Marking the inauguration of Espace 67, Parc Jean-Drapeau cordially invites Montrealers to attend a free concert of classical music performed by the Orchestre Métropolitain and conducted by renowned maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
With the panorama of the city providing a breathtaking background, you will be awed by the impressive orchestra, comprised of 77 musicians.
Come and enjoy a memorable time in a completely redeveloped environment that is more majestic than ever!
The general public will discover a musical program that draws on the history of Sainte-Hélène and Notre-Dame islands, including a specially created work by composer Alejandra Odgers, a native of Mexico who now resides in the Montréal area. The musical composition will provide an overview of the Parc’s history, which people can learn about in the memory album Two Islands, One Park, One City, from the era of the Iroquois to the French and British occupation, right up to the major events staged there over the last 60 years, including Expo 67, the Olympic Games, La Ronde, the Grand Prix du Canada, the Floralies and so much more!
In addition to the original composition by Alejandra Odgers, the Orchestre Métropolitain will perform many major works, including Maurice Ravel's Boléro and Carmen, Suite No. 2 by Georges Bizet.
Start the night with one big festive picnic
Festival-goers are invited from 4:30 pm for a pre-concert picnic at the Espace 67. Several food trucks will be on site to offer spectators something to eat. In addition, animation, music and stilt walkers will create a festive and welcoming atmosphere.
Parc's partners will also be gathered to showcase the many activities available on the islands throughout the summer.
Purchase this novel memory album that traces the evolution of Parc Jean-Drapeau through the different historical periods.
Getting to Espace 67
Nearby parking areas:
P9 P10 P11