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Performer: Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal

Biography

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 & Mendelssohn: Special concert

Bach J. C., Bach, Mendelssohn
Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal; Nicolas Ellis; Lyne Allard; Nancy Ricard

MontrealMiloš & JoAnn Falletta

Kodály, Talbot, Rachmaninov
Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal; JoAnn Falletta; Miloš Karadaglić

MontrealA Nordic Tale

Panneton, Mathieu, Sibelius
Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal; Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Jean-Philippe Sylvestre
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Rising stars feature strongly with Montreal's Orchestre Métropolitain

Violinist Kerson Leong and cellist Stéphane Tétreault were phenomenal soloists in Brahms' Double Concerto. 
***11
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Sunny Dvořák and passionate Brahms from Nézet-Séguin

Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain perform Dvořák and Brahms with a lightness of touch and attention to detail.
****1
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin: from piano to podium in Montréal

Yannick Nézet-Séguin made his debut as piano concerto soloist with Montreal's Orchestre Métropolitain.
****1
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Montreal's Orchestre Métropolitain shines in all-Classical program

Cellist Stéphane Tétreault's rendtion of Haydn's Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major was the highlight of the evening.
****1
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Answered prayers: Mahler and Vivian Fung in Montreal

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain offered a delicately detailed reading of Das Lied von der Erde with two French Canadian soloists.
*****
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Socially-distanced Beethoven from the Orchestre Métropolitan

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.
*****
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