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Performer: Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal


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.

Since his appointment as artistic director and principal conductor in 2000, Yannick Nézet-Séguin has developed and maintained an exceptional relationship with the musicians, undoubtedly contributing to the Orchestre’s success, longevity and growing fame.

For 20 years now, the OM has grown alongside its artistic director and principal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, whose career continues to reach new heights. Their exceptional collaborative relationship has given rise to many ambitious musical projects, some of them quite daring, under the leadership of the Montreal conductor.

Building on this special relationship and on the momentum of its concerts and recordings, the OM has enjoyed growing success and earned an enviable international reputation.

The year 2019 will go down as a turning point in the history of the OM, which recently announced that Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s contract has been renewed for life. This rare commitment only strengthens the extraordinary human relationship and deep bond that the conductor maintains with his Montreal orchestra and audiences.

Still glowing from the success of its 2017 European tour, the OM will embark on a United States tour in November 2019, visiting Chicago, Ann Arbor, New York City and Philadelphia with its conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

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MontrealBach's Mass in B minor

Bach: Messe in h-Moll, BWV232
Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Kimy McLaren; Rihab Chaieb; David Portillo; John Relyea

MontrealFrom Berlin to Buenos Aires

Sunabacka, Piazzolla, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Blake Pouliot
Neue Kritikenmehr...

Yannick Nézet-Séguin lädt zum Familienfest ein

Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Nézet-Séguin dirgiert sein Orchestre Métropolitain in insgesamt sieben Konzerten in Europa. In beiden Programmen wird auch jeweils ein Stück eines Komponisten aus Quebec gespielt.

Montreal's Orchestre Métropolitain shines in all-Classical program

Yannick Nézet-Séguin © François Goupil
Cellist Stéphane Tétreault's rendtion of Haydn's Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major was the highlight of the evening.

Answered prayers: Mahler and Vivian Fung in Montreal

Frédéric Antoun © Helen Tansey
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain offered a delicately detailed reading of Das Lied von der Erde with two French Canadian soloists.

Socially-distanced Beethoven from the Orchestre Métropolitan

Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal
The socially-distancing Orchestre Métropolitain blazed forth so magnificently that it sounded like they were at full strength playing in their usual home, the Maison symphonique at the Place des Arts.

Breaking the silence: an Orchestre Métropolitain thanksgiving

Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal
Recorded in the Salle Bourgie, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the OM in two highly contrasting Beethoven symphonies. 

DiDonato shines as OM flirts with perfection

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the Orchestre Métropolitain © Orchestre Metropolitan/ François Goupil
DiDonato shines as Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads his OM in the final concert of its US tour, ending with blockbuster Bruckner.