April 2020
Tuesday April 7 20 8 P.M.

POSTPONED – IAM X OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor*
Adam Johnson, conductor**
Arrangements : Blair Thomson
Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik’n
*december 7,8 and 9
**december 10

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.

POSTPONED – IAM X OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor*
Adam Johnson, conductor**
Arrangements : Blair Thomson
Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik’n
*december 7,8 and 9
**december 10

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.

POSTPONED – IAM X OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor*
Adam Johnson, conductor**
Arrangements : Blair Thomson
Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik’n
*december 7,8 and 9
**december 10

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...
Friday April 10 20 8 P.M.

POSTPONED – IAM X OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor*
Adam Johnson, conductor**
Arrangements : Blair Thomson
Akhenaton
Imhotep
Kephren
Kheops
Shurik’n
*december 7,8 and 9
**december 10

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.

CANCELLED -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.

CANCELLED -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.

CANCELLED – 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.

CANCELLED -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.

CANCELLED – 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.
Thursday April 30 20 8 P.M.

CANCELLED – Flavours of Spain: Carmen and The Three-Cornered Hat

Maison symphonique

Juanjo Mena, conductor

Compagnie de danse Antonio Márquez
Clara Mouriz, mezzo-soprano

Symphonic
This concert showcases the renowned conductor Juanjo Mena, who concludes the Spanish Festival with a magnificent programme reminiscent of his native Spain. Arias from Bizet's Carmen are rendered with sensuality by Clara Mouriz and the OSM, joined by Antonio Marquez and his fiery dancers in a rarely seen performance of Manuel de Falla's...
May 2020
Saturday May 2 20 2:30 P.M.

CANCELLED – 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...
Sunday May 3 20 3 P.M.

CANCELLED – FRIENDS OF THE OSM BENEFIT CONCERT

Maison symphonique

Thomas Le Duc-Moreau, assistant conductor

André Moisan, saxophone

Symphonic
The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal invites you to the Friends of the OSM benefit concert, to be held at the Maison symphonique de Montréal on May 3, 2020. This is an exclusive performance that delves to the heart of your Orchestra’s signature works in a unique medley conducted by Thomas Le Duc-Moreau, the youngest Assistant...
Thursday May 7 20 8 P.M.

CANCELLED – 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.

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

Maison symphonique

Andrew Megill, chorus master

OSM Chorus
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master
Mária Budáčová, organ
Wind Ensemble of OSM Musicians
Rebecca Dowd Lekx, soprano
Stephanie Manias, soprano
Frédéricka Petit-Homme, soprano
Charlotte Cumberbirch, alto
Marcel de Hêtre, ténor
Yves Saint-Amant, basse

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

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.

CANCELLED – Legends : From Zarathustra to The Firebird

Maison symphonique

Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

Patricia Petibon, mezzo-soprano
Didem Basar, qanun
Anouar Berrada, soufi singer

Symphonic
The OSM invites you to journey East with Thus Spake Zarathustra by Strauss, Scheherazade by Ravel featuring soprano Patricia Petibon, and the world premiere of Ainsi chantait Simorgh by Katia Makdissi-Warren. Stravinsky’s majestic Firebird rounds out this programme under the baton of French conductor Jérémie Rhorer.
Thursday May 21 20 7 P.m.

CANCELLED – Legends : From Zarathustra to The Firebird

Maison symphonique

Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

Patricia Petibon, mezzo-soprano
Didem Basar, qanun
Anouar Berrada, soufi singer

Symphonic
The OSM invites you to journey East with Thus Spake Zarathustra by Strauss, Scheherazade by Ravel featuring soprano Patricia Petibon, and the world premiere of Ainsi chantait Simorgh by Katia Makdissi-Warren. Stravinsky’s majestic Firebird rounds out this programme under the baton of French conductor Jérémie Rhorer.
Friday May 22 20 6:30 P.M.

CANCELLED – PARIS: 1900

Bourgie hall

Jean-Sébastien Roy, violon
Joshua Peters, violin
Sofia Gentile, alto
Sylvain Murray, violoncelle
Alain Desgagné, clarinette

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

CANCELLED – Legends : From Zarathustra to The Firebird

Maison symphonique

Jérémie Rhorer, conductor

Patricia Petibon, mezzo-soprano
Didem Basar, qanun
Anouar Berrada, soufi singer

Symphonic
The OSM invites you to journey East with Thus Spake Zarathustra by Strauss, Scheherazade by Ravel featuring soprano Patricia Petibon, and the world premiere of Ainsi chantait Simorgh by Katia Makdissi-Warren. Stravinsky’s majestic Firebird rounds out this programme under the baton of French conductor Jérémie Rhorer.
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
The chorus master chair is generously sponsored by Mrs. Ann Birks, in loving memory of Barrie Drummond Birks


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


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


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

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

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

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.

BAL D’UNE NUIT D’ÉTÉ ÉCLATÉ

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Symphonic
Attended each year by a clientele of young professionals, the reputation of this event is well established. This year’s Bal d’une nuit d’été, on the theme OVATION, draws attention to Maestro Kent Nagano’s farewell presence at the Bal as Music Director of the OSM.
...
Friday June 5 20 6 P.M.

BAL D’UNE NUIT D’ÉTÉ 2020

Maison symphonique

Kent NAGANO

The OSM invites you to attend its Bal d’une nuit d’été in celebration of springtime and to pay tribute to Maestro Nagano, who will have just completed his last season at the helm of the Orchestra. Come out and share this grand and historic event with us!
August 2020
Thursday August 6 20 7.30 P.M.

Chaakapesh: From Kuujujuaq to Montreal

Théâtre Maisonneuve

Kent Nagano, conductor

Ernest Webb, narration in Cree language
Geoffroy Salvas, baritone (Mantoo and the Whale)
15 OSM musicians

Chamber Music
The chamber opera Chaakapesh, the Trickster’s Quest was premiered in 2018. It flows from a close collaboration between Inuit and First Nations artists, Canadian composer Matthew Ricketts, Cree playwright Tomson Highway, and the OSM. This tragicomic work was premiered at the Maison symphonique, at the Orchestra’s 85th season opening...
Friday August 7 20 6.30 P.M.

Kent Nagano conducts Mozart and Liszt

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Chamber Music
Mozart and Liszt come together under the baton of Kent Nagano. Enjoy a symphony whose bubbly good humour likens it to a serenade, and a piano concerto of dazzling virtuosity. Young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, whose faultless technique and refined musicality are unanimously praised by critics, joins as a soloist for the occasion.
Saturday August 8 20 12.30 P.M.

Mari Kodama and Kent Nagano celebrate Beethoven

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Mari Kodama, piano

Symphonic
Beethoven’s heroic personality finds expression in his Egmont Overture, a mature work, while youthful ardour bursts forth in his Piano Concert no. 2. A wealth of ideas and a rousing Rondo finale give this work invigorating freshness. Beethoven specialist Mari Kodama is at the piano with Kent Nagano conducting the OSM. Connected not only...
Saturday August 8 20 8.30 P.M.

Kent Nagano and the OSM: Ravel’s Boléro, one last time

Maison symphonique

Kent Nagano, conductor

Andrew Wan, violin

Symphonic
Directed by Kent Nagano, the OSM performs two of its greatest successes: the bewitching Boléro by Ravel showcasing each section of the Orchestra, and Debussy’s poetic Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. The OSM’s virtuoso Concertmaster Andrew Wan plays the Concerto “Adrano” specially created for him by Montreal composer Samy...
September 2020
Friday September 18 20 8 P.M.

Marc Hervieux’s Carte Blanche

Maison symphonique

Simon Leclerc, Conductor and symphonic adaptation

Marc Hervieux
Annie Villeneuve
Brigitte Boisjoli
Geneviève Leclerc
Stéphanie Bédard
Debbie Lynch-White
France Castel
With guest appearances by Marc Hervieux’s daughters: Loïane, Cloé, and Maxime

Pop
Multifaceted artist Marc Hervieux, whose charisma continues to attract public enthusiasm, is accompanied by six great Quebec singers including Annie Villeneuve, Brigitte Boisjoli and France Castel. And for the first time, Hervieux’s three daughters join him onstage. The warm, powerful and vibrant voices of these fascinating artists and...
Saturday September 19 20 8 P.M.

Marc Hervieux’s Carte Blanche

Maison symphonique

Simon Leclerc, Conductor and symphonic adaptation

Marc Hervieux
Annie Villeneuve
Brigitte Boisjoli
Geneviève Leclerc
Stéphanie Bédard
Debbie Lynch-White
France Castel
With guest appearances by Marc Hervieux’s daughters: Loïane, Cloé, and Maxime

Pop
Multifaceted artist Marc Hervieux, whose charisma continues to attract public enthusiasm, is accompanied by six great Quebec singers including Annie Villeneuve, Brigitte Boisjoli and France Castel. And for the first time, Hervieux’s three daughters join him onstage. The warm, powerful and vibrant voices of these fascinating artists and...
January 2021
Tuesday January 19 21 8 P.M.

Hip Hop Symphonique with the OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor

Alaclair Ensemble
Dead Obies
Koriass
FouKi

Pop
Free-flowing text, lyrics intoned to hip hop rhythms against a symphonic live track: something that will certainly pique your curiosity! Well-established hip hop groups Dead Obies and Alaclair Ensemble, prominent Quebec rapper Koriass and rap artist and rising star FouKi alongside his accomplice QuietMike, share the stage with the OSM for...
Wednesday January 20 21 8 P.M.

Hip Hop Symphonique with the OSM

Maison symphonique

Dina Gilbert, conductor

Alaclair Ensemble
Dead Obies
Koriass
FouKi

Pop
Free-flowing text, lyrics intoned to hip hop rhythms against a symphonic live track: something that will certainly pique your curiosity! Well-established hip hop groups Dead Obies and Alaclair Ensemble, prominent Quebec rapper Koriass and rap artist and rising star FouKi alongside his accomplice QuietMike, share the stage with the OSM for...
April 2021
Tuesday April 6 21 8 P.M.

The OSM Welcomes: Alexandra Stréliski

Maison symphonique

Conductor to be confirmed

Alexandra Stréliski

Pop
Composer and artist behind the albums Pianoscope and Inscape Alexandra Stréliski received three Félix awards at the ADISQ in the categories Songwriter and Breakthrough Artist (Révélation) of the Year in 2019, among others. Her sensitive, accessible music delicately evokes “inner landscapes.” Experience Alexandra Stréliski’s...
Wednesday April 7 21 8 P.M.

The OSM Welcomes: Alexandra Stréliski

Maison symphonique

Conductor to be confirmed

Alexandra Stréliski

Pop
Composer and artist behind the albums Pianoscope and Inscape Alexandra Stréliski received three Félix awards at the ADISQ in the categories Songwriter and Breakthrough Artist (Révélation) of the Year in 2019, among others. Her sensitive, accessible music delicately evokes “inner landscapes.” Experience Alexandra Stréliski’s...