MUSICAL TRAJECTORIES: OUTSTANDING WOMEN Tokyo-born Karen Gomyo spent part of her childhood in Montreal. It was there that she began studying the violin and where she attended OSM concerts that provided her with her first meaningful musical experiences. She left Quebec at the age of 11 but is always glad to return to Montreal for... Read more »
If András Schiff were a dynamic marking, he would undoubtedly be a pianissimo. Sensitivity, delicacy and boundless commitment to the soul of music are the hallmarks of his playing. On October 23 & 24, the OSM has the pleasure of welcoming this undisputed master of the traditional classical repertoire for the concert Sir András Schiff... Read more »
Musical Trajectories: Outstanding Women Anne-Sophie Mutter took her first violin lesson at the age of five and a half. Only nine months later, she won her first competition. “The first time I held the violin to my shoulder, it felt natural. I absolutely, passionately wanted to play the violin.” A child prodigy and an artist... Read more »
In less than three weeks, Montréal audiences at the Classical Spree will have the opportunity to discover the incredible Moldavian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja: an audacious and absolutely unique classical artist. Patricia Kopatchinskaja distinguishes herself from other violinists by her originality, her nonconformist approach, her strong personality, and her bold musical offerings. Some people would... Read more »
WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING OF THE CHAMBER VERSION FOR THE BERNSTEIN CENTENARY Decca Classics and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal are proud to present the world premiere recording of the chamber version of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘A Quiet Place’, adapted by Garth Edwin Sunderland. It is conducted by Kent Nagano and will be released on 22nd June,... Read more »
"If my 7 year old loves the piece and can sing the melodies, I hope you will appreciate it as well." Learn more about Behzad Ranjbaran’s double bass concerto, commissioned by Ali Yazdanfar, and premiering on February 14 and 15.
Since it was founded in 1934, the OSM has supported Canadian and Québec musical creation through the performance of works by our national composers. Over the last 40 years, more than 300 Canadian works have been performed by the Orchestra. The OSM also is committed to enriching the classical music repertoire through regular commissions... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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