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February 2020
Tuesday February 18 20 8 P.M.

Kent Nagano Conducts Dusapin and Beethoven

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Olivier Latry, organ

Symphonic
Experience an exceptional event! In collaboration with prestigious European musical institutions, the OSM presents Waves, Duo for Organ and Orchestra by Dusapin, a French composer of international renown. For this North American premiere, the OSM’s Organist Emeritus Olivier Latry takes command of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique. Also on...
Thursday February 20 20 8 P.M.

Kent Nagano Conducts Dusapin and Beethoven

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Olivier Latry, organ

Symphonic
Experience an exceptional event! In collaboration with prestigious European musical institutions, the OSM presents Waves, Duo for Organ and Orchestra by Dusapin, a French composer of international renown. For this North American premiere, the OSM’s Organist Emeritus Olivier Latry takes command of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique. Also on...
Saturday February 22 20 2:30 P.M.

Robin des bois

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Charles Dauphinais, stage director
Jean-François Pronovost, Robin Hood
Mathieu Quesnel, Little John
Cynthia Wu-Maheux, Marianne
Remi-Pierre Paquin, Sheriff
and 3 other actors

Family
Next February 22, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will hold its seventh annual edition of the Bal des enfants at the Maison symphonique. This year the OSM is continuing its tradition by revisiting a classic of children’s literature, the folktale Robin Hood. Amusements will precede this festive performance directed by Kent Nagano,...
Sunday February 23 20 2:30 P.M.

Daniil Trifonov Plays Beethoven and Prokofiev

Maison symphonique

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Recital
One of the most inspired pianists of his generation, the dazzling Daniil Trifonov makes a return performance to the delight of music lovers in Montreal. A true phenomenon of the keyboard, Trifonov sets works by Beethoven and Scriabine in dialogue with the Eighth Sonata of Prokofiev, that enfant terrible of Russian music.
Wednesday February 26 20 8 P.M.

Matthias Pintscher and Debussy’s La Mer

Maison symphonique

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Emanuel Ax, piano
Bryan Cheng, cello (February 27, 8 P.M. only)

Symphonic
Conductor-composer Matthias Pintscher, who enjoys a busy international career, directs the OSM in a performance of his Ex Nihilo along with two of Debussy’s emblematic works: La Mer and Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. Extraordinary pianist Emanuel Ax plays one of Mozart’s finest works, the Piano Concerto no. 20.
Thursday February 27 20 10:30 A.M.

Matthias Pintscher and Debussy’s La Mer

Maison symphonique

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Emanuel Ax, piano
Bryan Cheng, cello (February 27, 8 P.M. only)

Symphonic
Conductor-composer Matthias Pintscher, who enjoys a busy international career, directs the OSM in a performance of his Ex Nihilo along with two of Debussy’s emblematic works: La Mer and Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. Extraordinary pianist Emanuel Ax plays one of Mozart’s finest works, the Piano Concerto no. 20.
Thursday February 27 20 8 P.M.

Matthias Pintscher and Debussy’s La Mer

Maison symphonique

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Emanuel Ax, piano
Bryan Cheng, cello (February 27, 8 P.M. only)

Symphonic
Conductor-composer Matthias Pintscher, who enjoys a busy international career, directs the OSM in a performance of his Ex Nihilo along with two of Debussy’s emblematic works: La Mer and Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune. Extraordinary pianist Emanuel Ax plays one of Mozart’s finest works, the Piano Concerto no. 20.
Saturday February 29 20 8 P.M.

The organ from Pink Floyd to Zappa

Maison symphonique

Trio RCM
Yves Rechsteiner, organ
Henri-Charles Caget, percussion
Frédéric Maurin, electric guitar

Symphonic
Organ, percussion and electric guitar: this explosive trio of instruments revisits the great hits of the 1970s to the huge delight of rock fans and organ enthusiasts. Rediscover the iconic music of Pink Floyd, King Crimson or Frank Zappa in a new light, with three passionate performers. Let yourself be transported by this astonishing,...
March 2020
Wednesday March 4 20 8 P.M.

Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, According to Valery Gergiev

Maison symphonique

Valery Gergiev, conductor

Kristóf Baráti, violin

Symphonic
Acclaimed in all corners of the world, Russian conductor Valery Gergiev is in Montreal to conduct a pinnacle of the symphonic repertoire: Bruckner’s Symphony no. 9. Violinist Kristóf Baráti, recognized for his extraordinary musical gifts, makes his Montreal debut performing Mendelssohn’s famous Violin Concerto, op. 64, one of the...
Thursday March 5 20 8 P.M.

Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, According to Valery Gergiev

Maison symphonique

Valery Gergiev, conductor

Kristóf Baráti, violin

Symphonic
Acclaimed in all corners of the world, Russian conductor Valery Gergiev is in Montreal to conduct a pinnacle of the symphonic repertoire: Bruckner’s Symphony no. 9. Violinist Kristóf Baráti, recognized for his extraordinary musical gifts, makes his Montreal debut performing Mendelssohn’s famous Violin Concerto, op. 64, one of the...
Tuesday March 10 20 7 P.M.

Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush

Maison symphonique

Timothy Brock, conductor

Symphonic
A fine mix of humour and social critique, The Gold Rush is recognized as one of the best movies of all time. With his exceptional gift for observation, Chaplin transforms everyday humdrum into unforgettable scenes. Film music specialist Timothy Brock conducts the OSM after his publicly-acclaimed appearance in 2018.
Saturday March 14 20 8 P.M.

Rachmaninoff’s Sublime Symphony no. 2

Maison symphonique

Lionel Bringuier, conductor

Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Symphonic
An epic spirit from the heart of Russia sweeps through the Maison symphonique for this concert featuring Shostakovich's Violin Concerto no. 1 alongside Rachmaninoff's Symphony no. 2. Few Romantic symphonies have seen as much success as Rachmaninoff's Second: its timeless majesty recently echoed in the Oscar-winning film Birdman, which...
Sunday March 15 20 2:30 P.M.

Rachmaninoff’s Sublime Symphony no. 2

Maison symphonique

Lionel Bringuier, conductor

Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Symphonic
An epic spirit from the heart of Russia sweeps through the Maison symphonique for this concert featuring Shostakovich's Violin Concerto no. 1 alongside Rachmaninoff's Symphony no. 2. Few Romantic symphonies have seen as much success as Rachmaninoff's Second: its timeless majesty recently echoed in the Oscar-winning film Birdman, which...
Tuesday March 17 20 8 P.M.

Marc-André Hamelin Performs Liszt

Maison symphonique

Louis Langrée, conductor

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Symphonic
Renowned for his impeccable technique and superior musical intelligence, Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs Liszt’s masterful Concerto no. 2. Louis Langrée conducts the OSM for the first time in Brahms' Tragic Overture, op.81 and Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande, an impressive, densely textured work!
Thursday March 19 20 10:30 A.M.

Marc-André Hamelin Performs Liszt

Maison symphonique

Louis Langrée, conductor

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Symphonic
Renowned for his impeccable technique and superior musical intelligence, Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs Liszt’s masterful Concerto no. 2. Louis Langrée conducts the OSM for the first time in Brahms' Tragic Overture, op.81 and Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande, an impressive, densely textured work!
Thursday March 19 20 8 P.M.

Marc-André Hamelin Performs Liszt

Maison symphonique

Louis Langrée, conductor

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Symphonic
Renowned for his impeccable technique and superior musical intelligence, Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs Liszt’s masterful Concerto no. 2. Louis Langrée conducts the OSM for the first time in Brahms' Tragic Overture, op.81 and Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande, an impressive, densely textured work!
Friday March 20 20 8 P.M.

Gerald Finley and Jean-Yves Thibaudet: A Distinguished Encounter

Maison symphonique

Gerald Finley, baritone
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Recital
Canadian Gerald Finley is one of the world’s great baritones and a performer of exquisite sensitivity. With the world-famous pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, he presents a programme centred on art song, a genre of which he is an uncontested master. From Schumann’s A Poet’s Love to Ravel’s adventurous Histoires naturelles, audiences...
Friday March 27 20 9 P.M.

Kent Nagano conducts : Music, Fashion and Movement

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Marie Saint Pierre, designer
Anna Burden, OSM associate principal cello
Louise Lecavalier, choreographer and dancer
Julie Le Breton, actress
Mani Soleymanlou, actor, playwright and stage director

With the participation of composer Robert Normandeau and models

Symphonic
The idea of combining classical music, movement, dance and clothing has led to an unprecedented meeting between the universes of fashion creator Marie Saint-Pierre and Maestro Ken Nagano.
...
Saturday March 28 20 8 P.M.

Kent Nagano conducts : Music, Fashion and Movement

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Marie Saint Pierre, designer
Anna Burden, OSM associate principal cello
Louise Lecavalier, choreographer and dancer
Julie Le Breton, actress
Mani Soleymanlou, actor, playwright and stage director

With the participation of composer Robert Normandeau and models

Symphonic
The idea of combining classical music, movement, dance and clothing has led to an unprecedented meeting between the universes of fashion creator Marie Saint-Pierre and Maestro Ken Nagano.
...
April 2020
Wednesday April 1 20 8 P.M.

Augustin Hadelich and Britten’s violin concerto

Maison symphonique

David Zinman, conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

Symphonic
To the delight of Montreal music lovers, violinist Augustin Hadelich, who is known for his superb musicality and technique, returns to perform one of the most challenging works in the repertoire: Britten’s Violin Concerto no. 1. The greatly renowned American conductor David Zinman also conducts Brahms’ Symphony no 4.
Thursday April 2 20 8 P.M.

Augustin Hadelich and Britten’s violin concerto

Maison symphonique

David Zinman, conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

Symphonic
To the delight of Montreal music lovers, violinist Augustin Hadelich, who is known for his superb musicality and technique, returns to perform one of the most challenging works in the repertoire: Britten’s Violin Concerto no. 1. The greatly renowned American conductor David Zinman also conducts Brahms’ Symphony no 4.
Sunday April 5 20 2 P.M.

Children’s corner: Symphonic, the orchestra!

Maison symphonique

Thomas Le Duc-Moreau, OSM’s assistant conductor

Patrice Bélanger, host

Family
What if the orchestra hadn’t always existed in its current form? Patrice Bélanger plunges into the heart of the symphony orchestra to explain how orchestral music and instruments have evolved over the centuries. All you have to do is open your ears and eyes wide and let the musicians and the conductor fill you with wonder as they...
Tuesday April 7 20 8 P.M.

IAM X OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor*
Adam Johnson, conductor**
Arrangements : Blair Thomson
Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik’n
*december 7,8 and 9
**december 10

Pop
The emblematic French rap group IAM joins the OSM for the first time! Under the direction of Dina Gilbert, the Orchestra and IAM will perform a selection of songs from their seminal album L’École du micro d’argent, a work of socially engaged poetry that marked a turning point for Francophone rap. A unique musical meeting between this...
Wednesday April 8 20 8 P.M.

IAM X OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor*
Adam Johnson, conductor**
Arrangements : Blair Thomson
Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik’n
*december 7,8 and 9
**december 10

Pop
The emblematic French rap group IAM joins the OSM for the first time! Under the direction of Dina Gilbert, the Orchestra and IAM will perform a selection of songs from their seminal album L’École du micro d’argent, a work of socially engaged poetry that marked a turning point for Francophone rap. A unique musical meeting between this...
Thursday April 9 20 8 P.M.

IAM X OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor*
Adam Johnson, conductor**
Arrangements : Blair Thomson
Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik’n
*december 7,8 and 9
**december 10

Pop
The emblematic French rap group IAM joins the OSM for the first time! Under the direction of Dina Gilbert, the Orchestra and IAM will perform a selection of songs from their seminal album L’École du micro d’argent, a work of socially engaged poetry that marked a turning point for Francophone rap. A unique musical meeting between this...
Friday April 10 20 8 P.M.

IAM X OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor*
Adam Johnson, conductor**
Arrangements : Blair Thomson
Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik’n
*december 7,8 and 9
**december 10

Pop
The emblematic French rap group IAM joins the OSM for the first time! Under the direction of Dina Gilbert, the Orchestra and IAM will perform a selection of songs from their seminal album L’École du micro d’argent, a work of socially engaged poetry that marked a turning point for Francophone rap. A unique musical meeting between this...
Thursday April 16 20 10:30 A.M.

Vasily Petrenko and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

Maison symphonique

Vasily Petrenko, conductor

Todd Cope, OSM’s principal clarinet
Gil Shaham, violin

Symphonic
One of today’s most prominent violinists, Gil Shaham performs Bartók’s dazzlingly virtuosic Violin Concerto no. 2, under the baton of Vasily Petrenko. A rising star of the new generation of conductors, Petrenko also conducts Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, one of the composer’s most famous works, and the overture to the opera...
Thursday April 16 20 7 P.M.

Vasily Petrenko and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

Maison symphonique

Vasily Petrenko, conductor

Todd Cope, OSM’s principal clarinet
Gil Shaham, violin

Symphonic
One of today’s most prominent violinists, Gil Shaham performs Bartók’s dazzlingly virtuosic Violin Concerto no. 2, under the baton of Vasily Petrenko. A rising star of the new generation of conductors, Petrenko also conducts Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, one of the composer’s most famous works, and the overture to the opera...
Friday April 17 20 6:30 P.M.

PARISIAN COLOURS

Bourgie hall

Joshua Peters, violin
Alison Mah-Poy, violin
Natalie Racine, alto
Sylvain Murray, cello
Sandra Murray, piano

Chamber Music
Saturday April 18 20 8 P.M.

Vasily Petrenko and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

Maison symphonique

Vasily Petrenko, conductor

Todd Cope, OSM’s principal clarinet
Gil Shaham, violin

Symphonic
One of today’s most prominent violinists, Gil Shaham performs Bartók’s dazzlingly virtuosic Violin Concerto no. 2, under the baton of Vasily Petrenko. A rising star of the new generation of conductors, Petrenko also conducts Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, one of the composer’s most famous works, and the overture to the opera...
Tuesday April 28 20 8 P.M.

The Boléro and other spanish influences

Maison symphonique

Juanjo Mena, conductor

Juanjo Mena, conductor
Clara Mouriz, mezzo-soprano
José María Gallardo del Rey, guitar

Symphonic
New discoveries and well-honed classics feature in three concerts devoted to Spain, with renowned conductor Juanjo Mena.
May 2020
Saturday May 2 20 2:30 P.M.

Bach and Glass at the Organ

Maison symphonique

Iveta Apkalna, organ

Recital
International celebrity Iveta Apkalna takes command of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique in a programme of high-magnitude works. Titular organist of the Klais organ in the prestigious Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Apkalna is renowned for her impressive virtuosity and instinctive stylistic accuracy. Hearing this exceptional artist in her debut...
Thursday May 7 20 8 P.M.

Visitors, music by Philip Glass

Maison symphonique

Michael Riesman, conductor

Symphonic
Godfrey Reggio’s documentary film Visitors beckons the viewer to think philosophically about humanity. The film’s powerful, chiselled and sometimes evanescent images are in perfect symbiosis with its original soundtrack by Philip Glass. Visitors also provides audiences with an authentic aesthetic experience. The OSM will be conducted...
Saturday May 16 20 8 P.M.

OSM Chorus concert: exile according to Brahms, Stravinsky, and Britten

Maison symphonique

Andrew Megill, chorus master

OSM Chorus
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master
Mária Budáčová, organ
Wind Ensemble of OSM Musicians
Rebecca Dowd Lekx, soprano
Stephanie Manias, soprano
Frédéricka Petit-Homme, soprano
Charlotte Cumberbirch, alto
Marcel de Hêtre, ténor
Yves Saint-Amant, basse

The chorus master chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks

Choir
Exile is and remains an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists, some of whom had first-hand experience of it: Eisler, Britten, and Stravinsky. The theme of exile is also at the root of Brahms magnificent Song of Destiny and inspires today's artists Dany Laferrière and Keiko Devaux, co-creators of a new work for the OSM Chorus.
Wednesday May 20 20 8 P.M.

Legends : From Zarathustra to The Firebird

Maison symphonique

Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

Patricia Petibon, mezzo-soprano
Didem Basar, qanun
Anouar Berrada, soufi singer

Symphonic
The OSM invites you to journey East with Thus Spake Zarathustra by Strauss, Scheherazade by Ravel featuring soprano Patricia Petibon, and the world premiere of Ainsi chantait Simorgh by Katia Makdissi-Warren. Stravinsky’s majestic Firebird rounds out this programme under the baton of French conductor Jérémie Rhorer.
Thursday May 21 20 7 P.m.

Legends : From Zarathustra to The Firebird

Maison symphonique

Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

Patricia Petibon, mezzo-soprano
Didem Basar, qanun
Anouar Berrada, soufi singer

Symphonic
The OSM invites you to journey East with Thus Spake Zarathustra by Strauss, Scheherazade by Ravel featuring soprano Patricia Petibon, and the world premiere of Ainsi chantait Simorgh by Katia Makdissi-Warren. Stravinsky’s majestic Firebird rounds out this programme under the baton of French conductor Jérémie Rhorer.
Friday May 22 20 6:30 P.M.

PARIS: 1900

Bourgie hall

Marianne Dugal, violon
Jean-Sébastien Roy, violon
Sofia Gentile, alto
Sylvain Murray, violoncelle
Todd Cope, clarinette

Chamber Music
Sunday May 24 20 2:30 P.M.

Legends : From Zarathustra to The Firebird

Maison symphonique

Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

Patricia Petibon, mezzo-soprano
Didem Basar, qanun
Anouar Berrada, soufi singer

Symphonic
The OSM invites you to journey East with Thus Spake Zarathustra by Strauss, Scheherazade by Ravel featuring soprano Patricia Petibon, and the world premiere of Ainsi chantait Simorgh by Katia Makdissi-Warren. Stravinsky’s majestic Firebird rounds out this programme under the baton of French conductor Jérémie Rhorer.
Tuesday May 26 20 8 P.M.

Kent Nagano Conducts Messiaen and Fauré’s Requiem

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Myriam Leblanc, soprano
Étienne Dupuis, baritone
Yuri Favorin, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master
The chorus master chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks


Symphonic
The OSM’s musicians and Chorus, conducted by Kent Nagano perform Fauré’s deeply moving Requiem, a contemplative, luminous work of great consolation and serenity that words cannot fully describe. Also on the programme: two works inspired by the faith and hope of Messiaen, one of the 20th century’s most fascinating and influential...
Wednesday May 27 20 8 P.M.

Kent Nagano Conducts Messiaen and Fauré’s Requiem

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Myriam Leblanc, soprano
Étienne Dupuis, baritone
Yuri Favorin, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master
The chorus master chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks


Symphonic
The OSM’s musicians and Chorus, conducted by Kent Nagano perform Fauré’s deeply moving Requiem, a contemplative, luminous work of great consolation and serenity that words cannot fully describe. Also on the programme: two works inspired by the faith and hope of Messiaen, one of the 20th century’s most fascinating and influential...
Thursday May 28 20 8 P.M.

Kent Nagano Conducts Messiaen and Fauré’s Requiem

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Myriam Leblanc, soprano
Étienne Dupuis, baritone
Yuri Favorin, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master
The chorus master chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks


Symphonic
The OSM’s musicians and Chorus, conducted by Kent Nagano perform Fauré’s deeply moving Requiem, a contemplative, luminous work of great consolation and serenity that words cannot fully describe. Also on the programme: two works inspired by the faith and hope of Messiaen, one of the 20th century’s most fascinating and influential...
June 2020
Tuesday June 2 20 8 P.M.

Closing Concert: Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Camilla Tilling, soprano
Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano
OSM chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master
The chorus master chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks

Symphonic
To close his final season as OSM Music Director, Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s grandiose Symphony no. 2. The OSM musicians and Chorus, the rich timbre of soprano Camilla Tilling and the warm, velvety voice of mezzo-soprano Mihoko Fujimura join to perform this metaphysical work of humanistic proportions.
Wednesday June 3 20 8 P.M.

Closing Concert: Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Camilla Tilling, soprano
Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano
OSM chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master
The chorus master chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks

Symphonic
To close his final season as OSM Music Director, Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s grandiose Symphony no. 2. The OSM musicians and Chorus, the rich timbre of soprano Camilla Tilling and the warm, velvety voice of mezzo-soprano Mihoko Fujimura join to perform this metaphysical work of humanistic proportions.
Thursday June 4 20 8 P.M.

Closing Concert: Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Camilla Tilling, soprano
Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano
OSM chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master
The chorus master chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks

Symphonic
To close his final season as OSM Music Director, Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s grandiose Symphony no. 2. The OSM musicians and Chorus, the rich timbre of soprano Camilla Tilling and the warm, velvety voice of mezzo-soprano Mihoko Fujimura join to perform this metaphysical work of humanistic proportions.
Friday June 5 20 6 P.M.
Symphonic
Buoyed by the popularity of the first two Bal Éclaté de l’OSM, the theme for this year’s ball is AT NIGHT, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. Not only is the Bal Éclaté the must-attend event for young professionals, it also offers an unforgettable evening and enchanting surprises for all.
Friday June 5 20 6 P.M.

BAL D’UNE NUIT D’ÉTÉ 2020

Maison symphonique

Kent NAGANO

The OSM invites you to attend its Bal d’une nuit d’été in celebration of springtime and to pay tribute to Maestro Nagano, who will have just completed his last season at the helm of the Orchestra. Come out and share this grand and historic event with us!
August 2020
Thursday August 6 20 7.30 P.M.

Chaakapesh: From Kuujujuaq to Montreal

Théâtre Maisonneuve

Kent Nagano, conductor

Ernest Webb, narration in Cree language
Geoffroy Salvas, baritone (Mantoo and the Whale)
15 OSM musicians

Chamber Music
The chamber opera Chaakapesh, the Trickster’s Quest was premiered in 2018. It flows from a close collaboration between Inuit and First Nations artists, Canadian composer Matthew Ricketts, Cree playwright Tomson Highway, and the OSM. This tragicomic work was premiered at the Maison symphonique, at the Orchestra’s 85th season opening...
Friday August 7 20 6.30 P.M.

Kent Nagano conducts Mozart and Liszt

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Chamber Music
Mozart and Liszt come together under the baton of Kent Nagano. Enjoy a symphony whose bubbly good humour likens it to a serenade, and a piano concerto of dazzling virtuosity. Young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, whose faultless technique and refined musicality are unanimously praised by critics, joins as a soloist for the occasion.
Saturday August 8 20 12.30 P.M.

Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano celebrate Beethoven

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Mari Kodama, piano

Symphonic
Beethoven’s heroic personality finds expression in his Egmont Overture, a mature work, while youthful ardour bursts forth in his Piano Concert no. 2. A wealth of ideas and a rousing Rondo finale give this work invigorating freshness. Beethoven specialist Mari Kodama is at the piano with Kent Nagano conducting the OSM. Connected not only...
Saturday August 8 20 8.30 P.M.

Kent Nagano and the OSM: Ravel’s Boléro, one last time

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Andrew Wan, violin

Symphonic
Directed by Kent Nagano, the OSM performs two of its greatest successes: the bewitching Boléro by Ravel showcasing each section of the Orchestra, and Debussy’s poetic Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. The OSM’s virtuoso Concertmaster Andrew Wan plays the Concerto “Adrano” specially created for him by Montreal composer Samy...