July 2022
Parc Poly-aréna de Brossard Tuesday, July 26, 2022 7:30 p.m.

OSM in the Parks SiriusXM – Brossard

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Adam Johnson, conductor

Thème : Espagne
Rose Naggar-Tremblay, singer
Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, spokesperson

Free
On July 26, come celebrate summer with the OSM at Poly-aréna Park in Brossard! For this outdoor concert, the OSM has prepared a cocktail mix of sun-kissed music with the flavours of Spain. This program of lively dances and bright colours notably features works by Falla and Granados, two emblematic composers of the land of Cervantes. The...
August 2022
Olympic Park's Esplanade Wednesday, August 10, 2022 7:30 p.m.

The Many Colours of the Americas

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, author
Jeanine De Bique, soprano
Pacho Flores, trumpet

Symphonic
Rafael Payare and the OSM summon you to the Olympic Park's Esplanade to celebrate the richness of great music that has echoed across American lands, from Canada to Venezuela, for many centuries. Join soloists and artists from throughout the Americas on a timeless, breathtaking voyage from the “New World” Symphony to an Indigenous...
Théâtre Maisonneuve Friday, August 12, 2022 6 p.m.

1. Kumt arayn! Klezmer Music and Yiddish Literature

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Gabriel Paquin-Buki, clarinet
Yoni Kaston, accordion

Chamber Music
Yiddish culture is undeniably part of Montreal’s DNA, the city being the adopted home of thousands of Jews, beginning in the late 19th century. Its literature and poetry relate a Montreal that is variously working class, community-based, inclusive, and modern, guarded by the immovable Mount Royal.  Readings of texts in French and in...
Théâtre Jean-Duceppe Friday, August 12, 2022 6:15 p.m.

2. Baroque Polyphonies in the Cities of Gold

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OSM Chorus

Andrew Megill, Chorusmaster and conductor
Elinor Frey, cello
Sylvain Bergeron, theorbo
Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord

Chamber Music
Chorusmaster Andrew Megill invites you to a concert showcasing Spanish and Mexican composers of the 16th and 17th centuries that is sure to move you. For this event, 12 singers from the OSM Chorus show off their polyphonic acumen in their performance of works in Indigenous languages and in Latin, also featuring top instrumentalists. A...
Maison symphonique Friday, August 12, 2022 6:30 p.m.

3. American Rhapsody: From Folklore to Legend

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Sergio Tiempo, piano

Symphonic
The three composers on this program have found folklore to be rich soil for developing works that are emblematic of their cultures. Jacques Hétu revisits Quebec folk tales in Légendes, while Gershwin crystallized the sounds of jazz in Rhapsody in Blue, a work that will feature Argentinian pianist Sergio Tiempo....
Théâtre Jean-Duceppe Friday, August 12, 2022 8 p.m.

4. Branford Marsalis in Quintet

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Branford Marsalis, saxophone
Arin Sarkissian, flute (2020 OSM Competition)
Antoine Malette-Chénier, harp (2013 OSM Competition)
Alexander Read, violin
Julia Mirzoev, violon (2016 OSM Competition)
Rosemary Shaw, viola
Cameron Crozman, cello (2013 OSM Competition)
Eric Chappell, double bass

Chamber Music
After an unforgettable concert in 2017, the world-renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis will be back with the OSM. A reputed artist recognized internationally in both jazz and classical circles, this artist will demonstrate the variety of ways his instrument is employed in the chamber repertoire. Joined by OSM musicians and OSM...
Maison symphonique Friday, August 12, 2022 8:15 p.m.

5. James Ehnes and Korngold’s Violin Concerto

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Rafael Payare, conductor

James Ehnes, violin

Symphonic
Erich Korngold is one of the last proponents of the school of Viennese Romanticism. In exile in the United States after fleeing Nazism, he composed this sweepingly lyrical Violin Concerto between 1937 and 1945. Violinist James Ehnes will join the OSM and Rafael Payare in an impassioned concert that opens with one of Wagner’s most...
Théâtre Maisonneuve Friday, August 12, 2022 8:30 p.m.

6. Jeanine De Bique in the Land of Poets

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Jeanine De Bique, soprano
Esther Gonthier, piano

Recital
Jeanine de Bique is renowned internationally for the richness of her voice, extensive palette of vocal colours and amazing versatility, all reflected in this program consisting of both classical works and Caribbean folk songs. In this intimate recital, the Trinidadian soprano will embody several female figures of legend, performing among...
Maison symphonique Saturday, August 13, 2022 11 a.m.

7. The Adventures of Tío Tigre

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Rafael Payare, conductor

With the participation of Hector Molina, cuatro

Charles Dauphinais, stage director

Family
The OSM, under the baton of Rafael Payare, beckons you into the colourful world of Tío Tigre! Discover this wily, surprising, and all-important character of Venezuelan children’s stories and sway to the rhythms and composers of South America. Join us for a concert that will touch the hearts of young and old.
Théâtre Maisonneuve Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:15 a.m.

8. Trios by Amy Beach and Rebecca Clarke

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Jean-Sébastien Roy, violin
Cameron Crozman, cello
Philip Chiu, piano

Chamber Music
American pianist and composer Amy Beach wrote her Piano Trio in 1938, in the twilight years of a long and prolific career that began at the age of four. The work shows her various influences, from Romanticism to French modernism, and incorporating folklore. Violist and composer Rebecca Clarke’s Piano Trio is dated 1921, coinciding with...
Théâtre Jean-Duceppe Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:30 a.m.
Recital
Acclaimed pianist Sergio Tiempo beckons us on a musical journey through Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, the United States and Poland. This performer, who rose to prominence at age 14 after giving a concert at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, will illustrate the breadth of his energy and talent in his interpretation of Moleiro’s...
Salle Claude-Léveillée Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:45 a.m.

10. Four Musicians from Ensemble Obiora

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Musicians from Ensemble Obiora
Tanya Charles Iveniuk, violin
Renée London, violin
Maxime Despax, viola
Valérie Despax, cello

Chamber Music
Four musicians from the Ensemble Obiora, whose mission is to promote musicians from different cultural backgrounds in order to increase their representation on the classical music scene, will give an all-American concert. Gershwin’s delicate and richly hued Lullaby will be followed by a performance of a work by Florence Price,...
Maison symphonique Saturday, August 13, 2022 12:45 p.m.

11. Musical Landscapes with Jeanine De Bique

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Jeanine De Bique, soprano

Symphonic
A native of Trinidad and Tobago, soprano Jeanine De Bique leads an international operatic career and has garnered numerous distinctions. She makes her OSM debut in Samuel Barber’s operatic rhapsody Knoxville: Summer of 1915, which recounts a family’s evening together in a small Tennessee town. Also on the program are works by...
Théâtre Maisonneuve Saturday, August 13, 2022 1:30 p.m.

12. Bryan Cheng and Andrew Wan: Ravel in America

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Bryan Cheng, cello
Andrew Wan, violin

Recital
2019 OSM Competition winner Bryan Cheng and OSM Concertmaster Andrew Wan team up for an unusual program: a dialogue between the violin and the cello, complete with the pièce de résistance, Ravel’s Sonata, written in 1921 in homage to Claude Debussy and exuding an abundance of lyricism and virtuosity. Leading up to it,...
Théâtre Jean-Duceppe Saturday, August 13, 2022 2 p.m.

13. Sixtrum : 6 marimbas

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Sixtrum, percussion ensemble
Julien Grégoire, marimba
Philip Hornsey, marimba
Kristie Ibrahim, marimba
Fabrice Marandola, marimba
Huizi Wang, marimba
Alexandre Lavoie, marimba

Chamber Music
Boasting an international reputation and ever at the forefront of experimentation, Sixtrum ensemble collaborates with the OSM to present an all-marimba concert. The group’s six musicians will perform repertoire solely devoted to the warm-toned instrument, culminating in Steve Reich’s 6 Marimbas, a transcendentally imbued...
Salle Claude-Léveillée Sunday, August 13, 2022 2:30 p.m.

14. The Cuatro: Echos of Venezuela

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Hector Molina, cuatro

Recital
Come and discover the Venezuelan cuatro – literally “four” in Spanish – an instrument descended from the Spanish classical guitar and a cousin of the ukulele. Since the early 18th century, the four strings of the cuatro have resonated with the sounds of numerous South American folk songs, telling the stories of various nations and...
Théâtre Maisonneuve Saturday, August 13, 2022 3:30 p.m.

15. Violin and Piano: Dvořák, Still and Piazzolla

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Hao Zhou, violin (winner of the CMIM 2019)
Philip Chiu, piano

Recital
Violinist Hao Zhou – 1st Prize winner of the 2019 Montreal International Musical Competition – and pianist Philip Chiu invite you to a concert in which our neighbour to the South shines in many of its artistic facets! During his time as Director of the New York Conservatory, Dvořák composed the Sonatina, op. 100, inspired...
Maison symphonique Saturday, August 13, 2022 4 p.m.

16. Ensemble Obiora and Branford Marsalis

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Branford Marsalis, saxophone

Chamber Music
For this Classical Spree, the OSM invites the recently formed Ensemble Obiora, formed by musicians from diverse cultural backgrounds, for an awesome concert on the theme of the Americas. The ensemble will present Dvořák’s magnificent “American” Quartet, as well as the Fantasia for Saxophone by Brazilian composer...
Salle Claude-Léveillée Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:15 p.m.

17. Four Bassoons: An Ode to the Americas

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Stéphane Lévesque, bassoon
Mathieu Harel, bassoon
Martin Mangrum, bassoon
Mark Romatz, bassoon

Chamber Music
Works that prominently feature the bassoon are by no means commonplace, even less those that require four! This concert provides a chance to appreciate the full splendour of this often uncelebrated instrument, with original works that highlight its various attributes. The OSM bassoonists invite you on a journey through the Americas, from...
Théâtre Jean-Duceppe Saturday, August 13, 2022 4:30 p.m.

18. Pacho Flores with Brass and Percussion

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Brass and percussion ensemble (16 musicians including Pacho Flores)
Pacho Flores, conductor and trumpet
Paul Merkelo, trumpet
Members of the OSM and winners of the OSM Competition

Chamber Music
Pacho Flores figures unquestionably among the most illustious trumpeters currently active on the international stage. This concert will see him lead an ensemble of 16 musicians, all playing brass and percussion, in a demonstration of strength, unity and technical agility. The program features a variety of works from the Americas together...
Maison symphonique Saturday, August 13, 2022 5:45 p.m.

19. Branford Marsalis and Jean-Willy Kunz in Recital

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Branford Marsalis, saxophone
Jean-Willy Kunz, organ

Organ
American saxophonist Branford Marsalis and OSM organist-in-residence Jean-Willy Kunz invite you on a kaleidoscopic voyage. From the United States to Argentina, with stops in France and Spain, the saxophone teams up with the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique for this eclectic, breathtaking program.
Théâtre Maisonneuve Saturday, August 13, 2022 5:45 p.m.

20. Indigenous Literature to Music

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Émilie Monnet, text interpreter
Tara-Louise Montour, violin
Olga Gross, piano

Chamber Music
Through their written works, the authors featured in this concert offer a window onto their perceptions of the world, which are intimately bound up with nature. They discuss love, the relationship between living beings and the land, fertility, and sensuality. Texts by Marie-Andrée Gill (Innu), Leanne Simpson (Anishinaabe), Virginia...
Salle Claude-Léveillée Saturday, August 13, 2022 6 p.m.

21. Americans in Paris, Cairo and Quebec City

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Arin Sarkissian, flute (2020 OSM Competition winner)
Olivier Thouin, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, violin and viola
Anna Burden, cello

Chamber Music
Flutist Arin Sarkissian won the OSM Competition in 2020 at the age of 21 -- Mozart was the same age when he composed his Flute Quartet no. 1, a gem of the style galant. Preceding this work, audience members will have the chance to discover two pieces for strings, including a Trio by American composer and missionary in Egypt John...
Théâtre Jean-Duceppe Saturday, August 13, 2022 6:45 p.m.

22. Soledad: A Tribute to Piazzolla

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Sergio Tiempo, piano
Jonathan Goldman, bandoneon
James Ehnes, violin
Ananda Suddath, electric guitar
Pablo Seib, double bass
Faye Lopez, dancer
Bryant Lopez, dancer

Chamber Music
A virtuoso bandoneon player regarded as the greatest tango composer of the 20th century, Astor Piazzolla is celebrated in this strongly accented Argentinian concert. To bring the repertoire of this musical legend to life, the OSM will assemble a group of musicians reflecting Piazolla’s favoured ensemble: piano, bandoneon, violin,...
Maison symphonique Saturday, August 13, 2022 8 p.m.

23. Bruce Liu Performs Rachmaninoff

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Bruce Liu, piano

Symphonic
This will be Bruce Liu’s first concert with the Orchestra since his 2021 triumph in the Chopin Competition. This young Montreal pianist and past winner of the OSM Competition will perform Rachmaninoff’s bravura piece Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, first performed when the composer lived in the United States. Rafael Payare...
Théâtre Maisonneuve Sunday, August 14, 2022 1 p.m.

24. Rafael Payare Conducts the Classical Spree Ensemble

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Rafael Payare, conductor

James Ehnes, violin
Branford Marsalis, saxophone
Pacho Flores, trumpet
Hector Molina, cuatro
Sergio Tiempo, piano - to be confirmed

Chamber Music
A special ensemble formed for the occasion by OSM musicians, guest soloists and OSM Competition winners, the Classical Spree Ensemble unites the main festival contributors on the same stage. Under the direction of Rafael Payare, this warm-hearted concert concludes the Classical Spree with a burst of energy with works by Miklós Rózsa,...
Parc Angrignon Friday, August 19, 2022 7:30 p.m.

OSM in the Parks SiriusXM – Angrignon

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Theme: Tales and legends
James Box, trombone
Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, spokesperson

Free
On August 19, Angrignon’s Park will be lit up in purple for the OSM’s visiting concert inspired by tales and legends from around the world. Gallop along with Alexis le Trotteur, the character who inspired the eponymous piece by Jacques Hétu, then be transported to the world of jazz with Tommy and Glenn by Quebec composer...
Parc-école Externat Sacré-Cœur Saturday, August 20, 2022 7:30 p.m.

OSM in the Parks SiriusXM – Rosemère

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Theme: Tales and legends
James Box, trombone
Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, spokesperson

Free
On August 20, Parc-école Externat Sacré-Cœur, in collaboration with the city of Rosemère, will be lit up in purple for the OSM’s visiting concert inspired by tales and legends from around the world. Gallop along with Alexis le Trotteur, the character who inspired the eponymous piece by Jacques Hétu, then be transported to the...
September 2022
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste Thursday, September 1, 2022 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, September 2, 2022 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, September 3, 2022 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...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7 p.m.

Rafael Payare Conducts Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Dorothea Röschmann, soprano
Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
Rafael Payare inaugurates the OSM’s new season with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 2, “Resurrection.” A metaphysically and existentially texted work, this symphonic odyssey extends over several dramatic arcs to conclude, with the OSM Chorus, in a proclamation of Eternal Life. To open the concert, the Orchestra presents the world...
Maison symphonique Thursday, September 15, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare Conducts Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Dorothea Röschmann, soprano
Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
Rafael Payare inaugurates the OSM’s new season with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 2, “Resurrection.” A metaphysically and existentially texted work, this symphonic odyssey extends over several dramatic arcs to conclude, with the OSM Chorus, in a proclamation of Eternal Life. To open the concert, the Orchestra presents the world...
Maison symphonique Friday, September 16, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare Conducts Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Dorothea Röschmann, soprano
Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
Rafael Payare inaugurates the OSM’s new season with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 2, “Resurrection.” A metaphysically and existentially texted work, this symphonic odyssey extends over several dramatic arcs to conclude, with the OSM Chorus, in a proclamation of Eternal Life. To open the concert, the Orchestra presents the world...
Maison symphonique Saturday, September 17, 2022 2:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare Conducts Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Dorothea Röschmann, soprano
Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.

Symphonic
Rafael Payare inaugurates the OSM’s new season with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 2, “Resurrection.” A metaphysically and existentially texted work, this symphonic odyssey extends over several dramatic arcs to conclude, with the OSM Chorus, in a proclamation of Eternal Life. To open the concert, the Orchestra presents the world...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Catherine Vidal, stage director

Symphonic
A magical forest, twilight mist and mythical creatures are summoned for this unusual concert where the OSM presents Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a staged adaptation alternating music and excerpts from Shakespeare’s play. Completing this concert conducted by Rafael Payare and featuring the OSM Chorus is a masterpiece of...
Maison symphonique Thursday, September 22, 2022 10:30 a.m.

Rafael Payare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Catherine Vidal, stage director

Symphonic
A magical forest, twilight mist and mythical creatures are summoned for this unusual concert where the OSM presents Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a staged adaptation alternating music and excerpts from Shakespeare’s play. Completing this concert conducted by Rafael Payare and featuring the OSM Chorus is a masterpiece of...
Maison Symphonique Thursday, September 22, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Catherine Vidal, stage director

Symphonic
A magical forest, twilight mist and mythical creatures are summoned for this unusual concert where the OSM presents Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a staged adaptation alternating music and excerpts from Shakespeare’s play. Completing this concert conducted by Rafael Payare and featuring the OSM Chorus is a masterpiece of...
Salle Bourgie Saturday, September 24, 2022 2:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare and the OSM: Complete Cantatas of J. S. Bach

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Myriam Leblanc, soprano
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Haji, tenor
Stephen Hegedus, bass
OSM Musicians
OSM Chamber Choir
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.

Chamber Music
The complete cycle of J. S. Bach’s sacred cantatas at Bourgie Hall has grown into a veritable musical institution. Rafael Payare leads the opening concert of the 2022-2023 leg of this internationally renowned multi-annual event.
Salle Bourgie Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:30 p.m.

Rafael Payare and the OSM: Complete Cantatas of J. S. Bach

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Myriam Leblanc, soprano
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Haji, tenor
Stephen Hegedus, bass
OSM Musicians
OSM Chamber Choir
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
The chorusmaster chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks.

Chamber Music
The complete cycle of J. S. Bach’s sacred cantatas at Bourgie Hall has grown into a veritable musical institution. Rafael Payare leads the opening concert of the 2022-2023 leg of this internationally renowned multi-annual event.
Maison symphonique Wednesday, September 28, 2022 7:30 p.m.

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 Thursday, September 29, 2022 7:30 p.m.

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,...
October 2022
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Thursday, October 6, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – The Original Creation

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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
Audiences can now catch the original version of Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique, presented for the first time in Montréal. This version combines lyrical, dreamlike tableaux with interventions by PixMob (whose special effects lit up this year’s Super Bowl halftime show) and evocative projections (Noisy Head Studio) that...
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Friday, October 7, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – The Original Creation

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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
Audiences can now catch the original version of Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique, presented for the first time in Montréal. This version combines lyrical, dreamlike tableaux with interventions by PixMob (whose special effects lit up this year’s Super Bowl halftime show) and evocative projections (Noisy Head Studio) that...
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Saturday, October 8, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Harmonium symphonique – The Original Creation

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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
Audiences can now catch the original version of Histoires sans paroles – Harmonium symphonique, presented for the first time in Montréal. This version combines lyrical, dreamlike tableaux with interventions by PixMob (whose special effects lit up this year’s Super Bowl halftime show) and evocative projections (Noisy Head Studio) that...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, October 12, 2022 7:30 p.m.

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, October 13, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Shostakovich and Mozart Envisioned by Rafael Payare

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Víkingur Ólafsson, piano

Symphonic
Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson will perform Mozart’s exquisitely sophisticated Concerto no. 24. Elegance is also epitomized in Ravel’s ballet suite Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite), a series of portraits that are as charming as they are magical. In the second half, a change of atmosphere blusters in with Shostakovich’s...
November 2022
Maison symphonique Wednesday, November 2, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Organ & Improv, Opus 2

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François-Étienne Paré, emcee
Sophie Caron, actress
Réal Bossé, actor
LeLouis Courchesne, actor
André Moisan,clarinets and saxophones
Hélène Lemay, trombone
Fabrice Marandola, percussion
Rashaan Allwood, organ

Jean-Willy Kunz, OSM organist-in-residence

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

Organ
What do theatre and organ playing have in common? Improvisation! The undeniable success of the first edition of Improv and Organ in 2019 naturally called for a second similar event. Actors and musicians whose versatility is equalled only by their creative daring will once again face off onstage at the Maison symphonique in an...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in OSM Colours

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Laurence Equilbey, conductor

Blake Pouliot, violin (2016 OSM Competition winner)
Bryan Cheng, cello (2019 OSM Competition winner)
Angela Hewitt, piano (1975 OSM Competition winner)

Symphonic
Blake Pouliot, Bryan Cheng, and Angela Hewitt—three OSM Competition winners—will join forces in Beethoven’s one and only Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano. Also featured is Beethoven’s utterly poignant and resolutely heroic Coriolan Overture. To conclude, Louise Farrenc's First Symphony. Undoubtedly inspired by this...
Maison symphonique Thursday, November 10, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in OSM Colours

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Laurence Equilbey, conductor

Blake Pouliot, violin (2016 OSM Competition winner)
Bryan Cheng, cello (2019 OSM Competition winner)
Angela Hewitt, piano (1975 OSM Competition winner)

Symphonic
Blake Pouliot, Bryan Cheng, and Angela Hewitt—three OSM Competition winners—will join forces in Beethoven’s one and only Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano. Also featured is Beethoven’s utterly poignant and resolutely heroic Coriolan Overture. To conclude, Louise Farrenc's First Symphony. Undoubtedly inspired by this...
Maison symphonique Saturday, November 12, 2022 2 p.m.

Pianos Take the Stage at the OSM Competition Finale

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Jacques Lacombe, conductor

2022 OSM Competition finalists (Piano category)

Symphonic
For the first time ever, the OSM Competition’s three finalists will enjoy the opportunity to take the stage alongside OSM musicians, each performing a piano concerto. Don’t miss this suspenseful event, which will conclude with an announcement of the winner’s name by the international jury panel. It is an opportunity not to be missed...
Maison symphonique Sunday, November 20, 2022 10:30 a.m.

OSMose

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Thomas Le Duc-Moreau, conductor

Charles Lafortune, host
Michel-Maxime Legault, stage direction

Family
Guided by Charles Lafortune, discover the symphony orchestra, its different families of instruments and the ways in which music makes us feel a whole range of emotions. This concert, in a relaxed performance format, will allow young and old alike to enjoy a meaningful concert experience while respecting the needs of each individual.
Maison symphonique Tuesday, November 22, 2022 7:30 p.m.

The Return of Kent Nagano: Mozart and Schubert

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Kent Nagano, OSM Conductor Emeritus

Jane Archibald, soprano

Symphonic
Kent Nagano returns to the OSM to conduct repertoire that is particularly close to his heart: Schubert’s Third Symphony dated 1815, whose rhythmic momentum is a feature of this Viennese composer’s youthful works. The “Jupiter” Symphony, considered as Mozart’s most accomplished instrumental work, along with his motet for soprano...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, November 23, 2022 7:30 p.m.

The Return of Kent Nagano: Mozart and Schubert

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Kent Nagano, OSM Conductor Emeritus

Jane Archibald, soprano

Symphonic
Kent Nagano returns to the OSM to conduct repertoire that is particularly close to his heart: Schubert’s Third Symphony dated 1815, whose rhythmic momentum is a feature of this Viennese composer’s youthful works. The “Jupiter” Symphony, considered as Mozart’s most accomplished instrumental work, along with his motet for soprano...
Maison symphonique Thursday, November 24, 2022 7:30 p.m.

The Return of Kent Nagano: Mozart and Schubert

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Kent Nagano, OSM Conductor Emeritus

Jane Archibald, soprano

Symphonic
Kent Nagano returns to the OSM to conduct repertoire that is particularly close to his heart: Schubert’s Third Symphony dated 1815, whose rhythmic momentum is a feature of this Viennese composer’s youthful works. The “Jupiter” Symphony, considered as Mozart’s most accomplished instrumental work, along with his motet for soprano...
Salle Bourgie Friday, November 25, 2022 6:30 p.m.

Viennoiseries and Danishes

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Vincent Boilard, Alexa Zirbel, oboes
Todd Cope, Alain Desgagné, clarinets
Stéphane Lévesque, Mathieu Harel, bassoons
Denys Derome, Catherine Turner, horns

Chamber Music
This delectable program for wind octet offers up a feast of works by Mozart and Haydn, two pillars of the first Viennese school, and by Svend Schultz, a 20th-century Danish composer who remained true to the neoclassical style all his life. Mozart’s overture to Le nozze di Figaro and his “Night Music,” Serenade K. 388 as well as two...
Maison symphonique Monday, November 28, 2022 8 p.m.

Les Cowboys Fringants: Encore

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Simon Leclerc, conductor and orchestral arranger

Les Cowboys Fringants

Pop
The public has asked them back and Les Cowboys Fringants have answered the call! They will again take to the stage of the Maison symphonique for a thrilling concert conducted by Simon Leclerc. Spectators in attendance can expect to sing along to the moving and catchy tunes that have made this group’s fame.
Maison symphonique Tuesday, November 29, 2022 8 p.m.

Les Cowboys Fringants: Encore

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Simon Leclerc, conductor and orchestral arranger

Les Cowboys Fringants

Pop
The public has asked them back and Les Cowboys Fringants have answered the call! They will again take to the stage of the Maison symphonique for a thrilling concert conducted by Simon Leclerc. Spectators in attendance can expect to sing along to the moving and catchy tunes that have made this group’s fame.
December 2022
Maison symphonique Wednesday, December 7, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Barbara Hannigan and the 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 the 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 the 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
Other soloists to be confirmed
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
Other soloists to be confirmed
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
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

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 Shostakovich

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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conductor

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

Symphonic
Illustrious violinist Maxim Vengerov will perform Shostakovich’s First Concerto under the baton of Israeli-Danish conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider. Composed in the aftermath of the Second World War, this Concerto progresses through irony, tragedy and festive atmospheres—all key ingredients in Shostakovich’s music. Meanwhile, Austrian...
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 Shostakovich

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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conductor

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

Symphonic
Illustrious violinist Maxim Vengerov will perform Shostakovich’s First Concerto under the baton of Israeli-Danish conductor Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider. Composed in the aftermath of the Second World War, this Concerto progresses through irony, tragedy and festive atmospheres—all key ingredients in Shostakovich’s music. Meanwhile, Austrian...
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
Both Fanny Mendelssohn and Johannes Brahms were born in Hamburg and nurtured ties with that Hanseatic City. Hamburg is equally known for its pianos, a defining instrument for both composers. Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio is the gem in her known chamber music output—several of her works were attributed to her brother Felix. As for Brahms’...
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...
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

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, 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...
March 2023
Maison symphonique Wednesday, March 1, 2023 7:30 p.m.

Gershwin’s Piano Concerto

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Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, 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...
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. ...
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...
May 2023
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...