The OM at the foot of Mount Royal

The symphonic event of the summer in the heart of the city
- Free outdoor concert -

Under the enlightened direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the OM invites you to experience symphonic music outdoors in a magical, laid-back setting.

In response to the growing renown of the Orchestre, its conductor and the event and to be able to accommodate more concertgoers, the sixth edition of this free event will be held on Thursday, July 25, at 8 p.m. at the foot of Mount Royal, specifically at the intersection of Avenue du Parc and Avenue des Pins, where the Montréal symphonique event was held during Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebration.

The OM offers a program whose centrepiece is Tchaikovsky’s celebrated Symphony No. 5, one of the composer’s most emblematic works. The work will be preceded by Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, a musical gem that charms the ear and plunges us into the title character’s eventful journeys. Ravel’s sumptuous Bolero added to the program will bring this evening to a close on a high note!

 

The concert will be broadcast live on giant screens.

 

ACTIVITIES AND FOOD TRUCKS
From 5 p.m., food trucks will be on site, near the intersection of Du Parc and Duluth Avenues.
As a prelude to the concert, members of the audience will be able to hear a performance by 3Doums, a percussion ensemble conducted by Hugo Rivest, from the Commission scolaire de Montréal’s École Louis-Riel. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Useful Information

HOW TO GET THERE

By public transit

15 minutes by foot from the Sherbrooke metro station
10 minutes by foot from the Place-des-Arts metro station

By bike

BIXI Stations nearby – Find a station on the BIXI website
Additional bike racks will be available for cyclists at the intersection of Avenue des Pins and Rue Jeanne-Mance, near the event site.

By car

Parking spaces around Mount Royal are limited, so we strongly recommend that you use active or public transit!

 

STREET CLOSINGS

Please note that the following streets will be closed to traffic on Thursday, July 25, between 4 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.:

  • Avenue du Parc, in both directions, between Des Pins and Du Mont-Royal avenues;
  • Chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine, in both directions, south of Avenue du Mont-Royal;
  • Avenue Duluth, in both directions, between Avenue du Parc and Rue Saint-Urbain.

 

BRING YOUR CHAIR!

Folding chairs will allowed on the event site. Arrive early to get the best seats!

For reduced mobility concertgoers, a space for wheelchairs will be provided near the intersection of Du Parc and Duluth Avenues (access via Avenue du Parc). Please note that chairs will not be provided for attendants.

When? Thursday, July 25, 8 p.m.

Where? Montreal, at the foot of Mount Royal (access to site at the corner of Parc and Duluth)

The concert will be canceled in the event of steady rain.

 

FOOD AND DRINKING WATER

Concertgoers are welcome to bring a picnic. Various food trucks will also be on site (at the intersection of Du Parc and Duluth avenues). Feel free to bring your picnic! A drinking water station will also be on site. Remember to bring refillable bottles!

 

Updated information will be provided to the public via the Facebook event, on the Orchestre Métropolitain’s Facebook page, on the Campbell Concerts page and on Twitter (@LeMetropolitain).

Acknowledgements

The OM at the Foot of Mount Royal concert, presented by the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, in collaboration with Stingray Classica, is made possible by the generous support of Gouvernement du Québec, Ville de Montréal, Ville-Marie Borough and La Presse+. The concert is presented as part of the Campbell Concerts.

The Campbell Concerts have been offered free since 1924 due to the generosity of Montreal lawyer and music lover Charles S. Campbell, who bequeathed his estate to the creation of a fund to be used to hold concerts in Montreal parks.