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The OSM in Europe: Five Fabulous Concert Halls

From March 11 to 25, the OSM will visit nine prestigious concert halls in as many cities on their European journey under the direction of Kent Nagano. The tour includes visits to Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Essen, Vienna, Paris, Brussels, Munich, Regensburg, and Berlin. Here are five of them for you to discover! Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie (March 13)... Read more »

A Chorus Master unlike all others for the OSM

Kent Nagano knew just what he wanted… Andrew Megill has occupied the position of Chorus Master of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal since 2011, shortly after Kent Nagano had requisitioned him from California to rehearse the OSM Chorus for a performance of Handel’s Messiah. His arrival in Montreal drew much attention, and his work was... Read more »

Nine essential facts about the OSM’s 2019 European tour

From March 11 to 25, the OSM will conduct a major European tour under the direction of Kent Nagano. Here's a sneak peek into their plans for Europe's most prestigious concert halls and everything you need to know about this fantastic musical journey! The OSM during it’s first European tour in 1962, at Vienna’s Musikverein... Read more »

BRAHMS AND THE ART OF FILM WEEK – INTERVIEWS WITH RÉGIS CAMPO

The four concerts in the “Brahms and the Art of Film” week are the opportunity for the OSM to present four new creations: three works for orchestra, commissioned to three different composers – Blair Thomson, Zosha Di Castri and Régis Campo –, and a film created by the young filmmaker Mathias Arroyo-Bégin. The musicologist Gabriel... Read more »

BRAHMS AND THE ART OF FILM WEEK – INTERVIEWS WITH Zosha Di Castri

The four concerts in the “Brahms and the Art of Film” week are the opportunity for the OSM to present four new creations: three works for orchestra, commissioned to three different composers – Blair Thomson, Zosha Di Castri and Régis Campo –, and a film created by the young filmmaker Mathias Arroyo-Bégin. The musicologist Gabriel... Read more »

BRAHMS AND THE ART OF FILM WEEK – INTERVIEWS WITH Mathias Arroyo-Bégin

The four concerts in the “Brahms and the Art of Film” week are the opportunity for the OSM to present four new creations: three works for orchestra, commissioned to three different composers – Blair Thomson, Zosha Di Castri and Régis Campo –, and a film created by the young filmmaker Mathias Arroyo-Bégin. The musicologist Gabriel... Read more »

RETURN PERFORMANCE AT CARNEGIE HALL!

In January, Carnegie Hall announced its programming for the 2019–2020 season: the OSM and Maestro Nagano return to perform in the prestigious New York venue on March 24, 2020! Mickaël Pletnev will give a performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54, and two men’s choirs from the University of Illinois along with bass... Read more »

BRAHMS AND THE ART OF FILM WEEK – INTERVIEWS WITH BLAIR THOMSON

The four concerts in the “Brahms and the Art of Film” week are the opportunity for the OSM to present four new creations: three works for orchestra, commissioned to three different composers – Blair Thomson, Zosha Di Castri and Régis Campo –, and a film created by the young filmmaker Mathias Arroyo-Bégin. The musicologist Gabriel... Read more »

THE OSM LAUNCHES A BRAND NEW VENUE IN THE PLACE DES ARTS: THE ESPACE OSM

Espace OSM Montreal, January 17, 2019 ● The brand new Espace OSM was launched today in the presence of numerous guests, donors and subscribers, including Mr. Lucien Bouchard, Chair of the OSM’s Board of Directors. Adjoining the Maison symphonique, this new space aligns with the OSM’s ongoing outreach, educational, and socio-recreational mission, marking its 85th anniversary in a... Read more »

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor

Johann Sebastian Bach’s monumental Mass in B minor, completed in the last years of his life, exceeds in scope and surpasses in musical quality all that had been written until then in terms of sacred musical genres. This peerless masterpiece is also shrouded in mystery, as Bach-Archiv director Christoph Wolff remarked in relation to the... Read more »