Orchestra of 300 musicians to help celebrate Montreal’s birthday

Plans are already under way for Montreal Symphonique, a show that will bring over 300 musicians from three orchestras together next August to celebrate the city’s 375th birthday.

Montreal Symphony Orchestra in 2008. Image credit: Jean-Philippe Boulet

Mayor Denis Coderre announced the concert at a press conference on Monday, saying, “One of our greatest signatures is our music — our music and our creativity.”

The musicians involved will come from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Orchestra and McGill Symphony Orchestra. The show will be based around the seasons and will include both classical and pop music.

It will be the first time that all three orchestras have performed together.

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