December 2022
Maison symphonique Wednesday, December 7, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Barbara Hannigan and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Barbara Hannigan, soprano

Symphonic
A classical music icon and specialist of the contemporary repertoire, internationally renowned Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan is the OSM’s guest for this concert. Among other works, she will perform Quebec composer Claude Vivier’s song of solitude Lonely Child, for soprano and orchestra. On this memorable evening, Rafael Payare...
Maison symphonique Saturday, December 10, 2022 2:30 p.m.

Barbara Hannigan and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Barbara Hannigan, soprano

Symphonic
A classical music icon and specialist of the contemporary repertoire, internationally renowned Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan is the OSM’s guest for this concert. Among other works, she will perform Quebec composer Claude Vivier’s song of solitude Lonely Child, for soprano and orchestra. On this memorable evening, Rafael Payare...
Maison symphonique Sunday, December 11, 2022 2:30 p.m.

Barbara Hannigan and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Barbara Hannigan, soprano

Symphonic
A classical music icon and specialist of the contemporary repertoire, internationally renowned Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan is the OSM’s guest for this concert. Among other works, she will perform Quebec composer Claude Vivier’s song of solitude Lonely Child, for soprano and orchestra. On this memorable evening, Rafael Payare...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, December 14, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Songs with Rafael Payare

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Rafael Payare, conductor

OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, chorusmaster
With the participation of young musicians from La musique aux enfants, an OSM initiative

Holiday season
Rafael Payare and the OSM celebrate the holiday season by performing symphonic works composed for the festive period. They are joined by the OSM Chorus and Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal for what is sure to be a merry and unifying concert! The public will even be invited to join the festivities and sing along with the artists for...
Maison symphonique Thursday, December 15, 2022 2:30 p.m.

Christmas Songs with Rafael Payare

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Rafael Payare, conductor

OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, chorusmaster
With the participation of young musicians from La musique aux enfants, an OSM initiative

Holiday season
Rafael Payare and the OSM celebrate the holiday season by performing symphonic works composed for the festive period. They are joined by the OSM Chorus and Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal for what is sure to be a merry and unifying concert! The public will even be invited to join the festivities and sing along with the artists for...
Maison symphonique Thursday, December 15, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Songs with Rafael Payare

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Rafael Payare, conductor

OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, chorusmaster
With the participation of young musicians from La musique aux enfants, an OSM initiative

Holiday season
Rafael Payare and the OSM celebrate the holiday season by performing symphonic works composed for the festive period. They are joined by the OSM Chorus and Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal for what is sure to be a merry and unifying concert! The public will even be invited to join the festivities and sing along with the artists for...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, December 21, 2022 7:30 p.m.

J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón

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Leonardo García Alarcón, conductor

Marie-Sophie Pollak, soprano
Konstantin Krimmel, bass
Avery Amereau, alto
Laurence Kilsby, tenor
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.

Holiday season
The OSM joins end-of-year festivities with a performance of three sections from the timeless Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach. This awe-inspiring work with choir and soloists is a musical rendering of the Nativity story in all its rejoicing, gladness and celebration. The concert will be directed by Argentinian conductor...
Maison symphonique Thursday, December 22, 2022 7:30 p.m.

J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón

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Leonardo García Alarcón, conductor

Marie-Sophie Pollak, soprano
Konstantin Krimmel, bass
Avery Amereau, alto
Laurence Kilsby, tenor
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.

Holiday season
The OSM joins end-of-year festivities with a performance of three sections from the timeless Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach. This awe-inspiring work with choir and soloists is a musical rendering of the Nativity story in all its rejoicing, gladness and celebration. The concert will be directed by Argentinian conductor...
January 2023
Webcast From January 10, 2023, 4:35 p.m. to February 7, 2023

Osmo Vänskä and Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5

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Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Su Yeon Kim, piano
Winner of the 2021 Concours musical international de Montréal

Symphonic
This program celebrates Beethoven with two works that demonstrate his forward-looking artistic vision: the Fourth Piano Concerto and the towering Symphony no. 5, with its universally familiar opening motif. South Korean composer Unsuk Chin drew inspiration from Beethoven’s extreme and dramatic contrasts in her piece Subito con forza,...
Maison symphonique de Montréal Wednesday, January 11, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – Pure Symphony

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

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Experience Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique as a purely symphonic performance with no amplification or staging, in a hall renowned for its superb sound quality. Harmonium’s music in its purest expression, played by a world-famous orchestra at the height of its powers, in a landmark performance that will go down in...
Maison symphonique de Montréal Thursday, January 12, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – Pure Symphony

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

Pop
Experience Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique as a purely symphonic performance with no amplification or staging, in a hall renowned for its superb sound quality. Harmonium’s music in its purest expression, played by a world-famous orchestra at the height of its powers, in a landmark performance that will go down in...
Maison symphonique de Montréal Friday, January 13, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – Pure Symphony

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

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Experience Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique as a purely symphonic performance with no amplification or staging, in a hall renowned for its superb sound quality. Harmonium’s music in its purest expression, played by a world-famous orchestra at the height of its powers, in a landmark performance that will go down in...
Maison symphonique de Montréal Saturday, January 14, 2023 2:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – Pure Symphony

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

Pop
Experience Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique as a purely symphonic performance with no amplification or staging, in a hall renowned for its superb sound quality. Harmonium’s music in its purest expression, played by a world-famous orchestra at the height of its powers, in a landmark performance that will go down in...
Maison symphonique de Montréal Saturday, January 14, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – Pure Symphony

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

Pop
Experience Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique as a purely symphonic performance with no amplification or staging, in a hall renowned for its superb sound quality. Harmonium’s music in its purest expression, played by a world-famous orchestra at the height of its powers, in a landmark performance that will go down in...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, January 18, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Maxim Vengerov Plays Tchaikovsky

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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conductor

Maxim Vengerov, violin (concerts at 7:30 p.m.)

Symphonic
Illustrious violinist Maxim Vengerov will perform Tchaikovsky's Concerto under the baton of Israeli-Danish conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider. Passionate and fiercely virtuosic in equal measure, this work bears witness to the Russian composer's newfound fervour following a dark period. Meanwhile, Austrian composer Zemlinsky's orchestral...
Maison symphonique Thursday, January 19, 2023 10:30 a.m.

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider in Performance and Conducting the OSM

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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conductor and violin

Paul Merkelo, trumpet
Andrew Wan, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola
Charles Pilon, viola
Anna Burden, cello
Brian Manker, cello

Symphonic
This warm, lyrical concert showcases several soloists from the OSM alongside conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, who swaps his baton for a violin bow in his performance of the string sextet from Richard Strauss’ Capriccio. Back on the podium, he then conducts Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto, as well as Austrian...
Maison symphonique Thursday, January 19, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Maxim Vengerov Plays Tchaikovsky

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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conductor

Maxim Vengerov, violin (concerts at 7:30 p.m.)

Symphonic
Illustrious violinist Maxim Vengerov will perform Tchaikovsky's Concerto under the baton of Israeli-Danish conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider. Passionate and fiercely virtuosic in equal measure, this work bears witness to the Russian composer's newfound fervour following a dark period. Meanwhile, Austrian composer Zemlinsky's orchestral...
Salle Bourgie Friday, January 27, 2023 6:30 p.m.

At the Heart of the Romantic Era

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Jean-Sébastien Roy, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola
Anna Burden, cello
Philip Chiu, piano

Chamber Music
Fanny Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms, both born in Hamburg, maintained close ties with this Hanseatic city famous for its pianos. Appropriately, the piano proved crucial to these composers' respective outputs. Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio is the gem in her known chamber music output—several of her works were attributed to her brother...
Maison symphonique Sunday, January 29, 2023 2 p.m.

The Mathematics of Music

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Guest conductor

Jean-Willy Kunz, OSM organist-in-residence
Martin Gougeon, stage director

Family
Do you think that some composers of classical music could also have been chemists or doctors? This concert will help us to understand how science, mathematics and technology are all part of a work’s aliveness and influence our emotions. Strauss, Saint-Saëns, Bach… there are as many composers as there are discoveries you would never...
February 2023
Maison symphonique Wednesday, February 8, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Tchaikovsky and the Force of Destiny

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Jordan de Souza, conductor

Andrew Wan, violin

Symphonic
Fate pays a visit to the OSM with works by Verdi and Tchaikovsky. The latter described his poignant Symphony no. 4 as evoking “that fatal force which hangs above your head like the sword of Damocles.” This concert also features the first performance of Canadian composer Tim Brady’s Violin Concerto no. 2, with OSM Concertmaster...
Maison symphonique Thursday, February 9, 2023 10:30 a.m.

Tchaikovsky and the Force of Destiny

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Jordan de Souza, conductor

Andrew Wan, violin

Symphonic
Fate pays a visit to the OSM with works by Verdi and Tchaikovsky. The latter described his poignant Symphony no. 4 as evoking “that fatal force which hangs above your head like the sword of Damocles.” This concert also features the first performance of Canadian composer Tim Brady’s Violin Concerto no. 2, with OSM Concertmaster...
Maison symphonique Thursday, February 9, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Tchaikovsky and the Force of Destiny

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Jordan de Souza, conductor

Andrew Wan, violin

Symphonic
Fate pays a visit to the OSM with works by Verdi and Tchaikovsky. The latter described his poignant Symphony no. 4 as evoking “that fatal force which hangs above your head like the sword of Damocles.” This concert also features the first performance of Canadian composer Tim Brady’s Violin Concerto no. 2, with OSM Concertmaster...
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Thursday, February 16, 2023 8 p.m.

Riopelle symphonique

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Adam Johnson, conductor

Philippe Ostiguy, chorusmaster
Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval Choral

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The first segment of the Riopelle Symphonic Experience, presented as part of the Jean Paul Riopelle centenary celebrations, is a multimedia show that invites you to plunge into the heart of the artist’s work, to the rhythms of a musical creation by Serge Fiori and Blair Thomson, performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal,...
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Friday, February 17, 2023 8 p.m.

Riopelle symphonique

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Adam Johnson, conductor

Philippe Ostiguy, chorusmaster
Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval Choral

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The first segment of the Riopelle Symphonic Experience, presented as part of the Jean Paul Riopelle centenary celebrations, is a multimedia show that invites you to plunge into the heart of the artist’s work, to the rhythms of a musical creation by Serge Fiori and Blair Thomson, performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal,...
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Saturday, February 18, 2023 8 p.m.

Riopelle symphonique

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Adam Johnson, conductor

Philippe Ostiguy, chorusmaster
Les Petits Chanteurs de Laval Choral

Pop
The first segment of the Riopelle Symphonic Experience, presented as part of the Jean Paul Riopelle centenary celebrations, is a multimedia show that invites you to plunge into the heart of the artist’s work, to the rhythms of a musical creation by Serge Fiori and Blair Thomson, performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal,...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, February 22, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Nagano and Kantorow: From Sibelius to Tchaikovsky

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Kent Nagano, OSM Conductor Emeritus

Alexandre Kantorow, piano

Symphonic
To mark his OSM debut, young French pianist Alexandre Kantorow, gold medalist of the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition, will perform the Russian composer’s Second Concerto under the baton of OSM Conductor Emeritus Kent Nagano. But to begin, Maestro Nagano creates an aura of Nordic lights in the Maison symphonique, with performances of Arvo...
Maison symphonique Saturday, February 25, 2023 2:30 p.m.

Nagano and Kantorow: From Sibelius to Tchaikovsky

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Kent Nagano, OSM Conductor Emeritus

Alexandre Kantorow, piano

Symphonic
To mark his OSM debut, young French pianist Alexandre Kantorow, gold medalist of the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition, will perform the Russian composer’s Second Concerto under the baton of OSM Conductor Emeritus Kent Nagano. But to begin, Maestro Nagano creates an aura of Nordic lights in the Maison symphonique, with performances of Arvo...
Maison symphonique Sunday, February 26, 2023 2:30 p.m.

Nagano and Kantorow: From Sibelius to Tchaikovsky

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Kent Nagano, OSM Conductor Emeritus

Alexandre Kantorow, piano

Symphonic
To mark his OSM debut, young French pianist Alexandre Kantorow, gold medalist of the 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition, will perform the Russian composer’s Second Concerto under the baton of OSM Conductor Emeritus Kent Nagano. But to begin, Maestro Nagano creates an aura of Nordic lights in the Maison symphonique, with performances of Arvo...
Maison symphonique Tuesday, February 28, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Gershwin’s Piano Concerto

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Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

Stewart Goodyear, piano

Symphonic
A whole play of musical influences and legacies links the works on this program of music from both sides of the Atlantic. While Petrouchka and Daphnis et Chloé were composed for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Gershwin’s Concerto in F, which premiered in 1925, resonates with Slavic flair, immersing us in the...
Webcast From January 10, 2023, 4:35 p.m. to February 7, 2023

Osmo Vänskä and Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5

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Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Su Yeon Kim, piano
Winner of the 2021 Concours musical international de Montréal

Symphonic
This program celebrates Beethoven with two works that demonstrate his forward-looking artistic vision: the Fourth Piano Concerto and the towering Symphony no. 5, with its universally familiar opening motif. South Korean composer Unsuk Chin drew inspiration from Beethoven’s extreme and dramatic contrasts in her piece Subito con forza,...
March 2023
Maison symphonique Wednesday, March 1, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Gershwin’s Piano Concerto

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Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

Stewart Goodyear, piano

Symphonic
A whole play of musical influences and legacies links the works on this program of music from both sides of the Atlantic. While Petrouchka and Daphnis et Chloé were composed for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Gershwin’s Concerto in F, which premiered in 1925, resonates with Slavic flair, immersing us in the...
Salle Bourgie Friday, March 3, 2023 6:30 p.m.

Russian Kaleidoscope

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Albert Brouwer, flute
Todd Cope, clarinet
Stéphane Lévesque, bassoon
Nadia Côté, horn
Stéphane Lemelin, piano

Chamber Music
More than two hundred years separate Mikael Glinka, who wrote his Trio pathétique when Beethoven was still alive and Sofia Gubaidulina, the grande dame of new music today. Between these two temporal poles, musicians of the OSM present a kaleidoscope of Russian Romanticism that includes Ippolitov-Ivanov, Glazunov, and...
Carnegie Hall Building Wednesday, March 8, 2023 4:35 p.m.

OSM at Carnegie Hall with Rafael Payare and Yefim Bronfman

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Symphonic
For its Carnegie Hall appearance, the OSM presents a program brimming with profound emotion and orchestral fireworks. Both pianist Yefim Bronfman and the OSM’s musicians will demonstrate their virtuosity and technical prowess in Béla Bartók’s dazzling Piano Concerto No. 2, after which Maestro Rafael Payare will lead the Orchestra...
Maison symphonique Thursday, March 9, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Symphonic
As part of the Mahler cycle presented by the OSM, Maestro Rafael Payare will conduct the Austrian composer’s monumental Symphony no. 5. Storminess, tension, and heavenly visions carry this majestic instrumental edifice from darkness into light, from the opening funeral march to the triumphant Rondo-Finale. Also on the program: pianist...
Maison symphonique Sunday, March 19, 2023 2 p.m.

Pinocchio

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Adam Johnson, conductor

Lionel Rougerie, actor and stage director
Samoel Verbecelte, actor

Family
Who isn’t familiar with the famous story of Pinocchio as immortalized by Walt Disney? The adventures of this wooden puppet with an expanding nose will be musically rendered by the OSM in a theatrical concert for the whole family. Sticks and bows will grrrrrrrrrooooow for this performance of works by Bizet, Debussy, Gounod and Kosma. ...
Webcast From March 21, 2023, 4:35 p.m. to April 18, 2023

Rafael Payare Conducts Shostakovich, Ravel and Liszt

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Víkingur Ólafsson, piano

Symphonic
Franz Liszt’s symphonic poem Les préludes is loosely based on a méditation on life and death by French poet Alphonse de Lamartine. It is a theme that courses through the works of Shostakovich, whose Tenth Symphony was premiered a few months after the death of Stalin. This program will also be an opportunity to enjoy Ravel as rendered...
Maison symphonique Thursday, March 23, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Music and Film: The General

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James Kennerley, organ

The Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique was generously gifted to the OSM by Ms. Jacqueline Desmarais.

Organ
Set off on an adventure with Johnnie and Annabelle aboard the locomotive The General as it crosses the United States during the Civil War. This 1926 silent film starring Buster Keaton and Marion Mack will feature live improvisation at the organ by James Kennerley.
Maison symphonique Tuesday, March 28, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare Gives Us A Hero’s Life

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Sonya Yoncheva, soprano

Symphonic
Richard Strauss brought the Romantic lieder tradition to a close with his Four Last Songs, a metaphor of human existence reflected in the cycle of seasons, delivered here by the extraordinary voice of Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva. This concert will also present an opportunity to savour the majestic tone poem A Hero’s Life,...
Maison symphonique Thursday, March 30, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare Gives Us A Hero’s Life

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Sonya Yoncheva, soprano

Symphonic
Richard Strauss brought the Romantic lieder tradition to a close with his Four Last Songs, a metaphor of human existence reflected in the cycle of seasons, delivered here by the extraordinary voice of Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva. This concert will also present an opportunity to savour the majestic tone poem A Hero’s Life,...
April 2023
Maison symphonique Friday, April 7, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Bernard Labadie and Haydn’s Creation

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Bernard Labadie, conductor

Miah Persson, soprano
Andrew Haji, tenor
Matthew Brook, bass
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The Chorus master chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
First performed in 1799, Haydn’s oratorio The Creation spread with astonishing speed throughout Europe. It united, if only for the duration of its performances, a continent torn asunder by war. Structured in three parts devoted respectively to the elements, to animals and humans, and to heaven on earth, The Creation...
Maison symphonique Saturday, April 8, 2023 2:30 p.m.

Bernard Labadie and Haydn’s Creation

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Bernard Labadie, conductor

Miah Persson, soprano
Andrew Haji, tenor
Matthew Brook, bass
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The Chorus master chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
First performed in 1799, Haydn’s oratorio The Creation spread with astonishing speed throughout Europe. It united, if only for the duration of its performances, a continent torn asunder by war. Structured in three parts devoted respectively to the elements, to animals and humans, and to heaven on earth, The Creation...
Maison symphonique Tuesday, April 11, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Wizards and Jedi: An Evening with John Williams

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Ben Palmer, chef d’orchestre

Austin Howle, tuba

Symphonic
For the first time, the OSM welcomes British conductor Ben Palmer in a program featuring the music of John Williams. The orchestral soundtracks to Harry Potter and Star Wars will harness the Force, as will the composer’s Tuba Concerto, performed by OSM Principal Tuba Austin Howle. Don’t miss this special opportunity to...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, April 12, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Wizards and Jedi: An Evening with John Williams

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Ben Palmer, chef d’orchestre

Austin Howle, tuba

Symphonic
For the first time, the OSM welcomes British conductor Ben Palmer in a program featuring the music of John Williams. The orchestral soundtracks to Harry Potter and Star Wars will harness the Force, as will the composer’s Tuba Concerto, performed by OSM Principal Tuba Austin Howle. Don’t miss this special opportunity to...
Maison symphonique Sunday, April 16, 2023 7:30 p.m.

A Journey to the Middle East: Scheherazade to Simurgh

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Tianyi Lu, conductor

Anouar Barrada, Sufi singer
Ziad Chbat, ney
DIBA: Persian music ensemble

Symphonic
For her first appearance with the OSM, New Zealander Tianyi Lu conducts a program dedicated to Persian culture: Persian Trilogy by Behzad Ranjbaran, and the world premiere of Ainsi chantait Simorgh by Katia Makdissi-Warren, inspired by the bird of legend perched in the Tree of Knowledge. Then, follow the character of Scheherazade from One...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, April 19, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Bruce Liu Performs Chopin’s Second Concerto

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Dalia Stasevska, conductor

Bruce Liu, piano

Symphonic
Montrealer Bruce Liu, winner of the prestigious 2021 Chopin Piano Competition and of the 2012 OSM Competition, performs Chopin’s Concerto no. 2 with the Orchestra under the baton of Finnish-Ukrainian conductor Dalia Stasevska. The Maestra will also make the Maison symphonique resonate with Nordic sounds in a performance of Sibelius’...
Maison symphonique Thursday, April 20, 2023 10:30 a.m.

Bruce Liu Performs Chopin’s Second Concerto

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Dalia Stasevska, conductor

Bruce Liu, piano

Symphonic
Montrealer Bruce Liu, winner of the prestigious 2021 Chopin Piano Competition and of the 2012 OSM Competition, performs Chopin’s Concerto no. 2 with the Orchestra under the baton of Finnish-Ukrainian conductor Dalia Stasevska. The Maestra will also make the Maison symphonique resonate with Nordic sounds in a performance of Sibelius’...
Maison symphonique Thursday, April 20, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Bruce Liu Performs Chopin’s Second Concerto

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Dalia Stasevska, conductor

Bruce Liu, piano

Symphonic
Montrealer Bruce Liu, winner of the prestigious 2021 Chopin Piano Competition and of the 2012 OSM Competition, performs Chopin’s Concerto no. 2 with the Orchestra under the baton of Finnish-Ukrainian conductor Dalia Stasevska. The Maestra will also make the Maison symphonique resonate with Nordic sounds in a performance of Sibelius’...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, April 26, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare: From Andalusia to the Plains of Venezuela

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Aquiles Machado, tenor
Gustavo Castillo, baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, Chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
This program juxtaposes two heroes in their quest for an ideal: Don Quixote, the wandering knight who ventures out to battle evil on the Andalusian plains, and Florentino, a Venezuelan plainsman who wrestles with the Devil in a singing contest in Estévez’s Cantata criolla. This masterpiece of the South American repertoire, which Rafael...
Maison symphonique Thursday, April 27, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare: From Andalusia to the Plains of Venezuela

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Alisa Weilerstein, cello
Aquiles Machado, tenor
Gustavo Castillo, baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, Chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
This program juxtaposes two heroes in their quest for an ideal: Don Quixote, the wandering knight who ventures out to battle evil on the Andalusian plains, and Florentino, a Venezuelan plainsman who wrestles with the Devil in a singing contest in Estévez’s Cantata criolla. This masterpiece of the South American repertoire, which Rafael...
Webcast From March 21, 2023, 4:35 p.m. to April 18, 2023

Rafael Payare Conducts Shostakovich, Ravel and Liszt

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Víkingur Ólafsson, piano

Symphonic
Franz Liszt’s symphonic poem Les préludes is loosely based on a méditation on life and death by French poet Alphonse de Lamartine. It is a theme that courses through the works of Shostakovich, whose Tenth Symphony was premiered a few months after the death of Stalin. This program will also be an opportunity to enjoy Ravel as rendered...
May 2023
Webcast From May 2, 2023, 4:35 p.m. to May 30, 2023

Bruce Liu Performs Chopin’s Second Concerto

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Dalia Stasevska, conductor

Bruce Liu, piano

Symphonic
Montrealer Bruce Liu, winner of the prestigious 2021 Chopin Piano Competition and of the 2012 OSM Competition, performs Chopin’s Concerto no. 2 with the Orchestra under the baton of Finnish-Ukrainian conductor Dalia Stasevska. The Maestra will also make the Maison symphonique resonate with Nordic sounds in a performance of Sibelius’...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, May 10, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Charles Richard-Hamelin Performs Prokofiev’s Concerto no. 2

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John Storgårds, conductor

Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano

Symphonic
Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin returns to the OSM to perform Prokofiev’s Concerto no. 2, a work of spectacular bravura that caused a scandal when it was premiered in 1913. Under the baton of Finnish conductor John Storgårds, the Orchestra sets off on epic adventures, from the depiction of Charon’s rowboat in Rachmaninoff’s...
Maison symphonique Thursday, May 11, 2023 10:30 a.m.

Charles Richard-Hamelin Performs Prokofiev’s Concerto no. 2

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John Storgårds, conductor

Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano

Symphonic
Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin returns to the OSM to perform Prokofiev’s Concerto no. 2, a work of spectacular bravura that caused a scandal when it was premiered in 1913. Under the baton of Finnish conductor John Storgårds, the Orchestra sets off on epic adventures, from the depiction of Charon’s rowboat in Rachmaninoff’s...
Maison symphonique Saturday, May 13, 2023 2:30 p.m.

Charles Richard-Hamelin Performs Prokofiev’s Concerto no. 2

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John Storgårds, conductor

Charles Richard-Hamelin, piano

Symphonic
Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin returns to the OSM to perform Prokofiev’s Concerto no. 2, a work of spectacular bravura that caused a scandal when it was premiered in 1913. Under the baton of Finnish conductor John Storgårds, the Orchestra sets off on epic adventures, from the depiction of Charon’s rowboat in Rachmaninoff’s...
Maison symphonique Tuesday, May 16, 2023 8 p.m.

Dominique Fils-Aimé: Symphonic Trilogy

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Dominique Fils-Aimé, singer
Elisapie, guest artist

Choristers:
Sarah Bourdon
Ariane Brunet
Coral Egan
Heidi Jutras
Karine Pion
Kim Richardson
Elie Haroun
Franck Julien
JP Loignon
Dorian Sherwood
Blair Thomson, orchestrator

Pop
Dominique Fils-Aimé ranks among the most striking breakthrough artists of the past few years. Her delicate and highly personal style, midway between jazz, pop and soul, leaves no one indifferent. The same can be said of her socially engaged lyrics that speak out against injustice in the name of healing, serving up a good dose of love,...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, May 17, 2023 8 p.m.

Dominique Fils-Aimé: Symphonic Trilogy

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Dominique Fils-Aimé, singer
Elisapie, guest artist

Choristers:
Sarah Bourdon
Ariane Brunet
Coral Egan
Heidi Jutras
Karine Pion
Kim Richardson
Elie Haroun
Franck Julien
JP Loignon
Dorian Sherwood
Blair Thomson, orchestrator

Pop
Dominique Fils-Aimé ranks among the most striking breakthrough artists of the past few years. Her delicate and highly personal style, midway between jazz, pop and soul, leaves no one indifferent. The same can be said of her socially engaged lyrics that speak out against injustice in the name of healing, serving up a good dose of love,...
Maison symphonique Tuesday, May 23, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion

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Hannu Lintu, conductor

Daniil Trifonov, piano
Sergei Babayan, piano
Serge Desgagnés, percussion
Andrei Malashenko, percussion

Symphonic
The OSM is thrilled to welcome internationally renowned pianists Daniil Trifonov and Sergei Babayan in Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion, whose performance showcases OSM percussionists Serge Desgagnés and Andrei Malashenko. Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu also presents Prokofiev’s celebrated suite from Romeo and Juliet,...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, May 24, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion

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Hannu Lintu, conductor

Daniil Trifonov, piano
Sergei Babayan, piano
Serge Desgagnés, percussion
Andrei Malashenko, percussion

Symphonic
The OSM is thrilled to welcome internationally renowned pianists Daniil Trifonov and Sergei Babayan in Bartók’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion, whose performance showcases OSM percussionists Serge Desgagnés and Andrei Malashenko. Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu also presents Prokofiev’s celebrated suite from Romeo and Juliet,...
Salle Bourgie Friday, May 26, 2023 6:30 p.m.

Music : A Feminine View

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Marianne Dugal, violin
Ariane Lajoie, violin
Natalie Racine, viola
Anna Burden, cello
Meagan Milatz, piano

Chamber Music
Designed by Women , a collaborative exhibition featuring diverse international women designers, explores intersecting processes, from concept to industrial production. It is also the inspiration for this concert of two fabulous piano quintets by Americans Amy Beach and Florence Price, as well as Canadian Alexina Louie’s piece for...
Maison symphonique Sunday, May 28, 2023 2:30 p.m.
Organ
From florid counterpoint to the vast spaces of minimalism, Bach and Glass share the bill in this concert highlighting a dialogue between these two major composers. Latvian musician and titular organist of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Iveta Apkalna takes us on an edifying journey to the heart of a world she commands at her fingertips. This...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, May 31, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Closing Concert: Rafael Payare and Mahler’s Third

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.
Children’s choir

Symphonic
The OSM and Rafael Payare perform Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony, which “begins with inanimate nature, and rises steadily to the love of God,” in the Austrian composer’s own words. Bringing together mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, the OSM Chorus and a children’s choir, the longest of Mahler’s symphonies concludes the 89th...
June 2023
Maison symphonique Friday, June 2, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Closing Concert: Rafael Payare and Mahler’s Third

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.
Children’s choir

Symphonic
The OSM and Rafael Payare perform Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony, which “begins with inanimate nature, and rises steadily to the love of God,” in the Austrian composer’s own words. Bringing together mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, the OSM Chorus and a children’s choir, the longest of Mahler’s symphonies concludes the 89th...
Maison symphonique Saturday, June 3, 2023 2:30 p.m.

Closing Concert: Rafael Payare and Mahler’s Third

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.
Children’s choir

Symphonic
The OSM and Rafael Payare perform Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony, which “begins with inanimate nature, and rises steadily to the love of God,” in the Austrian composer’s own words. Bringing together mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, the OSM Chorus and a children’s choir, the longest of Mahler’s symphonies concludes the 89th...
Maison symphonique de Montréal Thursday, June 8, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – Pure Symphony

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

Pop
Experience Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique as a purely symphonic performance with no amplification or staging, in a hall renowned for its superb sound quality. Harmonium’s music in its purest expression, played by a world-famous orchestra at the height of its powers, in a landmark performance that will go down in...
Maison symphonique de Montréal Friday, June 9, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – Pure Symphony

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

Pop
Experience Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique as a purely symphonic performance with no amplification or staging, in a hall renowned for its superb sound quality. Harmonium’s music in its purest expression, played by a world-famous orchestra at the height of its powers, in a landmark performance that will go down in...
Maison symphonique de Montréal Saturday, June 10, 2023 2:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – Pure Symphony

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

Pop
Experience Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique as a purely symphonic performance with no amplification or staging, in a hall renowned for its superb sound quality. Harmonium’s music in its purest expression, played by a world-famous orchestra at the height of its powers, in a landmark performance that will go down in...
Maison symphonique de Montréal Saturday, June 10, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – Pure Symphony

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

Pop
Experience Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique as a purely symphonic performance with no amplification or staging, in a hall renowned for its superb sound quality. Harmonium’s music in its purest expression, played by a world-famous orchestra at the height of its powers, in a landmark performance that will go down in...
November 2023
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste Thursday, November 16, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – High Mass

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

Pop
In a setting conducive to meditation, the “high mass” version of Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique invites viewers to dive deep into the group’s music. Tableaux choreographed by Édith Collin-Marcoux (Charlotte Cardin, Marie-Mai) and lighting adapted to the venue’s atmosphere will punctuate the show in a mounting...
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste Friday, November 17, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – High Mass

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

Pop
In a setting conducive to meditation, the “high mass” version of Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique invites viewers to dive deep into the group’s music. Tableaux choreographed by Édith Collin-Marcoux (Charlotte Cardin, Marie-Mai) and lighting adapted to the venue’s atmosphere will punctuate the show in a mounting...
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste Saturday, November 18, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – High Mass

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Sylvain Quesnel, guitarist
Kim Richardson, singer
Luce Dufault, singer
Chœur des jeunes de Laval
Simon Leclerc, orchestrator

Pop
In a setting conducive to meditation, the “high mass” version of Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique invites viewers to dive deep into the group’s music. Tableaux choreographed by Édith Collin-Marcoux (Charlotte Cardin, Marie-Mai) and lighting adapted to the venue’s atmosphere will punctuate the show in a mounting...