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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Montreal, March 22, 2018 – The year 1934 saw the birth of the Société des concerts symphoniques de Montréal, which in 1953 would become the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Over the years, the OSM made a name for itself as Montreal’s cultural ambassador for music. Today, the OSM and Kent Nagano unveiled the 2018-2019 programming... Read more »
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