OSQ's Printemps symphonique raised $211,396

Official photo, in the usual order: Astrid Chouinard, CEO of the OSQ; Jean-Yves Germain, Board Chair; Sylvie Cordeau, Quebecor; Peter Simons, La Maison Simons; Marie-Josée Guérette, La Capitale; Britta Kröger, Committee Chair

Quebec City, April 24, 2019 - The most recent benefit concert hosted by the Orchestre symphonique de Québec in the Château Frontenac’s magnificent ballroom on April 13 was a tremendous success, thanks to the support of its many partners and sponsors, dedicated ambassadors and invited OSQ subscribers. Together, they raised $211,396!

The 300 guests in attendance at this event with Sylvie Cordeau, Vice-President, Philanthropy and Sponsorships of Quebecor, Marie-Josée Guérette, Vice-President of Public Affairs and Corporate Outreach at La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, and Peter Simons, President and CEO of La Maison Simons as honorary co-chairs, enjoyed a delightful evening of music. The orchestra’s performance reflected the role the OSQ plays in Quebec City’s cultural community, as well as the broad diversity it represents. This special evening, emceed by well-known hip hop artist Webster, featured performances by singer-songwriter Louis-Jean Cormier and by world-renowned baritone Jean-François Lapointe.

“Quebecor is proud to be a presenting partner of the OSQ’s Spring Symphony fundraising event. This spectacular evening is so important to us, because it contributes to raising the profile of the Quebec cultural scene and to making it accessible to the greatest possible number of people,” said Sylvie Cordeau.

Marie-Josée Guérette, of La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, said “I was delighted to accept the invitation to be an honorary co-chair of the Spring Symphony fundraising event, which is so important to the OSQ. For many years, La Capitale has been a proud supporter of art and culture, since we believe that they enrich our community by creating events that bring together people from all walks of life. We sincerely hope that the OSQ will carry on with its exceptional work of teaching classical music and allowing it to reach everyone in the general public.”

“La Maison Simons has, for decades, felt proud and privileged to support the OSQ and its musicians, who create beauty and are a source of inspiration for the community.  Bravo and thanks to all of you whose talent captivates us by stirring our emotions!” added Peter Simons.

The OSQ would like to offer special thanks to its violin solo partners BMO, LEMAYMICHAUD Architecture Design and Mirego, and its many other partners for contributing to the success of this event. All the proceeds from this one-of-a-kind evening will benefit the OSQ, to enable it to continue with its educational, musical and community activities.

In addition to the artists and musicians who participated in this event, the OSQ would like to express its warm appreciation to the Fairmont Château Frontenac for its extraordinary participation and the magnificent culinary experience offered to its guests, thanks to renowned chefs Frédéric Cyr and Stéphane Modat.