SIGNS OF LIFE RETURN TO QUEBEC ARTS AND CULTURE VENUES

Mar 17, 2021

By Christine Ross

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Quebec concert halls, theatres and movie theatres in red zones will re-open beginning next week with strict health measures.

Venues will be allowed to have up to 250 people, but will require patrons to wear masks and adhere to physical distancing.

It didn’t take long for Quebec’s Orchestre Métropolitain to announce its first live in-person concert on March 27.

Music Director and conductor Yannick Nezet-Seguin posted the following statement on social media.

“The public’s return to the indoor will give a breath to the Montreal community, our artists and cultural workers, to the citizens who will echo the emotions experienced in the last twelve months. It’s time to find yourself, to move, to escape, to rethink the living-together. The arts will show us the way to get there.”

Quebec’s controversial 8 p.m. curfew in the red zones, will be pushed to 9:30 p.m so event organizers will likely need to start concerts earlier, or shorten programs to ensure people can get home on time.

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