Montreal's OSM Concludes Couche-Tard Virée Classique with Record Attendance
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Kent Nagano and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Maison Symphonique, Montreal August 12, 2016. Photo: ZEALnyc
Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, ZEALnyc August 27, 2016
Last week, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and its music director Kent Nagano concluded a marathon four-day music festival that attracted some of classical music's brightest stars and well over 60,000 Canadians in celebration of the city's rich classical music tradition - a tradition grounded, it seems, in the city's symphony orchestra.
"It's very important for us, especially here in Montreal where we have such an enthusiastic audience, such a faithful audience, to go out and really play directly to the public," says OSM music director Kent Nagano. "Over the last five years, the OSM Couche-Tard Classical Spree has enjoyed a steadily growing success," reports OSM chief executive officer Madeleine Careau, and attendance at over forty concerts held at Montreal's Place des Arts grew this year to over 30,000. T
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