Category: concerts

DO YOU KNOW RAFAEL PAYARE?

“He is a prodigious artist, who combines the gift of rare sound perfection with a deep, delicate, intense and quivering sensitivity.” - Le Monde French horn debut Rafael Payare was born in Venezuela in 1980 and started learning music at the age of 14. He set his sights not on the piano or the violin...... Read more »

String Quartet 101

This year, the Fine Arts Quartet will be performing at the Classical Spree. This presents an excellent opportunity to examine the string quartet, a subtle musical form that is still alive and well two centuries after its birth.   What is a string quartet? Comprising two violins, a viola, and a cello, the string quartet... Read more »

Patricia Kopatchinskaja: Unique to her Genre

In less than three weeks, Montréal audiences at the Classical Spree will have the opportunity to discover the incredible Moldavian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja: an audacious and absolutely unique classical artist.   Patricia Kopatchinskaja distinguishes herself from other violinists by her originality, her nonconformist approach, her strong personality, and her bold musical offerings. Some people would... Read more »

Tour review: The OSM sparkles in Krakow and Salzburg

It’s time to take stock as the musicians of the OSM and their conductor make their way home after playing in Krakow, Poland, and opening the prestigious Salzburg Festival in Austria. On July 20, Kent Nagano and the OSM opened the 98th edition of the Salzburg Festival to a full house of 1400 spectators. It... Read more »

THE OSM UNVEILS ITS 7TH EDITION OF THE CLASSICAL SPREE PART

Montreal, May 23, 2018 ▪ The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Musical Director Kent Nagano, and Emmanuel Bilodeau, Ambassador for the OSM’s 2018 summer season, today unveil the orchestra’s summer concert programming. The public is also invited to experience the magic of outdoor concerts with OSM IN THE PARKS and to come out and enjoy this... Read more »

5 Reasions to See E.T. Again – with an Orchestra!

Who doesn’t remember that image of a young boy on a bicycle sailing past the full moon? Directed by Steven Spielberg in 1982, E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial left its mark on an entire generation. Let yourself be moved once again by the touching encounter between Elliott and that ultra-lovable creature from outer space, to the... Read more »

SYMPHONY FOR ORGAN

In 1886, 35 years before his death, after completing his “Organ” Symphony, Camille Saint-Saëns was asked if he would ever write another one. He answered no, explaining, “With this work, I have given all I could.” On May 9 and 10, Jérémie Rhorer will conduct the majestic Symphony no. 3 in C minor, which the... Read more »

The Nordic Festival Of Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

French Only L’immensité des pays nordiques marque l’imaginaire, tout comme leurs sonorités emblématiques. La musique provenant du nord de l’Europe et de l’Amérique charme par un répertoire classique souvent inspiré de mythes et de lointaines légendes. Pour rendre hommage à la vivacité créative des contrées boréales, l’OSM vous convie à son Festival nordique. « Nous voulions... Read more »

The 85th season of the Orchester symphonique de Montréal

85 years represents a lifetime: a full generation in the human scope of things. How did past generations define us, and how do we wish to shape the next? Discover the 2018-2019 program – on sale now!

Violin event: Concertmasters from three major orchestras to perform together in Montreal for the first time

Andrew Wan, Jonathan Crow and Yosuke Kawasaki will perform Alexina Louie's Triple Concerto for Three Violins and Orchestra, which was specifically composed for the three virtuosos. According to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal's concertmaster Andrew Wan, there are few works that would require three solo violinists. To his knowledge, the only other concerto for 3... Read more »