October 2021
Webcast From October 5, 2021, 7 p.m. to November 2, 2021
Symphonic
After incurring the wrath of the official Soviet press for his opera Lady Macbeth, Shostakovich sought to redeem himself by composing his bright, vigorous, and dramatic Fifth Symphony. But despite of appearances, this work unabashedly broaches the atmosphere of collective anguish during Stalin’s Great Purge of the 1930s. For...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:30 p.m.

Brahms’ Romani Accents

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Lionel Bringuier, conductor

Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Symphonic
This program of Eastern European inspiration showcases violinist Christian Tetzlaff performing Brahms’ celebrated Violin Concerto with all the dazzling technical bravura and exhilarating melodic surges one could desire. French conductor Lionel Bringuier completes the tableau with his reading of works by two great Hungarian masters:...
Maison symphonique Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:30 p.m.

Brahms’ Romani Accents

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Lionel Bringuier, conductor

Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Symphonic
This program of Eastern European inspiration showcases violinist Christian Tetzlaff performing Brahms’ celebrated Violin Concerto with all the dazzling technical bravura and exhilarating melodic surges one could desire. French conductor Lionel Bringuier completes the tableau with his reading of works by two great Hungarian masters:...
Maison symphonique Friday, October 22, 2021 2 p.m.
Organ
Join us on October 22 to attend the final round of the 5th edition of the renowned Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC) at the Maison symphonique. On the program: works spanning the Baroque period to music of today. In this crucial round, candidates will include in their programs a selected piece by Marcel Dupré. To mark the...
Bourgie Hall Friday, October 29, 2021 5 p.m.

A Multitude of Quartet Colours

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Olivier Thouin, violin
Jean-Sébastien Roy, violin
Charles Pilon, viola
Sylvain Murray, cello

Chamber Music
The Musicians of the OSM pursue their collaboration with Bourgie Hall in aneclectic and rarely heard program for string quartet.
November 2021
Webcast From October 5, 2021, 7 p.m. to November 2, 2021
Symphonic
After incurring the wrath of the official Soviet press for his opera Lady Macbeth, Shostakovich sought to redeem himself by composing his bright, vigorous, and dramatic Fifth Symphony. But despite of appearances, this work unabashedly broaches the atmosphere of collective anguish during Stalin’s Great Purge of the 1930s. For...
Webcast From November 2, 2021, 7 p.m. to December 7, 2021

Hilary Hahn and the OSM in Dvořák’s Concerto

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Rafael Payare, chef d’orchestre

Hilary Hahn, violin

Symphonic
Internationally famed soloist Hilary Hahn comes to Montreal to perform with the OSM under Rafael Payare in Dvořák’s bravura-filled, Eastern European-accented, and powerfully melodic Violin Concerto. Brahms was another composer who drew extensively from Eastern European folklore, and with his Second Symphony he continued to develop a...
Maison symphonique Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:30 p.m.

The Tricolour Organ and Piano

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Olivier Latry, OSM Organist Emeritus

Éric Le Sage, piano

Concert performed without orchestra.

The Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique was generously offered to the OSM by Mrs. Jacqueline Desmarais

Symphonic
It is rare indeed for the organ and piano to come together on the same stage for a duo concert. Rarer still is the convening of two brilliant artists such as Éric Le Sage, who makes his first OSM appearance, and the Orchestra’s Organist Emeritus Olivier Latry. Their vividly coloured French program presents original versions of works...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:30 p.m.

Schumann and Shostakovich: A Lifetime’s Quest for Freedom

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David Zinman, conductor

Louis Lortie, piano

Symphonic
American conductor David Zinman gives us two masterpieces that plumb the depths of human experience. Schumann’s only Piano Concerto, his self-described “musical poem,” is a compelling expression of freedom, lyricism, and originality under the expert reading of Canadian pianist Louis Lortie. Shostakovich’s last symphony casts an...
Maison symphonique Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:30 p.m.

Schumann and Shostakovich: A Lifetime’s Quest for Freedom

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David Zinman, conductor

Louis Lortie, piano

Symphonic
American conductor David Zinman gives us two masterpieces that plumb the depths of human experience. Schumann’s only Piano Concerto, his self-described “musical poem,” is a compelling expression of freedom, lyricism, and originality under the expert reading of Canadian pianist Louis Lortie. Shostakovich’s last symphony casts an...
Maison symphonique Thursday, November 25, 2021 7:30 p.m.

A Symphonic Experience: From The Firebird to the Bell Orchestre

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André de Ridder, conductor

Bell Orchestre
Pietro Amato
Michael Feuerstack
Kaveh Nabatian
Sarah Neufeld
Richard Reed Parry
Stefan Schneider

Symphonic
Stravinsky revolutionized the music world of his time with The Firebird, deploying a palette of orchestral colours and a depth of rhythm that no one had heard before. In a similar way, over a century later Bell Orchestre delivers the results of innovative experimentation with sounds, timbres, rhythms and ambiances in the album...
Maison symphonique Thursday, November 26, 2021 7:30 p.m.

A Symphonic Experience: From The Firebird to the Bell Orchestre

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André de Ridder, conductor

Bell Orchestre
Pietro Amato
Michael Feuerstack
Kaveh Nabatian
Sarah Neufeld
Richard Reed Parry
Stefan Schneider

Symphonic
Stravinsky revolutionized the music world of his time with The Firebird, deploying a palette of orchestral colours and a depth of rhythm that no one had heard before. In a similar way, over a century later Bell Orchestre delivers the results of innovative experimentation with sounds, timbres, rhythms and ambiances in the album...
December 2021
Webcast From November 2, 2021, 7 p.m. to December 7, 2021

Hilary Hahn and the OSM in Dvořák’s Concerto

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Rafael Payare, chef d’orchestre

Hilary Hahn, violin

Symphonic
Internationally famed soloist Hilary Hahn comes to Montreal to perform with the OSM under Rafael Payare in Dvořák’s bravura-filled, Eastern European-accented, and powerfully melodic Violin Concerto. Brahms was another composer who drew extensively from Eastern European folklore, and with his Second Symphony he continued to develop a...
Maison symphonique Thursday, December 2, 2021 7:30 p.m.

Symphonic Brilliance: From Ravel to Barber

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Gemma New, conductor

Alcee Chriss III, organ

Symphonic
Ravel’s orchestral version of Le tombeau de Couperin, premiered in 1920 and paid tribute to friends who died on the front lines. It features four vividly coloured dances in the Renaissance style filled with human warmth. In contrast, the young genius Lili Boulanger’s D’un soir triste dispenses with warmth to express awareness of her...
Maison symphonique Friday, December 3, 2021 10:30 a.m.

Symphonic Brilliance: From Ravel to Barber

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Gemma New, conductor

Alcee Chriss III, organ

Symphonic
Ravel’s orchestral version of Le tombeau de Couperin, premiered in 1920 and paid tribute to friends who died on the front lines. It features four vividly coloured dances in the Renaissance style filled with human warmth. In contrast, the young genius Lili Boulanger’s D’un soir triste dispenses with warmth to express awareness of her...
Webcast From December 7, 2021, 7 p.m. to January 4, 2022

Schumann and Shostakovich: A Lifetime’s Quest for Freedom

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David Zinman, conductor

Louis Lortie, piano

Symphonic
American conductor David Zinman gives us two masterpieces that plumb the depths of human experience. Schumann’s only Piano Concerto, his self-described “musical poem,” is a compelling expression of freedom, lyricism, and originality under the expert reading of Canadian pianist Louis Lortie. Shostakovich’s last symphony casts an...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, December 8, 2021 7:30 p.m.

Passion Unleashed: Tchaikovsky and Sibelius

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Inon Barnatan, piano

Symphonic
Maestro Rafael Payare and the OSM steer the course through a romantic storm of lyricism and passion. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no. 1 is a technically brilliant work of supercharged vitality with folk dance overtones, featuring Israeli-American pianist Inon Barnatan as soloist. Sibelius completed his Symphony no. 1 in 1899,...
Maison symphonique Saturday, December 11, 2021 2:30 p.m.

Passion Unleashed: Tchaikovsky and Sibelius

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Inon Barnatan, piano

Symphonic
Maestro Rafael Payare and the OSM steer the course through a romantic storm of lyricism and passion. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no. 1 is a technically brilliant work of supercharged vitality with folk dance overtones, featuring Israeli-American pianist Inon Barnatan as soloist. Sibelius completed his Symphony no. 1 in 1899,...
Maison symphonique Saturday, December 11, 2021 7:30 p.m.

Passion Unleashed: Tchaikovsky and Sibelius

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Inon Barnatan, piano

Symphonic
Maestro Rafael Payare and the OSM steer the course through a romantic storm of lyricism and passion. Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no. 1 is a technically brilliant work of supercharged vitality with folk dance overtones, featuring Israeli-American pianist Inon Barnatan as soloist. Sibelius completed his Symphony no. 1 in 1899,...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, December 15, 2021 7:30 p.m.

La poste du paradis

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Kent Nagano, conductor

Fred Pellerin, storyteller
René Richard Cyr, stage direction

Symphonic
Fred Pellerin and Kent Nagano pursue together a fine OSM tradition, and offer us a new symphonic Christmas story! They transport us to the town of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, where the first post office in its history was run by Madame Alice Lavergne. For many years, the village’s mail service was the only reliable channel through which one...
Maison symphonique Thursday, December 16, 2021 7:30 p.m.

La poste du paradis

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Kent Nagano, conductor

Fred Pellerin, storyteller
René Richard Cyr, stage direction

Symphonic
Fred Pellerin and Kent Nagano pursue together a fine OSM tradition, and offer us a new symphonic Christmas story! They transport us to the town of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, where the first post office in its history was run by Madame Alice Lavergne. For many years, the village’s mail service was the only reliable channel through which one...
Maison symphonique Saturday, December 18, 2021 2:30 p.m.

La poste du paradis

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Kent Nagano, conductor

Fred Pellerin, storyteller
René Richard Cyr, stage direction

Symphonic
Fred Pellerin and Kent Nagano pursue together a fine OSM tradition, and offer us a new symphonic Christmas story! They transport us to the town of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, where the first post office in its history was run by Madame Alice Lavergne. For many years, the village’s mail service was the only reliable channel through which one...
Maison symphonique Saturday, December 18, 2021 7:30 p.m.

La poste du paradis

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Kent Nagano, conductor

Fred Pellerin, storyteller
René Richard Cyr, stage direction

Symphonic
Fred Pellerin and Kent Nagano pursue together a fine OSM tradition, and offer us a new symphonic Christmas story! They transport us to the town of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, where the first post office in its history was run by Madame Alice Lavergne. For many years, the village’s mail service was the only reliable channel through which one...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, December 22, 2021 7:30 p.m.

Hervé Niquet and Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ

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Hervé Niquet, conductor

Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo-soprano (Mary)
Robert Gleadow, bass-baritone 1st time (Herod)
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster

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

Symphonic
With L’enfance du Christ [The Childhood of Christ], Berlioz ushered in the Romantic oratorio tradition. Divided in three sections and featuring soloists, chorus, and orchestra, this work was an instant triumph at its premiere in Paris in 1854. From “Herod’s Dream” to the Holy Family’s “Flight to Egypt,” to “The...
Maison symphonique Thursday, December 23, 2021 7:30 p.m.

Hervé Niquet and Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ

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Hervé Niquet, conductor

Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo-soprano (Mary)
Robert Gleadow, bass-baritone 1st time (Herod)
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster

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

Symphonic
With L’enfance du Christ [The Childhood of Christ], Berlioz ushered in the Romantic oratorio tradition. Divided in three sections and featuring soloists, chorus, and orchestra, this work was an instant triumph at its premiere in Paris in 1854. From “Herod’s Dream” to the Holy Family’s “Flight to Egypt,” to “The...
January 2022
Webcast From December 7, 2021, 7 p.m. to January 4, 2022

Schumann and Shostakovich: A Lifetime’s Quest for Freedom

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David Zinman, conductor

Louis Lortie, piano

Symphonic
American conductor David Zinman gives us two masterpieces that plumb the depths of human experience. Schumann’s only Piano Concerto, his self-described “musical poem,” is a compelling expression of freedom, lyricism, and originality under the expert reading of Canadian pianist Louis Lortie. Shostakovich’s last symphony casts an...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, January 12, 2022 7:30 p.m.
Symphonic
Bruckner ranks with Brahms as one of the greatest symphonists of the late 19th century. His Symphony no. 7 is a true masterpiece of lyricism enriched by accents of heroism, and it has been unanimously acclaimed since its premiere in Leipzig in 1884, which sparked Bruckner’s enduring fame. The work’s atmospheres and use of Wagner tubas...
Maison symphonique Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:30 p.m.
Symphonic
Bruckner ranks with Brahms as one of the greatest symphonists of the late 19th century. His Symphony no. 7 is a true masterpiece of lyricism enriched by accents of heroism, and it has been unanimously acclaimed since its premiere in Leipzig in 1884, which sparked Bruckner’s enduring fame. The work’s atmospheres and use of Wagner tubas...
Maison symphonique Sunday, January 16, 2022 2:30 p.m.

Youth and Creativity: From Mozart to the OSM Competition

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Winner of the 2021 OSM Competition (voice category)

Symphonic
At only 18 years of age, in 1774 Mozart composed his Symphony no. 29, one of his last Salzburg symphonies before he embarked on a series of tours to Germany and France. This work revisits a more subdued style of orchestration and shows Mozart’s creative genius at its best, from the landmark first movement to the spectacular coda of the...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, January 19, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Brahms and Mahler: Between Hope and Resignation

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Juanjo Mena, conductor

Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano

Symphonic
In a return performance with the OSM, Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena delves into the Germanic repertoire with two deep and dramatic works by Mahler and Brahms. Mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill performs the sumptuous Kindertotenlieder, Mahler’s last lieder cycle in which the orchestra conveys the tragic, keening poetry of Friedrich...
Maison symphonique Thursday, January 20, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Brahms and Mahler: Between Hope and Resignation

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Juanjo Mena, conductor

Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano

Symphonic
In a return performance with the OSM, Spanish conductor Juanjo Mena delves into the Germanic repertoire with two deep and dramatic works by Mahler and Brahms. Mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill performs the sumptuous Kindertotenlieder, Mahler’s last lieder cycle in which the orchestra conveys the tragic, keening poetry of Friedrich...
Éliane Charest-Beauchamp - second violon
Bourgie Hall Friday, January 28, 2022 6:30 p.m.

Treasures of French Romanticism

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Alexander Read, violin
Éliane Charest-Beauchamp, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola
Geneviève Guimond, cello
Ali Kian Yazdanfar, double bass
Stéphane Lemelin, piano

Chamber Music
Enjoy rediscovering two composers from earlier 19th-century France: George Onslow, nicknamed “The French Beethoven,” who left a bounteous chamber music legacy, and Louise Farrenc, who made her mark at the Paris Conservatoire, which in her time was completely ruled by men...
February 2022
Maison symphonique Saturday, February 5, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Zubin Mehta: A Return to the OSM and Wagner

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Zubin Mehta, OSM Conductor Emeritus

Christine Goerke, soprano

Symphonic
Appointed Music Director of the OSM at only 24, Zubin Mehta wrote many shining chapters in the history of the Orchestra of which he is a Conductor Emeritus today. The Maestro returns to Montreal for a historic concert, 60 years after conducting the OSM on its first international tour. In homage to his friend Pierre Béique, one of OSM’s...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:30 p.m.

The Irresistible Rhythms of Bartók and Beethoven

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Louis Langrée, conductor

Simone Lamsma, violin

Symphonic
Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7, sometimes referred to as “Apotheosis of the Dance” is propelled by mesmerizing rhythmic momentum. Its second movement speaks straight to the heart and stands as one of the finest pieces of the symphonic repertoire. Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma, the OSM’s brilliant guest artists during its Tour of the...
Maison symphonique Thursday, February 10, 2022 10:30 a.m.

The Irresistible Rhythms of Bartók and Beethoven

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Louis Langrée, conductor

Simone Lamsma, violin

Symphonic
Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7, sometimes referred to as “Apotheosis of the Dance” is propelled by mesmerizing rhythmic momentum. Its second movement speaks straight to the heart and stands as one of the finest pieces of the symphonic repertoire. Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma, the OSM’s brilliant guest artists during its Tour of the...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, February 16, 2022 7:30 p.m.

From Moldau to the Balkans: Slavic Accents

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Xian Zhang, conductor

Jelena Milojevic, accordion

Symphonic
Conductor Xian Zhang transports us to the Bohemian countryside with picturesque landscapes and rousing patriotic accents. OSM Composer-in-Residence Ana Sokolovič presents the world premiere of her Balkanales Accordion Concerto, drawing from Balkan folklore and performed by Serbian Canadian accordionist Jelena Milojević. Also on...
Maison symphonique Thursday, February 17, 2022 7:30 p.m.

From Moldau to the Balkans: Slavic Accents

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Xian Zhang, conductor

Jelena Milojevic, accordion

Symphonic
Conductor Xian Zhang transports us to the Bohemian countryside with picturesque landscapes and rousing patriotic accents. OSM Composer-in-Residence Ana Sokolovič presents the world premiere of her Balkanales Accordion Concerto, drawing from Balkan folklore and performed by Serbian Canadian accordionist Jelena Milojević. Also on...
March 2022
Maison symphonique Wednesday, March 2, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Intersecting Echoes from the New World

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Mélanie Léonard, conductor

Symphonic
In his magnum opus, the Symphony “From the New World,” Dvořák combined elements of his individual melodic and rhythmic discourse with American folk music. One of these intersectional musical themes was also taken up by British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor in his Hiawatha Overture, a suspenseful work with Romantic...
Maison symphonique Thursday, March 3, 2022 10:30 a.m.

Intersecting Echoes from the New World

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Mélanie Léonard, conductor

Symphonic
In his magnum opus, the Symphony “From the New World,” Dvořák combined elements of his individual melodic and rhythmic discourse with American folk music. One of these intersectional musical themes was also taken up by British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor in his Hiawatha Overture, a suspenseful work with Romantic...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, March 9, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Michael Tilson Thomas : Monumental

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Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Alexander Malofeev, piano debut

Symphonic
In connection with his OSM residency, illustrious American conductor Michael Tilson Thomas offers a staggeringly moving program. Grieg’s Two Elegiac Melodies, a work of passion and poetry, carries us to that flagship of the concerto repertoire, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 3. This alternately scathing, lyrical, meditative,...
Maison symphonique Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Michael Tilson Thomas : Monumental

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Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Alexander Malofeev, piano debut

Symphonic
In connection with his OSM residency, illustrious American conductor Michael Tilson Thomas offers a staggeringly moving program. Grieg’s Two Elegiac Melodies, a work of passion and poetry, carries us to that flagship of the concerto repertoire, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 3. This alternately scathing, lyrical, meditative,...
Maison symphonique Sunday, March 13, 2022 2:30 p.m.

Michael Tilson Thomas : Monumental

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Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Alexander Malofeev, piano debut

Symphonic
In connection with his OSM residency, illustrious American conductor Michael Tilson Thomas offers a staggeringly moving program. Grieg’s Two Elegiac Melodies, a work of passion and poetry, carries us to that flagship of the concerto repertoire, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 3. This alternately scathing, lyrical, meditative,...
Masion symphonique Wednesday, March 16, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Michael Tilson Thomas: Dreamer

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Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Measha Brueggergosman, soprano

Symphonic
The relationship between classical music and folk traditions from everywhere in the world is nothing new and is brilliantly demonstrated in this concert conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. In his cycle of Bachianas Brasileiras, Villa-Lobos blends contrapuntal writing in the style of Bach with rich and passionate folk colours and...
Maison symphonique Thursday, March 17, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Michael Tilson Thomas: Dreamer

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Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Measha Brueggergosman, soprano

Symphonic
The relationship between classical music and folk traditions from everywhere in the world is nothing new and is brilliantly demonstrated in this concert conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. In his cycle of Bachianas Brasileiras, Villa-Lobos blends contrapuntal writing in the style of Bach with rich and passionate folk colours and...
Bourgie Hall Friday, March 25, 2022 6:30 p.m.

Ars Gallica: Vierne and Franck

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Andrew Wan, violin
Olivier Thouin, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola
Anna Burden, cello
Meagan Milatz, piano

Chamber Music
The imposing Piano Quintet by César Franck and the youthful Quartet, Op. 12 by Louis Vierne open on vastly different worlds. To the energy and intensity of the former, the latter responds with anguish and sweet melancholy, lightened by a delectable Intermezzo…
Maison symphonique Tuesday, March 29, 2022 8 p.m.

The OSM to the Hip-Hop Beat

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Alaclair Ensemble
Dead Obies
Koriass
FouKi

Pop
Free-flowing text, lyrics intoned to hip hop rhythms against a symphonic live track: something that will certainly pique your curiosity! Well-established hip hop groups Dead Obies and Alaclair Ensemble, prominent Quebec rapper Koriass and rap artist and rising star FouKi alongside his accomplice QuietMike, share the stage with the OSM for...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, March 30, 2022 8 p.m.

The OSM to the Hip-Hop Beat

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Alaclair Ensemble
Dead Obies
Koriass
FouKi

Pop
Free-flowing text, lyrics intoned to hip hop rhythms against a symphonic live track: something that will certainly pique your curiosity! Well-established hip hop groups Dead Obies and Alaclair Ensemble, prominent Quebec rapper Koriass and rap artist and rising star FouKi alongside his accomplice QuietMike, share the stage with the OSM for...
April 2022
Maison symphonique Tuesday, April 5, 2022 7:30 p.m.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame: the Movie

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Gabriel Thibaudeau, composer and conductor

Jean-Willy Kunz, OSM organist-in-residence
Andréanne Brisson Paquin, soprano

Symphonic
Enjoy the world premiere of Quebec composer Gabriel Thibaudeau’s music to Wallace Worsley’s 1923 film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on the famous novel by Victor Hugo. Lon Chaney stars unforgettably as Quasimodo, who is desperately in love with the beautiful Esmeralda. Be transported to the film’s spectacular Romanesque setting...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, April 13, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

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Paul McCreesh, conductor

Marie-Sophie Pollack, soprano
Alto to be confirmed
Julian Prégardien, tenor
Werner Güra, tenor
Tareq Nazmi, bass
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, choral director
Stage director to be confirmed

Symphonic
In 18th-century Protestant Germany, it was customary to perform a Passion on both Palm Sunday and Good Friday. Bach composed his passions in a liturgical style, mixing sacred texts with poetry in the manner of a madrigal. The St. Matthew Passion is distinctive in being scored for double chorus; this monumental work abounding in...
Maison symphonique Thursday, April 14, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

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Paul McCreesh, conductor

Marie-Sophie Pollack, soprano
Alto to be confirmed
Julian Prégardien, tenor
Werner Güra, tenor
Tareq Nazmi, bass
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster
Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, choral director
Stage director to be confirmed

Symphonic
In 18th-century Protestant Germany, it was customary to perform a Passion on both Palm Sunday and Good Friday. Bach composed his passions in a liturgical style, mixing sacred texts with poetry in the manner of a madrigal. The St. Matthew Passion is distinctive in being scored for double chorus; this monumental work abounding in...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, April 20, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Russian Concertos and French Tone Poems

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Symphonic
Constructed as an arch, this concert is framed by two early 20th-century French works that bear deeply evocative imagery: Dukas’ Orientalist enchantment and Debussy’s aquatic mirages. At its centre, pianist Daniil Trifonov performs two Russian concertos: one by Schnittke offering a remarkable play of textures and another by Prokofiev,...
Maison symphonique Thursday, April 21, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Russian Concertos and French Tone Poems

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Symphonic
Constructed as an arch, this concert is framed by two early 20th-century French works that bear deeply evocative imagery: Dukas’ Orientalist enchantment and Debussy’s aquatic mirages. At its centre, pianist Daniil Trifonov performs two Russian concertos: one by Schnittke offering a remarkable play of textures and another by Prokofiev,...
Bourgie Hall Wednesday, April 27, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Quartet for the End of Time: Praise and the Abyss

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Andrew Wan, violin
Brian Manker, cello
Todd Cope, clarinet
Philip Chiu, piano
Jennifer Swartz, harp

The principal harp chair is generously sponsored by Mr. François Schubert, in loving memory of Mrs. Marie Pineau.

Chamber Music
In tribute to Olivier Messiaen who died thirty years ago today, April 27, the Musicians of the OSM offer one of his major works, Quartet for the End of Time, inspired by The Apocalypse of John, composed in 1941 whilst he was a prisoner of war in Germany.
May 2022
Maison symphonique Monday, May 2, 2022 8 p.m.

IAM X OSM

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik’n
Arrangements : Blair Thomson

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...
Maison symphonique Tuesday, May 3, 2022 8 p.m.

IAM X OSM

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik’n
Arrangements : Blair Thomson

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...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, May 4, 2022 8 p.m.

IAM X OSM

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik’n
Arrangements : Blair Thomson

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...
Maison symphonique Thursday, May 5, 2022 8 p.m.

IAM X OSM

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Dina Gilbert, conductor

Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik’n
Arrangements : Blair Thomson

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...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, May 18, 2022 7:30 p.m.

From Mozart to Shostakovich: Humanity in Movement

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Jordan de Souza, conductor

Francesco Piemontesi, piano

Symphonic
Mozart visiting Paris during a European tour. Ravel dazzled by the excitement of North American life. Shostakovich witnessing the return of Russian soldiers in 1945. With joy, torment, and hope, three significant works bear witness to humanity in movement, facing the other, and searching for self-understanding. Closer to home, Quebec...
Maison symphonique Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:30 a.m.

From Mozart to Shostakovich: Humanity in Movement

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Jordan de Souza, conductor

Francesco Piemontesi, piano

Symphonic
Mozart visiting Paris during a European tour. Ravel dazzled by the excitement of North American life. Shostakovich witnessing the return of Russian soldiers in 1945. With joy, torment, and hope, three significant works bear witness to humanity in movement, facing the other, and searching for self-understanding. Closer to home, Quebec...
Maison symphonique Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Brahms and Nielsen: Vigour, Virtuosity, Vitality

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Juraj Valčuha, conductor

Liza Ferschtman, violin
Cellist to be confirmed

Symphonic
Juraj Valčuha’s previous performances with the OSM turned into momentous concerts. This Slovenian conductor returns to direct a work in the spirit of our age: Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s Symphony no. 4, whose four impromptu movements celebrate the regenerative forces of life and of nature. Brahms, another composer of Hanseatic...
Maison symphonique Thursday, May 26, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Brahms and Nielsen: Vigour, Virtuosity, Vitality

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Juraj Valčuha, conductor

Liza Ferschtman, violin
Cellist to be confirmed

Symphonic
Juraj Valčuha’s previous performances with the OSM turned into momentous concerts. This Slovenian conductor returns to direct a work in the spirit of our age: Danish composer Carl Nielsen’s Symphony no. 4, whose four impromptu movements celebrate the regenerative forces of life and of nature. Brahms, another composer of Hanseatic...
Bourgie Hall Friday, May 27, 2022 6:30 a.m.

Elgar and Coleridge-Taylor: The Paths of English Romanticism

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Jean-Sébastien Roy, violin
Ariane Lajoie, violin
Natalie Racine, alto
Anna Burden, cello
Todd Cope, clarinet

Chamber Music
While still a youth, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor clearly showed that, after Brahms, one could still write a Clarinet Quintet that would be totally original, and he did so before his elder compatriot Edward Elgar produced his sole String Quartet, among the latter’s very last and notable works.
Maison symphonique Tuesday, May 31, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven’s Triumphant Ninth Symphony

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Michèle Losier, mezzo-soprano
Frédéric Antoun, tenor
Ryan Speedo Green, bass
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster

Symphonic
In Song of Destiny, Brahms set to music the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin, whose Romantic conjuring of Ancient Greece correlates destiny and consolation. These same themes are also found in that celebration of human fellowship, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The two masterpieces for choir and orchestra conducted by Rafael Payare conclude...
June 2022
Maison symphonique Wednesday, June 1, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven’s Triumphant Ninth Symphony

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Michèle Losier, mezzo-soprano
Frédéric Antoun, tenor
Ryan Speedo Green, bass
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster

Symphonic
In Song of Destiny, Brahms set to music the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin, whose Romantic conjuring of Ancient Greece correlates destiny and consolation. These same themes are also found in that celebration of human fellowship, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The two masterpieces for choir and orchestra conducted by Rafael Payare conclude...
Maison symphonique Thursday, June 2, 2022 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven’s Triumphant Ninth Symphony

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Rafael Payare, conductor

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Michèle Losier, mezzo-soprano
Frédéric Antoun, tenor
Ryan Speedo Green, bass
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorusmaster

Symphonic
In Song of Destiny, Brahms set to music the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin, whose Romantic conjuring of Ancient Greece correlates destiny and consolation. These same themes are also found in that celebration of human fellowship, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The two masterpieces for choir and orchestra conducted by Rafael Payare conclude...