Ravel’s “L’enfant et les sortilèges”: 4 cheerful concerts
Last week, the production “L’enfant et les sortilèges” staged by Sylvain Scott was presented to 400 children. The three concerts were also sold out! The artists of the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal shared the stage with the Orchestre de l’Agora’s musicians under the direction of Nicolas Ellis, accompanied by Chœur des enfants de Montréal at Share the Warmth. Thank you to Opéra de Montréal, to the audience and to the kids for their enthusiasm! Relive these beautiful moments in pictures by clicking below.
Photo by Ludovic Rolland-Marcotte
The Orchestra wins an OPUS prize for The Musical Event of the Year
On Sunday, February 5th, the Orchestra won its first Opus Prize for the “Musical Event of the Year” for Gala de la Terre pour les enfants: Mahler’s 3rd Symphony 🌟!
Nicolas Ellis named principal guest conductor of Les violons du roy
Nicolas Ellis, artistic director and founder of the Orchestre de l’Agora has been named Principal Guest Conductor of Les Violons du Roy as of the 2023–2024 season! Les Violons du Roy and Nicolas Ellis began their collaboration back in 2018, when he was invited as guest conductor of the orchestra to replace Bernard Labadie.
Our Concert Solidaire on Toute une musique
On the Toute une musique program broadcasted on ICI Musique and hosted by Marie-Christine Trottier, our Concert Solidaire was replayed. Not to be missed! With soloists Andrew Wan (solo violin, OSM) and Yukari Cousineau (solo violin, OM), conducted by Nicolas Ellis.
Concert-workshops for the gerontopsychiatry department
This season, we are starting a new partnership with the geriatric psychiatry department of the University Institute of Mental Health in Montreal, where we will be offering concert-workshops to the hospital’s patients. The patients of the geriatric psychiatry department are followed for psychiatric illnesses (depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, psychosis, schizophrenia) and cognitive illnesses (dementia of all kinds).
Summer concert at the Rendez-vous musical de Laterrière
The Orchestra is heading to Saguenay for a concert as part of the 15th anniversary of the Rendez-vous musical de Laterrière, under the direction of Nicolas Ellis on Sunday, August 22 at 4:00 p.m.! Read More
La Traviata re-imagined
On Thursday, May 27, Nicolas Ellis and the Agora Wind Quintet accompanied the young participants of « Espace Transition à l’opéra », a project initiated by the Opéra de Montréal, for a performance of a musical inspired by Verdi’s famous opera, La Traviata.
This innovative project of rehabilitation through the performing arts gave these young the opportunity to write and produce this show: the result on stage was very impressive!Read More
Canadian conductor Nicolas Ellis wins $125,000 Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer 2021-2022
Canadian conductor Nicolas Ellis, Artistic Director & Founder of Orchestre de l’Agora and Artistic Partner to the Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, is the winner of the $125,000 Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer 2021-2022 for Collaborative Emerging Artist. During the pandemic, $50,000 of the prize creates $1,000,000 Mécénat Musica Orchestre de l’Agora endowment fund.
Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer is the biggest prize in Canada and one of the largest in the world for a collaborative emerging artist in classical music.