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A Rachmaninoff symphony or concerto, major works by Brahms, or music from the OSM’s Science Fiction Film Festival – yours to enjoy at discount prices.

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CONCERTS SELECTION

SUDBIN PLAYS RACHMANINOFF’S SECOND CONCERTO

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Tuesday January 9, 8:00 PM
Saturday January 13, 8:00 PM

Did you know that the song All By Myself was inspired by a movement of Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto? Fall under the spell of this beautiful melody performed by OSM artist-in-residence Yevgeny Sudbin, hailed by The Telegraph as “potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century” and Artist-in-residence with the OSM this season. He will also perform a solo recital on January 11.


PROGRAMMATION:

Conrad van Alphen, conductor
Artist-in-Residence of the OSM thanks to the Larry & Cookie Rossy Family Foundation
Andrew Wan, violin
Brian Manker, cello
Philip Chiu, piano

Rachmaninoff, Trio élégiaque no. 1 for Piano, Violin and Cello (15′)
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, op. 18 (33′)
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Rachmaninoff, Symphony no. 2 in E minor, op. 27 (60′)

 

Tuesday January 9, 8:00 PM

Saturday January 13, 8:00 PM

THE PASSION OF RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONY NO. 2

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Wednesday January 10, 8:00 PM

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Rachmaninov’s death, the OSM invites you to immerse yourself in the deeply emotional Romanticism of the Trio élégiaque no. 1. Then, fall under the spell of his Second Symphony. Under the direction of Conrad van Alphen, this is a passionate program you won’t be able to resist.


PROGRAMMATION:

Conrad van Alphen, conductor
Benjamin Morency, flute – winner of the OSM Competition Grand Prize
Andrew Wan, violin
Brian Manker, cello
Philip Chiu, piano

Rachmaninoff, Trio élégiaque no. 1 for Piano, Violin and Cello (15′)
Ibert, Flute Concerto (18 ‘)
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Rachmaninoff, Symphony no. 2 in E minor, op. 27 (60’)

Wednesday January 10, 8:00 PM

YEVGENY SUDBIN

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Thursday January 11, 8:00 PM

Hailed by The Telegraph as “potentially one of the greatest pianists of the 21st century” and Artist-in-residence with the OSM this season, the Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin performs a piano recital featuring Russian music with works by Tchaikovsky and Scriabin.

 

Programmation:

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano 

Haydn, Piano Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI:32 (18 min.)

Beethoven, Six Bagatelles, op. 126 (20 min.)

Tchaikovsky, Nocturne in F majorop. 10, no. 1 (5 min.)

Tchaikovsky, Nocturne in C-sharp minorop. 19, no. 4 (4 min.)

Tchaikovsky, The Seasons, op. 37bis, excerpts (7 min.)

XI. November: Troika
VI. June: Barcarolle

 

Scriabin, Piano Sonata no. 5 in F-sharp major, op. 53 (14 min.)

Prelude no. 5 in G minor (Alla marcia)
Rachmaninoff, 7 Morceaux de salon, op. 10: V. “Humoresque” (4 min.)
Rachmaninoff, Études-tableaux, op. 39: VII. “Lento lugubre,” in c minor (11 min.)

Thursday January 11, 8:00 PM

JACQUES LACOMBE AND THE RUSSIAN SOUL

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Wednesday February 7, 7:00 PM
Thursday February 8, 10:30 AM

Following a much-anticipated return in 2016, Jacques Lacombe once again leads the OSM, in a program that pairs Shostakovich’s enigmatic Violin Concerto no. 2 and Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, described as “a symphony of the grandeur of the human spirit.”


PROGRAMMATION :

Jacques Lacombe,  conductor
Alina Ibragimova, violin

Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 2 in C-sharp minor, op. 129
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 5 in B-flat major, op. 100

Wednesday February 7, 7:00 PM

Thursday February 8, 10:30 AM

STRAVINSKY’S THE FIREBIRD

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Tuesday March 6, 8:00 PM
Thursday March 8, 10:30 AM
Thursday March 8, 8:00 PM

Don’t miss this chance to attend a unique encounter between two rising stars who have earned both public and critical acclaim. The OSM will be powered by a breath of youth for the performance of Stravinsky’s timeless The Firebird and Chopin’s equally enduring Piano Concerto no. 2. The program will conclude with Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Dutilleux’ Métaboles.

PROGRAMMATION:

Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Jan Lisiecki, piano

Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain
Chopin, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor, op. 21
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Dutilleux, Métaboles*
Stravinsky, The Firebird, suite (1919)

*March 6 and 8 concerts at 8 p.m.only

Tuesday March 6, 8:00 PM

Thursday March 8, 10:30 AM

Thursday March 8, 8:00 PM

GRAND RÉCITAL

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Sunday March 11, 2:30 PM

Making a name for himself as one of the finest organists of his generation, Nathan J. Laube stands out thanks to his prodigious playing and his virtuoso arrangements of great orchestral works. In a program combining German Romanticism and early-20th-century French music, this young artist, at the controls of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique, will take your breath away!


PROGRAMMATION:

Nathan J. Laube, orgue

Mendelssohn, Variations sérieuses, op. 54 (transcription by N. J. Laube)
Liszt, Les préludes, symphonic poem (transcription by N. J. Laube)

Sunday March 11, 2:30 PM

THE PRAGUE OF MOZART AND DVOŘÁK

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Wednesday March 14, 8:00 PM
Thursday March 15, 8:00 PM

Three concertmasters from three major Canadian orchestras join forces in a musical program that shines the spotlight on Prague, where Mozart and Dvořák’s symphonies were performed. To add to the pleasure, discover a new work by Alexina Louie, which showcases the prodigious performances of these violinists.


PROGRAMMATION :

Kent Nagano,  conductor
Andrew Wan, OSM concertmaster
Jonathan Crow, TSO concertmaster
Yosuke Kawasaki, NAC Orchestra concertmaster

Mozart, Symphony no. 38 in D major, K. 504, “Prague” (26′)
Alexina Louie, new Quebec work for 3 Violins and Orchestra* (15′)
Dvořák, Symphony no. 8 in G major, op. 88 (34′)

Wednesday March 14, 8:00 PM

Thursday March 15, 8:00 PM

BEATRICE RANA AND THE NAC ORCHESTRA PLAY BRAHMS

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Thursday April 5, 8:00 PM

The OSM is delighted to welcome the NAC Orchestra for the first time since the appointment of its new music director, Alexander Shelley. Soloist Beatrice Rana, a rising star of the next pianists’ generation, will perform Brahms’ compelling Piano Concerto no. 1.


PROGRAMMATION :

Alexander Shelley, conductor
Beatrice Rana, piano

Jacques Hétu, Antinomie
Schumann, Symphony no. 2 in C major, op. 61

Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, op. 15

Thursday April 5, 8:00 PM

KENT NAGANO CONDUCTS BRUCKNER

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Wednesday April 11, 8:00 PM
Saturday April 14, 8:00 PM

Written following the death of a young friend, Berg’s “To the Memory of an Angel” is imbued with refinement and lyricism. Bruckner pays vibrant homage to Wagner in the sublime Adagio of his Seventh Symphony, made popular in the sumptuous film Senso by Visconti.

 
PROGRAMMATION:

Kent Nagano,  conductor
Christian Tetzlaff,  violin

Berg, Violin Concerto, “To the Memory of an Angel”
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Bruckner, Symphony no. 7 in E major

Wednesday April 11, 8:00 PM

Saturday April 14, 8:00 PM

ALAIN LEFÈVRE PLAYS ANDRÉ MATHIEU

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Tuesday April 24, 8:00 PM

Critically acclaimed Finnish conductor John Storgårds kicks off the festival by directing Grieg, Nielson and Sibelius. Also on the program will be André Mathieu’s Romantic Concerto performed by Alain Lefèvre.


PROGRAMMATION :

John Storgårds,  conductor
Alain Lefèvre, piano
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Philippe Sly, bass-baritone

Sibelius, Finlandia, op. 26, symphonic poem
Grieg, Peer Gynt, suite no. 2, op. 55: “Solveig’s Song”
André Mathieu, Piano concerto no. 3, “Romantic Concerto”
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Rachmaninoff, Aleko: “Ves tabor spit”, aria for baritone and orchestra
Nielsen, Symphony no. 3, op. 27, “Sinfonia espansiva”

Tuesday April 24, 8:00 PM

NORDIC LANDSCAPES

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Wednesday April 25, 7:00 PM

Hilary Hahn performs a concerto by Tchaikovsky

The geysers and Northern Lights of Iceland and Finland have inspired works of astonishing beauty. Seize this opportunity to experience the music of composers whose works are seldom performed here but whose output is nonetheless prolific. As well, you’ll hear Tchaikovsky’s Concerto, a classic of the violin repertoire.


PROGRAMMATION:

John Storgårds, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

Jón Leifs, Geysir
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35
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Uuno Klami, Aurora borealis, op. 38
Sibelius, Symphony no. 7 in C major, op. 105

Wednesday April 25, 7:00 PM

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TALES & LEGENDS OF THE NORTH

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Thursday April 26, 8:00 PM

Samian in a new work

To pay tribute to aboriginal and Inuit cultures, the OSM welcomes Samian, rapper and proud ambassador for Indigenous peoples, in a commission by Nicole Lizée. Also, discover two extraordinary Inuit musicians in the work by Alexina Louie, which received its premiere performance during the OSM’s Nunavut tour.

 

PROGRAMMATION :

John Storgårds, conductor
Evie Mark,  Inuit throat singer
Akinisie Sivuarapik,  Inuit throat singer
Samian, singer

Alexina Louie, Take the Dog Sled
Grieg, Peer Gynt, Suite no. 1, op. 46
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Nicole Lizée / Samian, world premiere of a work for Singer and Orchestra inspired by aboriginal legends – an OSM commission
Sibelius, Lemminkäinen Suite, op. 22 (excerpts)

Thursday April 26, 8:00 PM

THE “ORGAN SYMPHONY” BY SAINT-SAËNS

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Wednesday May 9, 8:00 PM
Thursday May 10, 10:30 AM
Thursday May 10, 8:00 PM

Critically acclaimed conductor Jérémie Rhorer leads Saint-Saëns’ powerful “Organ Symphony,” a work that garnered the OSM a Juno award in 2016. The Orchestra will also perform Liszt’s final symphonic poem, which was inspired by a triptych painted by Hungarian artist Mihály Zichy.


PROGRAMMATION :

Jérémie Rhorer, conductor
Chelsea Chen, organ

Mulet, Esquisses byzantines : « Te es petra », for solo organ
Liszt, Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe [From the Cradle to the Grave], S. 107 (13′)
Fauré, Shylock, op. 57: “Nocturne” (arr. for solo organ) (15′)
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Saint-Saëns, Symphony no. 3 in C minor, op. 78, “Organ Symphony” (36′)

Wednesday May 9, 8:00 PM

Thursday May 10, 10:30 AM

Thursday May 10, 8:00 PM

YUJA WANG

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Tuesday May 15, 8:00 PM

Yuja Wang is a genuine star of the classical music scene. According to the New York Times: “She seems to have everything: speed, flexibility, pianistic thunder and interpretive nuance.” Her spontaneity and audacity along with her original recital programs have set critics and audiences on fire.


PROGRAMMATION :

Yuja Wang, piano

Tuesday May 15, 8:00 PM

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THE SCIENCE OF SCIENCE FICTION

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Wednesday May 16, 8:00 PM

The OSM performs such classics as The Blue Danube by J. Strauss, which was heard in 2001: A Space Odyssey, along with works written for Metropolis, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Face Of Another and, of course, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Star Wars.

PROGRAMMATION :

Nathan Brock, conductor
André Robitaille, host

Music both from the classical repertoire and specially written for film

Wednesday May 16, 8:00 PM

DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE

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Sunday May 20, 2:30 PM

Film screening accompanied by live organ improvisation

Regarded as one of the leading organists of his generation, English performer and composer David Briggs is known for his exceptional talent as an improviser. He will accompany the 1931 film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


PROGRAMMATION :

Organ series: Organ and Film
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
David Briggs, organ

Sunday May 20, 2:30 PM

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E. T. L’EXTRA-TERRESTRE

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Tuesday May 22, 8:00 PM

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 sound of John Williams’ marvelous soundtrack performed live by the OSM under the direction of Dina Gilbert.


PROGRAMMATION :

Dina Gilbert, conductor
A movie directed by Steven Spielberg in 1982.
With screening, the projection of the film E.T is in English original version, with French subtitles.

Tuesday May 22, 8:00 PM

*Offer valid until January 8, 2018, 11:59 p.m. on the regular ticket price and on selected concerts. All sales are final. No refunds. Not applicable to previously purchased tickets. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Quantities are limited on a selection of concerts. Some handling fees may apply.