The Orchestre Métropolitain
The Orchestre Métropolitain (OM) is one of Quebec’s key cultural ambassadors. Since its inception in 1981, the OM has set the bar high, building a unique relationship with the community through high-impact initiatives. Over the past 20 years, the Orchestre has grown alongside its artistic director and principal conductor, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, whose career continues to reach new heights.
The winner of multiple national awards, the OM has recorded some 20 performances with ATMA Classique including Bruckner’s symphonies, which were released in spring 2018. The OM has also collaborated with Deutsche Grammophon to release two albums with renowned singers Rolando Villazón and Ildar Abdrazakov (Duets in 2017 and Verdi in 2019).
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2000, Yannick Nézet-Séguin signed a “lifelong” commitment with the Orchestre in September 2019. In September 2018, he became the third Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera (MET) in New York in addition to his ongoing duties as Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, where he has served since 2012.