Monday, August 5, 2019 8 p.m.

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“Due to exceptional circumstances of a family nature, Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin has been forced to cancel his presence at the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur. The direction of the Orchestre Métropolitain concert is entrusted to OM's Artistic Collaborator, Conductor Nicolas Ellis for his second performance at the FASS. The Orchestra will present all the works on the program, with the exception of the Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 4. (No. 1 and 6 are still on the program.)“

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And now, music. Orchestre Métropolitain, whose annual appearance in Saint-Sauveur is an established tradition, closes the 2019 Festival on a high note. Under the direction of artistic collaborator of the Orchestre Métropolitain Nicolas Ellis, the orchestra offers you a program whose highlight is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, a repertory favourite in which the composer addresses one of his pet themes, “fatum”: the idea that humanity battles in vain against destiny. The work will be preceded by Brahms Hungarian Dances (Nos 1 and 6) and the Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg. A rare pleasure.


“It must be a real treat to sing or play under this sound magician.”

- Trouw, Amsterdam