This summer, the Orchestre Métropolitain’s musicians, conducted by their artistic director and principal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, recorded Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 at the Kondiaronk lookout in front of the Mount Royal Chalet. The performance, captured in front of the Montréal skyline, is available on ICI Tou.tv. Without the possibility of a live audience, the Orchestre wanted to bring the mountain and the music to the eyes and ears of television viewers from coast to coast.
Beethoven’s music is full of hope and renewal, which is why we wanted to show our musicians—together again after months of silence—performing his work atop our magnificent mountain in the heart of Montréal. We hope that this film encapsulates this unprecedented moment, like an homage to our city and our common humanity. And we hope that it shows that art is essential, now more than ever before.
One of Quebec’s leading cultural ambassadors, the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal was founded in 1981 on a bold gamble: that the best way to promote symphonic music is by creating strong ties with the public.
The Orchestre Métropolitain warmly thanks the Government of Quebec.
The OM would also like to thank:
The Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine; the Conseil des arts de Montréal, which made this concert possible through its touring program; Concerts Campbell and the Charles S. Campbell estate, thanks to Royal Trust; the Ville-Marie borough, through its support fund for cultural organizations; Hydro-Québec, official sponsor of the Orchestre Métropolitain; the Direction – Cinéma, Festivals et Événements of the Service de la culture; and the Bureau du Mont-Royal, City of Montréal.