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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 »

Four questions for Fred Pellerin

Fred Pellerin is back at the Maison symphonique in December for another one of his fabulous tales. At Les jours de la semelle, under the direction of Kent Nagano, magic awaits! In four questions, the OSM's favourite storyteller paints a picture of years of collaboration with the OSM.   This is your fourth Christmas concert... Read more »

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 »

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 »