In consideration of the situation with COVID-19, along with Government and Municipal directives, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Gala de la terre 2020 as a public event.
If you have purchased tickets, you can request a refund, or receive a full tax receipt. All contributions will be considered as straight donations and will receive a full tax receipt. All funds collected to date will be contributed to the beneficiary organizations, as planned.
We are now considering PLAN B: the possibility of the concert performance “behind closed doors” on a later date, with the consent of members of the orchestra.
The musical program would be performed by the Orchestra and live broadcasted and live-streamed by ICI Musique, Radio-Canada.
We will keep you posted on PLAN B as we go forward.
Thank you for your generous support and patronage of Gala de la Terre 2020.
– The Gala de la terre team
As part of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven, orchestras from all around the world have created a global ecological movement, programming its Symphony No. 6, called Pastoral. At the invitation of Sierra Club Canada, the Orchestre de l’Agora will participate in a major benefit concert at Arsenal for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, on April 22, 2020. The Orchestra will perform this Beethoven Symphony No. 6, a work inspired by Man and nature.
Rallying and teamwork is at the heart of all environmental actions. In this regard, the orchestra is not only proud to participate in this event for the benefit of three different organizations, but also to bring together on the same stage the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Concertmaster, Andrew Wan, and the Principal Concertmaster of the Orchestre Métropolitain, Yukari Cousineau, that you will hear at the viola in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola.
All the profits will be donated to the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Nature Conservancy of Canada and Earth Day for their work on the St. Lawrence River Estuary. The evening will be under the honorary presidency of explorer Bernard Voyer.