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September 2020
Sunday September 27 20 8 P.M.

FESTIVAL DE LANAUDIÈRE – And to Conclude: The OSM

Cathédrale de Joliette

Johannes Debus, conductor

Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Wan, violin
Alexander Read,
Victor de Almeida, viola
Brian Manker, cello

Symphonic
Although the year slowly draws to an end, it is not too late to mark Beethoven’s 250th birthday! The composer of the “Great Fugue” was a visionary whose modernity defied time, as if showing the way to his successors: Brahms, Mahler, and Schoenberg. Both the Rückert-Lieder and Transfigured Night relate to a deeply mutating world...
Tuesday September 29 20 7 P.M.

Mozart Arias and Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Symphony

LIVESTREAM

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto - Artist-in-residence generously sponsored by The Rossy Foundation
James Ehnes, violin

Symphonic
Placing Mozart and Beethoven side by side, this brilliant concert features performances by three Canadian artists in an eclectic and virtuosic repertoire. Bernard Labadie leads the Orchestra in the Overture to Don Giovanni, alternating between drama and frivolity, as well as Beethoven’s “Pastorale” Symphony, a veritable landscape...
Wednesday September 30 20 8 P.M.

In the Footsteps of the Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Maison symphonique

Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Todd Cope, clarinet

Symphonic
Theatricality is showcased in this concert, beginning with Mozart’s famous Concerto for clarinet, undoubtedly one of the Viennese composer’s most expressive instruments. With his Bourgeois gentilhomme, Richard Strauss beckons us several centuries back with an immersion in the French style of Molière and Lully and depicting, through...
October 2020
Thursday October 1 20 8 P.M.

Susanna Mälkki and the Planets by Holst

Maison symphonique

Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Jean-Willy Kunz, orgue
Roseline Blain, cheffe de chœur
Rosalie Asselin, pianiste

Symphonic
From the warlike power of “Mars” to the impressionism of “Neptune” through the infinite lyricism of “Venus,” Gustav Holst’s The Planets remains a great classic of symphonic literature, masterfully endowing each planet with its own musical atmosphere. A testament to humanity’s timeless fascination with the spheres, this...
Friday October 2 20 8 P.M.

Susanna Mälkki and Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony

Broadcast and Maison symphonique

Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Symphonic
Combining lyricism and passion, this concert charts the human experience of dreams and imagination, with three striking works. From Wagner’s Teutonic heroes to Greco-Roman mythology as depicted by Debussy, this foray into dreamworld culminates in one of the Romantic repertoire’s masterpieces of sensitivity: Schubert’s famous...
Tuesday October 6 20 7 P.M

In the Footsteps of the Bourgeois Gentilhomme

LIVESTREAM

Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Todd Cope, clarinet

Symphonic
Theatricality is showcased in this concert, beginning with Mozart’s famous Concerto for clarinet, undoubtedly one of the Viennese composer’s most expressive instruments. With his Bourgeois gentilhomme, Richard Strauss beckons us several centuries back with an immersion in the French style of Molière and Lully and depicting, through...
Tuesday October 13 20 7 P.M.

Susanna Mälkki and the Planets by Holst

LIVESTREAM

Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Jean-Willy Kunz, orgue
Roseline Blain, cheffe de chœur
Rosalie Asselin, pianiste

Symphonic
From the warlike power of “Mars” to the impressionism of “Neptune” through the infinite lyricism of “Venus,” Gustav Holst’s The Planets remains a great classic of symphonic literature, masterfully endowing each planet with its own musical atmosphere. A testament to humanity’s timeless fascination with the spheres, this...
November 2020
Wednesday November 18 20 8 P.M.

John Storgårds and Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony

Maison symphonique

John Storgårds, conductor

Symphonic
Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony exudes cheerful, beaming and tranquil spirit, with a highly developed finale and a minuet evoking the Viennese tradition. This programme also features Finnish conductor John Storgårds’ own instrument, the violin, in a Baroque sonata by Isabella Leonarda and a concerto by Henri Vieuxtemps. Four centuries...
Thursday November 19 20 8 P.M.

Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony With John Storgårds

Maison symphonique

John Storgårds, conductor

Symphonic
Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony brought renown to its composer. Its potency and exquisite melodic and architectural clarity make it a landmark of the post-Romantic repertoire, presented here in its 1921 arrangement for chamber orchestra by Hanns Heisler, Erwin Stein, and Karl Rankle, under the baton of Finnish conductor John Storgårds.
Saturday November 21 20 2:30 P.M.

Atmospheres of Spirituality From Bach to Pärt 

Maison symphonique

John Storgårds, conductor and violin

André Moisan, saxophone

Symphonic
Finnish maestro John Storgårds travels through 300 years of music in this concert bringing together works of staggering evocative power. From Bach’s solemn prayer to Arvo Pärt’s communal meditation, through the creative force of Quebec composer Simon Bertrand, this spiritually invested concert will restore hope and meaning in...
Sunday November 22 20 2:30 P.M.

Mahler Reinvented

Maison symphonique

John Storgårds, conductor and violin

Symphonic
An unfinished symphony by Mahler, completed in a version for chamber orchestra? Composer and conductor Michelle Castelletti accomplished this mission, demonstrating that music can be reinvented in any era while retaining its essence and challenging the present. Under the baton of Finnish maestro John Storgårds, who made a recording...
Tuesday November 24 20 8 P.M.

Marie-Nicole Lemieux sings “Poème de l’amour et de la mer”

Maison symphonique

Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo-soprano – Artist-in-residence generously sponsored by The Rossy Foundation

Choir
OSM Artist in Residence, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux lends her voice to Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer, a lyric masterpiece scented with lilacs and golden roses. The captivating Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Orchestra in Beethoven’s Second Symphony, a watershed work marking the transition from...
Wednesday November 25 20 8 P.M.

Marie-Nicole Lemieux sings “Poème de l’amour et de la mer”

Maison symphonique

Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo-soprano – Artist-in-residence generously sponsored by The Rossy Foundation

Choir
OSM Artist in Residence, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux lends her voice to Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer, a lyric masterpiece scented with lilacs and golden roses. The captivating Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Orchestra in Beethoven’s Second Symphony, a watershed work marking the transition from...
Thursday November 26 20 8 P.M.

Marie-Nicole Lemieux sings “Poème de l’amour et de la mer”

Maison symphonique

Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo-soprano – Artist-in-residence generously sponsored by The Rossy Foundation

Choir
OSM Artist in Residence, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux lends her voice to Chausson’s Poème de l’amour et de la mer, a lyric masterpiece scented with lilacs and golden roses. The captivating Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Orchestra in Beethoven’s Second Symphony, a watershed work marking the transition from...
Friday November 27 20 6:30 P.M.

Beethoven’s wind Octet

Salle Bourgie

Vincent Boilard, oboe
Alexa Zirbel, oboe
Todd Cope, clarinet
Alain Desgagné, clarinet
Stéphane Lévesque, bassoon
Mathieu Harel, bassoon
Denys Derome, horn
Catherine Turner, horn

Chamber Music
December 2020
Tuesday December 1 20 8 P.M.

Bryan Cheng and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations

Maison symphonique

Dalia Stasevska, conductor

Bryan Cheng, cello

Symphonic
Enjoy the brilliant playing and artistry of young cellist Bryan Cheng, Grand Prize winner of the 2019 OSM Competition, in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s elegant Variations on a Rococo Theme. Dalia Stasevska will conduct the OSM for the first time in a performance of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 3, a work whose neoclassical aesthetic...
Thursday December 3 20 10:30 A.M.

Bryan Cheng and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations

Maison Symphonique

Dalia Stasevska, conductor

Bryan Cheng, cello

Symphonic
Enjoy the brilliant playing and artistry of young cellist Bryan Cheng, Grand Prize winner of the 2019 OSM Competition, in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s elegant Variations on a Rococo Theme. Dalia Stasevska will conduct the OSM for the first time in a performance of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 3, a work whose neoclassical aesthetic...
Thursday December 3 20 8 P.M.

Bryan Cheng and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations

Maison symphonique

Dalia Stasevska, conductor

Bryan Cheng, cello

Symphonic
Enjoy the brilliant playing and artistry of young cellist Bryan Cheng, Grand Prize winner of the 2019 OSM Competition, in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s elegant Variations on a Rococo Theme. Dalia Stasevska will conduct the OSM for the first time in a performance of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 3, a work whose neoclassical aesthetic...
osm_sorell
Tuesday December 8 20 8 P.M.

Baroque Music for the Holiday Season

Maison symphonique

Jeannette Sorrell, conductor - 1st time with the OSM

Magali Simard-Galdès, soprano
Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano
Olivier Brault, violin
Francis Colpron, recorder
Femke Bergsma, recorder

Symphonic
To brighten the holiday season, the OSM presents excerpts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah, two gems of the Baroque repertoire. Corelli, that grand master of the concerto grosso, sweetly depicts the mystery of the Nativity, while Bach’s concerto is reminiscent of a pastorale. This will be Baroque music specialist...
osm_sorell
Wednesday December 9 20 8 P.M.

Baroque Music for the Holiday Season

Maison symphonique

Jeannette Sorrell, conductor - 1st time with the OSM

Magali Simard-Galdès, soprano
Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano
Olivier Brault, violin
Francis Colpron, recorder
Femke Bergsma, recorder

Symphonic
To brighten the holiday season, the OSM presents excerpts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah, two gems of the Baroque repertoire. Corelli, that grand master of the concerto grosso, sweetly depicts the mystery of the Nativity, while Bach’s concerto is reminiscent of a pastorale. This will be Baroque music specialist...
January 2021
Tuesday January 19 21 8 P.M.

Hip Hop Symphonique with the OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor

Alaclair Ensemble
Dead Obies
Koriass
FouKi

Pop
Free-flowing text, lyrics intoned to hip hop rhythms against a symphonic live track: something that will certainly pique your curiosity! Well-established hip hop groups Dead Obies and Alaclair Ensemble, prominent Quebec rapper Koriass and rap artist and rising star FouKi alongside his accomplice QuietMike, share the stage with the OSM for...
Wednesday January 20 21 8 P.M.

Hip Hop Symphonique with the OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor

Alaclair Ensemble
Dead Obies
Koriass
FouKi

Pop
Free-flowing text, lyrics intoned to hip hop rhythms against a symphonic live track: something that will certainly pique your curiosity! Well-established hip hop groups Dead Obies and Alaclair Ensemble, prominent Quebec rapper Koriass and rap artist and rising star FouKi alongside his accomplice QuietMike, share the stage with the OSM for...
Tuesday January 26 21 8 P.M.

Marc Hervieux’s Carte Blanche

Maison symphonique

Simon Leclerc, Conductor and symphonic adaptation

Marc Hervieux
Annie Villeneuve
Brigitte Boisjoli
Geneviève Leclerc
Stéphanie Bédard
France Castel
With guest appearances by Marc Hervieux’s daughters: Loïane, Cloé, and Maxime

Pop
Multifaceted artist Marc Hervieux, whose charisma continues to attract public enthusiasm, is accompanied by five great Quebec singers including Annie Villeneuve, Brigitte Boisjoli and France Castel. And for the first time, Hervieux’s three daughters join him onstage. The warm, powerful and vibrant voices of these fascinating artists and...
Wednesday January 27 21 8 P.M.

Marc Hervieux’s Carte Blanche

Maison symphonique

Simon Leclerc, Conductor and symphonic adaptation

Marc Hervieux
Annie Villeneuve
Brigitte Boisjoli
Geneviève Leclerc
Stéphanie Bédard
France Castel
With guest appearances by Marc Hervieux’s daughters: Loïane, Cloé, and Maxime

Pop
Multifaceted artist Marc Hervieux, whose charisma continues to attract public enthusiasm, is accompanied by five great Quebec singers including Annie Villeneuve, Brigitte Boisjoli and France Castel. And for the first time, Hervieux’s three daughters join him onstage. The warm, powerful and vibrant voices of these fascinating artists and...
April 2021
Tuesday April 6 21 8 P.M.

The OSM Welcomes: Alexandra Stréliski

Maison symphonique

Thomas Le-Duc Moreau

Alexandra Stréliski

Pop
Composer and artist behind the albums Pianoscope and Inscape Alexandra Stréliski received three Félix awards at the ADISQ in the categories Songwriter and Breakthrough Artist (Révélation) of the Year in 2019, among others. Her sensitive, accessible music delicately evokes “inner landscapes.” Experience Alexandra Stréliski’s...
Wednesday April 7 21 8 P.M.

The OSM Welcomes: Alexandra Stréliski

Maison symphonique

Thomas Le-Duc Moreau

Alexandra Stréliski

Pop
Composer and artist behind the albums Pianoscope and Inscape Alexandra Stréliski received three Félix awards at the ADISQ in the categories Songwriter and Breakthrough Artist (Révélation) of the Year in 2019, among others. Her sensitive, accessible music delicately evokes “inner landscapes.” Experience Alexandra Stréliski’s...