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July 2019
Tuesday July 23 19 19H30

OSM IN THE PARKS – Saint-Léonard

Parc Wilfrid-Bastien

Adam Johnson, OSM conductor-in-residence

Kerson Leong, violin
Spokesman: André Robitaille

Free
For more than 80 years now, the OSM has offered concerts in the parks free of charge to Quebec audiences. Once again this year, there is no age limit to come out and savour three exciting outdoor concerts with OSM Conductor-in-Residence Adam Johnson and violinist Kerson Leong.
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Wednesday July 24 19 7:30 P.M.

OSM IN THE PARKS – Blainville

Parc Équestre

Adam Johnson, OSM conductor-in-residence

Kerson Leong, violin
Spokesman: André Robitaille

Free
For more than 80 years now, the OSM has offered concerts in the parks free of charge to Quebec audiences. Once again this year, there is no age limit to come out and savour three exciting outdoor concerts with OSM Conductor-in-Residence Adam Johnson and violinist Kerson Leong.
...
Thursday July 25 19 7:30 P.M.

OSM IN THE PARKS – Brossard

Sorbonne Park

Adam Johnson, OSM conductor-in-residence

Kerson Leong, violin
Spokesman: André Robitaille

Free
For more than 80 years now, the OSM has offered concerts in the parks free of charge to Quebec audiences. Once again this year, there is no age limit to come out and savour three exciting outdoor concerts with OSM Conductor-in-Residence Adam Johnson and violinist Kerson Leong.
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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...
Wednesday August 7 19 8:00 P.M.

Grand Opening Concert: Verdi’s Great Requiem

Olympic Park

Kent Nagano, conductor

Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano
Ksenia Dudnikova, mezzo-soprano
Seungju Mario Bahg, tenor
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Andrew Megill, chorus master
Jean-Pascal Hamelin, chorus master
Choir of about 400 singers comprising OSM Chorus and Member-Choirs from the Alliance chorale du Québec

Free
Under the direction of Kent Nagano, a massed chorus and orchestra joined by four soloists including Leslie Ann Bradley and Mario Bahg will launch the eighth edition of the Classical Spree with a performance of Verdi's Requiem. A great master of the opera, Verdi gave this work a truly theatrical dimension: profound vocal lyricism, powerful...
Friday August 9 19 6:30 P.M.

1. Legend and Poetry with Marc Hervieux and Kent Nagano

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Marc Hervieux, tenor

Symphonic
Charismatic Montreal tenor Marc Hervieux performs Britten’s song cycle Les Illuminations, setting to music the poetry of Rimbaud. Kent Nagano will conduct excerpts from Suites nos. 1 & 2 of Peer Gynt, Grieg’s music for Ibsen’s fantastical play. The melodic richness of these suites has made them a huge success ever...
Friday August 9 19 6:45 P.M.

2. Makusham! Florent Vollant and the OSM

Cinquième salle

With the singers Florent Vollant, Moe Clark, Scott Pien Picard
Ann Chow, violin
Sylvain Murray, cello
Nicolas Lapointe, marimba
Blair Thomson, composer


Chamber Music
Makusham! A gathering to share in music with generosity and joy: a celebration to the eternal heartbeat of the Teweikan. Musician-laureate of the Innu nation Florent Vollant welcomes to the stage one of the bright young stars of our current Indigeneous renaissance, multi-disciplinary Métis artist Moe Clark. Together with an intimate...
Friday August 9 19 6:45 P.M.

3. Beethoven’s “Archduke” Trio

Piano nobile

Andrew Wan, violin

Brian Manker, cello
Herbert Schuch, piano

Chamber Music
Dedicated to the Archduke Rudolf of Austria, Beethoven’s patron, friend and student, the Trio, op. 97 is the composer’s most monumental work in the genre. From the majesty of the opening Allegro to the truculence of the final rondo, it is a true delight for the listener! First Chairs of the OSM Andrew Wan and Brian Manker join Herbert...
Friday August 9 19 7:00 P.M.

4. The Trombone by Ian Bousfield

Salle Claude-Léveillée

Ian Bousfield, trombone

Pamela Reimer, piano

Recital
Internationally-renowned trombonist Ian Bousfield invites you to learn more about his instrument. From the elegance of Glinka to the irony of Staar, through the melodic power of Korngold and the freshness of Debussy, discover the trombone in a new light and savour this artist’s flawless technique.
Friday August 9 19 8:15 P.M.

5. The Romanticism of Vadim Repin under the direction of Kent Nagano

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Vadim Repin, violin

Symphonic
As night falls, a toymaker's store comes to life as dolls throw themselves into a series of unruly dances: welcome to Respighi's Magic Toyshop! As for Bruch's Violin Concerto no. 1, it has become so famous as to virtually eclipse the composer’s other works. Its performance will showcase the dazzling virtuosity and lyricism of violinist...
Friday August 9 19 8:30 P.M.

6. Colours of India and of the Sitar

Piano nobile

Nishat Khan, sitar’s master

Recital
At the heart of North Indian Classical music is the raga, the Sanskrit word for colour. Each raga is a fixed grouping of notes designed to evoke in the listener a particular emotion appropriate to the setting, the occasion, or even the time of day. Nishat Khan, virtuoso sitar player and heir to one of the most distinguished North Indian...
Friday August 9 19 8:45 P.M.

7. Shostakovich’s Sole Piano Quintet

Cinquième salle

Baiba Skride, violin

Blake Pouliot, violin
Lambert Chen, viola
Tavi Ungerleider, cello
Philip Chiu, piano

Chamber Music
“Listen to my music … everything is there,” avowed Shostakovich. This Piano Quintet demonstrates several facets of the composer’s personality: gravitas, rigour, theatricality, and irony. Its highly personal substance brings out the expressive and lyrical intensity of this work, performed by outstanding chamber musicians.
Saturday August 10 19 1 P.M.

12. The OSM and Kent Nagano : from Prokofiev to Glenn Miller

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Ian Bousfield, trombone
James Box, trombone

Symphonic
From the Concerto for two trombones by young Canadian composer Matthew Ricketts to the swingin’ tunes of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey, brass instruments take centre stage under the baton of Maestro Kent Nagano. Treat yourself to this exquisite musical cocktail, a mix of jazz and classical spiced with the gripping modulations and...
Saturday August 10 19 11:00 A.M.

8. The Incomparable Canadian Brass

Maison symphonique

Canadian Brass

Canadian Brass returns to the Classical Spree, to the public’s great delight. With more than two million albums sold and a vast repertoire of original pieces, standards, and arrangements, Canadian Brass transports listeners to a captivating and exhilarating world of sound. The group’s performers share their passion for brass with...
Saturday August 10 19 11:00 A.M.

9. Classical Music of India: “Morning Music”

Cinquième salle

Nishat Khan, sitar master

Recital
At the heart of North Indian Classical music is the raga, the Sanskrit word for colour. Each raga is a fixed grouping of notes designed to evoke in the listener a particular emotion appropriate to the setting, the occasion, or even the time of day. Nishat Khan, virtuoso sitar player and heir to one of the most distinguished North Indian...
Saturday August 10 19 11:15 A.M.

10. Bach’s Majestic Cello Suite no. 1

Piano Nobile

Andrei Ioniță, cello

Recital
Andrei Ioniţă’s masterful technique and deep sensitivity have garnered no shortage of praise for this winner of the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015. He will play Bach’s Suite No. 1 and Kodály’s Sonata, op. 8 for unaccompanied cello; a landmark piece during which the cello imitates various instruments.
Saturday August 10 19 11:45 A.M.

11. The trio of Laureates

Salle Claude-Léveillée

Laureat of the OSM Competition

Recital
Three young musicians gifted with undeniable talent and great sensitivity, each one a winner of the prestigious OSM Competition, come together for an exceptional performance of Brahms’ Piano Trio no. 2, op. 87. The richness and depth of the thematic material, the variation form, and borrowings from the Hungarian Gypsy style combine to...
Saturday August 10 19 1:00 P.M.

13. Play a Story with Sophie Cadieux!

Cinquième salle

Sophie Cadieux, actor

Family
An interactive concert featuring a musically illustrated story, with works chosen by the public.

For 5 to 12 years old
Saturday August 10 19 1:15 P.M.

14. Theorbo and Guitar in the Baroque Era

Piano Nobile

Sylvain Bergeron, chitaronne et guitare baroque

Recital
Hailed by critics for his musical intelligence and remarkable technique, Sylvain Bergeron is a tireless musical explorer. To the sound of the chitarrone or guitar, he will lead you through 17th century Italy, offering up some of his most exquisite discoveries. Travel and hear the music of Piccinini, Granata, and Pellegrini, composers...
Saturday August 10 19 1:15 P.M.

15. The Violin According to Blake Pouliot

Salle Claude-Léveillée

Blake Pouliot, violin

Hsin-I Huang, piano

Recital
An uncommon virtuoso with a sound palette of exquisite sensitivity: Blake Pouliot, winner of the OSM Manulife Competition in 2016, is the rising star of the young generation of Canadian violinists. In a programme that contrasts the dramatic intensity of Janáček and the peerless optimist of Mozart, Blake Pouliot’s violin also leads the...
Saturday August 10 19 2:45 P.M.

16. Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir of Florence

Cinquième salle

Vadim Repin, violin

Baiba Skride, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola
Natalie Racine, viola
Andrei Ioniță, cello
Anna Burden, cello

Chamber Music
Famous for his great orchestral and operatic works, Tchaikovsky also composed several chamber music works that are true gems of the repertoire such as Souvenir de Florence,a powerful sextet bathed in Italian sunlight. This work is performed by exceptional soloists gathered around Vadim Repin.
Saturday August 10 19 3:15 P.M.

17. A Journey In Style: Jazz, Organ and Beyond

Maison symphonique

Ensemble InSpirations

Chamber Music
Ensemble InSpirations presents a mosaic of different musical traditions: touches of folklore from the Balkans, klezmer, jazz, and a sprinkling of Latin flavour. An original programme conceived by five seasoned artists giving audiences the chance to discover an unexpected dimension of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique.
Saturday August 10 19 3:15 P.M.

18. Recorders on the Run

Piano Nobile

Vincent Lauzer, Marie-Laurence Primeau, Alexa Raine-Wright et Caroline Tremblay, flûtes à bec

Texts : Flûte alors!
Staging : Judith Pelletier
Scenography : Maryse Messier and Catherine Goerner Potvin


Family
For the music Olympics, these four virtuosos train day and night to develop the nimblest fingers, the strongest embouchures, and the finest ears in the world. Prepare yourself for an exciting, athletic performance with Flûte Alors! From the sopranino to the great bass, these musicians use different types of recorders to showcase an array...
Saturday August 10 19 3:15 P.M.

19. Carte Blanche to the Double Bass

Salle Claude-Léveillée

Ali Kian Yazdanfar, bass

Todd Cope, clarinet
Sanaz Sotudeh, piano

Recital
The OSM's Principal Bass Ali Yazdanfar also pursues a successful career as a chamber music performer, recitalist and pedagogue. To introduce you to the incredible potential of the double bass, he will lead you from the Romanticism of Schumann to the Parisian jazziness of Desenclos, through swing music by Gould and Persian-inspired...
Saturday August 10 19 4:45 P.M.

20. Beethoven, Brahms and Liszt with Herbert Schuch

Cinquième salle

Herbert Schuch, piano

Recital
A true piano sensation, Herbert Schuch demonstrates astonishing technique, powerful and sensitive playing, and an abundant imagination. He will perform Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Paganini and Liszt’s famous “La Campanella,” two pieces of dazzling virtuosity. This programme also features Beethoven’s iconic “Pathétique”...
Saturday August 10 19 4:45 P.M.

21. Encounters with the oboe

Salle Claude-Léveillée

Theodore Baskin, oboe

Olga Gross, piano

Recital
Principal Oboe of the OSM Theodore Baskin is admired for the finesse of his performances and the rare quality of his sound. Enjoy this magnificent performer in a recital combining sonatas and romances and let yourself be charmed by the melodious inflections of the oboe, an instrument at times strikingly similar to the voice.
Saturday August 10 19 5:00 P.M.

22. Quartets by Haydn and Bartók

Piano Nobile

Borromeo String Quartet

Chamber Music
Bartók explored a palette of unusual sound effects with his Third String Quartet, employing different instrumental techniques. Haydn, often referred to as “the father of the string quartet,” daringly ended his Quartet, op. 20, no. 2 with a compositional tour de force, a complex four-voice fugue. Enjoy this enriching musical...
Saturday August 10 19 5:30 P.M.

23. Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain Conducted by Kent Nagano

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Baiba Skride, violin
Todd Cope, clarinet

Symphonic
Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, whose vivid theatricality has marked the collective imagination through Disney‘s Fantasia, calls forth witches and supernatural beings in an infernal dance. For her Montreal debut, Baiba Skride demonstrates her exceptional talent in a performance of Mozart's Violin Concerto no. 3, a work exuding...
Saturday August 10 19 6:45 P.M.

24. The Extraordinary Vadim Repin in Recital

Cinquième salle

Vadim Repin, violin

Mari Kodama, piano


Recital
Considered by his musical peers as one of the greatest living violinists, Vadim Repin gives a recital featuring two signature works of the repertoire for violin: Debussy’s last major composition, his Sonata no. 3, as well as Grieg’s Sonata no.3. Tchaikovsky’s poignant “Lensky’s Aria” from his opera Eugene Onegin, completes...
Saturday August 10 19 7:15 P.M.

25. Kent Nagano Conducts Bartók and Ravel

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Symphonic
Hear the OSM perform one of its greatest recording successes: Ravel’s La valse, the featured encore of the Orchestra’s 2019 European tour. Inspired by Eastern European folk music and imbued with fiery vigour, Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra showcases the virtuosity of different OSM members.
Saturday August 10 19 7:15 P.M.

26. Chopin, Poulenc and Ravel with Carter Johnson

Piano Nobile

Carter Johnson, piano

Recital
Here is a great opportunity to hear the young Canadian pianist Carter Johnson, winner of the OSM Competition in 2018. He will excerpts from Poulenc’s Improvisations and two masterpieces of the repertoire the Polonaise-fantaisie, op. 61 by Chopin, overflowing with imagination, and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, in which the Prélude,...
Saturday August 10 19 8:30 P.M.

27. Bach and Mendelssohn by the Borromeo Quartet

Cinquième salle

Borromeo String Quartet

Chamber Music
Mendelssohn nurtured respectful admiration for Bach, whose works he actively contritubed to revive. Both composers are reunited in a programme presented by the Borromeo Quartet, one of the most sought-after ensembles on the international stage. The fugue held no secrets for Bach; you will hear excerpts from his Well-Tempered Clavier as...
Saturday August 10 19 8:45 P.M.

28. Opera Soiree

Piano Nobile

Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano

Mario Bahg, tenor
Marie-Ève Scarfone, piano

Recital
Accompanied by Marie-Ève Scarfone, collaborative pianist at the Opéra de Montréal and OSM, two brilliant lyric artists will guide you through great moments of opera, with a vast selection of arias and duos. The warm, luminous voice of Leslie Ann Bradley and the crystalline tones of Mario Bahg, winner of the Montreal International Music...
Saturday August 10 19 9:00 P.M.

29. Herbert Schuch Plays Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Herbert Schuch, piano

Symphonic
Under the direction of Maestro Kent Nagano, Herbert Schuch engages in a dialogue with the OSM in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3, expressing all the composer’s passion and determination. To conclude this concert, Bizet’s dazzling Farandole entices you into a veritable whirlwind of notes.
Sunday August 11 19 11:00 A.M.

30. A Chorus of voices

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Member-choirs of the Alliance chorale du Québec and their titular conductors
Jean Willy Kunz, organist

Choir
For the third year in a row, the Classical Spree welcomes choirs of the Alliance chorale du Québec, who present a varied repertoire in tribute to the rich tradition of choral singing. The concert concludes with the powerful sound of four choirs, joined together with accompaniment on the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique in Beethoven’s Ode to...
Sunday August 11 19 2:00 P.M.

31. Vivaldi Delirium!

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Baiba Skride, violin Andrew Wan, violin
Blake Pouliot, violin Timothy Chooi, violin
Andrei Ioniță, cello Eric Chappell, octobass
Krystina Marcoux, marimba Alexandru Sura, cimbalom

Symphonic
Joy and ebullience describe this closing concert of the 8th Classical Spree. On the programme: works by Vivaldi, composer of the universally famous Four Seasons. No instrument is left behind under Vivaldi’s pen: he gives them all their due in his innumerable concertos. All? Well, maybe not...but discover unheard-of versions of these...
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...
Tuesday September 17 19 7 P.M.

OPENING CONCERT: Kent Nagano Conducts Shostakovich’s “Babi Yar” Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Alexander Vinogradov, bass
Denis Matsuev, piano, Artist in residence with the OSM thanks to the generous support of the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation.
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

Symphonic
Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 13 is a deeply moving tribute to the victims of oppression. This powerful work brings together the OSM Chorus and famous Russian bass Alexander Vinogradov, conducted by Kent Nagano. Fire and virtuosity are highlighted as pianist Denis Matsuev joins the OSM in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s magnificent...
Wednesday September 18 19 8 P.M.

OPENING CONCERT: Kent Nagano Conducts Shostakovich’s “Babi Yar” Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Alexander Vinogradov, bass
Denis Matsuev, piano, Artist in residence with the OSM thanks to the generous support of the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation.
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

Symphonic
Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 13 is a deeply moving tribute to the victims of oppression. This powerful work brings together the OSM Chorus and famous Russian bass Alexander Vinogradov, conducted by Kent Nagano. Fire and virtuosity are highlighted as pianist Denis Matsuev joins the OSM in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s magnificent...
Thursday September 19 19 8 P.M.

Kent Nagano and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Jennifer Swartz, harp (Ravel)
Andrew Wan, violin (Ravel)
Marianne Dugal, violin (Ravel)
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola (Ravel)
Brian Manker, cello (Ravel)
Timothy Hutchins, flute (Ravel)
Todd Cope, clarinet (Ravel)

Symphonic
Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s Symphony no. 5, whose poignant opening funeral march’s rhythmic contours are a nod to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. To complete the programme: Ravel's Introduction et Allegro, originally commissioned to showcase the sound capabilities of the harp, turns the spotlight on some of the OSM's Principal Chairs....
Friday September 20 19 6:30 P.M.

Never too classical!

Bourgie hall

Olivier Thouin, violin
Alexander Read, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola
Anna Burden, cello
Ali Kian Yazdanfar, double bass

Chamber Music
Saturday September 21 19 2:30 P.M.

Kent Nagano and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Jennifer Swartz, harp (Ravel)
Andrew Wan, violin (Ravel)
Marianne Dugal, violin (Ravel)
Victor Fournelle-Blain, viola (Ravel)
Brian Manker, cello (Ravel)
Timothy Hutchins, flute (Ravel)
Todd Cope, clarinet (Ravel)

Symphonic
Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s Symphony no. 5, whose poignant opening funeral march’s rhythmic contours are a nod to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. To complete the programme: Ravel's Introduction et Allegro, originally commissioned to showcase the sound capabilities of the harp, turns the spotlight on some of the OSM's Principal Chairs....
Tuesday September 24 19 8 P.M.

Anne-Sophie Mutter Plays Beethoven

Maison symphonique

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Symphonic
Hailed by critics as the “undisputed queen of violin-playing”, Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Beethoven’s unforgettable Violin Concerto. The OSM presents Brahms’ Quartet, op. 25 orchestrated by Schoenberg, a rarely performed meeting of minds. Also, on the programme: the exciting City Scenes by Al-Zand.
Wednesday September 25 19 10:30 A.M.

Cristian Măcelaru Conducts Schumann and Brahms

Maison symphonique

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

Brian Manker, OSM Principal Cello

Pop
One of his generation’s most promising conductors, Cristian Măcelaru leads the OSM in Schoenberg’s impressive orchestration of Brahms’ Quartet, op. 25, which audiences are invited to discover. The OSM’s Principal Cello Brian Manker performs Schumann’s exquisitely lyrical Cello Concerto, the first major Romantic concerto for...
Wednesday September 25 19 8 P.M.

Anne-Sophie Mutter Plays Beethoven

Maison symphonique

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

Symphonic
Hailed by critics as the “undisputed queen of violin-playing”, Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Beethoven’s unforgettable Violin Concerto. The OSM presents Brahms’ Quartet, op. 25 orchestrated by Schoenberg, a rarely performed meeting of minds. Also, on the programme: the exciting City Scenes by Al-Zand.
October 2019
Sunday October 13 19 2:30 P.M.

Denis Matsuev meets Liszt and Stravinsky

Maison symphonique

Denis Matsuev, piano

Recital
A pianist of infallible technique and Artist-in-Residence with the OSM, Denis Matsuev performs two emblematic works by Liszt: his only Piano Sonata, an essential work of the Romantic repertoire, and the fiery Mephisto Waltz. Discover (or rediscover) the passionate, mystical world of that fearless pioneer of Postromanticism, Alexander...
Wednesday October 23 19 8 P.M.

Sir András Schiff Performs and Conducts the OSM

Maison symphonique

András Schiff, piano and conductor

Symphonic
To the delight of music lovers, Hungarian pianist-conductor Sir András Schiff performs excerpts from his favourite repertoire. From Haydn to Bartók through Beethoven and Brahms, experience the profound sensitivity of this exceptional artist, both at the piano and on the podium!
Thursday October 24 19 8 P.M.

Sir András Schiff Performs and Conducts the OSM

Maison symphonique

András Schiff, piano and conductor

Symphonic
To the delight of music lovers, Hungarian pianist-conductor Sir András Schiff performs excerpts from his favourite repertoire. From Haydn to Bartók through Beethoven and Brahms, experience the profound sensitivity of this exceptional artist, both at the piano and on the podium!
Wednesday October 30 19 8 P.M.

Richard Strauss’ A Hero’s Life

Maison symphonique

François-Xavier Roth, conductor

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Symphonic
After making his mark at the Maison symphonique in 2018, one of today’s most exciting artists, conductor François-Xavier Roth, is back with the OSM to display his innovative approach to the orchestral canon. He conducts Strauss’ epic Ein Heldenleben and is joined by 20th-century music specialist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for Bartók’s...
Thursday October 31 19 8 P.M.

Richard Strauss’ A Hero’s Life

Maison symphonique

François-Xavier Roth, conductor

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Symphonic
After making his mark at the Maison symphonique in 2018, one of today’s most exciting artists, conductor François-Xavier Roth, is back with the OSM to display his innovative approach to the orchestral canon. He conducts Strauss’ epic Ein Heldenleben and is joined by 20th-century music specialist Pierre-Laurent Aimard for Bartók’s...
November 2019
Friday November 1 19 7 P.M.

The Phantom of the Opera

Maison symphonique

James Kennerley, organ

Recital
Beneath the Paris Opera House lives a fascinating character: Erik, the Phantom of the Opera. Will he succeed in carrying out his dastardly plans? The 1925 film by Rupert Julian based on Gaston Leroux’s eponymous novel is a masterpiece of the fantasy genre. James Kennerley will improvise the film’s soundtrack on the Grand Orgue...
Sunday November 3 19 2 P.M.

Wizards, witches

Maison symphonique

Thomas Le Duc-Moreau, OSM’s assistant conductor

Olivier Morin, actor – to be confirmed
Amélie Parias, texte et mise en scène

Family
Slobbering toads and cobwebs! Here is a most unusual course in the art of magic potions, to the sounds of the orchestra! Your instructor is a very industrious and chatty sorcerer, but will the recipes of his spells have that hocus-pocus effect? With magically themed works, take the plunge into a bewitching world!
Saturday November 9 19 8 P.M.

Edward Gardner and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances

Maison symphonique

Edward Gardner, conductor

Antoine Tamestit, viola

Symphonic
The viola takes the spotlight with Antoine Tamestit, one of its most prestigious defenders. He will be soloist in British composer William Walton’s Viola Concerto, one of a handful of concertos for this instrument. Also on the programme: the shimmering Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninoff, conducted by Edward Gardner whose finesse has made...
Sunday November 10 19 2:30 P.M.

Edward Gardner and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances

Maison symphonique

Edward Gardner, conductor

Antoine Tamestit, viola

Symphonic
The viola takes the spotlight with Antoine Tamestit, one of its most prestigious defenders. He will be soloist in British composer William Walton’s Viola Concerto, one of a handful of concertos for this instrument. Also on the programme: the shimmering Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninoff, conducted by Edward Gardner whose finesse has made...
Tuesday November 12 19 8 P.M.

The TSO brings you Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 10

Maison symphonique

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Karen Gomyo, violin

Symphonic
Sir Andrew Davis conducts Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, a powerfully energetic work that moves from darkness to a luminous finale. Internationally renowned violinist Karen Gomyo joins the TSO to perform the highly virtuosic Violin Concerto no. 1 by Prokofiev. Audiences will also discover a new a work by Canadian composer Emilie...
Wednesday November 13 19 8 PM

TRIBUTE TO FÉLIX LECLERC

Maison symphonique

Simon Leclerc, associate conductor of the OSM Pop Series

Élémo
Émile Bilodeau
Lou-Adriane Cassidy
Éric Charland
Sam Harvey
Matt Holubowski
Lydia Képinski
Charles Landry
Mon Doux Saigneur
Marie-Denise Pelletier
Pomme

With the participation of
Marie Denise Pelletier and Marie-Élaine Thibert

Pop
Unforgettable and timeless, Félix Leclerc’s songs get a symphonic twist in this warm tribute to the father of Quebec song! Following the November 2018 release of the album Héritage, an impressive lineup of Quebec artists will perform the works of Félix Leclerc in the spirit of passing the baton between generations. A wonderful...
Thursday November 14 19 8 PM

TRIBUTE TO FÉLIX LECLERC

Maison symphonique

Simon Leclerc, associate conductor of the OSM Pop Series

Élémo
Émile Bilodeau
Lou-Adriane Cassidy
Éric Charland
Sam Harvey
Matt Holubowski
Lydia Képinski
Charles Landry
Mon Doux Saigneur
Marie-Denise Pelletier
Pomme

With the participation of
Marie Denise Pelletier and Marie-Élaine Thibert

Pop
Unforgettable and timeless, Félix Leclerc’s songs get a symphonic twist in this warm tribute to the father of Quebec song! Following the November 2018 release of the album Héritage, an impressive lineup of Quebec artists will perform the works of Félix Leclerc in the spirit of passing the baton between generations. A wonderful...
Friday November 15 19 8 P.M.

Renée Claude: La mémoire du cœur

Maison symphonique

Music Director: Adam Johnson

Arrangements: Antoine Gratton
Staging: Monique Giroux
Artistic Director: Nicolas Lemieux

Symphonic
From Début d’un temps nouveau to Tu trouveras la paix, Renée Claude has moved generations of people throughout Quebec with her songs. On November 15, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal conducted by Adam Johnson will be joined by an ensemble of singers for the performance of Renée Claude, la mémoire du cœur, celebrating the...
Wednesday November 20 19 7 P.M.

Alban Gerhardt and Dvořák’s Famous Cello Concerto

Maison symphonique

Hannu Lintu, conductor

Alban Gerhardt, cello

Symphonic
Hailed for his intensely expressive playing, one of today’s finest cellists Alban Gerhardt performs a true flagship of the repertoire, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. Hannu Lintu conducts Czech composer Janáček’s imposing Sinfonietta, with no less than ten trumpets joining the Orchestra to make this striking work resound to its...
Thursday November 21 19 8 P.M.

Alban Gerhardt and Dvořák’s Famous Cello Concerto

Maison symphonique

Hannu Lintu, conductor

Alban Gerhardt, cello

Symphonic
Hailed for his intensely expressive playing, one of today’s finest cellists Alban Gerhardt performs a true flagship of the repertoire, Dvořák’s Cello Concerto. Hannu Lintu conducts Czech composer Janáček’s imposing Sinfonietta, with no less than ten trumpets joining the Orchestra to make this striking work resound to its...
Wednesday November 27 19 8 P.M.

Kent Nagano Conducts Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Andrew Wan, violin

Symphonic
Kent Nagano conducts Bruckner’s profoundly expressive Symphony No. 4, “Romantic,” one of the composer’s most popular works. Serenade, freely inspired by Plato’s Symposium, is the result of Bernstein’s reflection on the nature of love. This work’s demanding solo part is performed by the OSM’s brilliant Concertmaster Andrew...
Thursday November 28 19 10:30 A.M.

Kent Nagano Conducts Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Andrew Wan, violin

Symphonic
Kent Nagano conducts Bruckner’s profoundly expressive Symphony No. 4, “Romantic,” one of the composer’s most popular works. Serenade, freely inspired by Plato’s Symposium, is the result of Bernstein’s reflection on the nature of love. This work’s demanding solo part is performed by the OSM’s brilliant Concertmaster Andrew...
Thursday November 28 19 8 P.M.

Kent Nagano Conducts Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Andrew Wan, violin

Symphonic
Kent Nagano conducts Bruckner’s profoundly expressive Symphony No. 4, “Romantic,” one of the composer’s most popular works. Serenade, freely inspired by Plato’s Symposium, is the result of Bernstein’s reflection on the nature of love. This work’s demanding solo part is performed by the OSM’s brilliant Concertmaster Andrew...
Friday November 29 19 6:30 P.M.

One for all, all for one!

Bourgie hall

Ensemble de l’OSM, anciens lauréats du Concours OSM et membres du jury du Concours OSM
Marianne Dugal, violon, OSM et lauréate du Concours OSM en 1994
Marie Lacasse, violon, OSM et lauréate du Concours OSM en 1985 et 1992
Victor Fournelle-Blain, alto associé, OSM et lauréat du Concours OSM en 2010

Chamber Music
December 2019
Tuesday December 3 19 8 P.M.

Bach’s Luminous Christmas Oratorio

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Marie-Sophie Pollak, soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, mezzo-soprano
Tenor to be confirme
Philippe Sly, baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

Choir
Faithful to holiday tradition, the OSM performs a jewel of the Baroque repertoire: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Under the direction of Kent Nagano, share in the joy of the Nativity and in the blissful serenity of this masterpiece with the OSM Chorus and four talented soloists at the Maison symphonique.
Wednesday December 4 19 8 P.M.

Bach’s Luminous Christmas Oratorio

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Marie-Sophie Pollak, soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, mezzo-soprano
Tenor to be confirme
Philippe Sly, baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

Choir
Faithful to holiday tradition, the OSM performs a jewel of the Baroque repertoire: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Under the direction of Kent Nagano, share in the joy of the Nativity and in the blissful serenity of this masterpiece with the OSM Chorus and four talented soloists at the Maison symphonique.
Saturday December 7 19 2 P.M.

Organ and Gingerbread

Maison symphonique

JJean-Willy Kunz, orguan
Quartom, vocal quartet
Antonio Figueroa, tenor
Julien Patenaude, baritone
Benoît Le Blanc, baritone
Philippe Martel, baritone-bass
Quintette de cuivre de l’OSM
Paul Merkelo, trumpet
Amy Horvey, trumpet
Catherine Turner, horn
Vivian Lee, trombone
Austin Howle, tuba
Students of la Musique aux enfants, A NEW OSM INITIATIVE
Martin Gougeon, stage director

Symphonic
The Quartom vocal ensemble, organist Jean-Willy Kunz, and a brass quintet of OSM musicians will perform excerpts from the famous ballet The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, along with works by Bach, and Angerer’s Toy Symphony showcasing students from the OSM's La Musique aux enfants educational programme as soloists. This immersion in the...
Wednesday December 11 19 8 P.M.

Yefim Bronfman performs Mozart

Maison symphonique

Lorenzo Viotti, conductor

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Symphonic
Internationally acclaimed for his prodigious musical insight and dynamic approach, the charismatic Lorenzo Viotti conducts Die Seejungfrau, a Postromantic symphonic fresco by Zemlinsky inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The little Mermaid. Yefim Bronfman, one of today’s most famous pianists, makes a return appearance with the OSM...
Saturday December 14 19 8 P.M.

Yefim Bronfman performs Mozart

Maison symphonique

Lorenzo Viotti, conductor

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Symphonic
Internationally acclaimed for his prodigious musical insight and dynamic approach, the charismatic Lorenzo Viotti conducts Die Seejungfrau, a Postromantic symphonic fresco by Zemlinsky inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The little Mermaid. Yefim Bronfman, one of today’s most famous pianists, makes a return appearance with the OSM...
Sunday December 15 19 2:30 P.M.

Yefim Bronfman performs Mozart

Maison symphonique

Lorenzo Viotti, conductor

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Symphonic
Internationally acclaimed for his prodigious musical insight and dynamic approach, the charismatic Lorenzo Viotti conducts Die Seejungfrau, a Postromantic symphonic fresco by Zemlinsky inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The little Mermaid. Yefim Bronfman, one of today’s most famous pianists, makes a return appearance with the OSM...
Tuesday December 17 19 8 P.M.

Great Voices of Quebec Sing Christmas

Maison symphonique

Jacques Lacombe

Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Nicole Car, soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto
Étienne Dupuis, baritone
JIREH Gospel Choir
Carol Bernard, chorus master
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, chorus master

Symphonic
The OSM is joined by some of Quebec’s most stunning voices in a variety of seasonal classics at the Maison symphonique. Let yourself be captivated by Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Étienne Dupuis, and the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal performing White Christmas, Minuit, chrétiens, Adeste fideles, excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker,...
Thursday December 19 19 8 P.M.

Great Voices of Quebec Sing Christmas

Maison symphonique

Jacques Lacombe

Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Nicole Car, soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto
Étienne Dupuis, baritone
JIREH Gospel Choir
Carol Bernard, chorus master
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, chorus master

Symphonic
The OSM is joined by some of Quebec’s most stunning voices in a variety of seasonal classics at the Maison symphonique. Let yourself be captivated by Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Étienne Dupuis, and the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal performing White Christmas, Minuit, chrétiens, Adeste fideles, excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker,...
January 2020
Sunday January 12 20 2:30 P.M.

Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Dietrich Henschel, baritone
Piano to be announced

Symphonic
Schubert broke with Classical tradition in his Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished,” a powerfully lyrical work in which he reaffirms his melodic mastery, as in Die schöne Mullerin. Conversely, one of his most joy-filled works, the Symphony no. 5, embraces Viennese classicism.
Tuesday January 14 20 8 P.M.

The Vienna of Rossini and Schubert

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Dietrich Henschel, baritone
Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano

Symphonic
Schubert composed his brilliant Symphony no. 3 at 18. Soon thereafter, he discovered Rossini, then a favourite of Viennese audiences. It comes as no great surprise, therefore, that Schubert’s Symphony no. 6 features a few theatrical effects and humorous touches alla Rossini.
Wednesday January 15 20 7 P.M.

Vienna in Waltz Time

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Ian Bostridge, tenor
Baritone to be announced

Symphonic
Schubert was only 16 when he composed his Symphony no. 1, while completing his musical studies. Still influenced by Mozart and Haydn, his personal style emerges in the poetic Andante movement. Meanwhile in Vienna, queen city of the waltz, balls and soirées glistened to the sound of waltzes by Lanner or Johann Strauss the Younger.
Thursday January 16 20 10:30 A.M.

Vienna in Waltz Time

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Ian Bostridge, tenor
Baritone to be announced

Symphonic
Schubert was only 16 when he composed his Symphony no. 1, while completing his musical studies. Still influenced by Mozart and Haydn, his personal style emerges in the poetic Andante movement. Meanwhile in Vienna, queen city of the waltz, balls and soirées glistened to the sound of waltzes by Lanner or Johann Strauss the Younger.
Thursday January 16 20 8 P.M.

Viennese Classicism

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Angela Hewitt, piano
Paul Lewis, piano

Symphonic
While Schubert’s Symphony no. 2 endorses the Viennese style developed by Mozart and Haydn, his Symphony no. 4 evinces a more monumental, though personal one. Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos no. 10, performed by Angela Hewitt and Paul Lewis, completes the programme.
Friday January 17 20 8 P.M.

Schubert’s Late Masterpieces

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Ian Bostridge, tenor
Angela Hewitt, piano

Symphonic
Sparse accompaniment and simple, concise musical discourse intensify the expressive impact of Schubert’s Wintereisse, the composer’s final song cycle performed by tenor Ian Bostridge, a master of the lied. As a triumphant counterpart to Wintereisse’s dramatic tableaux: the heroic vigour and optimism of the composer’s last,...
Friday January 24 20 6:30 P.M.

BAROQUE DISCOVERIES

Bourgie hall

Theodore Baskin, oboe
Alexa Zirbel, oboe
Martin Mangrum, bassoon
Karen Baskin, cello
Scott Feltham, double bass
Geneviève Soly, clavicytherium

Chamber Music
Sunday January 26 20 2 P.M.

Children’s corner: Symphonic Journey

Maison symphonique

Thomas Le Duc-Moreau, OSM’s assistant conductor

Patrice Bélanger, animation
Pierre Chartrand, danse
Anne-Marie Gardette, danse
Alexis Chartrand, violin
René Orea Sánchez, flute, musical arrangement
Zal Sissokho, kora
Enfants de La Musique aux enfants, singing

Family
With Patrice Bélanger, the OSM and their guests as your guides, there is no need of a compass on this journey through traditions from here and around the world. From the symphony orchestra to the kora, through the art of song and dance, learn to navigate the world through music.
...
February 2020
Wednesday February 5 20 8 P.M.

Jan Lisiecki Meets Brahms

Maison symphonique

James Gaffigan, conductor

Jan Lisiecki, piano

Symphonic
Prodigious young pianist and winner of the 2009 OSM Competition, Jan Lisiecki is widely admired for his dazzling technique and exceptional musical maturity. He plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto no. 1, an imposing work whose piano part alone is of symphonic proportions. The OSM is led by the outstanding and highly regarded young American...
Thursday February 6 20 8 P.M.

Bach and Beethoven according to Buchbinder

Maison symphonique

Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Recital
J.S. Bach, English Suite no. 3, in G minor, BWV 808
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 23 in F minor, op. 57, “Appassionata”
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Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 21 in B-flat major, D. 960

Saturday February 8 20 8 P.M.

Jan Lisiecki Meets Brahms

Maison symphonique

James Gaffigan, conductor

Jan Lisiecki, piano

Symphonic
Prodigious young pianist and winner of the 2009 OSM Competition, Jan Lisiecki is widely admired for his dazzling technique and exceptional musical maturity. He plays Brahms’ Piano Concerto no. 1, an imposing work whose piano part alone is of symphonic proportions. The OSM is led by the outstanding and highly regarded young American...
Sunday February 9 20 2:30 P.M.

Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World”

Maison symphonique

Xian Zhang, conductor

Timothy Chooi, violin

Symphonic
For the first time, the OSM welcomes to the podium the brilliant Xian Zhang. She will conduct the superb Symphony “From the New World” by Dvořák, this composer’s first great North American work. Young Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi, winner of the 2018 Joseph Joachim International Competition in Hanover, performs Korngold’s...
François Gervais
Tuesday February 11 20 8 PM

SYMPHONIC PLAMONDON

Maison symphonique

Adam Johnson, conductor

Jean-Philippe Goncalves, artistic director
Marie-Pierre Arthur
Beyries
Betty Bonifassi
Valérie Carpentier
La Bronze
Mélissa Lavergne
Catherine Major
Ariane Moffatt
Safia Nolin
Klô Pelgag
Gabrielle Shonk
Martha Wainwright

Pop
Eleven of Canada’s finest female voices come together to offer symphonic interpretations of some of the most beloved songs by the celebrated Quebec songwriter Luc Plamondon. Under the artistic direction of Jean-Philippe Goncalves, with guest percussionist Mélissa Lavergne and conducted by Adam Johnson, the SYMPHONIC PLAMONDON concert...
François Gervais
Wednesday February 12 20 8 PM

SYMPHONIC PLAMONDON

Maison symphonique

Adam Johnson, conductor

Jean-Philippe Goncalves, artistic director
Marie-Pierre Arthur
Beyries
Betty Bonifassi
Valérie Carpentier
La Bronze
Mélissa Lavergne
Catherine Major
Ariane Moffatt
Safia Nolin
Klô Pelgag
Gabrielle Shonk
Martha Wainwright

Pop
Eleven of Canada’s finest female voices come together to offer symphonic interpretations of some of the most beloved songs by the celebrated Quebec songwriter Luc Plamondon. Under the artistic direction of Jean-Philippe Goncalves, with guest percussionist Mélissa Lavergne and conducted by Adam Johnson, the SYMPHONIC PLAMONDON concert...
Tuesday February 18 20 8 P.M.

Kent Nagano Conducts Dusapin and Beethoven

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Olivier Latry, organ

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

Kent Nagano Conducts Dusapin and Beethoven

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Olivier Latry, organ

Symphonic
Experience an exceptional event! In collaboration with prestigious European musical institutions, the OSM presents Waves, Duo for Organ and Orchestra by Dusapin, a French composer of international renown. For this North American premiere, the OSM’s Organist Emeritus Olivier Latry takes command of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique. Also on...
Sunday February 23 20 2:30 P.M.

Daniil Trifonov Plays Beethoven and Prokofiev

Maison symphonique

Daniil Trifonov, piano

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

Matthias Pintscher and Debussy’s La Mer

Maison symphonique

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Emanuel Ax, piano

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

Matthias Pintscher and Debussy’s La Mer

Maison symphonique

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Emanuel Ax, piano

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

Matthias Pintscher and Debussy’s La Mer

Maison symphonique

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Emanuel Ax, piano

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

Organ ‘n’ roll

Maison symphonique

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

Symphonic
Orgue, batterie et guitare électrique : ce trio explosif revisite les grands tubes des années 70 pour le plus grand plaisir des inconditionnels du Rock et des amoureux de l’orgue. Redécouvrez les musiques emblématiques de Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Frank Zappa ou Genesis sous un nouvel éclairage avec trois interprètes passionnés....
March 2020
Wednesday March 4 20 8 P.M.

Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, According to Valery Gergiev

Maison symphonique

Valery Gergiev, conductor

Kristóf Baráti, violin

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

Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, According to Valery Gergiev

Maison symphonique

Valery Gergiev, conductor

Kristóf Baráti, violin

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

Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush

Maison symphonique

Timothy Brock, conductor

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

Kavakos and Bringuier: An Exceptional Duo!

Maison symphonique

Lionel Bringuier, conductor

Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Symphonic
Violinist Leonidas Kavakos, a towering international figure recognized for his virtuosity and individuality, returns to the OSM in Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto no. 1 conducted by the young Lionel Bringuier. One of the most gifted conductors of his generation, Bringuier is back with the OSM after his publicy-acclaimed appearance in...
Sunday March 15 20 2:30 P.M.

Kavakos and Bringuier: An Exceptional Duo!

Maison symphonique

Lionel Bringuier, conductor

Leonidas Kavakos, violin

Symphonic
Violinist Leonidas Kavakos, a towering international figure recognized for his virtuosity and individuality, returns to the OSM in Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto no. 1 conducted by the young Lionel Bringuier. One of the most gifted conductors of his generation, Bringuier is back with the OSM after his publicy-acclaimed appearance in...
Tuesday March 17 20 8 P.M.

Marc-André Hamelin Performs Liszt

Maison symphonique

Louis Langrée, conductor

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

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

Marc-André Hamelin Performs Liszt

Maison symphonique

Louis Langrée, conductor

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

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

Marc-André Hamelin Performs Liszt

Maison symphonique

Louis Langrée, conductor

Marc-André Hamelin, piano

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

Gerald Finley and Jean-Yves Thibaudet: A Distinguished Encounter

Maison symphonique

Gerald Finley, baritone
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

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

“Éclaté” Concert: Music, fashion and movement

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Marie Saint Pierre, designer
Anna Burden, violoncelle associé de l’OSM
Avec la participation de danseurs et mannequins

Symphonic
This concert inspired by dance and movement has led to an unprecedented encounter between the worlds of fashion designer Marie Saint Pierre and Kent Nagano. Works by Bach, Copland, Varèse, and Adams combine with fashion models and dancers to create a unique event of gesture and music.
Saturday March 28 20 8 P.M.

“Éclaté” Concert: Music, fashion and movement

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Marie Saint Pierre, designer
Anna Burden, violoncelle associé de l’OSM
Avec la participation de danseurs et mannequins

Symphonic
This concert inspired by dance and movement has led to an unprecedented encounter between the worlds of fashion designer Marie Saint Pierre and Kent Nagano. Works by Bach, Copland, Varèse, and Adams combine with fashion models and dancers to create a unique event of gesture and music.
April 2020
Wednesday April 1 20 8 P.M.

Augustin Hadelich and Britten’s violin concerto

Maison symphonique

David Zinman, conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

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

Augustin Hadelich and Britten’s violin concerto

Maison symphonique

David Zinman, conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

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

Children’s corner: discover the OSM with Patrice Bélanger

Maison symphonique

Thomas Le Duc-Moreau, OSM’s assistant conductor

Patrice Bélanger, host

Family
A playful concert to acquaint you with the orchestra’s different instrument families. You will also discover the elements of an orchestra that are heard but not seen like timbre, dynamics, and pitch.
Tuesday April 7 20 8 P.M.

IAM X OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert

Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik'n

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

IAM X OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert

Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik'n

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

IAM X OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert

Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik'n

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

Vasily Petrenko and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

Maison symphonique

Vasily Petrenko, conductor

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

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

Vasily Petrenko and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

Maison symphonique

Vasily Petrenko, conductor

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

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

PARISIAN COLOURS

Bourgie hall

Joshua Peters, violin
Alison Mah-Poy, violin
Victor Fournelle-Blain, alto
Sylvain Murray, cello
Sandra Murray, piano

Chamber Music
Saturday April 18 20 8 P.M.

Vasily Petrenko and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

Maison symphonique

Vasily Petrenko, conductor

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

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

The Boléro and other spanish influences

Maison symphonique

Juanjo Mena, conductor

Juanjo Mena, conductor
Clara Mouriz, mezzo-soprano
Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar

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

Bach and Glass at the Organ

Maison symphonique

Iveta Apkalna, organ

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

Visitors, music by Philip Glass

Maison symphonique

Michael Riesman, conductor

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

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

Maison symphonique

Andrew Megill, chorus master

OSM Chorus
Mária Budáčová, organ

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

Patricia Petibon sings Shéhérazade

Maison symphonique

Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

Patricia Petibon, mezzo-soprano
Didem Basar, qanun

Symphonic
For her first appearance with the OSM, the incomparable Patricia Petitbon performs an Orient-themed concert, conducted by Jérémie Rohrer. The programme features the mysterious and sensual Orient of Ravel's Shéhérazade and Richard Strauss, Thus Spake Zarathustra.
Thursday May 21 20 7 P.m.

Patricia Petibon sings Shéhérazade

Maison symphonique

Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

Patricia Petibon, mezzo-soprano
Didem Basar, qanun

Symphonic
For her first appearance with the OSM, the incomparable Patricia Petitbon performs an Orient-themed concert, conducted by Jérémie Rohrer. The programme features the mysterious and sensual Orient of Ravel's Shéhérazade and Richard Strauss, Thus Spake Zarathustra.
Friday May 22 20 6:30 P.M.

PARIS: 1900

Bourgie hall

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

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

Patricia Petibon sings Shéhérazade

Maison symphonique

Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

Patricia Petibon, mezzo-soprano
Didem Basar, qanun

Symphonic
For her first appearance with the OSM, the incomparable Patricia Petitbon performs an Orient-themed concert, conducted by Jérémie Rohrer. The programme features the mysterious and sensual Orient of Ravel's Shéhérazade and Richard Strauss, Thus Spake Zarathustra.
Tuesday May 26 20 8 P.M.

Kent Nagano Conducts Messiaen and Fauré’s Requiem

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Myriam Leblanc, soprano
Étienne Dupuis, baritone
Yuri Favorin, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master


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

Kent Nagano Conducts Messiaen and Fauré’s Requiem

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Myriam Leblanc, soprano
Étienne Dupuis, baritone
Yuri Favorin, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master


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

Kent Nagano Conducts Messiaen and Fauré’s Requiem

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Myriam Leblanc, soprano
Étienne Dupuis, baritone
Yuri Favorin, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master


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

Closing Concert: Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Camilla Tilling, soprano
Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano
OSM chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

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

Closing Concert: Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Camilla Tilling, soprano
Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano
OSM chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

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

Closing Concert: Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Camilla Tilling, soprano
Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano
OSM chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

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

BAL D’UNE NUIT D’ÉTÉ 2020

Maison symphonique

Kent NAGANO

The prestigious OSM Bal d’une nuit d’été will be held on May 30, 2019. Come experience the event that has marked Greater Montreal for 20 years—the arrival of spring. Expect an enchanted evening of music, emotions and exceptional wine that is sure to please.