Bal des enfants


The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal carry on its tradition and is inviting families to be part of the 6th edition of its Bal des enfants, which will take place at the Maison symphonique de Montréal on March 2, 2019. The Honorary Co-chairs, Marie Pier Germain, Operations Director, Groupe Germain Hôtels and Louis-Simon Ménard, President, CEO & Executive producer, Digital Dimension as well as the Honorary committee are pleased to invite you to this benefit event to help the OSM raise funds to support its mission of education and accessibility.






Since it began in 2014, the Bal des enfants and its donors have raised more than $725,000 net in support of the OSM’s mission of education and accessibility.

In 2018, more than 500 guests, from 25 organizations dedicated to helping families in needs, were able to attend the event free of charge. The broad OSM team is proud to have been able to offer, for most of these families, a first concert experience at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. These family concert outings allow children in need to share a magical moment with a parent, grandparent or guardian.

The Bal des enfants is an initiative of the Orchestra’s that contributes to strengthening its position in the community. Your donation helps:

Introducing young people to the Orchestra

  • 11 Youth Concerts and 3 Children’s Corner concerts per season, which benefit close to 20,000 young people from primary and secondary schools;
  • More than 250 sessions introducing elementary school students to classical music;
  • 7 teaching guides for schools, including 5 concert guides and 2 general guides (elementary and high school level);
  • Musicians’ workshop in schools;
  • Partnership between the OSM and school with a musical vocation.

Making classical music more accessible

  • Maintaining affordable admission prices;
  • The OSM Classical Spree and its many affordable concerts;
  • 4 free concerts in the parks for a total of more than 60,000 spectators in 2018;
  • The webcasting of certain concerts;
  • And many other activities.