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Apr 22nd, 2018, 07:09 PM
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Montreal Symphony Orchestra

I see from OSM website that it has no performances between mid June and August. Does anyone know if this is usual or if a special reason?
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Apr 23rd, 2018, 05:07 AM
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Because it's summer. Very few symphony orchestras run year-round schedules, although some do tour or attend summer festivals. The most notable classical event in the Montreal area is the Festival of Lanaudiere some distance downriver in Joliette. It opens in early July and continues into August. The schedule is not complete for this year. A shuttle operates from the city. http://lanaudiere.org/en/Because it's summer. Very few symphony orchestras run year-round schedules, although some do tour or attend summer festivals. The most notable classical event in the Montreal area may be the Festival of Lanaudiere some distance downriver in Joliette. The main concerts are outdoors. It opens in early July and continues into August. The schedule is not complete for this year. A shuttle operates from the city. http://lanaudiere.org/en/
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Apr 27th, 2018, 05:07 AM
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I have to say thank you to doctoraitch for bringing the Montreal Symphony to my attention. I have three nights in Montreal at the end of August and by co-incidence there is a concert of Hungarian folk music on my last night there so I just bought myself a ticket. Great.
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Apr 27th, 2018, 07:33 AM
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Annhig: You will have the good luck to see the maestro himself, Kent Nagano, at work. Also to enjoy the new Symphonique hall, designed by the same architects as the swell Toronto opera house and also responsible for the billion-dollar bailout of the Mariinsky in St. Petersburg.

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Apr 27th, 2018, 12:37 PM
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oh, thanks, Southam. There was another concert of famous choruses on offer earlier in the evening but as I prefer to sing than listen, I thought that the Hungarian music sounded better. Looks like I made the right choice. Any recommendations for a nice restaurant for a pre-concert dinner?

Are you a Montreal local perchance?
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Apr 28th, 2018, 06:53 PM
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Thanks Southam. I contacted OSM and they advise that there will be updates to the schedule in May, so I'll look out for that.
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May 27th, 2018, 06:10 PM
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check festivalmontreal.org
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May 28th, 2018, 07:03 PM
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Thanks mcgiraldi. Will do.
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May 29th, 2018, 02:38 AM
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What kind of restaurant are you looking for?
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May 29th, 2018, 07:19 AM
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Something where I can have a light supper before the concert, not too far from the concert hall, for preference, mcgiraldi.

perhaps a tapas bar?
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May 29th, 2018, 06:29 PM
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For tapas Z tapas lounge, might be a good choice, not too far. If you like some other type, let me know.

Or maybe check out https://montreal.eater.com/
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May 30th, 2018, 02:59 AM
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just my tasse de thé mcgiraldi. Exactly what I was looking for. And 15% off with a ticket for a "spectacle" for that night. Formidable!
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May 30th, 2018, 06:11 AM
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Bienvenue!!
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May 30th, 2018, 11:51 AM
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Merci bien!
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