A classic(al) kick-off with mæstro Nagano and musicians of the OSM

C2 team

To celebrate C2’s opening, mæstro Kent Nagano and ten Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) musicians will perform in the 360 Big Top. The music, Meeting with a Friend by Latvian composer Georgs Pelēcis, was chosen by the mæstro himself – a regular at C2 Montréal – and for a very symbolic reason. The solo violin, strings and piano piece is comprised of vigorous and lively conversations between the instruments and the soloist, evoking the meetings and exchanges that will take place during the 3 days of the conference.

Striking video mapping, courtesy of stage and multimedia director Thibaut Duverneix and studio Gentilhomme, will envelop the 360 Big Top, capturing and magnifying the magic of the performance.

Mæstro Nagano will also be a keynote speaker at C2 this year as part of our programming under the entertainment umbrella. The Music Director of the OSM since 2006, he’s guided by the desire to democratize classical music, and is constantly creating new intersections between the orchestra and Montréal’s cultural ecosystem.


“The objective is to offer the best possible quality, and to make it inclusive, not exclusive.” – Kent Nagano in the Montreal Gazette

There can be no doubt that the mæstro will inspire us, in both words and in music, at C2 Montréal 2017.