Sunday 5 September
|Front Stage Section||39$|
Sunrise, hot air balloons in the sky and music in your ears, that's how you can start your day on September 4th and 5th at the 34th edition of the FMG, as part of the Matinées musicales Hydro-Québec.
A literature graduate from the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières and the son of an accountant, Fred Pellerin became an "inadvertently pleasant storyteller" after being lulled by the stories of his grandmother, his neighbor Eugene and his father.
The stories of Fred Pellerin are those of his village: Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, a small Quebec village in the Mauricie "where elves and fairies crash into windshields at night". Anecdotes, gossip and rumors become fairytales for adults.
Having accumulated over 3 000 performances worldwide, with 6 storytelling shows behind him, of which each one of those stories have an illustrious character from his village as the hero: Dans mon village, il y a belle Lurette… (2001), Il faut prendre le taureau par les contes! (2003), Comme une odeur de muscles (2005), L’Arracheuse de temps (2008), De peigne et de misère (2012) et Un village en trois dés (2017).
In addition to four unprecedented collaborations with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, three of his tales have been adapted for cinema, including L’Arracheuse de temps, which will be released in fall 2021.
Storyteller, but also singer since 2009, Fred Pellerin, has sold nearly 400,000 solo albums and received numerous Félix awards with each release.