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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Orchestre Métropolitain back at Mount Royal Belvedere

Montrealers crowded the lookout atop Mount Royal Park to hear the sounds of l'Orchestre Métropolitain, led by local legend Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the Kondiaronk Belvedere.

There will be a repeat performance Aug. 6 at Parc de West Vancouver de l'Ile-des-Soeurs

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      Montrealers crowded the lookout atop Mount Royal Park to hear the sounds of l'Orchestre Métropolitain, led by local legend Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the Kondiaronk Belvedere.

      The music started at 7:30 p.m. in front of the chalet near the lookout. 

      For anyone who missed Friday night's performance, there will be a repeat of it Aug. 6 at Parc de West Vancouver de l'Ile-des-Soeurs starting at 7:30 p.m.

      Montreal's famed conductor

      Nézet-Séguin has led the Orchestre Métropolitain since 2000 and is in high demand. He also conducts the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra, and he was recently named to the coveted post of music director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York. 

      Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts his l'Orchestre Métropolitain during a free, evening concert atop Mount Royal in Montreal on Thursday, July 30, 2015. (François Goupil/CBC Music)

      He is currently on a performance blitz in Montreal, conducting five concerts in four days. 

      Nézet-Séguin said he always loves performing with musicians he's known for so many years.

      "To know others in music, that's not something you can buy," Nézet-Séguin told Radio-Canada.

      "It helps up make better music because we don't even have to talk to each other. When I come back to this orchestra, I feel like they know what I want in advance."

      with files from Radio-Canada

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