03. News

Comic Concert on tour this fall! - 25 September 2015

Comic Concert Team will be back on road from September 29th, 2015 A dazzling production that blends physical comedy with some of classical music’s most recognizable pieces. Comic Concert is a musical journey where performance art is set to and inspired by famous (...) Read more »

What is going on this 37th season of L’Arsenal? - 2 September 2015

L’Arsenal à musique attacks the 2015-2016 season with the preparation Comic Concert tour in October. Eleven performances are planned in Northern Quebec. The team will visit the towns of Baie-Comeau, Havre St-Pierre, Sept-Îles, St Irenaeus, Rimouski, Matane, (...) Read more »

Comic Concert at Quebec City - Bourse Rideau - 4 February 2015

After receiving the RIDEAU/ROSEQ Award on last october, The Comic Concert team will be in Quebec City during the next Bourse Rideau meeting, from February 15 to 19, 2015. L’Arsenal à Musique will present Comic Concert showcase on Tuesday 17 February at 11:45 am at (...) Read more »

L’Arsenal has received the RIDEAU/ROSEQ Award - 28 October 2014

Press release For immediate publication L’Arsenal has just received the RIDEAU/ROSEQ Award Montréal - Thursday, October 23 – L’Arsenal à Musique’s latest production, Comic Concert, has received the RIDEAU/ROSEQ Award during the Fall Meeting held in Rimouski last week. (...) Read more »

Quebec City Summer Fest : Comic Concert - 23 juin 2014

Comic Concert will be in Quebec City on July 10th at the City Summer Fest. Come and join our three quirkily but charming characters and our two brillant concert pianists in this comical story of romance and competition ! They will perform at 3:45 pm at the (...) Voir la suite de l’article »


Thanks to a fundraising campaign and the generosity of our donors, we can offer a significant discount on the cost of our shows to disadvantaged schools. Considering that music is essential in the child development, L’Arsenal hopes that this initiative will allow (...) Voir la suite de l’article »

The Carnival of the Animals and Comic Concert back at L’UQÀM ! - 4 décembre 2013

The Carnival of the Animals and Comic Concert are back in Marie-Gérin-Lajoie Theater for 5 perfomances on december 4, 5 and 6 ! Thanks to the generous financial contribution of our sponsors : La Banque Laurentienne, CGI, Télus and our precious donors (list) more (...) Voir la suite de l’article »

Shows on November - 20 novembre 2013

Comic Concert , November 20th, 2013 After a great success in Rivière-du-Loup, our Comic Concert team is in Quebec City to the great pleasure of the audience of Palais Montcalm Theatre. A funny tale of whimsy and adventure that will charm and captivate musical (...) Voir la suite de l’article »

List of donors - 6 novembre 2013

Sponsors La Banque Laurentienne CGI Telus Foundations Dufresne et Gauthier Foundation Norman Fortier Foundation Sibyllia Hesse Foundation Les Soeurs de Sainte-Croix Foundation The Mccarthy Tetrault Foundation Companies Addenda Capital AQTR (...) Voir la suite de l’article »

School Activities 2013-2014 - 11 septembre 2013

Your are looking for… …a school outing in December ? Two shows are available : 1/ In Montreal for the first time : Comic Concert ! After Québec and Singapore, L’Arsenal’s latest production is in town ! Primary, Cycle 2 and 3 2/ By popular demand : The Carnival (...) Voir la suite de l’article »


Spokesman for the campaign : Mireille Deyglun FINANCING AVENUES 1 - Sponsorship of two different shows * : The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns and Comic Concert, l’Arsenal’s new creation about the most popular opera arias. * Performances sponsored (...) Voir la suite de l’article »

L’Arsenal’s new production in Singapore ! - 6 mai 2013

Renamed Comic Concert, L’Arsenal’s new production will be accompanied by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and its great conductor Joshua Kangming Tandu from May 15 to 19. Come witness a dazzling production that blends physical comedy with some of classical music’s (...) Voir la suite de l’article »

The Ark in Brazil ! - 6 mai 2013

Since its creation in 2007, The Ark knows a great success through Europe and North America.This year, after having seduced the Italian, Swiss and Slovenian public, The Ark flies for the first time in Brazil to conquer a new booming market. The Ark is a plea for (...) Voir la suite de l’article »

Comic Opera : the new production of L’Arsenal in Québec ! - 5 mars 2013

From March 10-12, 2013, L’Arsenal à musique will have the honour of presenting a new production Comic Opera with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec at The Grand Théâtre de Québec under the direction of conductor Airat Ichmouratov. Inspired by the works of Mozart, (...) Voir la suite de l’article »

The Ark is back in Italy! - 16 January 2013

Fleeing temporarily Quebec winter, The Arsenal team is back on tour with its spectacular show THE ARK. From February 2 to 25, 2013 they will perform 16 shows in front of an European audience in Italy, Switzerland and Slovenia. After a revamping of the (...) Read more »

The Carnival of The Animals in Ottawa ! - 29 novembre 2012

From December 12 to 15 ,2012 The Carnival of The Animals will be performing at La Nouvelle Scène of Vox Théâtre in Ottawa (www.nouvellescene.com). Voir la suite de l’article »

L’Arsenal at CINARS - 31 octobre 2012

From November 12th to the 18th 2012, L’Arsenal will be at the International exchange for the performing arts 15th edition (CINARS 2012) in the Fairmont Hotel at the Reine-Elizabeth in Montréal. We invite you to visit us at our booth (...) Voir la suite de l’article »

The Little Prince - 24 octobre 2012

After the concert performance at Ottawa, The Little Prince will be in the Grand Théâtre de Québec from November 11th to 13th 2012. Voir la suite de l’article »

L’Arsenal in China. - 24 juillet 2012

It is an unusual journey of a young lady through the wining path of her imagination. A world upside down in an unbridled imagination, an adventure in a land of dreams and illusion, a place where dreams equal reality. Alice is a unique multimedia musical show for (...) Voir la suite de l’article »

June 2012 New creation show - 24 juillet 2012

A part of L’Arsenal team is currently in Italy for the creation of a new symphonic show named Comic Opera . This co-production between Italy and Quebec introduces young and old alike to the great orchestral music of the finest operas and leads them into a fantastic (...) Voir la suite de l’article »

Sans titre - 10 November 2011

The Little Prince & the OSM L’ARSENAL À MUSIQUE: FIRST YOUTH CONCERTS COMPANY INVITED TO THE MAISON SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL BY THE OSM. The prestigious Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal will welcome L’Arsenal à musique from November 14 - 20, 2011 at the Maison (...) Read more »


Opus Award Having distinguished itself abroad for many years, l’Arsenal received an Opus Award in 2011 for its international outreach. This prestigious prize has been given by the Conseil québécois de la musique for its 2009 – 2010 season. The Ark Since its (...) Read more »

The Carnival in Singapore! - 8 March 2011

In the context of our 2010-2011 international tour in Asia, we are pleased to announce that our show The Carnival of the Animals, will be presented in Singapore with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, on March 12. Featuring young associate conductor Darrel Ang, (...) Read more »

L’Arsenal has just received an Opus Award! - 2 February 2011

Press release For immediate publication L’Arsenal has just received an Opus Award for its outreach outside Québec. At the 14th edition of the Opus Awards, held last night at the Salle Claude-Champagne, L’Arsenal received the award for Rayonnement à l’étranger – (...) Read more »

L’Arche goes to Italia! - 27 January 2011

In a brief respite from the Quebec winter, the artistic team behind THE ARK will travel to Italy, from Januay 20 to February 21, 2011. This is the most important European tour in the work’s history. THE ARK will travel across Italy, from north to south, for a total (...) Read more »

APAP 2011 : Booth 718 - 6 January 2011

Under the umbrella of Québec on Stage, L’Arsenal will be attending the 2011 Arts Presenters Conference (APAP) in New York from January 7 to 11. For more information about our productions come and visit us at booth 718... To contact us: Pierre-David Rodrigue, (...) Read more »

CINARS Boot #202 - 15 November 2010

15-21 nov 2010 Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal Boot #202 This week, Reggi Ettore and Pierre-David Rodrigue will be at CINARS to develop new touring projects for The Arsenal. THE ARK ( Music, Circus and Multimedia ) The new version of the show has been (...) Read more »

The Ark in Shanghai - 26 September 2010

Following its great success in North America, Europe an Asia, L’Arsenal will present The Ark in Shanghai at the Shanghai Center Theatre. In the meantime, L’Arsenal artistic directors will be attending to the Shanghai Performing Arts Fair. After having completely (...) Read more »

Alice in China! - 18 August 2010

Following its great success in North America, in Europe and in Singapore, Alice in Wonderland will now be presented as a Chinese premiere in Beijing, Zhangjiagang, Dalian, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Guangzhou. Make your way to the other side of the world and come (...) Read more »

China, here we come! - 9 July 2010

This summer, L’Arsenal à musique is keeping busy, despite the heat! The artists in The Ark and ALICE are preparing for new Asian adventures. Thanks to the continued support of L’Arsenal’s collaborators, and the tireless efforts of the company’s artistic directors, (...) Read more »

Carnival strikes again - 22 April 2010

From April 18th to the 28th, Octave and Mandoline will be flying in Saskatchewan, in Western Canada. More than 2500 Fransaskois children (French speaking children of Saskatchewan) will then discover the wonderful world of Camille Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the (...) Read more »

L’Arsenal takes over Ontario - 1 March 2010

The Carnival of the Animals and Planet Baobab take over Toronto and the surrounding area! The Carnival Up to the present, and thanks to the generous support of long term partners, The Carnival of the Animals was able to travel through Ontario many times. Once (...) Read more »

L’Arsenal and Asia: love at first sight! - 2 February 2010

February 2010 The Ark in Hong Kong! On the eve of the Chinese New Year, the artistic directors of L’Arsenal left for China on January 23 to lay the groundwork for the crew of their latest production, The Ark, which will lands in Hong Kong in few hours. With the (...) Read more »

L’Arsenal at the APAP - 4 January 2010

Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference NYC 8-12 JAN 2010 Booth # 718 Hilton New York 1335 Avenue of the Americas, NYC APAP showcase on JAN 9th 2010 7:30 PM The Ark will be performed at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater John Jay College of Criminal (...) Read more »

A busy autumn for L’Arsenal - 30 October 2009

Autumn is here, and the artistic directors at L’Arsenal have just come back from a promotional tour of the Gaspé. In collaboration with some of the most important regional presenters, the team at L’Arsenal had the opportunity to organize a mini-tour before the (...) Read more »

Announcing the 2009-2010 tour of The Ark - 14 September 2009

At the launch of the 2009 cultural season, we are proud to share the tour calendar for one of the latest works from L’Arsenal: The Ark! This fall, before embarking on a tour of Quebec, The Ark will be presented in Washington, DC, at the Kennedy Center. After (...) Read more »

L’Arsenal in Washington - 26 August 2009

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 25th Open House Arts Festival 12 September 2009 The Ark and The Carnival of the Animals will be presented in Washington as part of the 25th Open House Arts Festival of the Kennedy Center in Washington. On this (...) Read more »

The Ark in Macao - 20 May 2009

The Ark is playing this week in Macao. Read more »

5th World Environmental Education Congress - 10 May 2009

The Ark at the 5th World Environmental Education Congress Under the theme "Earth, our common home". Read more »

Alice in Singapore - 20 March 2009

Alice in Singapore On an Asian tour in March 2009 during the Prudential Children First! Singapore International Festival for Children, Alice was hailed by close to 5,000 spectators. Adapted from the story by Lewis Carroll, our take on Alice’s Adventures in (...) Read more »