Montreal Symphony Announces Partnership with National Bank of Canada

Classic Arts News   Montreal Symphony Announces Partnership with National Bank of Canada
 
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra/l'Orchestre symphonique de Montr_al (OSM) has announced a new three-year partnership with the National Bank of Canada.

The agreement was announced this morning by R_al Raymond, the President and CEO of National Bank; Sylvie Roy, the bank's Vice President for Marketing and Public Affairs; Lucien Bouchard, OSM board chairman (and former premier of Quebec province); and Madeleine Careau, the orchestra's general manager.

National Bank's sponsorship, intended to help make the OSM's performances available to a wider audience, totals C$1 million over the next three seasons.

The Montreal Symphony's 2006-07 season, the first under incoming music director Kent Nagano, opens on September 6 with a performance of Charles Ives's The Unanswered Question, Galina Ustvolskaya's Symphony No. 4 ("Prayer") and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The concert is long since sold out.


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