Category: concerts

SYMPHONY FOR ORGAN

In 1886, 35 years before his death, after completing his “Organ” Symphony, Camille Saint-Saëns was asked if he would ever write another one. He answered no, explaining, “With this work, I have given all I could.” On May 9 and 10, Jérémie Rhorer will conduct the majestic Symphony no. 3 in C minor, which the... Read more »

The Nordic Festival Of Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

French Only L’immensité des pays nordiques marque l’imaginaire, tout comme leurs sonorités emblématiques. La musique provenant du nord de l’Europe et de l’Amérique charme par un répertoire classique souvent inspiré de mythes et de lointaines légendes. Pour rendre hommage à la vivacité créative des contrées boréales, l’OSM vous convie à son Festival nordique. « Nous voulions... Read more »

The 85th season of the Orchester symphonique de Montréal

85 years represents a lifetime: a full generation in the human scope of things. How did past generations define us, and how do we wish to shape the next? Discover the 2018-2019 program – on sale now!

Violin event: Concertmasters from three major orchestras to perform together in Montreal for the first time

Andrew Wan, Jonathan Crow and Yosuke Kawasaki will perform Alexina Louie's Triple Concerto for Three Violins and Orchestra, which was specifically composed for the three virtuosos. According to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal's concertmaster Andrew Wan, there are few works that would require three solo violinists. To his knowledge, the only other concerto for 3... Read more »

Concert in the Dark : A Sound Experience

What happens when you immerse the Orchestra in the dark and travel back to the 1960s with Kent Nagano at the baton? Aficionados of psychedelic rock and roll, Bach, Strauss – and sometimes all three – discovered the joy of listening to their records of choice at high volume with the lights turned out, the... Read more »

Matthew Ricketts, a Young Composer on a Journey

A journey theme winds its way through the music of Matthew Ricketts, a young Canadian composer who has received two commissions to date from the OSM. Hearing one’s music being played in space; that is the singular joy Matthew Ricketts experienced in the spring of 2017. A French astronaut played the first notes of his... Read more »

A festive musical event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CEGEPs!

The OSM, together with former contestants from the Cégeps en spectacle talent competition, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of CEGEPs in an evening show filled with song, humour, dance and classical music. In 2017, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of CEGEPs in Quebec. The introduction of the first 12 CEGEPs in... Read more »

An invitation to Eastern Europe from three Canadian women

A composer, a conductor and a violin soloist: allow us to introduce the amazing trio of women who are going to take you on a musical journey to the Balkans.                              On November 9 and 12, Ana Sokolović, Keri-Lynn Wilson and Karen Gomyo will top the bill for the OSM Journey to Eastern Europe concert.... Read more »

Two-part conversation with organist Patrick Wedd

As our concert “Montreal, City of 100 Bell Towers” approaches, we invite you into the world of a master of the mightiest instrument of all time. Patrick Wedd is titular organist of the organ of Christ Church Anglican Cathedral and is one of the three soloists in Saturday’s event. He was kind enough to answer... Read more »

Reconciling Russian Romanticism with American Contemporary Music

In early November, the OSM will be performing an unusually daring program of striking musical contrasts. Kent Nagano will bring together two very different composers: the Russian Rachmaninoff and the American John Adams. Barely 50 years separate the works to be performed at the Kent Nagano Conducts Rachmaninoff and Adams concert. Rachmaninoff composed his Rhapsody... Read more »