A wonderful evening of Timeless Italian Music with Marc Hervieux and l’Orchestre Classique de Montreal

Yesterday evening, the Orchestre Classique de Montréal (OCM) offered a delightful musical experience at Salle Pierre Mercure, with it’s very joyful concert “Festa Italiana” , featuring the outstanding Quebec tenor Marc Hervieux and the talented conductor Geneviève Leclair.

All set and ready for the concert at Salle Pierre Mercure.
The concert program is now accessible digitally by scanning the QR code.

Famous for his charisma and powerful voice, music enthusiasts were transported throughout Italy through Marc Hervieux’s personal stories, hilarious anecdotes and interpretations of Neapolitan and Sicilian classics with new arrangements for orchestra by Eric Senécal, that brought to life the timeless beauty and passion of Italy’s music.

The repertoire included popular songs such as Volare, Funiculì, Funiculà, Marechiare, and Torna a Surriento, among other musical treasures that made the crowd sing and clap in quasi-perfect tandem with the orchestra ( The rhythmic precision was something that Hervieux was happy to point out !)

Tenor Marc Hervieux’s success and popularity with Quebec audiences over the years has set the bar high for a memorable evening for all.

The program also included popular songs and renowned orchestral overtures such as the overture from The Barber of Seville and the renowned Intermezzo from the opera Cavalleria Rusticana, that captivated the heart and full attention of the audience

In addition, the MCO unveiled the programming of its 84th season with Jacques Lacombe, the new artistic director and principal conductor, adding to the excitement of the event.

The full line-up can be found on the OCM’s Website: https://en.orchestre.ca/

Marc Hervieux Tenor, Marc Djokic Concertmaster and Genevieve Leclair Maestra


On the program of Festa Italiana

Held on Tuesday May 9th at  – Salle Pierre-Mercure

Marc Hervieux, tenor

Geneviève Leclair, maestra

Orchestre classique de Montréal


Ouverture of the opera Barbier de Séville, by  G. Rossini

Ciuri ciuri

C’e la luna mezzo mare

Li pira

Intermezzo of the opera Cavalleria Rusticana, by P. Mascagni





E vui durmiti Ancora


Crisantemi by G. Puccini

Arrivederci Roma

Torna a surriento


Funiculi Funiculà

Up-coming concert of the OCM:

Carmina Burana &
The Ice Storm Symphony (world premiere)

To learn more about The Orchestre Classique de Montréal (OCM), and view their up-coming concerts please visit their history page.