Message from the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal:
The Orchestre Métropolitain, under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’s Bourgie Hall are proud to announce that they are gradually resuming their activities. After 3 months of silence, OM musicians will be reuniting at Bourgie Hall to perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s first 8 symphonies without an audience…. to be treamed on the Orchestre Métropolitainand Bourgie Hall websites over the course of summer 2020.
‘The current moment has set off a lot of initiative, leadership and imagination. We need to accept that things will have to be different for a while. The desire to offer music is bigger than the limits of our current situation.
‘I’m thrilled to be able to reunite with the OM’s musicians at the beautiful Bourgie Hall, which has exceptional acoustics and will surely inspire our performance of the first 8 Beethoven symphonies—pieces that reflect
our present reality.
‘And we’ll wait until we can perform live for our audience to complete the cycle, as the 9th symphony embodies joy and universal kinship.’