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The Coronation of Poppaea: reflecting on a fruitful collaboration

👑 A huge thank you to everyone who attended our performances of The Coronation of Poppea last weekend, under the direction of our conductor Nicolas Ellis. It was an absolutely memorable production! A thousand times bravo to the soloists, the musicians, and the entire creative and production team, as well as to our coproduction partners, the Opéra de Montréal. Read More

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Orchestre de l’Agora unveils its 10th season

Buoyed by its Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year in 2022 (for Viola Borealis) and its Opus Prize for Musical Event of the Year in 2022 (for the Gala de la Terre pour les enfants during its 9th season), the Orchestre de l’Agora (OA) today announces the program for its 10th season. The OA will present four ambitious concerts, while at the same time keeping up its social commitment through various projects and concerts in the community. From Monteverdi to new music to leading works of the symphonic repertoire—like Strauss’s An Alpine Symphony—, the OA is presenting a diverse series of exciting concerts in 2023-2024.

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Final performance of the music creation workshop

On Monday, May 8th at 7pm, the final performance of the music creation workshop will be presented at the Salle de Récital of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.

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Thank you for your support!

🏃🏻‍♀️ Nicolas Ellis and the members of l’Orchestre de l’Agora would like to thank you immensely for your support in the context of the Montreal 21K, organized by Canada Running Series, which took place on April 22nd at Parc Jean-Drapeau.Read More

Run with the Orchestra at the Montreal 21k!

On this beautiful early spring day, the Orchestra invites you to run at the Montreal 21k on Saturday, April 22, with Nicolas Ellis, conductor and founder of the OA, and Jean-Frédéric Caron, general director of the OA.Read More

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Viola Borealis wins the 2022 JUNO award

Congratulations to Marina Thibeault, our conductor Nicolas Ellis, and the musicians of Orchestre de l’Agora! Viola Borealis wins the 2022 JUNO award for “Classical Album of the Year,” awarded at the Juno Awards ceremony this past weekend!Read More

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New episode of the Ellistrations!

The second episode of the series “The Ellistrations” titled l’Anche-gardien is now available!

The illustrator Frédéric Ellis and conductor Nicolas Ellis have developed together a series of illustrated videos, featuring endearing characters and musicians from the orchestra. The well-thought-out narrative structure has been fine-tuned with the aim of introducing students to classical music and encouraging them to explore this world they are all-too-often unaware of! This new educational capsule will soon be presented in schools, in partnership with the Breakfast Club of Canada.

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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.
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Gala de la Terre pour les enfants : Mahler’s 3rd Symphony

On June 22, 2022, Orchestre de l’Agora held the most ambitious project in its short history at the Maison symphonique: Gala de la Terre pour les enfants. This fundraising event built around Mahler’s 3rd Symphony, with more than 200 musicians and choristers on stage under the direction of conductor Nicolas Ellis, raised $255,000 to support Nature Conservancy Canada, Sierra Club Canada Foundation and UNICEF Canada.Read More