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.

The broadcast will support the Hero Project initiative, which provides quality meals to healthcare workers at the Jewish General Hospital, one of Montreal’s main hospitals treating patients with COVID-19. We encourage and thank the listeners who will hear to the recording to make a donation to this important cause. With this recording, we wish to send a message of hope about the current circumstances, that have affected so many lives.

Orchestre de l’Agora’s Concert Solidaire was presented in front of 50 healthcare professionals at the Maison symphonique. Healthcare workers have been Quebec’s true heroes and heroines for the past three months. We wanted to give them a moment of respite and calm, to express our gratitude and to thank them.

On the program: Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Matthias Maute’s Noncerto Vieux Montréal RR10, and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, which was a historic premiere: Nicolas Ellis and the Orchestra joined together for the first time on the same stage the concertmaster of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Andrew Wan, and the concertmaster of the Orchestre Métropolitain, Yukari Cousineau.

Follow this link to listen to the concert, on August 20th at 8 p.m.:

Orchestre de l’Agora would like to thank COGECO, Event ally.

Photos : Kevin Calixte