L’OM prend l’air!


To share its passion with as many people as possible, the Orchestre Métropolitain (OM) is offering free concerts in several Montréal parks.


In collaboration with the boroughs, the Orchestra is on a mission to contribute to the public’s well-being through music, to stimulate people’s curiosity and to foster public dialogue. Under the direction of Montréal conductor Mélanie Léonard, the OM will offer a magnificent program sure to captivate music lovers!

The spirit of hope runs through Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5, one of the most famous works of all time, with its unmistakable four-note opening motif of three short notes followed by a long note. The grandiose and imposing presence of this work is like a rumour that spreads through the whole orchestra. Louise Farrenc’s Symphony no. 3 showcases the full extent of this remarkable composer’s gifts and astounding melodic inventiveness. In 19th-century Paris, Farrenc was one of the few women composers of the Romantic period to have obtained the recognition of her peers during her lifetime. Her repertoire follows in the celebrated tradition of Beethoven, Schubert, and Mendelssohn.

Mélanie Léonard, conductor

L’Orchestre Métropolitain


  • Louise FARRENC, Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 36
  • BEETHOVEN, Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

It is with great pride that the Borough of LaSalle launches the concert tour “L’OM prend l’air!” at parc Marie-Claire-Kirkland-Casgrain.

On the day of the concert, Boulevard LaSalle will be closed between Avenues 68e and 75e. The bike path in the park will be diverted to Boulevard LaSalle.