Take some time to relax and bask in the music.
During these tumultuous times, the Orchestre Métropolitain invites you to stay at home and care for your loved ones. To make your time at home a bit sweeter, the OM has prepared new online programming featuring concerts from recent years. Keep checking our page as we will be updating it in the coming days.
“Music is comforting. It helps us to connect, to stay close, even if we can’t be physically together.” – Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Spread the music, not the virus!
Musicians of all ages responded to the call of our conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin to spread music. Watch their performances!
Angela Cheng and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1
This week, the Orchestre Métropolitain invites you to take a plunge into the sounds of a memorable concert in the OM’s history, as it celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Théâtre Maisonneuve in March 2001.
Under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Canadian pianist Angela Cheng delivers an electrifying performance which doesn’t fail to amaze, even 20 years later!
Don’t miss the other two last parts of this great concert featuring Quebec pianists Richard Raymond and André Laplante, which will be broadcasted on June 12 and 19.
The OM warmly thanks pianist Angela Cheng.
All episodes available online, in French only
From May 18 to 21, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin appeared on the radio with host Marie-Christine Trottier to talk about his extraordinary craft, passion and love for music, and the talented artists and friends he’s met throughout his career in the performing arts. He’ll also share the pieces and composers that inspire him, give him hope and lift his spirits.
May 18 – Episode 1: Music and Emotions
Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mahler, Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven
May 19 – Episode 2: Music, Love and Friendship
Sibelius, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Agustin Lara
May 20 – Episode 3: Music and Life
Mahler, Florent Schmitt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Beethoven
May 21 – Episode 4: Music and the human being
Debussy, Bruckner, Mozart, Bernstein, Richard Strauss, Ravel
At this time of year, we’re usually preparing for the end of our regular season. While we can’t give you the send-off we planned, we wanted to celebrate with a unique remote symphonic event created just for you, especially for those of you who have been affected by the current situation.
Although we’re waiting for the day when we can be together again, we’re thrilled and moved to present the beautiful “Nimrod” from Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
Even though we’re apart, the OM family is together in sight and sound.
On May 20, 2020, Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, hosted a virtual and inspiring conversation with conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin about the arts and culture communities during this unprecedented time, and the unique challenges faced by performers and creators.
The Orchestre Métropolitain has teamed up with singer-songwriter and poet Gilles Vigneault, a Quebec icon and one of the most revered artists in the French-speaking world, to offer a unique and moving anthem. Opening with a short poem addressed to Quebecers living through these exceptional times, Vigneault has offered the OM and Yannick Nézet-Séguin the opportunity to perform his piece remotely, arranged for orchestra by Léon Bernier. From our family to yours—a message of solidarity, hope and compassion.
Mr. Vigneault was a member of the OM’s first board of directors.
This video was presented as part of Bonsoir Bonsoir TV program on ICI Radio-Canada Télé.