February 2024
Maison symphonique Wednesday, February 28, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare and Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Barbara Hannigan, soprano

Symphonic
Each of Barbara Hannigan’s performances is a moment of staggering intensity, heightened by this soprano’s charisma and deep sensitivity. A specialist of the contemporary repertoire, she will introduce us to In the half-light by Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri, a work she premiered in 2022.  Rafael Payare will also conduct...
Maison symphonique Thursday, February 29, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare and Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Barbara Hannigan, soprano

Symphonic
Each of Barbara Hannigan’s performances is a moment of staggering intensity, heightened by this soprano’s charisma and deep sensitivity. A specialist of the contemporary repertoire, she will introduce us to In the half-light by Canadian composer Zosha Di Castri, a work she premiered in 2022.  Rafael Payare will also conduct...
March 2024
Maison symphonique Saturday, March 2, 2024 9 p.m.

Irresistible Spain

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Rocio Vadillo, flamenco dance
Jheinsen Montalvo, guitar
Fernando Gallego, voice

Holiday season
This year, our “Éclaté” concert celebrates Spain, spotlighting this country’s mesmerizing dances and music! You will be irresistibly drawn by the fiery melodies and lively rhythms of Chabrier, Granados, and Manuel de Falla, including the latter’s impassioned and outlandish stories in El amor brujo and El sombrero de tres picos....
Maison symphonique Wednesday, March 6, 2024 7:30 p.m.
Symphonic
While the influence of Viennese Classicism is certainly palpable in Beethoven’s First Symphony, its fiery score teems with ground-breaking ideas like the seeds of a style that would assert itself ever more vigorously over the years. The driving force of Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony is something else entirely: brutal, dreadful,...
Maison symphonique Thursday, March 7, 2024 7:30 p.m.
Symphonic
While the influence of Viennese Classicism is certainly palpable in Beethoven’s First Symphony, its fiery score teems with ground-breaking ideas like the seeds of a style that would assert itself ever more vigorously over the years. The driving force of Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony is something else entirely: brutal, dreadful,...
Maison symphonique Sunday, March 10, 2024 2:30 p.m.
Symphonic
While the influence of Viennese Classicism is certainly palpable in Beethoven’s First Symphony, its fiery score teems with ground-breaking ideas like the seeds of a style that would assert itself ever more vigorously over the years. The driving force of Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony is something else entirely: brutal, dreadful,...
Maison symphonique Saturday, March 16, 2024 2:30 p.m.

Bal des enfants – The Adventures of Tío Tigre and Tío Conejo

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Hector Molina, cuatro
Victor Andres Trelles Turgeon, actor
Ariana Pirela Sánchez, actress and dancer
Ximena Ferrer Olaso, adaptation and translation
Charles Dauphinais, stage director
With the collaboration of Cynthia Rodriguez and René Oréa, adaptation and research

Benefit event
The OSM opens up the colourful world of Tío Tigre! Discover this wily, surprising character central to Venezuelan children’s stories, and sway with the Orchestra to the rhythms of composers from Spain and South America. Join us for a blend of music and theatre that will touch the hearts of young and old. This concert will be preceded...
Maison symphonique Tuesday, March 19, 2024 7:30 p.m.

The OSM Welcomes the Orchestre de Paris

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Klaus Mäkelä, conductor

Yunchan Lim, piano

Symphonic
Led by its eminently skilled conductor Klaus Mäkelä, the Orchestre de Paris will present three works that heralded major changes in the musical aesthetics of the 20th century. Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 2, a work of futuristic language, will be performed by young prodigy Yunchan Lim. Debussy’s melodically inventive and richly...
Maison symphonique Saturday, March 23, 2024 2:30 p.m.

The OSM welcomes the Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Montréal

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Louis Lavigueur, conductor

Maria Gajraj, organ

Organ
The Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique will be heard for the first time alongside the OSJM, a youth orchestra brimming with talent conducted by Louis Lavigueur. Together, the Organ and the Orchestra will engage in a discourse both solemn and splendorous, in a colourful program full of surprises. Rediscover Vierne’s Organ Symphony no. 2 in an...
Maison symphonique Saturday, March 23, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant

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Thomas Ospital, organist

Music and Cinema
Explore the world of short films with Thomas Ospital, an organist who specializes in accompanying silent films.  Set out on an adventure with Chaplin’s Tramp character, the eternal vagabond, in The Immigrant, a gem of the genre! This cinematic concert also features the pictorial world of Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren with...
Maison symphonique Sunday, March 24, 2024 11 a.m.

Organ, Brass and Percussion perform Holst’s The Planets

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Thomas Le Duc-Moreau, conductor

Jean-Willy Kunz, OSM organist-in-residence
Paul Merkelo, Stéphane Beaulac, Robert Weymouth, Sam Dusinberre and Thierry Champs, trumpets
James Box, Charles Benaroya and Pierre Beaudry, trombones
Austin Howle, tuba
Catherine Turner and Nadia Côté, horns
François St-Jean, timpani
Josh Wynnyk and Nicolas Lapointe, percussion
François Zeitouni, celesta

Organ
At the controls of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique, Jean-Willy Kunz takes you to the farthest reaches of the universe with Holst's famous The Planets, an inspiration for many film music composers. Join us on an exhilarating sonic journey and discover this work in a truly innovative version that also features brass and percussion...
Maison symphonique Sunday, March 24, 2024 2:30 p.m.
Organ
Ken Cowan is admired for the skilful way in which he showcases the entire range of an organ’s sonic characteristics thanks to his artful registration. Performing several flagship works from the repertoire, he will explore the many facets of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique: its symphonic power, its romantic side, its meditative aspect,...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, March 27, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Masaaki Suzuki and Bach’s St John Passion

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Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Werner Güra, tenor
Mauro Peter, tenor
Bernhard Hansky, bass
Chœur de l’OSM
Andrew Megill, OSM chorusmaster

The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barry Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
A peerless specialist of the music of Bach, Masaaki Suzuki joins the OSM to conduct the stirring St John Passion. In the hands of the composer, the sacred text is transformed through the music’s accentuation of its tragic character. The Evangelist’s account, suffused with an ardent expressivity, is the common thread of a...
Maison symphonique Thursday, March 28, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Masaaki Suzuki and Bach’s St John Passion

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Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Werner Güra, tenor
Mauro Peter, tenor
Bernhard Hansky, bass
Chœur de l’OSM
Andrew Megill, OSM chorusmaster

The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barry Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
A peerless specialist of the music of Bach, Masaaki Suzuki joins the OSM to conduct the stirring St John Passion. In the hands of the composer, the sacred text is transformed through the music’s accentuation of its tragic character. The Evangelist’s account, suffused with an ardent expressivity, is the common thread of a...
April 2024
Bourgie Hall Friday, April 5, 2024 7:30 p.m.

A Soiree With Fauré

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Andrew Wan, violin
Olivier Thouin, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola
Anna Burden, cello
François Zeitouni, piano

Chamber Music
Of an often personal nature, Fauré’s music sets itself apart by demonstrating a profound sensitivity bolstered by sophisticated harmonic writing, and it charms through its fluid melodies and diversity of expression. Also featured in Bourgie Hall’s Tribute to Fauré series, and through three masterpieces of the chamber music...
Maison symphonique Sunday, April 7, 2024 2 p.m.

OSMose

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Thomas Le Duc-Moreau, conductor

Émilie Barrette, Carol Jones, dance teachers and dance therapists, National Centre for Dance Therapy, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Michel-Maxime Legault, stage director

Family
Discover the symphony orchestra, its families of instruments, and the ways in which music can generate emotions within us. Designed as a relaxed performance, this concert enables spectators of all ages to enjoy an inclusive musical experience that respects each person’s particular needs.
Maison symphonique Wednesday, April 10, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven’s Heroic Symphony no. 3 with Kent Nagano

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Kent Nagano, conductor

Kent Nagano, conductor
Louise Kemény, soprano
Ema Nikolovska, alto
Andreas Conrad, tenor
Rafał Pawnuk, bass
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, OSM chorusmaster

The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barry Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
Kent Nagano returns to the OSM to conduct works by two iconic composers: Stravinsky and Beethoven. The latter broke with Classicism and charted a course of Romanticism with his heroic “Eroica” Symphony, a landmark of both philosophical and political significance. Stravinsky, on the other hand, reconnected with tradition by drawing on...
Maison symphonique Thursday, April 11, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven’s Heroic Symphony no. 3 with Kent Nagano

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Kent Nagano, conductor

Kent Nagano, conductor
Louise Kemény, soprano
Ema Nikolovska, alto
Andreas Conrad, tenor
Rafał Pawnuk, bass
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, OSM chorusmaster

The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barry Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
Kent Nagano returns to the OSM to conduct works by two iconic composers: Stravinsky and Beethoven. The latter broke with Classicism and charted a course of Romanticism with his heroic “Eroica” Symphony, a landmark of both philosophical and political significance. Stravinsky, on the other hand, reconnected with tradition by drawing on...
Maison symphonique Friday, April 12, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven’s Heroic Symphony no. 3 with Kent Nagano

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Kent Nagano, conductor

Kent Nagano, conductor
Louise Kemény, soprano
Ema Nikolovska, alto
Andreas Conrad, tenor
Rafał Pawnuk, bass
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, OSM chorusmaster

The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barry Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
Kent Nagano returns to the OSM to conduct works by two iconic composers: Stravinsky and Beethoven. The latter broke with Classicism and charted a course of Romanticism with his heroic “Eroica” Symphony, a landmark of both philosophical and political significance. Stravinsky, on the other hand, reconnected with tradition by drawing on...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, April 17, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Juanjo Mena Conducts Debussy and Ginastera

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Juanjo Mena, conductor

Jennifer Swartz, OSM Principal Harp

The chair of Principal Harp is generously sponsored by Mr. François Schubert, in memory of his wife, Ms. Marie Pineau.

Symphonic
Known for the dynamism and precision of his conducting, Maestro Juanjo Mena will lead the OSM in a program showcasing the harp. Driven by the distinctive rhythms of Argentinian dances, Ginastera’s Harp Concerto harnesses all the expressive potential of this elegant-sounding instrument.  Debussy, meanwhile, gave full scope to his poetic...
Maison symphonique Thursday, April 18, 2024 10:30 a.m.

Juanjo Mena Conducts Debussy and Ginastera

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Juanjo Mena, conductor

Jennifer Swartz, OSM Principal Harp

The chair of Principal Harp is generously sponsored by Mr. François Schubert, in memory of his wife, Ms. Marie Pineau.

Symphonic
Known for the dynamism and precision of his conducting, Maestro Juanjo Mena will lead the OSM in a program showcasing the harp. Driven by the distinctive rhythms of Argentinian dances, Ginastera’s Harp Concerto harnesses all the expressive potential of this elegant-sounding instrument.  Debussy, meanwhile, gave full scope to his poetic...
Maison symphonique Thursday, April 18, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Juanjo Mena Conducts Debussy and Ginastera

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Juanjo Mena, conductor

Jennifer Swartz, OSM Principal Harp

The chair of Principal Harp is generously sponsored by Mr. François Schubert, in memory of his wife, Ms. Marie Pineau.

Symphonic
Known for the dynamism and precision of his conducting, Maestro Juanjo Mena will lead the OSM in a program showcasing the harp. Driven by the distinctive rhythms of Argentinian dances, Ginastera’s Harp Concerto harnesses all the expressive potential of this elegant-sounding instrument.  Debussy, meanwhile, gave full scope to his poetic...
Maison symphonique Thursday, April 24, 2024 1:07 a.m.

Beethoven’s Poetic Fourth Piano Concerto

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Maria João Pires, piano

Symphonic
Renowned for her exquisite artistry and refined technique, pianist Maria João Pires is back with the OSM to perform Beethoven’s Concerto no. 4, that decidedly singular masterpiece of the piano repertoire. This program also celebrates the 150th anniversary of Schoenberg’s birth with two of the composer’s post-Romantic works: the...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, April 24, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven’s Poetic Fourth Piano Concerto

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Maria João Pires, piano

Symphonic
Renowned for her exquisite artistry and refined technique, pianist Maria João Pires is back with the OSM to perform Beethoven’s Concerto no. 4, that decidedly singular masterpiece of the piano repertoire. This program also celebrates the 150th anniversary of Schoenberg’s birth with two of the composer’s post-Romantic works: the...
Maison symphonique Tuesday, April 30, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Zimmermann and Brahms’ Masterful Violin Concerto

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

Symphonic
Frank Peter Zimmermann, one of the greatest violinists of our time, performs Brahms' quasi-symphonic Violin Concerto, in which the orchestra and the soloist engage in dialogue as equal partners. Here, the violin, with its high-energy gusto, spurs the orchestra to a playful, Romani-inspired finale. A contemporary of Brahms, Emilie Mayer, a...
May 2024
Maison symphonique Thursday, May 2, 2024 7:30 p.m.

Zimmermann and Brahms’ Masterful Violin Concerto

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

Symphonic
Frank Peter Zimmermann, one of the greatest violinists of our time, performs Brahms' quasi-symphonic Violin Concerto, in which the orchestra and the soloist engage in dialogue as equal partners. Here, the violin, with its high-energy gusto, spurs the orchestra to a playful, Romani-inspired finale. A contemporary of Brahms, Emilie Mayer, a...
Maison symphonique Saturday, May 4, 2024 2:30 p.m.

Emily D’Angelo and the TSO at the Maison Symphonique

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Gustavo Gimeno, conductor

Emily D'Angelo, mezzo-soprano

Symphonic
The OSM is delighted to welcome the TSO and conductor Gustavo Gimeno in a programme featuring the exceptional voice of mezzo-soprano Emily D'Angelo. They perform enargeia, a suite of art songs by female composers from medieval times to the present day arranged by Jarkko Riihimäki. To complete the program: Brahms' dramatically...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, May 8, 2024 7:30 p.m.

The Double Concerto for Two Pianos by Glass

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Fabien Gabel, conductor

Katia et Marielle Labèque, pianos

Symphonic
Conducted by Fabien Gabel, the OSM welcomes to its stage pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque. Glass’ Double Piano Concerto, written for these two artists, is a work in which soloists and orchestra weave a tapestry of sound in constant flux. The melodic sensuality of Richard Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils...
Maison symphonique Thursday, May 9, 2024 10:30 a.m.

The Double Concerto for Two Pianos by Glass

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Fabien Gabel, conductor

Katia et Marielle Labèque, pianos

Symphonic
Conducted by Fabien Gabel, the OSM welcomes to its stage pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque. Glass’ Double Piano Concerto, written for these two artists, is a work in which soloists and orchestra weave a tapestry of sound in constant flux. The melodic sensuality of Richard Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils...
Maison symphonique Saturday, May 11, 2024 2:30 p.m.

The Double Concerto for Two Pianos by Glass

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Fabien Gabel, conductor

Katia et Marielle Labèque, pianos

Symphonic
Conducted by Fabien Gabel, the OSM welcomes to its stage pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque. Glass’ Double Piano Concerto, written for these two artists, is a work in which soloists and orchestra weave a tapestry of sound in constant flux. The melodic sensuality of Richard Strauss’ Dance of the Seven Veils...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, May 15, 2024 7:30 p.m.
Symphonic
Experience the grand celebration of the piano during the Final of the Piano 2024 edition of the Concours Musical International de Montréal on May 15 and 16, 2024, at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. After a brilliant First Round and Semifinal of the competition, the Grand Final has arrived for the six finalists selected by the grand...
Maison symphonique Thursday, May 16, 2024 7:30 p.m.
Symphonic
Experience the grand celebration of the piano during the Final of the Piano 2024 edition of the Concours Musical International de Montréal on May 15 and 16, 2024, at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. After a brilliant First Round and Semifinal of the competition, the Grand Final has arrived for the six finalists selected by the grand...
Maison symphonique Tuesday, May 21, 2024 8 p.m.

The OSM Applauds Patrick Norman’s 55-Year Career

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Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor

Patrick Norman, singer
Nathalie Lord, guest artist
Hugo Bégin, orchestrateur

Pop
Under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni, the OSM welcomes Patrick Norman to the stage for one final lap to round off 55 years of an outstanding career. He will offer the audience a parade of his greatest hits, orchestrated by Hugo Bégin. Join us for this special event honouring an artist who contributed significantly to the success of...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, May 22, 2024 8 p.m.

The OSM Applauds Patrick Norman’s 55-Year Career

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Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor

Patrick Norman, singer
Nathalie Lord, guest artist
Hugo Bégin, orchestrateur

Pop
Under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni, the OSM welcomes Patrick Norman to the stage for one final lap to round off 55 years of an outstanding career. He will offer the audience a parade of his greatest hits, orchestrated by Hugo Bégin. Join us for this special event honouring an artist who contributed significantly to the success of...
Maison symphonique Thursday, May 23, 2024 8 p.m.

The OSM Applauds Patrick Norman’s 55-Year Career

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Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor

Patrick Norman, singer
Nathalie Lord, guest artist
Hugo Bégin, orchestrateur

Pop
Under the direction of Jean-Marie Zeitouni, the OSM welcomes Patrick Norman to the stage for one final lap to round off 55 years of an outstanding career. He will offer the audience a parade of his greatest hits, orchestrated by Hugo Bégin. Join us for this special event honouring an artist who contributed significantly to the success of...
Bourgie Hall Friday, May 24, 2024 6:30 p.m.

At the Heart of the String Quartet

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Abby Walsh, violin
Jean-Sébastien Roy, violin
Charles Pilon, viola
Sylvain Murray, cello

Chamber Music
The emotional centre or life-powering organ, numerous compositions have been inspired by the heart. In Another Little Piece of My Heart, Montgomery evokes passion and palpitations, while Murphy’s Strum is punctuated by a steady pulse of pizzicato notes similar to a heartbeat, and Glass’ celebrated...
Maison symphonique Saturday, May 25, 2024 2:30 p.m.

Stravinsky and Ravel on the Organ

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Olivier Latry, OSM organist emeritus
Shin-Young Lee, organ
Isabelle Demers, organ
Jean-Willy Kunz, OSM organist-in-residence

Organ
Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Ravel’s Bolero are two signature works of the OSM’s repertoire. But have you ever heard them played on the organ? Four acclaimed organists invite you to discover these masterpieces in truly remarkable versions for the “King of instruments”. The Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique will...
Maison symphonique Tuesday, May 28, 2024 7:30 p.m.

The Majestic Organ Symphony by Saint-Saëns

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Shin-Young Lee, organ
Isabelle Demers, organ
Jean-Willy Kunz, OSM organist-in-residence
Olivier Latry, OSM organist emeritus

Symphonic
The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will bring its 90th season to a thrilling conclusion with this masterful evening event. Four renowned organists take turns at the helm of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique: Shin-Young Lee shines brilliantly in Barber’s Toccata festiva, while Isabelle Demers summons the full scope of her...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, May 29, 2024 7:30 p.m.

The Majestic Organ Symphony by Saint-Saëns

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Shin-Young Lee, organ
Isabelle Demers, organ
Jean-Willy Kunz, OSM organist-in-residence
Olivier Latry, OSM organist emeritus

Symphonic
The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will bring its 90th season to a thrilling conclusion with this masterful evening event. Four renowned organists take turns at the helm of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique: Shin-Young Lee shines brilliantly in Barber’s Toccata festiva, while Isabelle Demers summons the full scope of her...
Maison symphonique Thursday, May 30, 2024 6:30 p.m.

The Majestic Organ Symphony by Saint-Saëns

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Shin-Young Lee, organ
Isabelle Demers, organ
Jean-Willy Kunz, OSM organist-in-residence
Olivier Latry, OSM organist emeritus

Symphonic
The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will bring its 90th season to a thrilling conclusion with this masterful evening event. Four renowned organists take turns at the helm of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique: Shin-Young Lee shines brilliantly in Barber’s Toccata festiva, while Isabelle Demers summons the full scope of her...
June 2024
Maison symphonique Thursday, June 6, 2024 6 p.m.

LE BAL D’UNE NUIT D’ÉTÉ

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Florence K, singer

Benefit event
The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is pleased to invite you to its annual major fundraising event, Le Bal d’une nuit d’été, which will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at the Montreal Symphony House. This prestigious evening, under the honorary presidency of Mr. Éric Martel, President and CEO of Bombardier,...