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January 2019
Wednesday January 16 19 8:00 PM

MAHLER’S FOURTH SYMPHONY

Maison Symphonique

David Robertson, conductor

Hélène Guilmette, soprano (Replacing Karina Gauvin who had to cancel due to illness)
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 Hélène Guilmette 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

Hélène Guilmette, soprano (Replacing Karina Gauvin who had to cancel due to illness)
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 Hélène Guilmette 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

Hélène Guilmette, soprano (Replacing Karina Gauvin who had to cancel due to illness)
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 Hélène Guilmette 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).
Friday January 18 19 6:30 PM

THE AMERICAN STRING QUARTET

Bourgie Hall

Ariane Lajoie, violin
Marie Lacasse, violin
Sofia Gentile, viola
Sylvain Murray, cello

Chamber Music
Of the four American composers whose works are featured on this programme, three were second- or third-generation immigrants to the United States of America: George Gershwin’s father, Moses Gershowitz, came from Russia; Walter Piston’s grandfather Antonio Pistone had emigrated from Italy; and Aaron Copland’s father, Harris Kaplan,...
Saturday January 26 19 8:00 PM

CANCELLED – LEIF OVE ANDSNES

Maison Symphonique

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Recital
CANCELLED - 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
Patrice Bélanger, 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...
Vogue la riviere
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-Eve 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-Eve 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-Eve 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-Eve 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-Eve 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-Eve Janvier, Jean-François Breau and Mario Pelchat. Music and...
Friday February 22 19 8:00 PM

IMPROV AND ORGAN

Maison Symphonique

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

Recital
Actors may be able to improvise, but they are not alone! Organists improvise as part of the mastery of their instrument, and once this summit between organists and actors has taken place, there will be no doubt about it. Discover multifaceted artists perform in an unprecedented concert where intensity, innovation and pleasure create a...
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!
Thursday April 11 19 7:30 PM

Concert-bénéfice des Amis de l’OSM

Maison symphonique de Montréal

Adam Johnson

Jean-Willy Kunz, organ

Symphonic
The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal is pleased to invite you to a benefit concert for the Friends of the OSM. This special evening at the Maison symphonique de Montréal on April 11, 2019, will transport you to the very heart of your orchestra while supporting its educational and access missions.
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!
Saturday April 27 19 2 PM

Symphonie pour la jeunesse

Maison symphonique

Lulu Hugues
Geneviève Charest
Dominic Lorange
Jean-Willy Kunz , (organiste en résidence à l’OSM)
Lynda Johnson
Vincent Gratton

Choir
In support of the Montérégie Youth Center Foundation, and in educational partnership with the Orchester symphonique de Montréal, this Symphonie pour la jeunesse benefit concert will bring together more than 100 young musicians and 140 adult choristers. Special guests Lulu Hugues (soloist), Geneviève Charest (soloist), Dominic Lorange...
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.
Saturday May 4 19 9 PM

The OSM and Swing: a “Concert Éclaté”

Maison symphonique

Kent NAGANO

Kent Nagano, conductor
Pierre Lapointe, singer
Catherine Major, singer (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Vocal Quartet (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Studio 88 Music Ensemble and Dancers

Symphonic
The OSM invites you to a concert at the Maison symphonique that is simply out of the ordinary, featuring Pierre Lapointe and Catherine Major, with Maestro Nagano conducting! Inspired by the Cabaret years, responding to the censorship of the interwar period, this true whirlwind of music, songs and dance will immerse you in the world of...
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...
August 2019
Friday August 2 19 8:00 P.M.

BOHEMIAN OUTING – Festival de Lanaudière

Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay

Kent NAGANO, conductor

Veronika EBERLE, violon

Symphonic
Brahms and Dvořák – both composers of genius, both contemporaries, both outstanding masters whose deep friendship and mutual admiration spanned more than two decades. Kent Nagano and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal delve into the Slavic soul in a selection of Brahms’s famous Hungarian Dances, which rank among the most popular...
Saturday August 3 19 20 h

NAGANO AND MAHLER IN SYMBIOSIS

Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay

Kent NAGANO, directeur musical

Karen CARGILL, mezzo-soprano

Symphonic
Near the end of the summer of 1896, in the enchanting environment of his Alpine retreat, Gustav Mahler completed another symphony. He wrote to a friend that “summer brought me the Third, probably my most extraordinary work so far. Imagine a work of such magnitude that it actually mirrors the whole world, an instrument the whole universe...
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...