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.

Presented by Canimex, in collaboration with Age of Union, this event brought together personalities from the world of business, art, the environment and various backgrounds around a common goal: to support children and the environment in this time of climate crisis. Thank you to Bita Cattelan and Nicolas Ellis for successfully co-chairing this Gala. Thank you to our Honorary President Dax Dasilva, as well as to our two ambassadors Bernard Voyer and Pascale Bourbeau.

Congratulations to contraltist Marie-Nicole Lemieux and all the artists on stage for their wonderful interpretation of Mahler’s 3rd Symphony! Finally, we wish to thank the public, partners and donors who, by their presence, faithful support and precious contribution, made this Gala possible.

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Pictures by Ludovic Rolland-Marcotte and Brenden Friesen / thanks to Journal de Montréal, exclusive media partner