not come to a venue at Place des Arts to attend a show. In such cases, we ask you to contact the box office and a full refund will be given to you.
  • Any ticket holder must arrive 45 minutes before the show's start time, enter the venue and comply with the instructions given by the staff.
  • All spectators and all members of a group to which they belong will have to answer health questions that may be addressed to them by the PdA staff in order to access the venues and the Place des Arts complex. PdA staff may deny access to venues and the PdA complex to any spectator who does not wish to comply. PDA reserves the right to request certain personal information, including the name and phone number of any spectator in order to allow public health to trace people who may have potentially been exposed to a person declared to be a carrier of COVID-19 after a show should such a situation arise. This personal information will solely be collected for this purpose will be kept in a secure location and will be destroyed within sixty (60) days of obtaining it.
  • Every spectator over the age of 10 must wear a mask upon arrival at the Place des Arts complex, while circulating within it, until you leave the complex. Spectators may remove their mask while seated in your assigned seat up to the beginning of a show.
  • Face covers are strongly recommended for children 2 to 9 years old.
  • Physical distancing of minimum 1 seat laterally between seated spectators is required in every venue unless they come from the same household.
  • At all times, spectators must follow PDA staff instructions regarding entry and exit.

In the event of non-compliance with these conditions, sanitary measures and instructions from our staff, our staff may ask you to leave the PdA complex immediately and no refund will be given to you.

*Vincent Bélanger is the Musical Ambassador of the British high-end audio equipment manufacturing company Audio Note UK
**Noémie Raymond-Friset plays on a Matteo Goffriller "Ex-Curtis" cello (1700), generously made available to her by Canimex IInc. Drummondville, QC.
***Dominique Beauséjour plays on a David Tecchler cello (1704) with a Pierre Simon bow (1855), all graciously made available to him by Canimex Inc., Drummondville, QC.

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