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A concert that resonates with sounds and images

Are you a music lover seeking a one-of-a-kind experience? If so, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal has just the concert you are looking for, on October 28 at the Maison symphonique. It is part of the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations: “Montreal, the City of 100 Bell Towers.”   We designed this unique event to take... Read more »


ON DECEMBER 19, 20 AND 21, 2017 FOR THE OSM’S TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS TALE, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF KENT NAGANO The Christmas tradition ushered in by Kent Nagano and Fred Pellerin in 2011 will carry on again this year, under the direction of the Maestro. Lovers of both classical music and literature will be delighted to... Read more »

Celebrate Montreal and its 100 bell towers!

Known for its broad and diverse religious heritage, Montreal has long been referred to as the “City of 100 bell towers.” While Quebec’s metropolis may not boast universal monopoly in this regard—Prague, Bratislava, Rouen, Dijon, Liège, and a few other European cities are also thus aptly named—Montreal is the only North-American city to be described... Read more »

Interview: Charles Richard-Hamelin reconnects with Prokofiev

Charles Richard-Hamelin has had a long-term love affair with Prokofiev. As the young Quebec pianist recounts: “Early on in my musical training, at the age of 13, I became fascinated with Prokofiev because his music was so thoughtful and interesting. He was also a chess champion, and it shows in his music!” It was also Prokofiev... Read more »

From Ravel to Barber… to Bernstein: the full range of emotions

You may not have heard much about the composer Samuel Barber. Yet, his most frequently performed piece of music is without a doubt the most famous classical melody of the 20th century: we are referring to the Adagio for Strings, the centrepiece of the concert performed by the OSM on October 4 and 5. Barber’s... Read more »


The OSM’s new season kicks off on the theme of humanism Montréal, September 6, 2017 ● The OSM will open its season in grand style with the monumental Symphony No. 8 by Gustav Mahler, a large-scale concert for soloists, choruses and orchestra.   This major work in Western music will assemble over 350 people on... Read more »

Montréal Symphonique – a magnificent dream that came true

    For many years Nicolas Lemieux dreamed of producing a magnificent symphony concert on the slopes of Montreal’s Mount Royal. When he proposed bringing together three orchestras at the foot of the mountain to celebrate the city’s 375th anniversary, he said to himself, “In life, everything is possible.”   When Madeleine Careau, the CEO... Read more »


WITH A RECORD ASSISTANCE OF 65,000 SPECTATORS OF ALL AGES THE OSM SUMMERTIME ACTIVITIES BROUGHT TOGETHER MORE THAN 140,000 SPECTATORS IN ALL   Sunday August 13, 2017, the concert gathering 200 choristers from the metropolitan area brought the 6th edition of the OSM CLASSICAL SPREE to a conclusion, achieving a record-breaking nearly 90% in-venue capacity!... Read more »

PRIX OPUS : 7 nominations for the OSM

The Conseil québécois de la musique has revealed the finalists for the Prix Opus which will be awarded during the 20th edition of the gala, February 5, 2017, at 3pm, at the Bourgie Hall. The OSM is a finalist in the following categories : Concert de l’année – Montréal  War Requiem, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal,... Read more »