30 years… with the children!

Posted on June 10th, 2013

LE MOULIN À MUSIQUE turns 30 this year… still in pursuit of the same goal: awakening the musical curiosity of children 3 to 12 years old!

Starting mid-september, Garde-robe will be presented at the Baie-Comeau Arts Centre, with several performances for schools and families on the 15th and 16th, in a highly-awaited return to Baie-Comeau after L’Aube (Dawn) in 2006. Garde-robe continues to appeal to the Québécois family public, and will be at the Henri-Lemieux Cultural Centre in Ville Lasalle on October 3rd, then at the Joliette Cultural Centre on October 10th.


Violin on a String, the English version of the Moulin à Musique classic Un Violon sur l’épaule, will tour the Maritimes and will be presented in theatres across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island from November 10th through November 18th. Long live our most beloved production!

After successful first performances last January at the Maison de la culture Maisonneuve, and a fruitful collaboration with Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande School in the Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie neighbourhood, Pierres blanches continues to bring children on stage to explore its musical world. The next steps in this collective experiment, unprecedented in Quebec, will follow in 2011. This project is made possible with the support of the City of Montreal’s Action culturelle program and the Foundation of Greater Montreal.


Madame Violon raconte will continue to share her passion for her favourite instrument with younger children, in libraries, daycares, and elementary schools of the greater Montreal area.

Schools will have the opportunity to host Le Secret de la Maîtresse rouge, for a very reasonable price. The performance includes a cultural mediation session, supported by the Culture à l’école program. Check with your school board for the next registration deadlines!

Two new productions are in the works this fall:

Histoires de violon (working title), a coproduction with the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, reunites Joël and Marie-Hélène da Silva as director and performer, respectively. This musical creation will seek to bring children from 3 to 8 years old on a sensitive journey around the violin. The first performances are planned for June 2011, with a performance series to follow in October 2011.

Conte du Québec (working title), a creative project inspired by traditional Quebec folktales and set to music by Michel Gonneville, will appear in festivals next summer… for great family fun!

See you this winter for more exciting news from the Moulin.

Happy cultural season to one and all!

The Moulin Team