Place des Arts shows “Bb symphonique: When music makes you grow”

In addition, at two interactive terminals, visitors can view all 83 photos and listen to the music album Bb symphonique released last fall, composed and arranged by conductor Simon Leclerc and performed by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

“Since my early days as a photographer, I have been interested in portraits of expectant mothers, couples, newborns and children,” says Annie Savard-Filion, photographer. The “Bb symphonique” project required imagination and patience! Some babies were quiet, alert, or dreamy. Others, more teasingly, took some liberties with the positioning of the musical instrument they were photographed with. I chose to let them express their creativity to the fullest! The photos capture, for example, the openness of sleeping babies in a concert tom or the beauty of small handcuffs digging in the bell of a saxophone. »

“Annie’s photos are full of life and worth the detour alone! Place des Arts also wanted to convey the benefits of music for young children and that is why we have created an exhibition that, immersed in a unique scenography, will allow you to imagine all the power of music on the child’s personal, social development and affectivity . said Clothilde Cardinal, program director at the Place des Arts.

This exhibition reflects the extensive Bb symphonique project of which Marie-Claude Barrette is the sponsor. Conceived by Nicolas Lemieux, artistic director, producer and president of GSI Musique, the Bb symphonique project notably includes a book, a magazine, an album performed by OSM musicians and a series of immersive shows at the Plantarium. The OSM is the artistic partner of the project.

  • Schedule: April 19 to August 14, 2022
  • Tuesday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
  • Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
  • Free
  • Place des Arts exhibition hall

Interview on art and society

The benefits of music for child development

On the sidelines of the exhibition “Bb symphonique: when music makes you grow up”, the Place des Arts offers the last Arts and Society interview of the season on Thursday 28 April at 12 noon. As we know, awakening to sounds and music contributes to relaxation, listening, motor coordination, intellectual skills, and the development of verbal, social, and emotional language. During this discussion moderated by Catherine Perrin, Radio Host ICI Premire, Musician and Author; Adama Daou, Artist Mediator at the Center of Musicians of the World; Simon Leclerc, conductor and composer of the music for the album Bb symphonique; Isabelle Peretz, Full Professor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences – Department of Psychology, Universit de Montral and Guylaine Vaillancourt, Associate Professor of Music Therapy and Director of the Department of Art Therapy, Concordia University will discuss the impact of music on early childhood development, children’s rights on music and music therapy.

  • Thursday, April 28, 12 p.m. 1 p.m
  • Webcast on the Place des Arts Facebook page
  • Participation in the Urban Show at Place des Arts (no reservation required) – 1600, rue Saint-Urbain
  • Free

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