The Quebec SNJM’s support the "Portée pédagogique" Series
Within the context of the Portée Pédagogique Series, the Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil (OSDL) and the Commission Scolaire Marie-Victorin (CSMV) presents the 18th edition of the Concert du Printemps in collaboration with the Quebec Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, on Saturday, June 4 at 2:30 pm at the magnificent Maison Symphonique de Montréal.
An impressive choir consisting of more than 400 students from twelve schools from the Commissions Scolaires Marie-Victorin (Écoles Adrien-Gamache, Carillon, des Petits-Explorateurs, Gentilly, Guillaume-Vignal, Jacques-Ouellette, Lajeunesse, Paul-Chagnon, de la Rose-des-Vents et Samuel-De Champlain), from Grandes-Seigneuries (École De la Petite-Gare) and from des Patriotes (Éécole Antoine-Girouard), this concert makes it possible for the students to explore a varied repertoire touching upon different musical styles and different eras, but also to live a unique experience while sharing the stage with the musicians of the OSDL under the direction of Maestro Marc David. Moreover, the public will have the pleasure of hearing the versatile trumpeter Frédéric Demers in the first part of the concert.
The Portée Pédagogique Series, created in 1999 in collaboration with the CSMV and offered to all school boards in the larger South Shore, pursues its twofold objective: to introduce young people to the treasury of classical music and, on the other hand, to contribute to keeping students in school. To date, more than 100 000 students in the Montérégie region have benefited from this initiative.
Recognized by his peers as "one of Canada's best trumpeters and cornet players" (International Trumpet Guild, USA), Frédéric Demers has performed as a soloist in various musical ensembles. Among his accomplishments are four creations of works as well as his solo CD Carnaval et Concertos (2008) for a soloist playing several trumpets and Large Ensemble. Chamber music is a passion for Frederic Demers, who is also a founding member of different musical groups with a broad range of styles and using a wide variety of instruments. As a freelancer, Frédéric Demers has also played in many Québec symphony orchestras, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and the Orchestre Métropolitain, and has participated in a six-concert tour in Germany with the baroque ensemble The Netherlands Bach Society.
In 2007, Frédéric Demers coproduced, with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, the Young Audience Concert Fred Piston's 7 trumpets with which he made nearly 500 solo performances throughout Canada reaching out to more than 65,000 young people. In 2013, he adapted this Young Audience Concert for soloist and orchestra: Fred Piston has 7 trumpet players