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String Quartet 101

This year, the Fine Arts Quartet will be performing at the Classical Spree. This presents an excellent opportunity to examine the string quartet, a subtle musical form that is still alive and well two centuries after its birth.   What is a string quartet? Comprising two violins, a viola, and a cello, the string quartet... Read more »

Patricia Kopatchinskaja: Unique to her Genre

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 »

Tour review: The OSM sparkles in Krakow and Salzburg

It’s time to take stock as the musicians of the OSM and their conductor make their way home after playing in Krakow, Poland, and opening the prestigious Salzburg Festival in Austria. On July 20, Kent Nagano and the OSM opened the 98th edition of the Salzburg Festival to a full house of 1400 spectators. It... Read more »

The OSM in Krakow: excitement in the hometown of Penderecki

Musicians of the OSM arrived in Poland on Monday night. A few hours before the concert at the ICE Krakow Congress Centre, we had a chat with Andrew Wan, concertmaster of the orchestra.   What have you done since your arrival in Krakow? “It is my first time in Poland. Krakow is an interesting, beautiful... Read more »

8 Interesting facts about the OSM, Salzburg, and Krakow

This week, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal sets off for Krakow, Poland and then the prestigious Salzburg Festival in Austria, where they will present Krzysztof Penderecki’s St. Luke Passion. To commemorate the significance of this milestone, here is an overview of the legendary festival that takes place each summer in the city of Mozart.  ... Read more »

7 Keys to Penderecki’s The St. Luke Passion

On July 20, the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal will open the Salzburg Festival with The St. Luke Passion by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. It will also be performed in Krakow, Poland on July 18. Québec audiences are invited to discover this monumental and gripping work on July 14 at the Festival de Lanaudière. Here are... Read more »

Season 17/18 : The OSM thanks you from the heart

Another season wrapped up with a flourish in the grandeur and splendour of Beethoven’s nine symphonies. The entire Orchestre symphonique de Montréal team would like to take this opportunity to thank you for attending our concerts during this emotion-filled season. Whether you came to see Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s “Great Mass,” our unconventional Concert in the... Read more »

THE OSM UNVEILS ITS 7TH EDITION OF THE CLASSICAL SPREE PART

Montreal, May 23, 2018 ▪ The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Musical Director Kent Nagano, and Emmanuel Bilodeau, Ambassador for the OSM’s 2018 summer season, today unveil the orchestra’s summer concert programming. The public is also invited to experience the magic of outdoor concerts with OSM IN THE PARKS and to come out and enjoy this... Read more »

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: A QUIET PLACE

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 »

5 Reasions to See E.T. Again – with an Orchestra!

Who doesn’t remember that image of a young boy on a bicycle sailing past the full moon? Directed by Steven Spielberg in 1982, E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial left its mark on an entire generation. Let yourself be moved once again by the touching encounter between Elliott and that ultra-lovable creature from outer space, to the... Read more »