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Listen to Montréal symphonique, the outdoor show that drew 80,000 people

By
Robert Rowat

On Aug. 19, at the foot of Mount Royal, a massive chorus and orchestra comprising musicians from l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the McGill Symphony Orchestra and l'Orchestre Métropolitain joined forces with pop and classical soloists and conductor/arranger Simon Leclerc to put on a grandiose, free outdoor show.

Dubbed Montréal symphonique, the concert was part of the ongoing celebrations of Montreal's 375th anniversary, attracting more than 80,000 spectators onsite, with thousands more watching simulcasts in parks across the city.

ICI Musique recorded the concert, which you can now stream in full:

Concert: Montréal symphonique

Recorded Aug. 19, 2017, as part of Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations.

Audio

Artists appearing with the orchestra are: Daniel Bélanger, Diane Dufresne, Alain Lefèvre, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Marie-Josée Lord, Anna and Jane McGarrigle, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Elisapie and Beatrice Deer, Mélanie Renaud, Mélissa Lavergne, DJ Champion, M-Mo, Cœur de pirate, ILAM, Isabelle Boulay, Patrick Watson, Pierre Lapointe and Wyclef Jean.

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