Montréal, September 6, 2011 The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is pleased to announce that it will roll out the purple carpet tomorrow, as part of the inauguration of the OSM’s new home, a defining moment in Montréal’s upcoming artistic and cultural fall season. Indeed, several activities are planned to mark the opening of the Symphony Orchestra’s new concert hall.
On September 7, public transit users can walk the purple carpet at Place-des-Arts metro station, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., to the Métro-Art stage, where the OSM will welcome the public with music. Other activities taking place to celebrate this major cultural event include the inaugural concert at 8:15 p.m. when Kent Nagano conducts the symphony that changed the course of music history, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, known as “Ode to Joy.” For the occasion, Radio-Canada will telecast the aptly-chosen work, which will be accompanied by a live performance of Cirque Éloize, on the Parterre of the Quartier des Spectacles.
In addition, from Thursday to Saturday (September 8 – 10), the Open Doors in Music, imagined by Kent Nagano, will allow as many people as possible to take part in the celebrations surrounding the opening of the OSM’s new home. The public can discover the diverse features of the hall during guided tours, which will feature performances given by musicians from all 17 regions of Québec.
The STM invites all Montrealers to come discover a world of music with public transit!