Free Activities

Free Activities

Wednesday August 29

OLYMPICS STADIUM

Let yourself be whisked away to the world of The Thousand and One Nights with Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous symphonic suite Scheherazade – a classic to kick off the OSM Classical Spree!

 

Maestro Kent Nagano invites you to join the OSM on a voyage from the Olympic Park’s Esplanade to the heart of legends from faraway lands. Dive headfirst into the stories that have captured imaginations for centuries.

 

The orchestra will be joined by Cirque Éloize in order to guarantee an evening of unforgettable entertainment!

August 29 – 8:00 P.M.

Kent Nagano, conductor
Cirque Éloize
Emmanuel Bilodeau, host and Classical Spree Ambassador

 

Ravel, Shéhérazade (14 min.)

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, op. 35 (42 min.)

Friday August 31

Architek Percussion

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

5:00 P.M.

Experience the dynamic force of Architek Percussion, who will dazzle your ears with their formidable talent!

Ensemble Saxologie

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

5:45 P.M.

The adventuresome and energetic performances of SaxoLogie’s musicians will have you sharing their passion for the saxophone in their exhilarating concert.

Classical Spree Ensemble – Piazzolla Concert

Grande-Place du Complexe Desjardins

6:30 P.M.

Concert entirely dedicated to Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla and tango. The Classical Spree Ensemble, made up of OSM musicians and former winners of the OSM Manulife Competition, will be conducted by Dina Gilbert.

Illustrated Talk

6:30 P.M.

From recorder to flute with Vincent Lauzer and Benjamin Morency

Host : Frédéric Lambert

Blù Bambù

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

7:30 P.M.

Don’t miss this chance to hear rarely performed works for double reed trio. The ensemble performs a varied musical program, from Beethoven to Piazzolla, on oboe, English horn and bassoon.

Tango Workshop

Grande-Place du Complexe Desjardins

7:45 P.M.

Learn the art of the tango in these workshops on Argentina’s irresistible dance led by the Las Piernas tango school and the Paratango quartet.

 

ParaTango:

Jonathan Goldman, bandoneon
Chantal Bergeron, violin
Simon Gregorcic, piano
Denis Chabot, double basse

Madame Butterfly

Metropolitan Opera Production

8:00 P.M.

Coming Soon!

Architek Percussion

Grande-Place du Complexe Desjardins

8:15 P.M.

Experience the dynamic force of Architek Percussion, who will dazzle your ears with their formidable talent!

Saturday September 1

Blù Bambù

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

11:00 A.M.

Don’t miss this chance to hear rarely performed works for double reed trio. The ensemble performs a varied musical program, from Beethoven to Piazzolla, on oboe, English horn and bassoon.

Katcor

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

11:45 A.M.

The Katcor quartet lets you (re)discover the horn in an eclectic program that ranges from classical music to film soundtracks.

Ensemble Saxologie

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

12:30 P.M.

The adventuresome and energetic performances of SaxoLogie’s musicians will have you sharing their passion for the saxophone in their exhilarating concert.

Le concert

1:00 P.M.

Coming Soon!

Petits chanteurs du Mont-Royal

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

1:15 P.M.

From Gregorian chant to modern works, the famous choir of the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal presents a vast and magnificent vocal repertoire.

Illustrated Talk

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

2:00 P.M.

The triangle player, the life of an orchestral percussionist with Hugues Tremblay and André Dufour

Host : Frédéric Lambert

Architek Percussion

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

3:00 P.M.

Experience the dynamic force of Architek Percussion, who will dazzle your ears with their formidable talent!

Free Grand Concert: The Classical Spree Symphony

Grande-Place du Complexe Desjardins

3:00 P.M.

In partnership with the Fédération des harmonies et des orchestres du Québec (FHOSQ) and ICI MUSIQUE, the OSM has brought together amateur musicians from the four corners of the province to form the Classical Spree Symphony! This one-of-a-kind ensemble will present an exhilarating concert conducted by Adam Johnson and Kent Nagano.

Blù Bambù

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

3:45 P.M.

Don’t miss this chance to hear rarely performed works for double reed trio. The ensemble performs a varied musical program, from Beethoven to Piazzolla, on oboe, English horn and bassoon.

Petits chanteurs du Mont-Royal

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

4:30 P.M.

From Gregorian chant to modern works, the famous choir of the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal presents a vast and magnificent vocal repertoire.

Illustrated Talk

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

5:15 P.M.

Learn more about the cimbalom with Alexandru Sura

Host : Frédéric Lambert

Katcor

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

6:15 P.M.

The Katcor quartet lets you (re)discover the horn in an eclectic program that ranges from classical music to film soundtracks.

Free Grand Concert: Gregory Charles and the Virtuose Orchestra

Grande-Place du Complexe Desjardins

7:00 P.M.

What do Bach and AC/DC have in common? Find out in Ba-Rock, a brand-new production featuring ten brilliant young musicians from the popular TV series Virtuose, hosted by Gregory Charles.

Blù Bambù

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

7:00 P.M.

Don’t miss this chance to hear rarely performed works for double reed trio. The ensemble performs a varied musical program, from Beethoven to Piazzolla, on oboe, English horn and bassoon.

Ensemble Saxologie

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

7:45 P.M.

The adventuresome and energetic performances of SaxoLogie’s musicians will have you sharing their passion for the saxophone in their exhilarating concert.

Amadeus

8:00 P.M.

Coming Soon!

Katcor

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

8:30 P.M.

The Katcor quartet lets you (re)discover the horn in an eclectic program that ranges from classical music to film soundtracks.

Sunday September 2

Immersive Yoga

Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme

10:00 A.M.

Yoga fan? Don’t miss our immersive yoga session combining music and movement!