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Donate to the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal


The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is a premier cultural institution and one of the leading orchestras of the world.

A not-for-profit organisation, the OSM generates over 60% of its budget as earned revenue – which includes individual gifts, corporate sponsorships, and ticket sales. The development team is striving to exceed its 2016-2017 fundraising goal of $3,000,000.00.

Thank you for supporting your Orchestra by contributing to the Friends of the OSM and Honour Circle campaigns, to the benefit events or even by making a charitable bequest.

Thank you for your generosity!

Each gift contributes to the success of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal : be part of the Friends of the OSM and make a difference!

Donate between $25 and $1999 today and benefit from exclusive privileges giving you a unique access to your Orchestra.

Thank you dear Friends of the OSM!

For the 2016-2017 season, help us support:


Your $500 donation helps support:

  • high profile musicians
  • OSM Chorus
  • guest international artists

OSM Youth Concerts

Your $200 donation helps produce :

  • 12 young-audience concerts per season performed before over 20,000 children
  • 220 sessions introducing primary-school students to classical music

Classical music accessible to all

Your $100 donation makes possible :

  • the development of an affordable price list
  • the OSM Classical Spree
  • the presentation of free concerts in parks
  • the webcasting of certain concerts


For all gifts of $150 and more, receive the Friends of the OSM Privilege Card.

Your card gives you a 10%* discount at our partners :

The Opéra de Montréal
Segal Centre
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Théâtre Jean Duceppe

*Upon presentation of the card only. Certain restrictions apply.

View the 2016-2017 Friends of the OSM events calendar

View the 2016-2017 Friends of the OSM brochure

Contact us to make a donation or for any inquiry regarding your privileges:

Telephone: 514 842-0017


Friends of the OSM Kiosk

Friends of the OSM Kiosk at the 2016 Couche-Tard Classical Spree Festival : Your donations made possible the realisation of the Spotlight on Youth Day showcasing 200 young musicians, thank you!

Friends of the OSM Thank You Concert

Friends of the OSM Thank You Concert conducted by Adam Johnson, OSM’s Chief Assistant, September 25, 2016.

Public Rehearsal

Public Rehearsal – Nagano conducts Bolero concert – October 21, 2015

Private Concert Latin Passion

Private Concert Latin Passion – February 3 2015. From left to right : Jean-Willy Kunz, piano and organ ; Francis Covan, guitar, violin and accordion ; Paul Ricard, percussions ; Ali Yazdanfar, double bass ; Hélène Lemay, trombone ; André Moisan, clarinets and saxophones ; Bïa, singer.

Friends of the OSM 2016 Winner of the contest

Friends of the OSM 2016 Winner of the contest : Win a VIP Soirée at the OSM! From left to right : Raymond Beaubien, Madeleine Tousignant (winners) and André Moisan, OSM Bass Clarinet.

Experience the OSM
front-row centre and witness its development firsthand as a member of one of its privileged Circles, by sponsoring an artist, or supporting a specific project.

Honour Circle
and Maestro Circle members enjoy exclusive benefits such as access to the Honour Lounge at intermission, private visits, chats and cocktails with OSM musicians, and much more!

What a privilege to count on the support of our loyal patrons! Thank you!

Toqué! Cocktails

Maestro events

Chamber music concerts



A gift of $2,000 allows you to:


  • Become an Honour Circle member
  • Enjoy exclusive benefits
  • Enhance your concert-going experience: access to the Honour Lounge at intermission, dedicated phone line at the box office, priority access to the best seats, etc.


A gift of $10,000 allows you to:


  • Be recognized as a member of the prestigious Maestro Circle
  • Enjoy tailor-made events and benefits, and closer access to the OSM musicians and to Maestro Nagano


A gift of $25,000 allows you to:


Sponsor an artist:

  • OSM Musician
  • Guest soloist
  • Assistant Conductor
  • OSM Chorus


Support a specific project:

  • OSM Classical Spree
  • OSM Manulife Competition
  • Youth Matinees
  • Commission a new work


  • Tax benefits
  • Official recognition
  • Honour circle «VIP» service
  • Ehanced concert experience
  • Contact with OSM artists
  • Invitations to exclusive events



For more details:

View the 2016- 2017 Honour circle brochure

View the 2016-2017 Honour circle events calendar


First major gift to culture

Did you know that until December 31, 2017, you can benefit from an additional tax credit of 25% for a first-time major gift to a cultural organization? The government of Québec offers a credit of 25% for any individual gift of $5,000 to $25,000, such that the actual cost of the gift is roughly a quarter of the total amount. A unique opportunity to multiply the impact of your donation for the OSM!

The table below demonstrates how you could be saving whilst increasing your contribution to the OSM.


Gift to the OSMFederal Tax CreditProvincial Tax CreditAdditional 25% Tax CreditTotal Tax CreditActual Cost of the Gift
$2 000$461$472 $933$1 067
$3 000$703$712 $1 415$1 585
$4 000$945$952 $1 897$2 103
$5 000$1 188$1 192$1 250$3 630$1 370
$10 000$2 399$2 392$2 500$7 291$2 709
$15 000$3 610$3 592$3 750$10 952$4 048
$20 000$4 821$4 792$5 000$14 613$5 387
$25 000$6 032$5 992$6 250$18 274$6 726


For more details, browse the Revenu Québec website

Gift of listed securities

A gift of listed securities is a simple and efficient way to contribute to the OSM whilst saving on income tax. By making a gift of listed securities to the OSM, you may be entitled to an inclusion rate of zero on any capital gain realized on such gifts.


For more details, browse the Canada Revenue Agency’s website

For more information about the Honour Circle and underwriting specific projects, please contact us:

By email:
By telephone: 514 840-7448

Every year, the proceeds of the OSM‘s benefit events go toward supporting our mission of excellence, education, and accessibility!

In the past 5 years, over $3,000,000 in net earnings have helped the Orchestra reach its full potential.

Our calendar of events is an opportunity to enjoy unique experiences while supporting your orchestra.

We hope you’ll join us in the celebrations!



Dance to the sound of the OSM

Bal d’une nuit d’été
May 30, 2017


OSM Annual Ball
Directed by Kent Nagano

In collaboration with Moment Factory

Moment Factory and the OSM promise you unforgettable moments all night long, as innovative entertainment and classical music come together in a dazzling combination.

Next spring, come and enjoy this once-a-year- experience…and contribute to the OSM’s year-round success!



A symphonic experience for the whole family

Bal des enfants
March 25, 2017


A multitalented concert
Directed by Kent Nagano


4th edition of the
Bal des enfants!

The OSM transmits the magic of symphonic music to future generations. Buy a corporate donor’s package and pass along tickets to the organization of your choice.

This formula lets families from all walks of life experience a moment of delight at the Maison symphonique…and lets you support your orchestra, too.


Opening Night



Opening Night and Gala Dinner
September 19, 2017


Gala concert and dinner
Directed by Kent Nagano


The OSM opens another outstanding season!

Be with us at this opening concert, then join Maestro Nagano and the OSM musicians afterward for a gala dinner in the foyer of the Maison symphonique de Montréal. A grand opening for the new season… and a night of lasting memories.


See the concert

To make a donation or ask about our special benefit events, please contact us.

Telephone: 514 840-7400 ext. 7411




Did you know that more and more people are including planned giving in their financial planning, in order to provide long-term support for causes they really care about?


Planned giving:

  • Is based on your regular financial, tax or succession planning
  • Reflects your philanthropic desires and goals
  • Involves professional advice taking your personal, family or tax situation into account
  • Is available to everyone, regardless of their income
  • Can be applied immediately or in the future


Planned gifts have a concrete, long-term impact. They make it possible for you to help provide the funding the OSM needs to guarantee its long-term success and to continue fulfilling its mission in the Montreal community.


The most popular forms of planned gifts are :

  • Charitable bequest
  • Gift of life insurance
  • Gift of listed securities

VIew the calendar of the next seminars

View the brochure Offer the gift of music for generations to come

Gift of listed securities

Confirmation of bequest

To the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, charitable registration number 119 069 524 RR 0001



For assistance in finding the type of donation that best meets your goals and needs and those of your family, please also contact your legal or financial advisor (notary, lawyer, financial planner, accountant).


The Wilfrid-Pelletier Club, named in memory of the orchestra’s founding artistic director, honours those generous music lovers who have opted to include the OSM in their will or in another form than a cash donation. Please let us know how you plan to give, and we’ll be delighted to welcome you to the club.




For more information about planned giving, please contact us:

By telephone: 514 840-7425
By email: