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SYMPHONY FOR ORGAN

In 1886, 35 years before his death, after completing his “Organ” Symphony, Camille Saint-Saëns was asked if he would ever write another one. He answered no, explaining, “With this work, I have given all I could.” On May 9 and 10, Jérémie Rhorer will conduct the majestic Symphony no. 3 in C minor, which the... Read more »

The Nordic Festival Of Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal

French Only L’immensité des pays nordiques marque l’imaginaire, tout comme leurs sonorités emblématiques. La musique provenant du nord de l’Europe et de l’Amérique charme par un répertoire classique souvent inspiré de mythes et de lointaines légendes. Pour rendre hommage à la vivacité créative des contrées boréales, l’OSM vous convie à son Festival nordique. « Nous voulions... Read more »

The 85th season of the Orchester symphonique de Montréal

85 years represents a lifetime: a full generation in the human scope of things. How did past generations define us, and how do we wish to shape the next? Discover the 2018-2019 program – on sale now!

The 85th season of the OSM promises to be colourful and rich in emotions!

If our eyes could perceive the music, what would they see? By exploring a form of synesthesia combining music and colors, the OSM wanted to answer this question and visually transpose the depth of its musical reflection. In order to represent this artistic vision, the OSM has called on people who live with the neurological... Read more »

The OSM joins with Rashaan Allwood

The OSM joins with Rashaan Allwood in paying tribute to Jacqueline Desmarais by dedicating these three organ dances by Jehan Alain in memory of this great patron. This young virtuoso won the 1st prize in Organ and the Jacqueline Desmarais prize as part of the 2016 OSM Manulife Competition. Three Dances for Organ by Jehan... Read more »

Violin event: Concertmasters from three major orchestras to perform together in Montreal for the first time

Andrew Wan, Jonathan Crow and Yosuke Kawasaki will perform Alexina Louie's Triple Concerto for Three Violins and Orchestra, which was specifically composed for the three virtuosos. According to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal's concertmaster Andrew Wan, there are few works that would require three solo violinists. To his knowledge, the only other concerto for 3... Read more »

Concert in the Dark : A Sound Experience

What happens when you immerse the Orchestra in the dark and travel back to the 1960s with Kent Nagano at the baton? Aficionados of psychedelic rock and roll, Bach, Strauss – and sometimes all three – discovered the joy of listening to their records of choice at high volume with the lights turned out, the... Read more »

Conductor Jacques Lacombe prepares to enthrall Montreal once again

Two years after his last amazing visit to the OSM, Jacques Lacombe returns to conduct the orchestra on two consecutive evenings in performances of two major Russian works. Maestro Lacombe has a very special relationship with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. In a telephone call from Monaco, where the run of an opera he is... Read more »