2016 OSM Classical Spree Festival

Your summer musical rendezvous!

A first shot at tickets: 5 not to be missed concerts on sale now!

Tickets from $10 to $40* 

Back for a 5th consecutive year, the Classical Spree is now deeply anchored in the heart of the Montréal summer. Be part of this great celebration of classical music and reserve your seats right now for concerts taking place at Maison symphonique!


Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Friday, August 12– 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, August 13 – 2:00 p.m.

Artists :

  • Kent Nagano, conductor
  • Sarah Wegener, soprano
  • Michèle Losier, mezzo-soprano
  • Michael Schade, tenor
  • Alexander Tsymbalyuk, bass
  • OSM Chorus
  • Andrew Megill, OSM chorus master

Program :

  • Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125


Viva Vivaldi!

Saturday, August 13 – 10:30 a.m.

Artists :

  • Kent Nagano, conductor
  • Ensemble of OSM musicians
  • Avi Avital, mandolin
  • Pinchas Zukerman, violin
  • Amanda Forsyth, cello
  • Paul Merkelo, trumpet
  • Christopher P. Smith, trumpet
  • Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Program :

  • Vivaldi, L’estro armonico (excerpt): Violin Concerto in A minor, RV 356 (arr. for mandolin)
  • Vivaldi, Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat major, RV 547
  • Bach, Keyboard Concerto in G minor, BWV 975 (based on Vivaldi’s RV 316)
  • Vivaldi, Concerto for Two Trumpets in C major, RV 537


Virtuose, the concert

Saturday, August 13 – 4:15 p.m.

Created and presented by Grégory Charles, Virtuose, the concert, showcases 9 to 17 year-old classical musicians with exceptional talent. Through a program reuniting pages by Chopin, Debussy and Sarasate, these young artists will amaze you. Some original compositions by Gregory Charles will also be part of the program!


An all-Ravel evening

Saturday, August 13 – 7:45 p.m.

Artists :

  • Kent Nagano, conductor
  • Marianne Fiset, soprano
  • Arabella Steinbacher, violin


  • Ravel, Shéhérazade
  • Ravel, Tzigane
  • Ravel, Boléro


The full lineup of the OSM Classical Spree Festival will be unveiled on May 24, 2016




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