Pop / Jazz / Rock

Riopelle Symphonic

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier From February 16 To 18, 2023

The first segment of the Riopelle Symphonic Experience, presented as part of the Jean Paul Riopelle centenary celebrations, is a multimedia show that invites you to plunge into the heart of the artist’s work, to the rhythms of a musical creation by Serge Fiori and Blair Thomson, performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Adam Johnson, and Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval, a youth choir.

Combining projections and bold scenography, the five-act show evokes the major periods of the artist’s life and his successful career spanning seven decades. The emblematic wild goose—a tireless migratory bird and a symbol of freedom—guides the public through the real and imaginary places frequented by Riopelle, as a privileged observer of his creative endeavours and his inexhaustible ability to reinvent himself.

Jean Paul Riopelle, Matinée au Cap Tourmente - Les Faisans dans la volière, 1990
Mixed media on wood, recto-verso, work on the verso: L’Oie hélico, 122 x 144 cmMontreal Museum of Fine Arts
© Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2022)


  • Producer / Presenter : GSI Musique
  • Venue : Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
  • Partnership : Jean Paul Riopelle Foundation
  • Presented for the opening of : Montréal en Lumière
  • Stage director and designer : Gabriel Poirier-Galarneau, under the artistic direction of Nicolas Lemieux | Costume design : Marie Saint Pierre, renowned designer
Mask is no longer mandatory. The choice to wear it remains at the discretion of each person.

Rates and schedule

  • February 2023
    Thursday, February 16, 2023
    from $70.69 to $275.69
    Friday, February 17, 2023
    from $70.69 to $275.69
    Saturday, February 18, 2023
    from $70.69 to $275.69
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