For the resumption of its concerts, the Orchester Métropolitain (OM) has planned a program “printed with audacity, astonishing collaborations and great diversity”.
This was argued by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, artistic director and principal conductor of OM at the unveiling of the program for the Orchestra’s 42nd musical season on Thursday.
This season will see 11 programs come to life at the Maison symphonique de Montréal, six of which will be conducted by the principal conductor, namely American composer Florence Price’s “Symphony No. 3”, British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s “Ballad for Orchestra” ( “Haute voltige”) and a creation by Elisapie Isaac (“Aurores orchestrales”).
OM will also present creations by Quebecers Denis Gougeon, Keiko Devaux, Simon Bertrand and a family get-together, with “The shoveler of clouds” by Simon Boulerice.
Also, the French flautist Emmanuel Pahud will offer this winter a residency at the Maison Symphonique de Montréal where he will be conducted by conductor Chloé Van Soeterstède. The Orchestra also intends to make more room for gender and cultural diversity by inviting four conductors and nearly twenty composers who will be honoured.
This 42nd season also marks the return of the Conseil des arts de Montréal tour to the boroughs of the metropolis.