Metropolitan Opera Orchestra & Chorus Announce Fundraiser with Yannick Nezet-Seguin & Pierre Tourville

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus have announced a new fundraising campaign.

In a statement the orchestra and chorus said, “we are pleased to begin with a special fundraising matching campaign, to support our community of artists in these unprecedented times. Thanks to a generous contribution from Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and his life partner Pierre Tourville, any donations from January 4-27, 2021 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 — $25,000 each to the orchestra and the chorus.”

“Yannick and Pierre are keen to support the unique artists of the Met orchestra and chorus at this difficult time, and hope this matching challenge will inspire others to do the same.”

The news comes as the orchestra and chorus have begun performing virtually in order to raised funds. Both organizations have been furloughed from the Met since March and have not been paid by the company.