The OSM’s Classical Flight

The OSM’s Classical Flight


YUL Montreal-Trudeau Airport - Parking lot P-5

After several months of absence on the stage, the OSM is pleased to reconnect with its audience on the occasion of a major outdoor benefit concert scheduled for August 5.

Be among those who will have the privilege of experiencing this unique concert under the stars, in complete safety in the comfort of your vehicle and in full compliance with Public Health recommendations.

The OSM welcomes back Jacques Lacombe, an internationaly-acclaimed condutor, who has had close ties with the Orchestra for many years. He began as the OSM’s Assistant Conductor, and also brilliantly assumed the role of Interim Conductor until 2006. Maestro Lacombe will conduct Beethoven’s famous 5th Symphony to mark the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The programme also featuresLe tombeau de Couperin by Ravel, a prominent composer in the Orchestra’s discography and concert repertoire. Excerpts from Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni complete the programme for this evening under the stars!

An unusual venue for an unprecedented situation!

To enable as many music lovers as possible to attend this concert, the OSM is teaming up with YUL Aéroport Montréal-Trudeaul, which is offering its facilities free of charge.  The parking lot will thus be transformed into an unprecedented concert venue!


Hurry, places are limited!


– 550 car capacity
– Stage visible from all locations.
– Giant screens strategically placed to make your experience more enjoyable.
– Sound quality ensured by FM retransmission (to be tuned in directly on your radio).
– Sanitary installation in compliance with Public Health standards

Why a benefit concert?

As is currently the case with the entire cultural sector, the OSM has faced an unprecedented crisis since the beginning of the global pandemic.  Its season ended abruptly in mid-March, and its summer season had to be cancelled, for a total of over 75 concerts annulled.

Nevertheless, the Orchestra has decided to transcend these difficulties and multiply initiatives to offer its music free of charge, to the widest possible audience: online rebroadcasts of concerts, musical performances by OSM musicians on social media and Facebook live, as well as several artistic events in Montreal neighbourhoods, long-term care institutions (CHSLDs), low-cost housing complexes (HLMs), and more.  These initiatives are our way of reaching out to the community.

By participating in The OSM’s Classical Flight, you are supporting the Orchestra in the pursuit of its mission of accessibility and education, among others. Moreover, in these times of global health crisis, your donation provides the Orchestra with the opportunity to reinvent itself by developing initiatives to maintain its essential link with the community.

Presented by

Official Vehicle


Event Host


Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Jacques Lacombe, conductor

Hélène Guilmette, soprano

Jean-François Lapointe, baritone


Mozart, Die Zauberflöte [The Magic Flute], K. 620, Overture

Mozart, Die Zauberflöte [The Magic Flute], K. 620, Ach ich fühl’s, Act 2 no 17 (role : Pamina)

Mozart, Die Zauberflöte [The Magic Flute], K. 620, Duo « Pa-pa-pa » (roles : Papageno and Papagena)

Ravel, Le tombeau de Couperin

Mozart, Don Giovanni, K. 527, Air « Deh, vieni alla finestra » [Ah, come to the window], Act 2 no 16 (role : Don Giovanni)

Mozart, Don Giovanni, K. 527, Duo « La ci darem la mano » [There we will entwine our hands], Act 1 no 7 (roles : Don Giovanni and Zerlina)

, Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67


9 P.M.


$500 First Class (per vehicle)

(only 75 places available)

The package includes:
– Access to the best spots of the venue
– Priority exit from the site
– Gift Basket

$250 Business Class (per vehicle)

(225 places available)

The package includes:
– Prime spots
– Gift Basket

$100 Economy Class (per vehicle)

(250 places available)

View of the stage and the giant screens

A portion of the value of your ticket is eligible for a tax receipt.

*Please note that SUVs will be placed according to their size to avoid obstructing the view of persons using smaller vehicles.

How to get there

General information

The concert happening on the Aéroport Montréal Trudeau grounds, it is fair to expect planes taking off and landing even if it happens in a more quiet period of the day. Technology allows us to minimize FM transmission of that noise but it is possible that you still hear it punctually.

Your arrival time will be communicated via email a few days before the concert.

Only 4-wheeled vehicles are permitted on the site.

People in the same vehicle must come from the same household.

There is no maximum number of people per vehicle.


Regarding the Parking:

Spectators will have to follow the instructions for parking their vehicles, while respecting the 2-metre distance from each other.

SUVs will be placed according to their size to avoid obstructing the view of spectators aboard smaller vehicles.

First come, first served. You are guaranteed a spot in the area you purchased.

It is not possible to reserve a place.

Recreational vehicles and transport trucks are prohibited.

Vehicles with a storage box on their roof are considered as trucks.

It is not possible to get out of your vehicle except to use the washroom.

It is forbidden to consume alcohol or drugs.

Headlights must be turned off at all times.

If you must leave the site, you will not be allowed to return to your original location.

It is forbidden to film the show.

Questions and Answers

1. Can I get a refund for my ticket?

No: but your ticket is transferable. If you cannot attend the concert, why not give it to someone close to you?

2. How do I hear the concert?

The concert will be broadcast on FM directly from your car.

3. Can I choose my location?

No: locations will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Smaller vehicles will be placed in front. SUVs, vans or pick-up trucks will be placed behind or to the sides so that they do not obstruct the view.

4. At what time may I arrive at the site to take my place?

Your arrival time will be communicated via email a few days before the concert. It is important to respect that assigned time to ensure that the concert starts on schedule.

5. Can I come by bike or on foot?

No: it is only possible to attend the concert in your own vehicle.

6. Can I bring a chair to listen to the concert outside my vehicle?

No: to comply with public safety regulations, all spectators must remain inside their vehicle.

7. Is there a maximum number of people in the same car?

No: however, people in the same car must be from the same household.

8. Can I bring my own food?

Yes: however, it is mandatory to take away your own waste to dispose of at home.

9. Can I bring my pet?

Although it is not recommended, if you bring your pet, it must remain in your vehicle at all times.

10. Will there be washrooms on site?

Yes: and it is mandatory to follow sanitary instructions, such as washing your hands.

11. Will the concert take place if it rains?

The concert will take place, rain or shine.

12. At what time does the site open?

The site will open at 7 p.m. A time slot will be assigned to you according to the type of ticket you have purchased (zone). You will receive all detailed information on this subject via email.

13. What happens to spectators arriving after the concert has begun?

Spectators arriving after the concert has begun will be positioned at the back so as not to disturb the concert.

14. What portion of the donation will be included in the ticket price?

First Class package $500 – tax receipt of $400

Business Class package $250 – tax receipt of $150

Economy Class package – tax receipt of $50

15. Will there be a concert program?

There will be no concert program produced for this concert, however, as usual, you will receive program notes by email a few days before the concert.