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October 2019
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

Pop
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...
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

Pop
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.

An evening of strings

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
Hugo Hymas, tenor
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
Hugo Hymas, tenor
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,...
Wednesday December 18 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,...
Tuesday January 21 20 8 P.M.

The organists of Notre-Dame de Paris at the OSM

Maison symphonique

Olivier Latry, organist of Notre-Dame de Paris' Great Organ and OSM organist emeritus
Vincent Dubois, organist of Notre-Dame de Paris' Great Organ
Philippe Lefebvre, organist of Notre-Dame de Paris' Great Organ
Johann Vexo, organist of Notre-Dame de Paris' Choir Organ
Jean-Sébastien Allaire, cantor
Marcel de Hêtre, cantor
Michel Léonard, cantor

With  percussion

Recital
Four renowned titular organists from Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral are the OSM’s guests for an exceptional concert at the Maison symphonique in which the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique will resound, along with chant and percussion. These guardians of a millennial tradition will unveil the Vieille Dame’s secrets, from improvised liturgy...
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...
François Gervais
Thursday February 13 20 8 P.M.

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 Emanuel 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 Emanuel 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 Emanuel Ax plays one of Mozart’s finest works, the Piano Concerto no. 20.
Saturday February 29 20 8 P.M.

The organ from Pink Floyd to Zappa

Maison symphonique

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

Symphonic
Organ, percussion and electric guitar: this explosive trio of instruments revisits the great hits of the 1970s to the huge delight of rock fans and organ enthusiasts. Rediscover the iconic music of Pink Floyd, King Crimson or Frank Zappa in a new light, with three passionate performers. Let yourself be transported by this astonishing,...
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: Symphonic, the orchestra!

Maison symphonique

Thomas Le Duc-Moreau, OSM’s assistant conductor

Patrice Bélanger, host

Family
What if the orchestra hadn’t always existed in its current form? Patrice Bélanger plunges into the heart of the symphony orchestra to explain how orchestral music and instruments have evolved over the centuries. All you have to do is open your ears and eyes wide and let the musicians and the conductor fill you with wonder as they...
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
Natalie Racine, 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
José María Gallardo del Rey, 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
Anouar Berrada, soufi singer

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
Anouar Berrada, soufi singer

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
Anouar Berrada, soufi singer

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.