Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans Van Der Woerd

2020-02-06 20:00 2020-02-06 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Nézet-Séguin & Orchestre Métropolitain

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Québec superstar Yannick Nézet-Séguin is one of the world’s most sought-after conductors, acting simultaneously as music director of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Known for his consummate musical skill and deft touch with singers, he is peerless in his ability to draw from performers a vast range of emotions, from gravitas to joy, brilliantly expressing each moment in the music....

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Thursday, February 6, 2020
8 PM EST
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans Van Der Woerd
Music Classical music Masterworks Vocal
  • Jacques Hétu Symphony No 5, Op. 81
  • WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Mass in C Minor
  • ≈ 2 hours · With intermission

Québec superstar Yannick Nézet-Séguin is one of the world’s most sought-after conductors, acting simultaneously as music director of New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Known for his consummate musical skill and deft touch with singers, he is peerless in his ability to draw from performers a vast range of emotions, from gravitas to joy, brilliantly expressing each moment in the music.

Under Nézet-Séguin’s baton, Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain presents Symphony No. 5 by the late Jacques Hétu , commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and premiered just three weeks before Hétu’s death in February 2010. With its martial rhythms, lush strings, and swirling woodwinds, the Symphony No. 5 is by turns playful as a child, then a portent of the gathering storm, easily capturing the spirit of Paris in the 1930s and ‘40s.

In Part 2 of our program, Mozart’s celebrated Mass in C Minor comes to life with chorus and four acclaimed soloists. Known as the Great Mass, this work is considered one of Mozart’s grandest creations for orchestra and choir, truly almost too beautiful for this world.

video: Yannick Nézet-Séguin et l'Orchestre métropolitain de Montréal à Paris
Yannick Nézet-Séguin et l'Orchestre métropolitain de Montréal à Paris
© Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Artists

  • Artistic Director & Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • carolyn-sampson
    soprano Carolyn Sampson
  • Mezzo-soprano Julie Boulianne
  • jonas-hacker
    Tenor Jonas Hacker
  • Bass-baritone Philippe Sly
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    Featuring L’Orchestre Métropolitain
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    Featuring Chœur Métropolitain
  • francis-ouimet-cr-julie-blanche
    chorus master François A. Ouimet
  • pierre-tourville
    chorus master Pierre Tourville