Concert solidaire

A tribute to healthcare workers and the first post-confinement orchestral concert performed for a live audience in North America

The Orchestre de l’Agora performed a live concert, to be broadcast on social networks as well as on its website on August 20, 2020 at 8 p.m. The Orchestre released 50 in-house tickets to medical support workers and other healthcare professionals, for this concert that took place 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. We wanted to offer them a moment of respite and tranquility, show them our gratitude and formally thank them.

There is strong evidence that this cultural and social gesture made the Orchestre de l’Agora the first North American orchestra to give a symphonic concert for a live audience, since mandatory shutdown of concerts since March 2020. Funds raised from the broadcast of this concert will also go to support the Hero Project, which offers meals to all health workers at the Jewish General Hospital, one of the main hospitals in Montreal treating patients with COVID-19. Donations collected online when the concert is broadcast on the Web & social media will go to the Hero Project, an initiative that has already raised over $150,000.

Nicolas Ellis & Orchestre de l’Agora joined together on the same stage OSM Concertmaster Andrew Wan and Orchestre Métropolitain Concertmaster Yukari Cousineau, in Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante. A historic first!


Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Matthias Maute: Noncerto Vieux Montréal RR10
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante (soloists: Andrew Wan, violin and Yukari Cousineau, viola)


Yukari Cousineau, viola
Andrew Wan, violon
Nicolas Ellis, conductor
Orchestre de l’Agora


Broadcast completed

Was on July 26, 2020, 3 p.m.

Maison symphonique

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