Le Festival de Lanaudière presents this year’s closing concert

Towards a New World

Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay August 8, 2021

At the time of Dvořák’s stay in New York at the end of the 19th century, the world was in complete effervescence. From those years in America, the Czech composer drew his best-known symphony, a work both optimistic and nostalgic. Six decades later, his compatriot Martinů, fascinated by the legacy of the Renaissance, gave us his Frescoes, a sumptuous, shimmering work and a grandiose conclusion to this Lanaudière season unlike any other.

Orchestre Métropolitain

One of Quebec’s key cultural ambassadors, the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal (OM) is celebrating its 40th anniversary this season. At its inception in 1981, the OM set the bar high: to build a unique relationship with the community through high-impact initiatives. Over the last 20 years, the OM has grown alongside its artistic director and principal conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, whose career continues to reach new heights. In September 2019, the OM announced that Nézet-Séguin had signed on for an exceptional lifetime contract.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor

Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2000. In 2019, on the cusp of his 20th season with the OM, he announces the renewal for life of his contract. This open-ended commitment is based on mutual trust.


Barbara Assiginaak
Eko-Bmijwang (Aussi longtemps que la rivière coule / As long in time as the river flows) – world premiere of Orchestre Métropolitain commissioned work

Bohuslav Martinů
The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca, H. 352

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”

Live at the Fernand-Lindsay Amphitheatre, August 8, 2021 at 5:00pm
Only a few tickets remain.
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