Category: News

A day of rehearsals with Rafael Payare

Through this series of photos, the OSM invites you to discover a rehearsal with its new Music Director, Rafael Payare. The pictures were taken on January 12, 2021, during rehearsals for the concert Charles Richard-Hamelin and Mozart’s Concerto no. 24: Merging Finesse and Depth. 9:45 a.m. Rafael Payare and spouse cellist Alisa Weilerstein arrive at the Maison symphonique for... Read more »

Marie-Nicole Lemieux: A Season with the OSM Family

A regular guest of the most prestigious international concert venues, contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux is Artist-in-Residence with the OSM* for the 2020–2021 season. This residency has given her the opportunity to perform this fall in a program of French music with the Orchestra in chamber formation, and over the coming months we will have the pleasure... Read more »

Rafael Payare: Music as the Breath of Life

Artist-in-residence generously sponsored by The Rossy Foundation In wide demand by prestigious orchestras everywhere, this charismatic Venezuelan conductor will become Music Director Designate for the upcoming season. He will become the 9th Music Director in the history of the OSM and will lead his first concert in this role in the 2022-2023 season. In recent... Read more »

Ana Sokolović: Imagining Music as Colours

Artist-in-residence generously sponsored by The Rossy Foundation Drawn to artistic expression from early childhood, Ana Sokolović had already begun taking ballet classes at the age four, before training in theatre and ultimately, music. She began her studies in piano and embraced composition from the age of 16. Fleeing the political upheavals of former Yugoslavia, she... Read more »

Interview with Thomas Le Duc-Moreau, Assistant Conductor of the OSM

In the context of Youth Month, OSM Assistant Conductor Thomas Le Duc-Moreau looks back on how music has shaped his life’s journey. At only 26 years of age, he is one of the OSM’s privileged contacts with children; he leads Youth Matinees and gives conducting workshops in schools, among other activities. But his musical calling... Read more »

Ginastera – Bernstein – Moussa : Works for Violin and orchestra

  ANDREW WAN ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL KENT NAGANOThe celebration of an exceptional collaboration!     Recorded in concert at the Maison symphonique de Montréal in 2019, the album brings together important works, namely the Violin Concerto, Op. 30 by Alberto Ginastera, a score that requires no less than seven percussionists handling some fifty instruments,... Read more »


The Hubble telescope, an observer of the univers, orbiting the Earth On October 13, the OSM directed by Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki invites you to liftoff into space with a concert of galactic proportions. After hearing Messiaen’s Ascension with organist Jean-Willy Kunz, you will find yourself in orbit and circling The Planets by English composer... Read more »

Staying in touch

Dear music lovers, We were all surprised and disappointed by the government’s announcement at the beginning of last week forcing us to close our concerts to the public until the end of October. This disappointment is all the greater because we had set up a rigorous public health protocol to ensure spectators’ safety, in collaboration... Read more »

2020 OSM Competition: A Most Promising Digital Edition

True to its tradition and keen to continue supporting the next generation of classical musicians, the OSM announces the 81st edition of its annual Competition, to be held from September to December 2020 and dedicated, this year, to woodwinds and brass. In this period of significant uncertainty, the OSM is breaking new ground by curating an entirely digital edition of the Competition designed for both artists and music lovers. With its world-class international jury, nearly $50,000 in... Read more »

Susanna Mälkki: A Pragmatic Idealist

MUSICAL TRAJECTORIES: OUTSTANDING WOMEN From September 30 to October 2, the OSM welcomes Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki to the Maison symphonique for a series of three concerts. The series traces, through music, humanity’s great adventure from its impetus to conquer to its creative power. Here is the profile of an artist whose vision has captivated... Read more »