Category: News

Michael Tilson Thomas: Purveyor of emotions

When history repeats itself… An exceptional conductor, composer and pedagogue, Michael Tilson Thomas has transmitted his passion for classical music to thousands of musicians, including several OSM members who have performed under his direction over the course of many years. This American conductor, member of the Gramophone magazine Hall of Fame, solidly engages with the... Read more »

Karina Canellakis: Trading bow for baton

Between orchestral scores spread out on the dining room table and the sound of the piano resonating within the walls of her family’s New York apartment, Karina Canellakis grew up surrounded by music, the daughter of a conductor and a pianist. She began her career as a violinist, which brought her to Germany where the... Read more »

Pablo Heras-Casado: Breathing with the Orchestra

A Multifaceted Conductor This Spanish conductor from Granada is in very high demand worldwide, and Montreal will be one of his stops next May. Pablo Heras-Casado and the OSM will bring to life the melancholy First Symphony by Tchaikovsky as well as Dutilleux’s Tout un monde lointain, a work of Baudelairean “spleen” showcasing the young... Read more »

Innere Musik

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents Innere Musik, an immersive portrait of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique. Let yourself be transported by Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fantasy and Fugue in G minor and follow the trajectory from the console through the 6,489 pipes of this massive instrument! We welcome you at the Espace OSM before our concerts,... Read more »

European Tour 2019: Three Soloists, Four Major Works

During the European tour that will last until March 25, the OSM is accompanied by three internationally-renowned soloists who will perform major works from the repertoire. This is your opportunity to learn more about these artists, the works that they will present, and especially the masterwork of the tour: Stravinsky's Rites of Spring. Jean-Yves Thibaudet... Read more »

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 »