Montreal is synonymous with music and concerts. Summertime in the city is a perfect time for music lovers to enjoy an array of music genres, sights, and sounds.
This July is no different.
The Cambridge University Wind Orchestra and Harmonie Laval are both bringing a free, outdoor concert to one of Montreal’s most recognizable spots, Parc Mont Royal, giving Montrealers an opportunity to listen to classical music in the open, summer sky.
According to the Harmonie Laval Facebook page, The Cambridge University Wind Orchestra will be going on a North American tour in celebration of their 30th anniversary and will make their first-ever stop in Montreal on July 5.
The concert will take place at the newly renovated Mordecai Richler Gazebo, at the base of Mont Royal. William Barnes-McCallum will conduct the 53-person orchestra who will perform Persistence (Richard L. Saucedo), Paris Sketches (Martin Ellerby), Danzo´n No. 2 (Arturo Márquez with arrangement by Oliver Nickel), First Suite in Eb (Gustav Holst), Cartoon (Paul Hart), and Lochnagar Suite (Nigel Hess).
On July 12, conductor Patrick Morin of Harmonie Laval will present Fiesta Festivale.
Audiences will hear music from classic films like An American in Paris and Star Wars as well as pieces from the band Earth, Wind & Fire.
Both concerts are free to attend and organizers ask guests to bring a chair and snacks. The event will be cancelled in the event of bad weather.
Parc Mont Royal’s Outdoor Orchestra
When: July 5 and July 12
Time: 7:30 pm – 9 pm
Where: Kiosque Mordecai Richler – 4060 Avenue du Parc