OSM Classical Spree Opening concert

Scheherazade with Cirque Éloize

Let yourself be whisked away to the world of The Thousand and One Nights with Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous symphonic suite Scheherazade – a classic to kick off the OSM Classical Spree!

Maestro Kent Nagano invites you to join the OSM on a voyage from the Olympic Park’s Esplanade to the heart of legends from faraway lands. Dive headfirst into the stories that have captured imaginations for centuries.

The orchestra will be joined by Cirque Éloize in order to guarantee an evening of unforgettable entertainment!

Kent Nagano, conductor
Cirque Éloize
Emmanuel Bilodeau, actor and Classical Spree Ambassador

Dukas, La Fanfare de La Péri (3 min)
Ravel, Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie (14 min)
Debussy, Syrinx (3 min)
Rimski-Korsakov, Schéhérazade, op. 35: Mouvement I, The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship (9 min 20)
Improvisation à la clarinette
Rimsky-Korsakov, Shéhérazade, op. 35: Mouvement II, The Kalender Prince (11 min 30)
Ravel, Daphnis et Chloé : Une lumière irréelle enveloppe le paysage (5 min 30)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Shéhérazade, op. 35: Mouvement III, The Young Prince and the Young Princess (10 min)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Shéhérazade, op. 35: Mouvement IV, Festival at Baghdad – The Sea (11 min 30)

August 29 – 8:00pm
Olympic Park’s Esplanade Financière Sun Life

Classical SpreeTake part in the symphonic event of the summer!

For the seventh year running, the OSM Classical Spree will contribute to the effervescence of summer in Montreal. With more than 30 colourful and affordable concerts, between 45 and 60 minutes, and an assortment of free activities, this musical celebration will make the heart of the city beat a little faster. The Classical Spree is proud to represent classical music as one of Montreal’s many vibrant festivals. For the complete list of concerts and activities visit: www.osm.ca