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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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DUO PACKAGE AT $36: Mozart, Bourget, Marsolais + Local Colours

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  • Mozart, Bourget, Marsolais: The Soulful French Horn
  • Local Colours: From Sibelius to Boudreau

Mozart, Bourget, Marsolais: The Soulful French Horn
— June 11 – 20, 2021

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Lightning, charm and genius. The OM’s artistic partner, conductor Nicolas Ellis will be conducting an original program featuring the talented Louis-Philippe Marsolais. The French horn player will perform two concerti, one by Mozart and the other by his colleague, Simon Bourget.

Also on the program, Strauss’s Don Juan is seductive and sensual. But this Don Juan isn’t cruel or ill-intentioned. He’s on a quest for pure beauty. From the touching love story performed by the oboe to a strong statement put forth by the horn section in unison, this tone poem’s protagonist falls straight from grace. And the opening piece, And So Be Changed to Lightning in the End, by Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy, holds its electrifying promise until the end.

Local Colours: From Sibelius to Boudreau
— July 9 – 18, 2021

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A double header featuring friendship, orchestral colours, and Nordic and boreal landscapes. On the podium, Yannick Nézet-Séguin celebrates northern compositions by the Finnish Sibelius and Canadian Boudreau, alongside soloist and OM concertmaster, Yukari Cousineau. Getting off to a running start, the program opens with Trajin by Canadian-Mexican composer, Alejandra Odgers.

In contrast with Sibelius’s triumphant and patriotic second symphony, his third is clear, efficient and restrained.Inspired by the melodic style of his friend, Claude Vivier, Québécois composer Walter Boudreau’s La vie d’un héros is a vivid photo album of shared memories, performed by Yukari Cousineau.

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*COMPLETED* Symphonic Brahms: A triumphant finale
— May 21 – 30, 2021

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Pre-concert talk

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The OM Preludes: Jiajia Li

(In French only)

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Brahms’s fourth starts with an almost hopeless sigh, bringing us into his personal universe, where exuberance and mastery meet. Under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the OM’s performance of Brahms’s last symphony brings out all the depth of this Romantic classic that took the composer out of the shadows of his predecessors.

Starting off the program is Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds, weaving Czech-inspired folk melodies into an expertly crafted composition. From pomp (with a touch of irony!) to a march, the piece features emotion and rhythm, transporting the audience to a world of Bohemian dances, with an inspirational slow movement, and a lively and festive polka.

*COMPLETED* From piano to podium: Mozart & Brahms with Yannick Nézet-Séguin
— April 30 – May 9, 2021

Yannick Nézet-Séguin presents

Brahms’ Symphony No. 3

(English subtitles)

The OM Preludes

(In French only)

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin will bring Mozart’s lyrical and bright Piano Concerto No. 12 to life in a rare appearance as both conductor and soloist with the OM. The concerto will be followed by Brahms’s third symphony—a sweet, melodic continuation of the OM’s Brahms symphony cycle.

The free-spirited but joyful symphony opens strong with three chords, setting the tone for a compact and unified piece. Mozart himself bragged that he composed the perfect piano concerto, a piece that could be enjoyed both by connoisseurs and the greater public. To start things off, Castro D’Addona’s Diversity gives Latin dance rhythms a classical touch.

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

Pre-concert talk

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The OM Preludes : Chloé Dumoulin

(In French only)

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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.

*COMPLETED* 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.”

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

Pre-concert talk

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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

Pre-concert talk

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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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Pre-concert talk

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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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Pre-concert talk

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The OM Preludes: Rania Boudrias

(In French only)

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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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