Free Concerts

Olympics Stadium

Olympics Stadium


Olympics Stadium

Let yourself be whisked away to the world of The Thousand and One Nights with Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous symphonic suite Scheherazade – a classic to kick off the OSM Classical Spree!

Maestro Kent Nagano invites you to join the OSM on a voyage from the Olympic Park’s Esplanade to the heart of legends from faraway lands. Dive headfirst into the stories that have captured imaginations for centuries.

The orchestra will be joined by Cirque Éloize in order to guarantee an evening of unforgettable entertainment!


8:00 PM

Kent Nagano, conductor
Cirque Éloize
Emmanuel Bilodeau, host and Classical Spree Ambassador
Texts written by Mani Soleymanlou
Staged and choreographed by Lydia Bouchard


Dukas, La Fanfare de La Péri (3 min)

Ravel, Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie (14 min)

Debussy, Syrinx (3 min)

Rimski-Korsakov, Schéhérazade, op. 35: Mouvement I, The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship (9 min 20)

Improvisation à la clarinette

Rimsky-Korsakov, Shéhérazade, op. 35: Mouvement II, The Kalender Prince (11 min 30)

Ravel, Daphnis et Chloé : Une lumière irréelle enveloppe le paysage (5 min 30)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Shéhérazade, op. 35: Mouvement III, The Young Prince and the Young Princess (10 min)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Shéhérazade, op. 35: Mouvement IV, Festival at Baghdad – The Sea (11 min 30)