The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) was on Saturday the 20th of August night in Rosemère, in the Laurentians, as part of the Celebration of the citizens of the municipality, which brought together a large crowd.
This show in the middle of nature in the school park of the Externat Sacré-Coeur allowed nearly 10,000 people to enjoy their evening, which began with a short performance by the Stage Band of the Externat Sacré-Coeur, which would be accompanied by the OSM. The Stage Band is made up of seasoned music lovers who want to surpass themselves. Year after year, this musical ensemble manages to stand out on various stages. Indeed, these 2nd cycle musicians have the opportunity to make their jazzy melodies heard during competitions or concerts.
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“This is the biggest show ever in Rosemère. Gathering so many people for a concert is a first. It is not every day that the region welcomes thousands of Quebecers for an outdoor concert, “said the mayor of Rosemère, Eric Westram, a few minutes before the start of the event.
Under the theme of tales and legends from around the world, the OSM musicians presented several pieces known as “Moonlight”, “Scheherazade” and “The Night Owl”.
The whole thing was hosted by actress Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, who acts as spokesperson for the event. “The concert is part of a long tradition initiated by Wilfrid Pelletier in 1938,” she recalled in her welcoming address.
In a touching tribute to Mike Bossy, a renowned hockey player who died of lung cancer last April, the OSM performed a superb version of the theme song for “Hockey Night” in Canada.
“The theme of legends will take on its full meaning during this evening,” it was said in a press release.
The show ended on a high note with fireworks to end the evening.