Our mission at the Orchestre de lAgora is to reinvent the role of classical musicians in society by giving them the power to collectively increase their impact on the world through their talent and commitment. Since our founding in 2013, this mission has resulted in concerts for the benefit of local community organizations through social actions with music, in schools or in disadvantaged areas. It is therefore at the heart of our raison d’être to positively contribute to the world around us with our projects.
The Gala of the Earth of April 22, 2020 fits perfectly into our mission and our concerns. We are delighted and motivated to participate in this years 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which aims to mobilize people to protect the environment and to promote sustainable development. We are also inspired that Beethoven and his remarkable Pastoral Symphony will be at the center of this global project. Rallying and teamwork is at the heart of all environmental actions. In this regard, we are not only proud to participate in this event for the benefit of three different organizations, but also to bring together on the same stage the Montreal Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Concertmaster, Andrew Wan, and the Principal Concertmaster of the Orchestre Métropolitain, Yukari Cousineau, in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola. We hope the Gala will place the environment at the heart of everyone’s priorities!