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Alongside renowned Canadian artists, the Orchestre Métropolitain and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin offer you magnificent concert webcasts (on demand), captured with state-of-the-art sound and video quality at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. Enjoy an enriched digital experience thanks to our complementary content: online concert program, pre-concert talk and virtual prelude. Have a good time!

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Get your trio package and save 20% on regular fare tickets. This package includes our new webcast concerts: The OM is buzzing: Génial! (February 26 to March 7), Blake Pouliot and Yannick Nézet-Séguin (March 12 to 21) and Clara Schumann according to Tony Siqi Yun (April 9 to 18).

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For Valentine’s Day, give the love of music! Treat someone special with one of our concert webcasts.

Youth Spirit · The OM is buzzing: Génial!
— February 26 – March 7, 2021

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Grab your magnifying glass and take a closer look at the musical world of insects, spiders and worms. Families will be thrilled to see Martin Carli, from the Télé-Québec hit Génial!, back on stage to bring us up close and personal with the little critters. Put on your dancing shoes for Roussel’s Spider’s Feast and take cover when it comes time for Rimsky-Korsakov’s famed Flight of the Bumblebee. Round it out with moonlight stroll to Vivaldi’s lively “La Notte.”

Blake Pouliot and Yannick Nézet-Séguin
— March 12 – 21, 2021

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For many years, Brahms was unable to write a symphony, afraid that it wouldn’t live up to Beethoven’s legacy. But with Symphony No. 1, the composer conquered his fear to pen a powerful and triumphant work. African American composer Carlos Simon also takes a cue from the German master, drawing inspiration from the second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony in Fate Now Conquers. Composed in 2020, the work gets the concert off to an engaging and dynamic start.

Clara Schumann according to Tony Siqi Yun
— April 9 – 18, 2021

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The young prodigy and first prize winner at the Inaugural China International Music Competition, Tony Siqi Yun is making his Canadian debut with a performance of Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto, a gem of the Romantic era. Known as a poet of the keyboard, Yun’s performance of this incomparable work is at once masterful and expressive.

Brahms’s famous lullaby takes dramatic twists and turns in his Second Symphony, going from bright and soothing to tragic introspection. But first, an orchestral transcription of African American composer Valerie Coleman’s captivating wind quintet, Umoja, Anthem for Unity, starts the concert off on a cheerful note. Featuring syncopated rhythms and catchy melodies, this piece is a perfect introduction to the contemporary flautist and composer’s work.

*COMPLETED* From Berlin to Buenos Aires
— January 15 – 22, 2021

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The OM Preludes : Sofia Morao

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A masterful tribute to Martin Luther, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5 invokes the spirits of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. Soloist-in-residence Blake Pouliot brings the intoxicating rhythms of Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires to life with dazzling virtuosity.

Rich in chorales and rooted in the belief that all the faithful can celebrate the Christian God, the Protestant musical tradition inspired many musicians. Felix Mendelssohn transposed his devotion into a visionary work of complex counterpoint. With its vibrant energy, Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires gives an occasional nod to Vivaldi.

*COMPLETED* Bach’s Mass in B Minor (Rebroadcast Online) — December 18 – 23, 2020

Closing concert of the

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The OM Preludes : Marie-Ève Pineau

(In French only)

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All of Bach’s splendour in one composition. Intended to be a finely chiselled portrait of Bach’s style, the Mass in B minor was written, polished and perfected over a nearly 30-year period. A universal gem, performed by the OM alongside soprano Kimy Mc Laren, mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb, tenor David Portillo and bass-baritone John Relyea.

*COMPLETED* Yannick Nézet-Séguin hosts Stéphane Tétreault — November 20 – 27

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The OM Preludes: Azat Vartanian

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Haydn’s eloquence, lyricism and spirit come to life under Stéphane Tétreault’s bow. Both tragic and complex, Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 takes shape around a simple, poignant theme that leads us from turmoil into darkness before exploding with transformative violence. Without a doubt one of his most tormented and celebrated pieces.

 Son of an African slave and a rich Frenchman, the Chevalier de Saint-George was a violin virtuoso whose light, elegant compositions are in the purest tradition of 18th-century France. Lost for 200 years and rediscovered in 1961, Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C is beloved by audiences and cellists alike for its technical brilliance and scope of melody.

*COMPLETED* Fauré’s Requiem — November 6 – 13

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The OM Preludes: Rania Boudrias

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“Tenderness is invincible,” as the saying goes. Fauré’s Requiem, arguably his most masterful work, comforts the bereaved and pays tribute to the victims of the pandemic. The Chariot Jubilee, written by African American Nathaniel Dett, celebrates Black lives through music.

Fauré considered death “a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than a painful experience,” a conviction embodied in his peaceful Requiem. Precise and luminous, the work uses timbre and instruments with restraint, paying tribute to their sound, their voice, and lifting the souls of the living as well as the departed. Nathaniel Dett’s The Chariot Jubilee evokes gospel classics with the expressivity of late Romanticism.

*COMPLETED* The Little Prince
— October 30 – November 8

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Familiar, otherworldly and timeless: the sounds of the wind quintet magnify the dreamlike, surreal universe of the Little Prince, the boy-monarch who fell from the stars to speak of love, friendship, innocence and humanity to a pilot stranded in the desert. Come revel in the sonorous and the poetic atmospheres with the talents of Renaud Lacelle-Bourdon, Sophie Desmarais and Benoît Brière.

An original work by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Cast: Benoît Brière, Jean-François Casabonne, Sophie Desmarais, Fayolle Jean, Victor Andres Trelles Turgeon and Renaud Lacelle-Bourdon

Accompanied by OM musicians
Under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin

*COMPLETED* Peter and the Wolf — October 16 – 25

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In French only — Orchestra musicians and acclaimed actors take to the stage of the TNM to deliver the charming story of how Peter stands up to the Big Bad Wolf. Playfully showcasing the sounds of the orchestra, Prokofiev pairs each instrument with an animal and a recurring melody—a leitmotif—to followWho knows? The Wolf might be hiding behind the tree in the Russian forest taking shape before our eyes.

Cast: Benoît Brière, Jean-François Casabonne, Sophie Desmarais, Fayolle Jean, Benoît McGinnis, Victor Andres Trelles Turgeon

Accompanied by OM musicians
Under the baton of Nicolas Ellis

*COMPLETED* Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Das Lied von der Erde — October 2 – 9

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From the intimate to the universal, Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and Vivian Fung’s Prayer transcend suffering and struggle to give a voice to humanity. These emotive pieces evoke feelings of grief, fear, hope and wonder.

Mahler’s life was marked by a string of tragedies as he began to compose his ninth Symphony. In rapid succession he lost his daughter, his position at the Vienna Opera and his health. It was against this backdrop that Mahler found inspiration in Chinese poetry and penned one of his most compelling and personal compositions, a piece that showcases the talents of Quebec soloists Michèle Losier and Frédéric Antoun. Composed and created during lockdown, Prayer transfigures chants by Hildegard von Bingen.

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