MONTRÉAL, July 31, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – The date had already been set for a while by the official programming of the 375th anniversary of the city of Montréal and GSI Musique. On August 19th at 9pm at the foot of the Mount Royal, music lovers will be able to witness, for the first time ever, three of the city’s major orchestras putting their talent together: The McGill Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal being the featured guests of the evening. This popular gathering is under the direction of Monique Giroux and the musical arrangements have been made by Simon Leclerc who will also conduct the more than 400 musicians, artists and choir members all reunited on the same stage.
A promising first lineup reveal!
Montréal Symphonique is a huge affaire; a celebration of a great city and the heart of those who make it come alive, its culture, its diversity and its seasons. The show, presented continuously and without a host, will feature an impressing lineup of artists including amongst others Alain Lefèbvre, Coeur de Pirate, DJ Champion, Elisapie, ILAM, Isabelle Boulay, Marie-Josée Lord, Mélissa Lavergne, M-Mo,Patrick Watson et Pierre Lapointe. Many more will be joining in this major event and their names will be announced in the following days or on stage of the night of the event!
Producer, designer and artistic direction – Nicolas Lemieux
Musical arrangements and musical direction – Simon Leclerc
Direction – Monique Giroux
Lighting designer – Claude Benoit
Set design and video design – Normal Studio
About GSI Musique
Established in 1983 and now directed by Nicolas Lemieux, GSI Musique is the doyenne of Québec record companies. The company has marketed over 250 music CDs and DVDs and produced numerous television specials in addition to having produced many major shows. GSI Musique also coordinates show tours, manages artists’ careers and edits a vast music catalogue that includes an impressive number of classic songs from Québec. On the strength of this success, GSI Musique continues to contribute to enhancing Québec’s musical heritage.
About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary
The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montréal’s 375th anniversary in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.
The Society benefits from the support of the Ville de Montréal, the Gouvernement du Québec and private funding from 12 Great Montrealers. For more information: www.375mtl.com
To learn more about the Québec government’s contribution to Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, click here.