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The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano are proud to release, under BIS-Records and distributed in North America by Naxos of America, the Penderecki – St Luke Passion, recorded on the opening night of the prestigious Felsenreitschule Salzburg Festival in July of 2018. The renowned polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, who regretfully past... Read more »

5 ways to enjoy the OSM differently

During current lockdown solidarity measures, the arts play a very special role in bringing you comfort, appeasement and serenity. The OSM is hard at work to deliver the best in classical music in a range of alternative formats: rebroadcasts of concerts you can view from your living room, close encounters with musicians, or musically themed... Read more »

A concert like no other

On March 27 and 28, concertgoers at the Maison symphonique will witness an unprecedented meeting between the universes of fashion creator Marie Saint-Pierre—who will treat you to a sneak preview of her Atelier Été 2020 collection—and that of Maestro Kent Nagano. In addition to attending an unforgettable evening, this will be your last opportunity to... Read more »

OSM Polyphonique

With this immersive sound journey in augmented reality, the OSM invites you to take place among the musicians during a concert. Find yourself enthralled by the incredible complexity of musical compositions and the work of musicians from the comfort of your living room! You are also welcome to discover this experience at the Espace OSM.... Read more »


The February 18 and 20, for the first time in the history of music, three octobasses are featured together in a symphony concert : Kent Nagano Conducts Dusapin and Beethoven! The Octobass: A Brief History The octobass prototype was built by a certain Mr. Dubois in 1834, before the luthier Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume (1798–1875) improved upon it... Read more »

Luc Plamondon, de la parole aux actes

Depuis 50 ans, Luc Plamondon est l’architecte créateur d’un répertoire de 400 chansons. Le quart de ce legs monumental appartient aux comédies musicales, Starmania et Notre Dame de Paris étant les plus connues. Toutes ses autres chansons ont été interprétées par des dizaines de voix, dont celles de ses fidèles muses Diane Dufresne, Renée Claude... Read more »

Xian Zhang, an inspired and inspiring conductor

She enthrals audiences, her concerts are met with rave reviews, and she conducts the most prestigious orchestras. The internationally renowned Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang will make her conducting debut with the OSM on February 9, 2020. Hear her in a program devoted to two works composed on American soil: Dvořák’s “From the New World” Symphony... Read more »


The OSM devotes a festival to iconic Viennese composer Franz Schubert. Hear this masterful melodist’s emblematic Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise. Discover his many facets with Kent Nagano conducting the complete symphonies. The Schubert festival also features works by Mozart, Rossini, and Johann Strauss II. A roster of great artists will transport you to classical... Read more »

Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux has been dazzling audiences in some of the most prestigious halls in the world for many years already. She will be performing at the Maison symphonique from December 17 to 19, as part of the Great Voices of Quebec Sing Christmas concert. Marie-Nicole Lemieux was born in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec, in 1975, into... Read more »

Lorenzo Viotti: An Art Combining Vigour and Chiaroscuro

At less than 30 years of age, Swiss conductor Lorenzo Viotti already leads the most prestigious orchestras in the world. Athletic, curious, elegant, he makes an impression wherever he goes. From December 11 to 15, 2019, the OSM will have the opportunity to work with this young and dynamic conductor who stops at nothing to... Read more »