Montreal’s 375th anniversary

The Orchestre Métropolitain is proud to take part in several activities surrounding the 375th anniversary of the city.


Bonne Fête Montréal Concert

On May 17, 2017, the Bell Centre will be celebrating Montreal’s 375th anniversary with an eclectic showcase of Quebec’s top artists.

Hosted by Guy A. Lepage with stage direction by Serge Denoncourt, Bonne Fête Montréal will offer an unforgettable evening to a crowd of 15,000. The line-up includes a wide range of singers, comedians and musicians, representing the diverse languages and rich cultural landscape at the heart of the city.


Led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Orchestre Métropolitain will perform at this major highlight of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind collaboration between the Orchestra and Quebec’s best talent, together on the Bell Centre stage.

With Louis-José Houde, Marie-Mai, Rufus and Martha Wainwright & Jane and Anna McGarrigle, Diane Dufresne, Laurent Paquin, Robert Charlebois, Gad Elmaleh, Ariane Moffatt, Boogat, Dead Obies, Kim Richardson, La Bronze et Les Porn Flakes.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Bell Centre

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Illumination of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge *

* Repeated on June 25

As of May 17, the Jacques-Cartier Bridge will be lit up every night for the next ten years. This stunning visual project was developed by Moment Factory in collaboration with six Montreal multimedia and lighting studios.

To mark its unveiling, a choreographed light performance was designed to showcase the new installation. The Orchestre Métropolitain, under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will provide musical accompaniment for this unique one-time performance. The event will be broadcast on local TV networks.

Repeated on Sunday, June 25, at 10:30 p.m.
Jacques-Cartier Bridge



Montréal AVUDO

A spectacular show that pays tribute to the St. Lawrence River will come to life with enormous projections inspired the city’s history. Get ready to travel back in time!

This poetic multimedia performance, created uniquely for Montréal’s 375th by the celebrated Compagnia Finzi Pasca will be taking over the west sector of the Old Port of Montréal. Young and old will be dazzled, moved and transported by the magic of images and scenes projected on rippling water walls and other spectacular installations.

An original music score composed by Maria Bonzanigo and recorded with the Orchestre Métropolitain and the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal will accompany this exquisite production.

From May 17 to September 2, 2017, Thursday to Saturday.
In July, Wednesday to Saturday.
2 performances each night: 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

Length: 30 minutes
Quai King Edward, Old Port of Montréal




The Hochelaga Symphony

A project of L’école et les arts

Montrealers are invited to a free concert by the Orchestre Métropolitain with the participation of elementary and secondary school students from Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Hochelaga Symphony is an unprecedented symphonic work: composed by four Montrealers and interspersed with historical narratives, it tells the neighborhood’s story. Join us as we rock the city for Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations.

Sunday, May 28, 2017, 3 p.m.
Centre Pierre-Charbonneau


Tickets (free)
The tickets are also available at the Maison de la culture Mercier: 8105, Hochelaga Street




Montréal Symphonique

A major new public concert at the foot of Mount Royal!

For Montréal’s 375th and Canada’s 150th, our three major Montréal orchestras—the OSM, the Orchestre Métropolitain as well as the McGill Symphony Orchestra—will be coming together to celebrate this historic moment at the foot of our iconic Mount Royal. This concept show, created and produced by GSI Musique and directed by Simon Leclerc, will feature more than 300 musicians, pop artists and choral singers who promise to dazzle our eyes and ears and make our spirits soar.

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 9 p.m.
Mount-Royal, East side


The Montreal Video Game Symphony

A not-to-be-missed concert at which you will hear and rediscover music from video games created in Montréal. A multimedia event that combines the power of a symphony orchestra and the immersive universe of video gaming.

Friday, September 29, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier

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