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 $1,000,000 Mécénat Musica Orchestre de l’Agora endowment fund.
Mécénat Musica Prix Goyer is the biggest prize in Canada and one of the largest in the world for a collaborative emerging artist in classical music.
In the last few months, conductor Nicolas Ellis and his brother Frédéric Ellis, illustrator, have developed together for the Orchestre de l’Agora a project of musical and educational video capsules for young people aged 8 and under, the “Ellistrations”.
The first episode, Brigitte the Double Bass and Gaston the Violin (starring Chloé Chabanole and Samuel-San Vachon) will be presented to elementary school classes after the holidays, in the context of Zoom meetings with Nicolas Ellis.
Conditions d’embauche :
- Date limite pour postuler : Lundi 21 septembre 2020;
- Entrée en poste : 1er juin 2021;
- Horaire de travail : 2 à 3 jours / semaine (15 à 21 heures), et disponibilité lors des soirs de concert. Possibilité de télétravail;
- Salaire : 19$/heure;
- Poste à temps partiel, contrat de six mois. Possibilité de prolongation du poste, suite au contrat;
- Les candidats doivent être citoyens canadiens ou résidents permanents au Canada, issus de de la diversité culturelle (communautés culturelles) et de l’immigration nouveaux arrivants ou de la première génération, puis domiciliés sur l’île de Montréal.*
Save the date: Orchestre de l’Agora will broadcast the recording of Concert solidaire on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 8 p.m.! The concert has been captured by eight cameras and the recording promises exceptional footage of this historic moment. It was the first symphony orchestra concert in North America to be presented before an audience since the concerts were forced to stop, in March 2020. Visit the Orchestra’s website and Facebook page on August 20 at 8 p.m. The recording will be available for listening for 72 hours.Read More
The Orchestre de l’Agora will perform a live concert, to be broadcast on social networks as well as on its website. The Orchestre will also release 50 in-house tickets to medical support workers and other healthcare professionals for this concert at the Maison symphonique on Sunday, July 26 at 3 p.m. Healthcare workers have stepped up as true heroes and heroines of this province over the past three months.Read More
The activities of the Orchestre de l’Agora, like those of all cultural organizations in Quebec, have been greatly disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The most ambitious project of the Orchestra’s 2019-2020 Season, the Gala de la terre, was scheduled for today, April 22, and has unfortunately been cancelled. Read More
We hope that this period of containment and great upheaval still finds you in good shape. This unprecedented crisis, which is affecting us all to varying degrees, calls for reflection and brings us back to basics, particularly to the arts, culture and music. Read More