Category: News

Concert in the Dark : A Sound Experience

What happens when you immerse the Orchestra in the dark and travel back to the 1960s with Kent Nagano at the baton? Aficionados of psychedelic rock and roll, Bach, Strauss – and sometimes all three – discovered the joy of listening to their records of choice at high volume with the lights turned out, the... Read more »

Conductor Jacques Lacombe prepares to enthrall Montreal once again

Two years after his last amazing visit to the OSM, Jacques Lacombe returns to conduct the orchestra on two consecutive evenings in performances of two major Russian works. Maestro Lacombe has a very special relationship with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. In a telephone call from Monaco, where the run of an opera he is... Read more »

Matthew Ricketts, a Young Composer on a Journey

A journey theme winds its way through the music of Matthew Ricketts, a young Canadian composer who has received two commissions to date from the OSM. Hearing one’s music being played in space; that is the singular joy Matthew Ricketts experienced in the spring of 2017. A French astronaut played the first notes of his... Read more »

A festive musical event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CEGEPs!

The OSM, together with former contestants from the Cégeps en spectacle talent competition, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of CEGEPs in an evening show filled with song, humour, dance and classical music. In 2017, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of CEGEPs in Quebec. The introduction of the first 12 CEGEPs in... Read more »

The OSM for the first time at the prestigious Salzburg Festival!

Kent Nagano and the Orchestra will kick off the event with a work by Penderecki in the summer of 2018 Regarded as the most important event of its kind, the Salzburg Festival, a world-class opera, classical music and theatre extravaganza, has invited the OSM and Kent Nagano to present the opening concert of its next... Read more »

An invitation to Eastern Europe from three Canadian women

A composer, a conductor and a violin soloist: allow us to introduce the amazing trio of women who are going to take you on a musical journey to the Balkans.                              On November 9 and 12, Ana Sokolović, Keri-Lynn Wilson and Karen Gomyo will top the bill for the OSM Journey to Eastern Europe concert.... Read more »

The Club des Jeunes Ambassadeur’s committee

The Club des Jeunes Ambassadeur’s committee is thrilled to welcome you to the second “L’Après” cocktail of the season. Indeed, following last October 5’s successful event, we invite to you again on November 15th. The second 2017-18’s theme will be “Romantic”. Guests will be greeted to an oyster bar, romantic-style decorations and, for our members,... Read more »

Two-part conversation with organist Patrick Wedd

As our concert “Montreal, City of 100 Bell Towers” approaches, we invite you into the world of a master of the mightiest instrument of all time. Patrick Wedd is titular organist of the organ of Christ Church Anglican Cathedral and is one of the three soloists in Saturday’s event. He was kind enough to answer... Read more »

Reconciling Russian Romanticism with American Contemporary Music

In early November, the OSM will be performing an unusually daring program of striking musical contrasts. Kent Nagano will bring together two very different composers: the Russian Rachmaninoff and the American John Adams. Barely 50 years separate the works to be performed at the Kent Nagano Conducts Rachmaninoff and Adams concert. Rachmaninoff composed his Rhapsody... Read more »