Anne Dorval | Photo: Monic Richard


Thursday, December 9, 2021
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Under the direction of
Jean-François Rivest
Anne Dorval, actress
Julie Triquet, violin

± 80 minutes
no intermission

Historically, composers used their imagination and cleverness to set dramatic events, wild environments, battles, village festivals, birdsongs, storms, animal sounds, and other natural and human sounds to music. Vivaldi passed his Four Seasons down to us with an old poem—a sonnet—that lists each element described in the music. This sonnet will be read to us by the fabulous Anne Dorval throughout the performance by the impressive solo violinist Julie Triquet.

—    Jean-François Rivest 

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

At Salle Pierre-Mercure of Centre Pierre-Péladeau


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Anne Dorval | Photo: Monic Richard

Anne Dorval


Anne Dorval has defended no less than 30 plays on the stages of Montreal theaters.  These include : Projet Andromaque (Espace GO), Variations sur un temps (Juste pour rire), Juste la fin du monde (Espace GO), Électre (Espace GO), Le mariage de Figaro (Théâtre du Rideau Vert), La ménagerie de verre (Théâtre Populaire du Québec), Les lettres de la religieuse portugaise (Théâtre de Quat’Sous) and L’école des femmes (TNM) among others.  

She is best known for her appearances in Quebec television series such as Le Coeur a ses raisons, Détect. inc., Rumeurs, Grande Ourse, Virginie, Le grand blond avec un show sournois, Chambres en ville, Les bobos and since 2008, the role of Nathalie in Les Parent

In addition to having played in several theatre productions in Montreal, she has had notable roles in films directed by Quebecois filmmakers such as Le sens de l’humour  by Émile Gaudreault,   Serveuses demandées by Guylaine  Dionne, La vie secrète des gens heureux  by Stéphane Lapointe.

In 2009, she plays the main role in J’ai tué ma mère by Xavier Dolan from what she received, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the FIPRESCI Award for Best Actress for her performance, Les amours imaginaires (X.Dolan) and Laurence Anyways (X.Dolan).  In 2014, she played the leading role in Xavier Dolan’s latest successful feature film Mommy from what she received the BAYARD D’OR at the International French Film Festival in Namur (Belgium).

In 2016, she was in the cast of Réparer les vivants by Katell Quillévéré an adaptation of the  best-selling novel by Maylis de Kérangal, and the following year she was in the cast of Jalouse  by David and Stéphane Foenkinos with Karin Viard. In 2019, she took part in the French series Mouche, directed by Jeanne Herry and broadcasted on Canal+.  In 2020, she was nominated as Best Female Lead, at the Gala Québec Cinéma for 14 jours, 12 nuits by Jean-Philippe Duval. She was also part of the cast of Matthias et Maxime, Xavier Dolan’s latest feature film. As a guest instructor on Star Académie last winter, she had the opportunity to share her great experience in the interpretation of texts with the young participants.

As a dubbing artist, she has become the “voice” of several American stars such as Kim Basinger, Robin Wright or Angelina Jolie, Sharon Stone and Lucy Liu.

Julie Triquet | Photo: Laurence Leclerc

Julie Triquet


Julie Triquet began her violin studies at the tender age of three under Claude Létourneau. She went on to study at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec and has since received three annual professional development grants from the Canada Council for the Arts to study under David Cerone and Aaron Rosand at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. While in Philadelphia, Julie Triquet received the coveted Sylva-Gelber Music Foundation Award presented by the Canada Council for the Arts. In 1982, Julie won first prize at the OSM Standard Life Competition. This award paved the way for subsequent appearances with the best orchestras in Quebec, with which Julie distinguished herself as a soloist. Further recognition of her exceptional talent and passion for chamber music came in 1988, when Julie was named first violin with the Arthur-Leblanc Quartet, then in residence at the Université de Moncton, New Brunswick. From 1993 to 1998, Julie served as co-solo violin with Les Violons du Roy of Québec City. In September 2012, she was appointed solo violin with the Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal. Julie Triquet plays a Giuseppe Odoardi 1786 violin generously loaded by Mr. David B. Sela.



Capriccio Stravagante




Four Seasons

Read Vivaldi sonnets

Julie Triquet plays a Giuseppe Odoardi 1726 violin generously loaned by Mr. David B. Sela.
Amélie Benoit Bastien plays a Nicolas Vuillaume 1850 violin and a bow by Sartory generously loaned by CANIMEX.
Annie Guénette plays a Joseph Gagliano 1768 violin and a bow by Lamy generously loaned by CANIMEX.
Tim Halliday plays a Mira Gruszowand Gideon Baumblatt’s Kolia cello (2014), generously loaned by Mr. David B. Sela