MONTRÉAL, June 28, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - On a gorgeous summer evening, amid a breathtaking panorama, the Orchestre Métropolitain enraptured a crowd of a few thousand people gathered at Espace 67 for the OM Grandeur nature concert. The special show, organized by the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau (SPJD) in collaboration with the Orchestre Métropolitain, marked the start of festivities in conjunction with the official opening of the Espace 67 site and its natural amphitheatre.
The 77-piece orchestra, led by conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, enthralled the crowd with a diverse musical repertoire of the major works, including Carmen, Suite no 2 by Georges Bizet and Menahanis, the new 11-minute work specially written for the event by composer Alejandra Odgers and inspired by the history of the Parc.
"We are deeply proud and simply spellbound by the performance of the Orchestre Métropolitain and its conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin," remarked François Cartier, the SPJD's Director of Marketing and Development. "Our new amphitheatre and the crowd that attended the concert reverberated to the wonderful sounds of the OM's music. This attests, once again, to the important role Parc Jean-Drapeau's infrastructures play as a cultural showcase for local talent."
The OM concert was the launch of the SPJD's Grands rassemblements program, which continued on June 28-29 with several other activities that enabled people to explore the wide array of facilities Espace 67 has to offer. To see the complete program of activities, please go to parcjeandrapeau.com.
About Parc Jean-Drapeau
Just steps from home, Parc Jean Drapeau offers a wide array of recreation-tourist attractions that make it a unique place in Canada. Easily accessible by subway, use of public transportation to get to the Parc is highly recommended to enhance your overall experience at the Parc
To find out everything you need to know about Espace 67, the events and activities at Parc Jean-Drapeau, please go to parcjeandrapeau.com or follow us on social media @parcjeandrapeau.
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