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Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux has been dazzling audiences in some of the most prestigious halls in the world for many years already. She will be performing at the Maison symphonique from... Read more »

Karen Gomyo, from Mozart to Nuevo Tango

MUSICAL TRAJECTORIES: OUTSTANDING WOMEN Tokyo-born Karen Gomyo spent part of her childhood in Montreal. It was there that she began studying the violin and where she attended OSM concerts that... Read more »


Even conductors need to break with routine François-Xavier Roth loathes routine. When music falls into routine, it becomes stale. He builds his musical life around “projects” with a precise concept... Read more »

Sir András Schiff: A Jewel-Maker of Sound

If András Schiff were a dynamic marking, he would undoubtedly be a pianissimo. Sensitivity, delicacy and boundless commitment to the soul of music are the hallmarks of his playing. On... Read more »

Kent Nagano and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Kent Nagano conducts Mahler’s Symphony no. 5, whose poignant opening funeral march’s rhythmic contours are a nod to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. To complete the programme: Ravel’s Introduction et Allegro, originally... Read more »

Anne-Sophie Mutter: Violinist of passion

Musical Trajectories: Outstanding Women Anne-Sophie Mutter took her first violin lesson at the age of five and a half. Only nine months later, she won her first competition. “The first... Read more »

Babi Yar: A Symphony for the 21st Century

In the decade after Stalin’s death in 1953, Nikita Khrushchev instigated a period known as the “Khrushchev Thaw,” a rather short-lived break with socialist realism during which artists could flourish... Read more »


In many ways, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s 2019-20 season is a particularly special one. The expression of timeless human creativity, optimism and spirituality, as well as deeply provoc­ative aesthetic... Read more »

Makusham! Where dreams are shared

For many years, the OSM has worked on bringing symphonic music closer to the musical cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples through collaborative and forward-looking projects. In the... Read more »