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 historical book 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.
Get the literary works that cover the significant historical periods of Parc Jean-Drapeau.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are we allowed to bring folding chairs?
Yes, you can bring your folding chairs. We even recommend that you do, so you can make it more comfortable and enhance your enjoyment of the Orchestre Métropolitain performance.
Are animals allowed on the site?
Animals are not allowed on the site of the classical music concert (except guide dogs).
Are there any prohibited items on site?
Yes, some items are not allowed, here is the non-exhaustive list:
- Alcoholic drinks (that are not from the site)
- Glass containers
- Closed cans (they will be opened at the site entrance)
- Illegal drugs
- Balloons or flag on a stick
- Megaphones and other noisy items
- Fireworks and smoke-producing apparatus
- Skateboards, bicycles and inline roller skates
- Tents and umbrellas
- Laser pointers
- Waterguns and other water games
- Products for promotional and/or sales purposes that are not authorized by the festival
- Arms/weapons of any kind
- Accessories with studs or with rifle bullets
- Chains or wallets that have a chain
- Any item that could be a risk to the safety of the clientele
Getting to Espace 67
Jean-Drapeau Subway Station
The Jean-Drapeau subway station is located in the heart of Parc Jean-Drapeau. To get to the Parc easily and quickly, the subway is still the best way to go!
During the summer season, Parc Jean-Drapeau visitors can use the river shuttle as a means of transportation, from the Vieux-Port de Montréal (Jacques-Cartier pier) and the city of Longueuil.
Users can also bring along their bikes and they have access to a network of cycling paths at each stop.
Two STM shuttles provide a connection between the Jean-Drapeau subway station and various attractions.
777: Every day of the year, the 777 shuttle provides fast access to the Casino de Montréal.
Bike / BIXI
From Montréal: take the Lachine Canal bike path, near the Vieux-Port de Montréal, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.
From the South Shore: take the South Shore Bike Link, between Saint-Lambert and Parc Jean-Drapeau, or the Jacques Cartier Bridge cycling path.
BIXI : there are many BIXI stations at the Parc during the summer season.
People can enjoy many of the cycling paths to get to or pass through the Parc Jean-Drapeau, either running or walking.
With more than 25 kilometres of trails and pathways, the Parc is a pleasant spot for hiking, all year round.
Motorists can get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by taking the Jacques Cartier Bridge or the Concorde Bridge (Bonaventure Autoroute, Pierre-Dupuy exit).
Nearby parking areas:
P9, P10, P11
For more details, visit Getting to the Parc.