Great Conductor, Great Chef
Orchestre Métropolitain Benefit Gala

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017, 5:30 P.M.
MAISON SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to attend the Orchestre Métropolitain’s Benefit Gala, which will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Maison symphonique de Montréal.

We will take advantage of this event to pay tribute to a Great Montrealer, Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who enriches the city’s cultural scene and helps raise its profile here and abroad. This exceptional evening will also bring together, the members of the Academy of Great Montrealers, the musicians of the Orchestre Métropolitain, their conductor and guest soloists who will perform a concert that will be followed by a gourmet experience designed by Normand Laprise in the foyers of the Maison symphonique.

This is a unique opportunity to bring together donors from every background who, by making a financial contribution, want to express their appreciation to a conductor like Yannick Nézet-Séguin and to the Orchestre Métropolitain for being present in the community.

We hope you will be able to join us on April 27 for this event, which we are convinced will delight you.

 

Michel Leblanc
President and CEO
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
Henri-Paul Rousseau
Vice-Chairman
Power Corporation of Canada
Power Financial
Great Montrealer, Economy (2006)
Erik J. Ryan
Executive Vice-President
Marketing, Strategy and External Relations
SNC-Lavalin
Chairman of the Board
Orchestre Métropolitain

A musical and gastronomic experience!

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YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Orchestre Métropolitain

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NORMAND LAPRISE
Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux Toqué!
Co-owner of Brasserie T!

Hosts for the evening

Pénélope McQuade

Jean-Philippe Wauthier

When a great conductor encounters a great chef, passion ensues! A gourmet experience designed by Normand Laprise, owner and head chef at Toqué! Restaurant, will follow the concert. All dishes will be directly inspired by the musical works on the program.
MUSICAL PROGRAM

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Overture
Duration : about 10 minutes

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 -1943)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Op. 43)
– Variation XVII : Allegretto
– Variation XVIII : Andante cantabile
– Variation XIX : A tempo vivace
– Variation XX : Un poco più vivo
– Variation XXI : Un poco più vivo
– Variation XXII : Un poco più vivo (alla breve)
– Variation XXIII : L’istesso tempo
– Variation XXIV : A tempo un poco meno mosso

Serhiy Salov, piano
Duration : about 9 minutes

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
Symphonie fantastique (Op. 14)
– II. Un bal
Duration : about 7 minutes

Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Pezzo Capriccioso (Op. 62)
Stéphane Tétreault, cello
Duration : about 7 minutes

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Variations on an Original Theme (‘Enigma’) (Op. 36)
– Variation IX.  Nimrod (Adagio)
Duration : about 4 minutes

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Tzigane
Kerson Leong, violin
Duration : about 10 minutes

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Romeo and Juliet (op. 64), ballet in 4 acts
– Acte I, scene 2 : Dance of the Knights (Montagues and Capulets)
Duration : about 5 minutes

Reserve your seat now!

WHAT TO WEAR

Black and white will be the featured colours, in honour of the Orchestre Métropolitain’s new colour scheme. It’s the opportunity to wear your most gorgeous gala wear (long dresses and tuxedos).

$50,000 Table – Symphonie

•  Two 10-seat tables for you and your guests, or one 10-seat table for you and your guests + one table of 10 Great Montrealers invited on your behalf by the Orchestre Métropolitain
•  Optional: 25 additional tickets for the concert only
•  Optional: Possibility of inviting two of the Orchestre’s musicians to fill out your table
•  Display of your company’s logo or your name: (1) on the screens of the Maison Symphonique de Montréal, (2) in the evening’s program and (3) in the 2017 Gala section of the Orchestre Métropolitain website
•  Mention during the evening’s speeches
•  Receipt for income tax purposes

 

 

$10,000 Table – Sonata

•  One 10-seat table for you and your guests
•  Display of your company’s logo or your name: (1) in the evening’s program and (2) in the 2017 Gala section of the Orchestre Métropolitain website
•  Receipt for income tax purposes

$25,000 Table – Concerto

•  One 10-seat table for you and your guests
•  Optional: 25 additional tickets for the concert only
•  Display of your company’s logo or your name: (1) on the screens of the Maison Symphonique de Montréal, (2) in the evening’s program and (3) in the 2017 Gala section of the Orchestre Métropolitain website
•  Mention during the evening’s speeches
•  Receipt for income tax purposes

 

 

 

 

 

Individual Ticket: $1,000

•  Display of your company’s logo or your name in the 2017 Gala section of the Orchestre Métropolitain website
•  Receipt for income tax purposes


RSVP BEFORE APRIL 17 2017

Gabrielle Blackburn
gblackburn@orchestremetropolitain.com
514 598-0870, extension 29