Montreal, July 27, 2018. The Société de développement commercial (SDC) District Central, in collaboration with Concerts Ahuntsic en fugue and the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough, announces the upcoming Classique du District Central. This free outdoor concert of classical music will be held on August 16 at 7:30 PM on avenue de l’Esplanade, at the corner of Chabanel. In case of poor weather, the concert will be held on the 3rd floor of 433 Chabanel Street West.
This is the first outdoor concert of its kind in the District Central as part of a series of measures to stimulate the business district. “I am proud of this first collaboration which helps create places for exchange and aims to bring the community together, while meeting the needs expressed by the citizens and business people within the area”, said Hélène Veilleux, Executive Director of the SDC District Central.
Last June, the Concerts Ahuntsic en fugue organization announced the creation of a temporary orchestra called the Orchestre des berges d’Ahuntsic-Cartierville (OBAC). This group is made up of twenty professional musicians from leading local orchestras and recognized soloists. OBAC will present its first free major concert at the Île-de-la-Visitation Nature Park on August 12 as of
On August 16, OBAC will once again give this concert under a large tent located near Chabanel Street, the main and symbolic artery of the District Central. “A classical orchestra at the corner of the street, steps away from its garden, is the ideal setting to come together, dream and experience what Chabanel has to offer. OBAC would like thank everyone who helped make this concert a reality”, notes Clément Canac-Marquis, Founder of Concerts Ahuntsic en fugue.
Let’s not forget that it is thanks to the collaboration of the Ahunstic-Cartierville borough, the elected Member for Crémazie, Marie Montpetit, who is also Minister of Culture and Communications, as well as many other private partners, who helped bring OBAC to life. “I am proud of the SDC District Central’s initiative and collaboration with many partners which made this concert possible, and promises to be a memorable event. Providing access to free concerts is a priority for the borough”, explains Émilie Thuillier, Mayor of the Ahuntsic-Cartierville Borough.
About the SCD District Central
The SDC District Central is the voice and collective force of 1,700 business leaders within the North-Central Montreal, created to develop a sector with high economic, urban and human potential. The District Central is bounded by Autoroutes 40 and 15, Sauvé Street and Saint-Laurent Boulevard.
For more information:
Catherine Collerette, Project Manager
SDC District Central