Category: News

To know more about Alain Altinoglu

Music before words Alain Altinoglu is a French conductor of Armenian descent. Born into a family of musicians, he learned notes before he learned letters, and Armenian before French. At a young age, he received an introduction to the piano from his mother, who among other things, could boast of having been the first person... Read more »

Music according to David Afkham

What does one conductor learn from another? Thirty-five. The age a hockey player thinks about retirement. Also the age of the youngest guest conductor who will be appearing with the OSM this fall. But David Afkham will be bringing with him the advice, support and experience of a number of leading conductors, including Valeri Guerguiev... Read more »

François-Xavier Roth, master of his art

Music: an accessible art for everyone Conductor François-Xavier Roth is a master of his art, in both the way he practices it and the ease with which he places it in context. He knows where he’s going, knows how to get there and eloquently communicates his passion along the way. He sees music as a... Read more »

Juraj Valčuha returns to the OSM

The first question that usually pops up about this name is how to pronounce it. In English, “č” is “ch,” so we would say: Yoorai Valchooah. While only in his early forties, this fast-rising conductor who hails from Bratislava, Slovakia can already boast of having conducted some of the world’s greatest orchestras. A larger-than-life symphony... Read more »

Christoph Eschenbach: A conductor with an extraordinary career path

Copyright Manu Theobald Marked for life by war Christoph Eschenbach was born as the Second World War was raging, in 1940, Breslau (Germany), now Wrocław (Poland). His mother died at birth and his father died during the war, after being sent to the front. Young Eschenbach was placed in a camp of 60 refugees. Living in atrocious conditions,... Read more »

Discover conductor James Feddeck

An impassioned multi-instrumentalist As a young child, New York conductor and rising star James Feddeck always believed that music would be an integral part of his life. More uncertain, however, was how he would take possession of this art. At the age of eight, he began to play the organ in a church, then went... Read more »

DO YOU KNOW RAFAEL PAYARE?

“He is a prodigious artist, who combines the gift of rare sound perfection with a deep, delicate, intense and quivering sensitivity.” - Le Monde French horn debut Rafael Payare was born in Venezuela in 1980 and started learning music at the age of 14. He set his sights not on the piano or the violin...... Read more »

OSM IN NORTHERN TOUR OF QUEBEC AND NUNAVIK

From September 9 to 19, 2018, Maestro Kent Nagano and musicians of the OSM trace a path from the arctic down through Quebec’s interior toward the Côte-Nord. Beginning with performances in the Inuit villages of Kuujjuaq, Salluit and Kuujjuarapik, they travel southward for concerts in the Cree community of Oujé-Bougoumou and the Innu communities of Mashteuiatsh and Uashat mak Mani-Utenam. TOUR DATES Kuujjuaq... Read more »

OPENING CONCERT – MESSAGE FROM MUSIC DIRECTOR

This year we mark the milestone of the OSM’s 85th season, an anniversary we deeply look forward to celebrating with you, our public. Just like the exquisite nature of Quebec that surrounds us, each season we share in moments of extraordinary beauty and discovery, which in turn propel moments of personal and societal growth. Over... Read more »