Month: January 2019

RETURN PERFORMANCE AT CARNEGIE HALL!

In January, Carnegie Hall announced its programming for the 2019–2020 season: the OSM and Maestro Nagano return to perform in the prestigious New York venue on March 24, 2020! Mickaël Pletnev will give a performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54, and two men’s choirs from the University of Illinois along with bass... Read more »

BRAHMS AND THE ART OF FILM WEEK – INTERVIEWS WITH BLAIR THOMSON

The four concerts in the “Brahms and the Art of Film” week are the opportunity for the OSM to present four new creations: three works for orchestra, commissioned to three different composers – Blair Thomson, Zosha Di Castri and Régis Campo –, and a film created by the young filmmaker Mathias Arroyo-Bégin. The musicologist Gabriel... Read more »

THE OSM LAUNCHES A BRAND NEW VENUE IN THE PLACE DES ARTS: THE ESPACE OSM

Espace OSM Montreal, January 17, 2019 ● The brand new Espace OSM was launched today in the presence of numerous guests, donors and subscribers, including Mr. Lucien Bouchard, Chair of the OSM’s Board of Directors. Adjoining the Maison symphonique, this new space aligns with the OSM’s ongoing outreach, educational, and socio-recreational mission, marking its 85th anniversary in a... Read more »

Franz Schubert Octet in F major, D. 803

  Second album by the OSM Chamber Soloists     The second album in the series of recordings by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Chamber Soloists, under the artistic direction of Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the OSM since 2008, is devoted to the Octet in F major, D. 803 by Franz Schubert. This ambitious and... Read more »

Leonard Bernstein – A quiet place

Présentation Decca Classics and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal are proud to present the world premiere recording of the chamber version of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘A Quiet Place’, adapted by Garth Edwin Sunderland. It is conducted by Kent Nagano and will be released on 22nd June, ahead of the Bernstein centenary on 25th August 2018. Premiered in 1983, Bernstein’s opera ‘A Quiet Place’ was the composer’s last work... Read more »

DANSE MACABRE: THE 2ND RECORDING ON DECCA FOR THE OSM AND KENT NAGANO

    CHEF Kent Nagano     PRÉSENTATION The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano are pleased to announce the release of Danse macabre, the second album produced in collaboration with Decca, the prestigious record label. Danse macabre follows on the heels of L’Aiglon, the lyric drama by Honegger and Ibert recorded by the... Read more »

Honegger & Ibert : L’Aiglon

aiglon_couverture CONDUCTOR Kent Nagano COMPOSER Honegger Ibert ARTISTS Kent Nagano, chef d'orchestre Anne-Catherine Gillet, soprano (L'Aiglon, duc de Reichstadt) Marc Barrard, baryton (Séraphin Flambeau) Étienne Dupuis, baryton (Prince de Metternich) Philippe Sly, baryton (Maréchal Marmont) Pascal Charbonneau, ténor (L'attaché militaire) Isaiah Bell, ténor (Frédéric de Gentz) Tyler Duncan, baryton (Chevalier de Prokesch-Osten) Jean-Michel Richer, ténor (Comte... Read more »

Saint-Saëns, Moussa, Saariaho : Symphonie et créations avec orgue

saint_saens_moussa CHEF Kent Nagano COMPOSITEUR Saint-Saëns, Moussa, Saariaho ARTISTES Kent Nagano, chef d'orchestre Jean-Willy Kunz, organiste en résidence de l’OSM (1) Olivier Latry, organiste émérite de l'OSM (2) Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Concert inaugural du Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique OEUVRES Saint-Saëns, Symphonie no 3 en do mineur, op. 78, « Avec orgue » (2) Liszt*, Fantaisie et... Read more »

Complete Violin Concertos of Saint-Saëns

saint_saens CONDUCTOR Kent Nagano COMPOSER Saint-Saëns ARTISTS Kent Nagano, conductor Andrew Wan, violin Orchestre symphonique de Montréal WORKS CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921) Concerto pour violon no 1 en la majeur, op. 20 Violin Concerto no. 1 in A major, op. 20 1. Allegro – 4:52 2. Andante espressivo – 2:05 3. Tempo I (Allegro) 6:11 Concerto pour... Read more »

Tomasi, Desenclos, Jolivet: Concertos français pour trompette

Tomasi, Desenclos, Jolivet CONDUCTOR Kent Nagano COMPOSER Desenclos, Jolivet, Tomasi WORKS Three works for trumpet and orchestra, each one written in France by a composer whose life did not exceed the span of the 20th century, and each heavily influenced by the idiom of jazz. The apparent similarities are many, but philosophically these works come from very different places. Alfred... Read more »