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November 2018
Thursday November 29 18 10:30 AM

DVOŘÁK, SCHUBERT AND SCHUMANN

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Martin Helmchen, piano

Symphonic
Kent Nagano conducts Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony, one of the composer’s most profound and mature works, alongside Schubert’s charming Die Zauberharfe overture. On the same program, German pianist Martin Helmchen graces Montreal audiences with his performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto, which he recorded in 2009.
Thursday November 29 18 8:00 PM

DVOŘÁK, SCHUBERT AND SCHUMANN

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Martin Helmchen, piano

Symphonic
Kent Nagano conducts Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony, one of the composer’s most profound and mature works, alongside Schubert’s charming Die Zauberharfe overture. On the same program, German pianist Martin Helmchen graces Montreal audiences with his performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto, which he recorded in 2009.
Friday November 30 18 7:00 PM

DVOŘÁK, SCHUBERT AND SCHUMANN

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Martin Helmchen, piano

Symphonic
Kent Nagano conducts Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony, one of the composer’s most profound and mature works, alongside Schubert’s charming Die Zauberharfe overture. On the same program, German pianist Martin Helmchen graces Montreal audiences with his performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto, which he recorded in 2009.
December 2018
Tuesday December 4 18 7:30 PM

BACH’S MASS IN B MINOR

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Kent Nagano, conductor
Hélène Guilmette, soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux,
mezzo-soprano
Julian Prégardien, tenor
Peter Harvey, baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

Symphonic
The OSM holiday tradition continues with one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most touching and majestic sacred works, the Mass in B minor. A perfect opportunity to contemplate the beauty of Bach’s music while savoring the glorious voices of four outstanding soloists and the OSM Chorus.
Wednesday December 5 18 7:30 PM

BACH’S MASS IN B MINOR

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Kent Nagano, conductor
Hélène Guilmette, soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux,
mezzo-soprano
Julian Prégardien, tenor
Peter Harvey, baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

Symphonic
The OSM holiday tradition continues with one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most touching and majestic sacred works, the Mass in B minor. A perfect opportunity to contemplate the beauty of Bach’s music while savoring the glorious voices of four outstanding soloists and the OSM Chorus.
Wednesday December 12 18 8:00 PM

LES JOURS DE LA SEMELLE

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Fred Pellerin, storyteller
René Richard Cyr, stage director
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, chorus master
Andrew Wan, violin (Schnittke)
Marianne Dugal, violin (Schnittke)

Symphonic
Kent Nagano and the OSM once again join forces with renowned storyteller Fred Pellerin, weaving an all-new tale for the holidays. Together, they marry wild and wonderful words with the majesty of music. Concerts presented in French only
Thursday December 13 18 8:00 PM

LES JOURS DE LA SEMELLE

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Fred Pellerin, storyteller
René Richard Cyr, stage director
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, chorus master
Andrew Wan, violin (Schnittke)
Marianne Dugal, violin (Schnittke)

Symphonic
Kent Nagano and the OSM once again join forces with renowned storyteller Fred Pellerin, weaving an all-new tale for the holidays. Together, they marry wild and wonderful words with the majesty of music. Concerts presented in French only
Friday December 14 18 8:00 PM

LES JOURS DE LA SEMELLE

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Fred Pellerin, storyteller
René Richard Cyr, stage director
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, chorus master
Andrew Wan, violin (Schnittke)
Marianne Dugal, violin (Schnittke)

Symphonic
Kent Nagano and the OSM once again join forces with renowned storyteller Fred Pellerin, weaving an all-new tale for the holidays. Together, they marry wild and wonderful words with the majesty of music. Concerts presented in French only
Saturday December 15 18 2:30 PM

LES JOURS DE LA SEMELLE

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Fred Pellerin, storyteller
René Richard Cyr, stage director
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, chorus master
Andrew Wan, violin (Schnittke)
Marianne Dugal, violin (Schnittke)

Symphonic
Kent Nagano and the OSM once again join forces with renowned storyteller Fred Pellerin, weaving an all-new tale for the holidays. Together, they marry wild and wonderful words with the majesty of music. Concerts presented in French only
Saturday December 15 18 8:00 PM

LES JOURS DE LA SEMELLE

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Fred Pellerin, storyteller
René Richard Cyr, stage director
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, chorus master
Andrew Wan, violin (Schnittke)
Marianne Dugal, violin (Schnittke)

Symphonic
Kent Nagano and the OSM once again join forces with renowned storyteller Fred Pellerin, weaving an all-new tale for the holidays. Together, they marry wild and wonderful words with the majesty of music. Concerts presented in French only
Tuesday December 18 18 7:30 PM

HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Maison Symphonique

Paul McCreesh, conductor

Sarah Wegener, soprano
Robin Blaze, countertenor
Rupert Charlesworth, tenor
Russell Braun, baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

Symphonic
This year, the OSM revives one of its most beloved traditions: celebrating the holiday season with Handel’s Messiah. As always, the stirring Hallelujah Chorus – which never fails to bring crowds to their feet – will be the crowning glory of this timeless holiday classic.
Wednesday December 19 18 8:00 PM

LES COWBOYS FRINGANTS

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Les Cowboys Fringants

Pop
After nine albums, twelve Félix Awards and an extraordinary two-decade career, Quebec folk rock group Les Cowboys Fringants steps into the spotlight at the Maison symphonique. Known for their incisive lyrics and irresistible groove, the band will perform a number of their greatest hits in concert with the OSM.
Thursday December 20 18 8:00 PM

LES COWBOYS FRINGANTS

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Les Cowboys Fringants

Pop
After nine albums, twelve Félix Awards and an extraordinary two-decade career, Quebec folk rock group Les Cowboys Fringants steps into the spotlight at the Maison symphonique. Known for their incisive lyrics and irresistible groove, the band will perform a number of their greatest hits in concert with the OSM.
January 2019
Tuesday January 8 19 8:00 PM

THE ARTIST, LIVE

Maison Symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor

Lorraine Desmarais, piano

Symphonic
Michel Hazanavicius’ 2011 silent film The Artist is a loving tribute to 1920s cinema that garnered over a hundred awards and recognitions in 2012 – including the Oscar for Best Picture. The OSM plays the original soundtrack to this cinematic gem, live!
Saturday January 12 19 8:00 PM

ALAIN LEFÈVRE PLAYS TCHAIKOSVKY’S FIRST CONCERTO

Maison Symphonique

Nikolaj Znaider, conductor

Alain Lefèvre, piano

Symphonic
Quebec pianist Alain Lefèvre performs Tchaikosvky’s majestic First Piano Concerto, alongside the overture to Berlioz’ Béatrice et Bénédict and Richard Strauss’ Rosenkavalier suite. The famous “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salome rounds out this captivatingly lyrical program.
Sunday January 13 19 2:30 PM

ALAIN LEFÈVRE PLAYS TCHAIKOSVKY’S FIRST CONCERTO

Maison Symphonique

Nikolaj Znaider, conductor

Alain Lefèvre, piano

Symphonic
Quebec pianist Alain Lefèvre performs Tchaikosvky’s majestic First Piano Concerto, alongside the overture to Berlioz’ Béatrice et Bénédict and Richard Strauss’ Rosenkavalier suite. The famous “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salome rounds out this captivatingly lyrical program.
Wednesday January 16 19 8:00 PM

MAHLER’S FOURTH SYMPHONY

Maison Symphonique

David Robertson, conductor

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Carter Johnson, piano (Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 OSM Manulife Competition)

Symphonic
American conductor David Robertson leads Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, featuring the celestial voice of Karina Gauvin in the last movement, “Das himmlische Leben” (The Heavenly Life). On the same program, the OSM shines in the brilliant orchestration of Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose).
Thursday January 17 19 10:30 AM

MAHLER’S FOURTH SYMPHONY

Maison Symphonique

David Robertson, conductor

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Carter Johnson, piano (Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 OSM Manulife Competition)

Symphonic
American conductor David Robertson leads Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, featuring the celestial voice of Karina Gauvin in the last movement, “Das himmlische Leben” (The Heavenly Life). On the same program, the OSM shines in the brilliant orchestration of Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose).
Thursday January 17 19 8:00 PM

MAHLER’S FOURTH SYMPHONY

Maison Symphonique

David Robertson, conductor

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Carter Johnson, piano (Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 OSM Manulife Competition)

Symphonic
American conductor David Robertson leads Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, featuring the celestial voice of Karina Gauvin in the last movement, “Das himmlische Leben” (The Heavenly Life). On the same program, the OSM shines in the brilliant orchestration of Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose).
Saturday January 26 19 8:00 PM

LEIF OVE ANDSNES

Maison Symphonique

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Recital
Praised by The New York Times for his “magisterial elegance, power, and insight,” Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes returns to Montreal to perform Schumann, Janáček, and Bartók.
Sunday January 27 19 2:00 PM

PETER AND THE WOLF

Maison Symphonique

Adam Johnson, conductor

Patrice Bélanger, host and narrator
Myriam Boucher, video artist

Family
Discover the orchestra with Prokofiev’s beloved symphonic fairy tale. Every character has an instrument – the strings play Peter, the horns play the wolf, and the bassoon plays the part of the grumbling grandfather. A favourite for music-lovers of all ages!
Thursday January 31 19 8:00 PM

THE SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE…ON THE ORGAN!

Maison Symphonique

Isabelle Demers, organ

Recital
Regarded as one of the most virtuosic organists in North America, Isabelle Demers presents a program showcasing organ symphonies by French composers from the end of the Romantic period. The public will hear her perform her own special arrangement of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique.
February 2019
Thursday February 7 19 8:00 PM

Brahms and the Art of Film : Symphony no. 1

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Kent Nagano, conductor
Veronika Eberle, violin
André Moisan, bass clarinet

Symphonic
With his magnificent First Symphony, sometimes referred to as “Beethoven’s Tenth,” it is considered that Brahms picked up the torch for the great symphonic tradition. Rounding out the program will be one of Mozart’s best-known concertos, performed by the astonishingly talented Veronika Eberle, and a commission by Simon Bertrand...
Friday February 8 19 7:00 PM

Brahms and the Art of Film : Symphony no. 2

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Symphonic
Newly smitten with the symphonic genre, Brahms composed his Symphony no. 2 in less than a year. Irresistibly seductive from the opening bars, the work revealed a more classical side of the composer, and its success eclipsed that of the First Symphony. Influenced by Brahms, R. Strauss composed Burlesque for piano and orchestra, which is...
Saturday February 9 19 8:00 PM

Brahms and the Art of Film : Symphony no. 3

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Veronika Eberle, violin

Symphonic
At the time of its creation, the success of Brahms’ Symphony no. 3 could be felt all the way to America. Even while it evokes a whole range of feelings, it is the heroism that emerges emerging from the work that makes it so stirring. World-renowned soloist Veronika Eberle completes the program with Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, a work...
Sunday February 10 19 2:30 PM

Brahms and the Art of Film : Symphony no. 4

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Symphonic
The OSM presents Brahms’ final orchestral work, his Symphony no. 4, which reveals the full weight of the composer’s torment and fervour. A true masterpiece of the piano repertoire, Beethoven’s Concerto no. 4 will be performed by the renowned pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. The renowned pianist Rudolf Buchbinder will perform a true...
Tuesday February 12 19 8:00 PM

DON JUAN

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Félix Gray, text and music

Symphonic
Acclaimed by audiences across Canada, France and South Korea – more than 600000 spectators total – the Don Juan musical is back, this time in a symphonic version! Presented by the OSM and evenko, this evening of “quality entertainment” (Le Devoir) will feature Marie-Ève Janvier, Jean-François Breau and Mario Pelchat. Music and...
Wednesday February 13 19 8:00 PM

DON JUAN

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Félix Gray, text and music

Symphonic
Acclaimed by audiences across Canada, France and South Korea – more than 600000 spectators total – the Don Juan musical is back, this time in a symphonic version! Presented by the OSM and evenko, this evening of “quality entertainment” (Le Devoir) will feature Marie-Ève Janvier, Jean-François Breau and Mario Pelchat. Music and...
Thursday February 14 19 8:00 PM

DON JUAN

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Félix Gray, text and music

Symphonic
Acclaimed by audiences across Canada, France and South Korea – more than 600000 spectators total – the Don Juan musical is back, this time in a symphonic version! Presented by the OSM and evenko, this evening of “quality entertainment” (Le Devoir) will feature Marie-Ève Janvier, Jean-François Breau and Mario Pelchat. Music and...
Friday February 15 19 8:00 PM

DON JUAN

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Félix Gray, text and music

Symphonic
Acclaimed by audiences across Canada, France and South Korea – more than 600000 spectators total – the Don Juan musical is back, this time in a symphonic version! Presented by the OSM and evenko, this evening of “quality entertainment” (Le Devoir) will feature Marie-Ève Janvier, Jean-François Breau and Mario Pelchat. Music and...
Saturday February 16 19 2:30 PM

DON JUAN

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Félix Gray, text and music

Symphonic
Acclaimed by audiences across Canada, France and South Korea – more than 600000 spectators total – the Don Juan musical is back, this time in a symphonic version! Presented by the OSM and evenko, this evening of “quality entertainment” (Le Devoir) will feature Marie-Ève Janvier, Jean-François Breau and Mario Pelchat. Music and...
Saturday February 16 19 8:00 PM

DON JUAN

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Félix Gray, text and music

Symphonic
Acclaimed by audiences across Canada, France and South Korea – more than 600000 spectators total – the Don Juan musical is back, this time in a symphonic version! Presented by the OSM and evenko, this evening of “quality entertainment” (Le Devoir) will feature Marie-Ève Janvier, Jean-François Breau and Mario Pelchat. Music and...
Friday February 22 19 8:00 PM

IMPROV AND ORGAN MATCH

Maison Symphonique

François-Étienne Paré, master of ceremonies
Vincent Bolduc, actor
Réal Bossé, actor
Sophie Caron, actor
Salomé Corbo, actor
Didier Lucien, actor
Mélanie Barney, organ
Alcée Chriss III, organ
Jean-Willy Kunz, organ, OSM organist in residence
André Moisan, clarinet and saxophone

Recital
We often forget that improvisation is an integral part of mastering the organ. This heated musical and theatrical improv match between two teams of organists and actors will banish any doubt. Discover these versatile artists in an unusual and memorable concert that combines intensity, surprises and a lot of fun!
Saturday February 23 19 8:00 PM

SOUTH AMERICA ACCORDING TO THE OSM

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Andrew Wan, violin
Soprano to be announced

Symphonic
This concert, directed by Kent Nagano, covers a rich and eclectic assortment of times and places. After dance suites by Ravel and Bach (including Bach’s Suite in D major, one of the best-known works in the repertoire), the Orchestra turns to South America, with Ginastera’s notoriously virtuosic Violin Concerto and Villa-Lobos’...
Sunday February 24 19 2:30 PM

THE RITE OF SPRING

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto

Symphonic
Kent Nagano sets the Maison symphonique ablaze with The Rite of Spring, which has become one of the OSM’s signature classics. This program, soon to be taken on tour internationally, also includes Debussy’s Jeux and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, which the composer counted among his greatest accomplishments.
Wednesday February 27 19 8:00 PM

MOZART ACCORDING TO KENT NAGANO

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Rafał Blechacz, piano

Symphonic
Rafał Blechacz returns to the OSM with Mozart's Concerto no. 23, one of his most famous piano concertos. Alongside works by the master of Viennese classicism, this concert features Claude Vivier’s Siddhartha, inspired by Hermann Hesse’s novel of the same name, in which a young man embarks on a spiritual journey in search of...
Thursday February 28 19 8:00 PM

MOZART ACCORDING TO KENT NAGANO

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Rafał Blechacz, piano

Symphonic
Rafał Blechacz returns to the OSM with Mozart's Concerto no. 23, one of his most famous piano concertos. Alongside works by the master of Viennese classicism, this concert features Claude Vivier’s Siddhartha, inspired by Hermann Hesse’s novel of the same name, in which a young man embarks on a spiritual journey in search of...
March 2019
Saturday March 2 19 14h30

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS… OR ALMOST!

Maison Symphonique

KENT NAGANO, conductor

CHARLES DAUPHINAIS, stage director
ELISABETH SIROIS, author

Family
London, 1872. English gentleman adventurer Phileas Fogg makes a mad wager for the time: to circumvent the globe in 80 days! A race against the clock begins, propelling our hero and his trusty servant Passepartout to the four corners of the world… From London to San Francisco, through Mumbai and Tokyo, Fogg and Passepartout, accompanied...
Tuesday March 5 19 8:00 PM

RAVEL AND STRAVINSKY

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Symphonic
The OSM once again brings French and Russian music into the limelight. The French music, however, looks abroad – Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso paints a suave and colourful portrait of Spain, while Saint-Saëns’ Fifth Piano Concerto is tinged with inflections of Arabic music. The unstoppable energy of Petrushka provides the finale...
Wednesday March 6 19 8:00 PM

RAVEL AND STRAVINSKY

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Symphonic
The OSM once again brings French and Russian music into the limelight. The French music, however, looks abroad – Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso paints a suave and colourful portrait of Spain, while Saint-Saëns’ Fifth Piano Concerto is tinged with inflections of Arabic music. The unstoppable energy of Petrushka provides the finale...
Friday March 15 19 8:00 PM

ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER

Maison Symphonique

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Lambert Orkis, piano

Recital
The illustrious Anne-Sophie Mutter pays a visit to Montreal for a playful and scintillating recital, featuring Mozart alongside French composers of the early 20th century.
Sunday March 24 19 2:30 PM

BRAHMS’ GERMAN REQUIEM

Maison Symphonique

Andrew Megill, conductor and
chorus master
Jonathan Ryan, organ
France Bellemare, soprano
Tomislav Lavoie, bass
OSM Chorus

Choir
Brahms’ great German Requiem– profound, majestic, and moving – has touched countless hearts over the years. Here presented with organ accompaniment, the German Requiem was a long labour of love for Brahms, undertaken in honor of his mother, his mentor Robert Schumann, and all that is sacred in humanity.
April 2019
Wednesday April 3 19 8:00 PM

MICHEL PAGLIARO

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Michel Pagliaro, singer

Pop
Legendary Quebec singer-songwriter-guitarist Michel Pagliaro boasts an exceptional career of 45 years and counting. This year, in his first collaboration with the OSM, he will perform his classic songs in never-before-heard orchestral versions. Experience the music of the famous Pag with an all-new OSM twist!
Thursday April 4 19 8:00 PM

MICHEL PAGLIARO

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Michel Pagliaro, singer

Pop
Legendary Quebec singer-songwriter-guitarist Michel Pagliaro boasts an exceptional career of 45 years and counting. This year, in his first collaboration with the OSM, he will perform his classic songs in never-before-heard orchestral versions. Experience the music of the famous Pag with an all-new OSM twist!
Friday April 12 19 6:30 PM

EASTERN EUROPEAN TRADITIONS

Bourgie Hall

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

Chamber Music
Tuesday April 16 19 8:00 PM

THE MOZART REQUIEM

Maison Symphonique

Hervé Niquet, conductor

Heather Newhouse, soprano
Marie-Claude Chappuis,
mezzo-soprano
John Tessier, ténor
OSM chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

Symphonic
The OSM presents two of the greatest works written by Mozart at the end of his life. The first, his final symphony, no. 41, “Jupiter,” is generally regarded as the musical testament of a genius. Then, the legendary Requiem, which lay unfinished at the composer’s death, has inspired countless stories, including the one immortalized...
Wednesday April 17 19 8:00 PM

BERNARD LABADIE, ALEXANDRE THARAUD AND MOZART

Maison Symphonique

Bernard Labadie, conductor

Alexandre Tharaud, piano

Symphonic
Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie and French pianist Alexandre Tharaud renew their collaboration in a performance of Mozart’s Concerto no. 21, best known for its Andante, whose tenderness has captivated the attention of myriad filmmakers. The program for this concert will conclude with two overtures and the poignant Symphony no. 39.
Thursday April 18 19 10:30 AM

Mozart’s A Little Night Music

Maison Symphonique

Bernard Labadie, conductor

Timothy Hutchins, flute
Valérie Milot, harp

Symphonic
Among the incalculable incarnations of Mozart’s genius is his Symphony no. 36, composed in only three days and on par with many of his masterworks. The OSM will perform this work along with a rare concerto for flute and harp and the much-beloved A Little Night Music, the inspiration for which remains a mystery.
Thursday April 18 19 8:00 PM

THE MOZART REQUIEM

Maison Symphonique

Hervé Niquet, conductor

Heather Newhouse, soprano
Marie-Claude Chappuis,
mezzo-soprano
John Tessier, ténor
OSM chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

Symphonic
The OSM presents two of the greatest works written by Mozart at the end of his life. The first, his final symphony, no. 41, “Jupiter,” is generally regarded as the musical testament of a genius. Then, the legendary Requiem, which lay unfinished at the composer’s death, has inspired countless stories, including the one immortalized...
Wednesday April 24 19 8:00 PM

LONG LIVE LA MÔME: THE SYMPHONIC PIAF

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Betty Bonifassi
Pierre Flynn
Marie-Thérèse Fortin
Florence K
Sylvie Moreau
Yann Perreau
Quartom
Martha Wainwright
Chœur

Pop
Edith Piaf’s songs never go out of style. The OSM and several outstanding voices from Quebec pay tribute to “La Môme” by putting a symphonic spin on several of her most beloved classics. Come and let yourself be carried away by the passion, the suffering, the joy and the folly of the great chansonnière!
Thursday April 25 19 8:00 PM

LONG LIVE LA MÔME: THE SYMPHONIC PIAF

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Betty Bonifassi
Pierre Flynn
Marie-Thérèse Fortin
Florence K
Sylvie Moreau
Yann Perreau
Quartom
Martha Wainwright
Chœur

Pop
Edith Piaf’s songs never go out of style. The OSM and several outstanding voices from Quebec pay tribute to “La Môme” by putting a symphonic spin on several of her most beloved classics. Come and let yourself be carried away by the passion, the suffering, the joy and the folly of the great chansonnière!
Friday April 26 19 8:00 PM

LONG LIVE LA MÔME: THE SYMPHONIC PIAF

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc, conductor

Betty Bonifassi
Pierre Flynn
Marie-Thérèse Fortin
Florence K
Sylvie Moreau
Yann Perreau
Quartom
Martha Wainwright
Chœur

Pop
Edith Piaf’s songs never go out of style. The OSM and several outstanding voices from Quebec pay tribute to “La Môme” by putting a symphonic spin on several of her most beloved classics. Come and let yourself be carried away by the passion, the suffering, the joy and the folly of the great chansonnière!
Tuesday April 30 19 8:00 PM

HOLST: THE PLANETS

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Jean-Philippe Collard, piano and artist in residence*
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal

Symphonic
Kent Nagano conducts The Planets, Gustav Holst’s best-known work. This renowned orchestral suite depicts both war and peace, as well as – in the much-beloved Jupiter movement – joy and jollity. Pianist in residence Jean-Philippe Collard adds a finishing touch to the program with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major.
May 2019
Wednesday May 1 19 8:00 PM

JEAN-PHILIPPE COLLARD

Maison Symphonique

Jean-Philippe Collard, piano

Recital
Pianist Jean-Philippe Collard, whose brilliant career of over 50 years has led him to perform in the world’s most prestigious concert halls, offers an unmissable recital of captivating works by Chopin and Fauré.
Sunday May 5 19 2:30 PM

HOLST: THE PLANETS

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Jean-Philippe Collard, piano and artist in residence*
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal

Symphonic
Kent Nagano conducts The Planets, Gustav Holst’s best-known work. This renowned orchestral suite depicts both war and peace, as well as – in the much-beloved Jupiter movement – joy and jollity. Pianist in residence Jean-Philippe Collard adds a finishing touch to the program with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major.
Wednesday May 8 19 8:00 PM

TCHAIKOVSKY’S WINTER DAYDREAMS

Maison Symphonique

Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Edgar Moreau, cello

Symphonic
The OSM offers a rare opportunity to hear Henri Dutilleux’s virtuosic Cello Concerto, with outstanding French cellist Edgar Moreau as soloist. The Concerto was originally composed for the great Rostropovich in the late 1960s – nearly a century after Tchaikovsky composed the exquisite melodies of his First Symphony, “Winter...
Thursday May 9 19 8:00 PM

TCHAIKOVSKY’S WINTER DAYDREAMS

Maison Symphonique

Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

Edgar Moreau, cello

Symphonic
The OSM offers a rare opportunity to hear Henri Dutilleux’s virtuosic Cello Concerto, with outstanding French cellist Edgar Moreau as soloist. The Concerto was originally composed for the great Rostropovich in the late 1960s – nearly a century after Tchaikovsky composed the exquisite melodies of his First Symphony, “Winter...
Friday May 10 19 6:30 PM

MR. AND MRS. SCHUMANN

Bourgie Hall

Jean-Sébastien Roy, violin
Sofia Gentile, viola
Sylvain Murray, cello
Wonny Song, piano
Catherine Perrin, narrator

Chamber Music
Sunday May 12 19 2:00 PM

PINOCCHIO

Maison Symphonique

Adam Johnson, conductor

Adam Johnson, conductor
in residence
Lionel Rougerie, actor and stage
director
Samoel Verbecelte, narrator

Family
Everyone knows the famous Pinocchio story, immortalised by Walt Disney. Enjoy fun for the whole family with the OSM’s take on the adventures of the puppet with the telltale nose! Drumsticks and bows grow loonger and looonger in these excerpts by Bizet, Gounod, and Kosma.
Wednesday May 15 19 8:00 PM

DANIIL TRIFONOV PLAYS RACHMANINOFF’S THIRD PIANO CONCERTO

Maison Symphonique

Karina Canellakis, conductor

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Symphonic
Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov returns to Montreal to perform Rachmaninoff’s famous Third Piano Concerto – a captivating introduction to Romantic piano music, or an invitation to fall in love with it all over again. This concert marks the debut of conductor Karina Canellakis with the OSM.
Thursday May 16 19 8:00 PM

DANIIL TRIFONOV PLAYS RACHMANINOFF’S THIRD PIANO CONCERTO

Maison Symphonique

Karina Canellakis, conductor

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Symphonic
Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov returns to Montreal to perform Rachmaninoff’s famous Third Piano Concerto – a captivating introduction to Romantic piano music, or an invitation to fall in love with it all over again. This concert marks the debut of conductor Karina Canellakis with the OSM.
Friday May 17 19 7:00 PM

DANIIL TRIFONOV PLAYS RACHMANINOFF’S THIRD PIANO CONCERTO

Maison Symphonique

Karina Canellakis, conductor

Daniil Trifonov, piano

Symphonic
Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov returns to Montreal to perform Rachmaninoff’s famous Third Piano Concerto – a captivating introduction to Romantic piano music, or an invitation to fall in love with it all over again. This concert marks the debut of conductor Karina Canellakis with the OSM.
Sunday May 19 19 3:00 PM

THE GRAND ORGUE PIERRE-BÉIQUE : AN ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Maison Symphonique

Olivier Latry, organ, OSM organist emeritus
Shin-Young Lee, organ (Stravinsky and Ravel)
Jean-Willy Kunz, OSM organist in residence (Ravel)
Christian Lane, organ (Ravel)
Serge Desgagnés, snare drum (Ravel)

Recital
This fifth anniversary concert of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique unites four organists who will perform skillful transcriptions of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Ravel’s Boléro. A call for music lovers to discover the many faces of this infinitely adaptable and profoundly majestic instrument in the extraordinary acoustic of the...
Tuesday May 21 19 8:00 PM

MAHLER’S SEVENTH SYMPHONY AND THE TSO

Maison Symphonique

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Louis Lortie, piano

Symphonic
Louis Lortie appears at the Maison symphonique once again, this time with Franck’s Symphonic Variations, one of the composer’s most enduring classics. Next comes Mahler’s fascinating Seventh Symphony, which heralded the end of German Romanticism.
Wednesday May 22 19 8:00 PM

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS MAKES HIS MONTREAL DEBUT

Maison Symphonique

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

George Li, piano

Symphonic
Internationally acclaimed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and young piano prodigy George Li make their OSM debuts together, with Liszt’s First Piano Concerto and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. A must-see encounter!
Thursday May 23 19 8:00 PM

MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS MAKES HIS MONTREAL DEBUT

Maison Symphonique

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

George Li, piano

Symphonic
Internationally acclaimed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and young piano prodigy George Li make their OSM debuts together, with Liszt’s First Piano Concerto and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. A must-see encounter!
Saturday May 25 19 8:00 PM

EVGENY KISSIN

Maison Symphonique

Evgeny Kissin, piano

Recital
Virtuoso pianist Evgeny Kissin performs Schumann’s rich and daring Third Piano Sonata, which the composer called “Concerto without Orchestra,” alongside a selection of Debussy’s Préludes.
Wednesday May 29 19 8:00 PM

HECTOR BERLIOZ: CLOSING CONCERT OF THE 85TH SEASON

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Lambert Wilson, actor
Frédéric Antoun, tenor
Dominique Côté, baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master
Alain Gauthier, staging

Symphonic
The OSM devotes its final concert of the season to French composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), pairing the Symphonie fantastique – one of the major classics of the orchestral repertoire – with the lyric monodrama Lélio. Together, these autobiographical works form the two-part “Épisode dans la vie d’un artiste” (Episode in the...
Friday May 31 19 8:00 PM

HECTOR BERLIOZ: CLOSING CONCERT OF THE 85TH SEASON

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Lambert Wilson, actor
Frédéric Antoun, tenor
Dominique Côté, baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master
Alain Gauthier, staging

Symphonic
The OSM devotes its final concert of the season to French composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), pairing the Symphonie fantastique – one of the major classics of the orchestral repertoire – with the lyric monodrama Lélio. Together, these autobiographical works form the two-part “Épisode dans la vie d’un artiste” (Episode in the...
June 2019
Saturday June 1 19 8:00 PM

HECTOR BERLIOZ: CLOSING CONCERT OF THE 85TH SEASON

Maison Symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Lambert Wilson, actor
Frédéric Antoun, tenor
Dominique Côté, baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master
Alain Gauthier, staging

Symphonic
The OSM devotes its final concert of the season to French composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), pairing the Symphonie fantastique – one of the major classics of the orchestral repertoire – with the lyric monodrama Lélio. Together, these autobiographical works form the two-part “Épisode dans la vie d’un artiste” (Episode in the...
September 2019
Tuesday September 10 19 8:00 PM

Diane Dufresne: A Symphonic 75th

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc

Diane Dufresne

Pop
The OSM is pleased to take part in Diane Dufresne’s 75th birthday celebrations, with performances of DIANE DUFRESNE: A SYMPHONIC 75TH, honouring this great singer’s rich and flamboyant career. For the first time in its history, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will be joined, in this concert event, by one of the most captivating...
Wednesday September 11 19 8:00 PM

Diane Dufresne: A Symphonic 75th

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc

Diane Dufresne

Pop
The OSM is pleased to take part in Diane Dufresne’s 75th birthday celebrations, with performances of DIANE DUFRESNE: A SYMPHONIC 75TH, honouring this great singer’s rich and flamboyant career. For the first time in its history, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will be joined, in this concert event, by one of the most captivating...
Thursday September 12 19 8:00 PM

Diane Dufresne: A Symphonic 75th

Maison Symphonique

Simon Leclerc

Diane Dufresne

Pop
The OSM is pleased to take part in Diane Dufresne’s 75th birthday celebrations, with performances of DIANE DUFRESNE: A SYMPHONIC 75TH, honouring this great singer’s rich and flamboyant career. For the first time in its history, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will be joined, in this concert event, by one of the most captivating...