Orchestre Métropolitain: back on stage with Yannick at the piano

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Montreal, March 18, 2021 – The Orchestre Métropolitain and its artistic director and principal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin are delighted to return to performing before a live audience at three  concerts slated for March 27, April 11 and April 17, 2021, at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. Tickets for members of the public will go on sale at noon on Saturday, March 20, on the  www.placedesarts.com website. 

On March 16, the Quebec government authorized the reopening of red zone concert venues and  theatres effective March 26. The Orchestre Métropolitain has the honour of being the first music  ensemble to perform in Place des Arts after this latest reopening of Montreal’s indoor performance  spaces. 

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“We welcome this latest reopening of concert venues with deep emotion. Audiences returning to  concert halls and theatres will breathe new life into the Montreal community, into our artists and  cultural workers and into all who find, in the performing arts, an echo of the emotions they have  experienced over the last 12 months. It is once again time to gather, to be moved, to escape and to  reimagine how we live together. The arts will show us the way.” Yannick Nézet-Séguin

The concert programs 

For the first time in his career, Yannick Nézet-Séguin will appear as both conductor and soloist in  Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major. The musicians of the OM and their conductor will also  conclude their Brahms symphony cycle and perform works by African-American composer  Valerie Coleman (Umoja) and Venezuelan-Spanish composer, conductor and trumpeter  Giancarlo Castro D’Addona (Diversity). In his first Canadian appearance, young piano talent  Tony Siqi Yun, winner of the 2019 China International Music Competition, will perform Clara  Schumann’s Piano Concerto No. 2

All concerts will be shortened in length and performed without intermission. Some concerts will be  given twice the same day.

Activities resume but with strict rules in place

The Orchestre Métropolitain is resuming its activities while fully complying with the strict rules  governing the behaviour of concertgoers on site and the return of its musicians on stage. Every  spectator over the age of 10 must wear a mask upon arrival at the Place des Arts complex and when  circulating within it. Every spectator over the age of 10 must wear a procedural mask upon arrival to  the performance venue, for the duration of the performance, and until exiting the complex. Cloth face  coverings are not permitted in performance venues. Face covers or procedural mask are strongly  recommended for children 2 to 9 years old. Hand sanitizing stations are installed in several places in  the Place des Arts complex. Physical distancing stickers are affixed to the floor. One-way routes have  been created. Shows are presented without intermissions to limit traffic. Cloakrooms are closed. Strict  disinfection procedures are in place and the frequency of cleaning toilets, tables, doorknobs and other  sensitive surfaces has been increased. A display to remind guests about various instructions to be  observed are in place. Anyone with Covid-19 symptoms will not be allowed to attend shows. 

Ticket sales 

Beginning Thursday, March 18, at noon: presale to 2020-2021 season subscribers – Beginning Friday, March 19, at noon: presale to 2019-2020 season subscribers – Beginning Saturday, March 20, at noon: sale to the general public.



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