Summer season 2018

Join the Orchestre Métropolitain in celebrating symphonic music this summer season. The OM will partner with the city’s biggest cultural organizations to host some of summer’s most anticipated events!

Orchestre Métropolitain
Domaine Forget

 

Concert hommage à Madame Jacqueline Desmarais

Saturday, June 23, 3 p.m., (Salle du Domaine)

 

A brilliant, modern and highly seductive work by Ibert – the Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major, considered as a mainstay of the repertoire. From its first notes in the brass, which anticipate the big tune of the masterful movement that made it famous, Tchaikovsky’s colossal Piano Concerto No. 1 resonates with all who encounter it. Yannick Nézet-Séguin the conducts Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony, nicknamed “Fate”. The imposing first movement sets the tone for this work of extraordinary emotional depth.

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Louis Lortie, piano

 

IBERT : Flute Concerto
TCHAÏKOVSKY : Piano Concerto No. 1, in B flat minor, op. 23
TCHAÏKOVSKY : Symphony No. 4, in F minor, op.36

 

TICKETS

Jazz Festival – Dreamworks Animation in Concert

 

Saturday, June 30, 7:30 p.m., (Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts)

 

The films of Dreamworks have become genre classics, both for the technical quality of their animation, and their soundtracks. Experience films from Shrek to Kung-Fu Panda, projected onto the big screen and accompanied by live music performed by the Orchestre Métropolitain. Thrill the kids, and awaken your own inner child!

 

Aram Demirjian, conductor

 

Music from Dreamworks animation films

 

TICKETS

Concerts populaires

 

Thursday, July 5, 7:30 p.m., (Centre Pierre-Charbonneau)

 

André Mathieu’s Piano Concerto No. 4, a recently discovered work representative of the composer’s “Modern Romanticism,” and perhaps his boldest creation. Under the baton of Nicolas Ellis, Beethoven’s seventh symphony truly becomes “the apotheosis of the dance”.

 

Nicolas Ellis, conductor
Jean-Philippe Sylvestre, piano

 

MATHIEU : Piano concerto No. 4
BEETHOVEN : Symphony No. 7

 

TICKETS

Gala 60e anniversaire
Concours de musique du Canada

 

Monday, July 9, 7:30 p.m., (Maison symphonique de Montréal)

 

This drama of Goethe, a man who believes first and foremost in freedom could only fascinate Beethoven.  Goethe had indicated in his text the passages which were to be accompanied by music. Gorgeous melodic lines, especially for the demanding “perpetual motion” ending, are called for in Barber’s Violin Concerto.

 

Nicolas Ellis, conductor
Kerson Leong, violin
Winners to be determined

 

BEETHOVEN : Egmont Overture
BARBER : Concerto pour violon, op. 14

 

TICKETS Get 50 % off with the promotional code : CMCOM

Friday 13
Festival de Lanaudière

 

Friday, July 13, 8 p.m., (Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay)

 

A contrasting concert is awaiting. The carribean accents of Goodyear’s Callaloo and the jazz accents of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in blue will surround Barber’s poignant Adagio for Strings. Rachmaninoff’s Symphony no 2 will close the program.

 

Roderick Cox, conductor
Stewart Goodyear, piano

 

STEWART GOODYEAR : Callaloo
BARBER : Adagio for Strings
GERSHWIN : Rhapsody in Blue
RACHMANINOFF : Symphony No. 2

 

TICKETS

THE OM UNDER THE OPEN SKY on the Mount-Royal

 

Friday, July 27, 8 p.m., (Chalet du Mont-Royal)

 

The Polonaise from the opera Eugene Onegin evokes a ballroom richly decorated and filled with dancing couples. Mozartiana is an affectionate tip of the hat to the eponymous composer. In the fourth symphony, nicknamed “Fate”, the imposing first movement sets the tone for this work of extraordinary emotional depth.

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

 

TCHAÏKOVSKY : Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TCHAÏKOVSKY : Suite for Orchestra No. 4 in G Major “ Mozartiana “
TCHAÏKOVSKY : Symphony No. 4

 

GRATUIT

THE OM UNDER THE OPEN SKY
at l’Île-des-Soeurs

 

Saturday, July 28, 8 p.m. (Parc West Vancouver, Île-des-Sœurs)

 

The Polonaise from the opera Eugene Onegin evokes a ballroom richly decorated and filled with dancing couples. Mozartiana is an affectionate tip of the hat to the eponymous composer. In the fourth symphony, nicknamed “Fate”, the imposing first movement sets the tone for this work of extraordinary emotional depth.

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

 

TCHAÏKOVSKY : Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TCHAÏKOVSKY : Suite for Orchestra No. 4 in G Major “ Mozartiana “
TCHAÏKOVSKY : Symphony No.

 

FREE CONCERT

A Concert of Remembrance
Festival de Lanaudière

Saturday, August 4, 8 p.m., (Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay)

 

Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester psalms are monumental odes to the strength and resolve of those who suffered the Holocaust. Lyrical and poetic, they are rare musical achievements and are well completed by Bernstein’s 2nd symphony, an opus of anguish and anxiety.

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Chœur Métropolitain, prepared by François A. Ouimet

 

BERNSTEIN : Chichester Psalms
BERNSTEIN : Symphony No. 2 “Age of Anxiety”
Program to be completed

 

TICKETS

Closing Concert
Festival de Lanaudière

Sunday, August 5, 2 p.m., (Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay)

 

A symbol of opposition and resistance to the nazis and militarism, Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony is also an Hymn to Vladimir Lenin and to the city of Leningrad whichsuffered a cruel military siege that lasted 900 days.

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor
Marc-André Hamelin, piano

 

SHOSTAKOVICH : Piano Concerto No.2
SHOSTAKOVICH : Symphony No.7 “Leningrad”

 

TICKETS

Festival de Saint-Sauveur

 

Sunday, August 5, 8 p.m. (Festival de Saint-Sauveur)

 

Let the music begin! Guests returning to Saint-Sauveur this summer include the Orchestre Métropolitain, guided for the occasion by the baton of its music director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The orchestra and its maestro have been very busy. One of the music scene’s most sought-after conductors right now, Nézet-Séguin steps into his new role next season as music director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The OM embarked on its first European tour last fall to widespread acclaim. For this edition of FASS, the OM will serve up a menu devoted entirely to Tchaikovsky, the composer so well known for his ballet music: La Polonaise, from the opera Eugene Onegin;Orchestral Suite No. 4 Mozartiana; and the intensely dramatic Symphony No. 4, sometimes nicknamed Fate.

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

 

TCHAÏKOVSKY : Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TCHAÏKOVSKY : Suite for Orchestra No. 4 in G Major “ Mozartiana “
TCHAÏKOVSKY : Symphony No. 4

 

TICKETS

THE OM UNDER THE OPEN SKY

at Pincourt

 

Sunday, August 12, 2 p.m., (Pincourt)

 

The Polonaise from the opera Eugene Onegin evokes a ballroom richly decorated and filled with dancing couples. Mozartiana is an affectionate tip of the hat to the eponymous composer. In the fourth symphony, nicknamed “Fate”, the imposing first movement sets the tone for this work of extraordinary emotional depth.

 

Nicolas Ellis, conductor

 

TCHAÏKOVSKY : Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
TCHAÏKOVSKY : Suite for Orchestra No. 4 in G Major “ Mozartiana “
TCHAÏKOVSKY : Symphony No. 4

 

FREE CONCERT