Month: July 2018

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 in Krakow: excitement in the hometown of Penderecki

Musicians of the OSM arrived in Poland on Monday night. A few hours before the concert at the ICE Krakow Congress Centre, we had a chat with Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the orchestra.   What have you done since your arrival in Krakow? “It is my first time in Poland. Krakow is an interesting, beautiful... Read more »

8 Interesting facts about the OSM, Salzburg, and Krakow

This week, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal sets off for Krakow, Poland and then the prestigious Salzburg Festival in Austria, where they will present Krzysztof Penderecki’s St. Luke Passion. To commemorate the significance of this milestone, here is an overview of the legendary festival that takes place each summer in the city of Mozart.  ... Read more »

7 Keys to Penderecki’s The St. Luke Passion

On July 20, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal will open the Salzburg Festival with The St. Luke Passion by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. It will also be performed in Krakow, Poland on July 18. Québec audiences are invited to discover this monumental and gripping work on July 14 at the Festival de Lanaudière. Here are... Read more »