Month: September 2017

From Ravel to Barber… to Bernstein: the full range of emotions

You may not have heard much about the composer Samuel Barber. Yet, his most frequently performed piece of music is without a doubt the most famous classical melody of the 20th century: we are referring to the Adagio for Strings, the centrepiece of the concert performed by the OSM on October 4 and 5. Barber’s... Read more »

CANADIAN WORKS FEATURED IN THE OSM’S SEASON

20160907_carmina_burana_orchestre_symphonique_de_montreal_1920_610   In keeping with tradition, the OSM is featuring several Canadian and Québec works in this season’s concert calendar. Some have already been performed by the Orchestra in the past, while others are being presented to audiences for the very first time. The composers whose works will be heard again this year include some of... Read more »

NEW CANADIAN AND QUÉBEC WORKS COMMISSIONED BY THE OSM

souvenir_de_florence_orchestre_symphonique_de_montreal_1920_610.jpg   All season long, the OSM contributes to promoting Canadian and Québec creators by encouraging the composition of new works.   In a work commissioned by the OSM, Matthew Ricketts focuses on the hard work of the many immigrants who built the Canadian Pacific railway and thus contributed to the development of our country.  Nicole... Read more »

DANSE MACABRE: THE 2ND RECORDING ON DECCA FOR THE OSM AND KENT NAGANO

    CHEF Kent Nagano     PRÉSENTATION The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano are pleased to announce the release of Danse macabre, the second album produced in collaboration with Decca, the prestigious record label. Danse macabre follows on the heels of L’Aiglon, the lyric drama by Honegger and Ibert recorded by the... Read more »

THE OSM POP INVESTORS GROUP SERIES

  The OSM Pop Investors Group series was born of the desire to offer the public musical get-togethers that are both unusual and imaginative.   The history of the OSM, moreover, is punctuated by pops concerts and unlikely encounters that, over the course of time, have reached increasingly diversified audiences.   Over the years, a... Read more »

A sublime opening: MAHLER’S “SYMPHONY OF A THOUSAND”

The OSM’s new season kicks off on the theme of humanism Montréal, September 6, 2017 ● The OSM will open its season in grand style with the monumental Symphony No. 8 by Gustav Mahler, a large-scale concert for soloists, choruses and orchestra.   This major work in Western music will assemble over 350 people on... Read more »

Montréal Symphonique – a magnificent dream that came true

    For many years Nicolas Lemieux dreamed of producing a magnificent symphony concert on the slopes of Montreal’s Mount Royal. When he proposed bringing together three orchestras at the foot of the mountain to celebrate the city’s 375th anniversary, he said to himself, “In life, everything is possible.”   When Madeleine Careau, the CEO... Read more »

THE 6TH OSM CLASSICAL SPREE: A RESOUNDING SUCCESS

WITH A RECORD ASSISTANCE OF 65,000 SPECTATORS OF ALL AGES THE OSM SUMMERTIME ACTIVITIES BROUGHT TOGETHER MORE THAN 140,000 SPECTATORS IN ALL   Sunday August 13, 2017, the concert gathering 200 choristers from the metropolitan area brought the 6th edition of the OSM CLASSICAL SPREE to a conclusion, achieving a record-breaking nearly 90% in-venue capacity!... Read more »