Category: News

The 85th season of the OSM promises to be colourful and rich in emotions!

If our eyes could perceive the music, what would they see? By exploring a form of synesthesia combining music and colors, the OSM wanted to answer this question and visually transpose the depth of its musical reflection. In order to represent this artistic vision, the OSM has called on people who live with the neurological... Read more »

The OSM joins with Rashaan Allwood

The OSM joins with Rashaan Allwood in paying tribute to Jacqueline Desmarais by dedicating these three organ dances by Jehan Alain in memory of this great patron. This young virtuoso won the 1st prize in Organ and the Jacqueline Desmarais prize as part of the 2016 OSM Manulife Competition. Three Dances for Organ by Jehan... Read more »

Violin event: Concertmasters from three major orchestras to perform together in Montreal for the first time

Andrew Wan, Jonathan Crow and Yosuke Kawasaki will perform Alexina Louie's Triple Concerto for Three Violins and Orchestra, which was specifically composed for the three virtuosos. According to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal's concertmaster Andrew Wan, there are few works that would require three solo violinists. To his knowledge, the only other concerto for 3... Read more »

Concert in the Dark : A Sound Experience

What happens when you immerse the Orchestra in the dark and travel back to the 1960s with Kent Nagano at the baton? Aficionados of psychedelic rock and roll, Bach, Strauss – and sometimes all three – discovered the joy of listening to their records of choice at high volume with the lights turned out, the... Read more »

Conductor Jacques Lacombe prepares to enthrall Montreal once again

Two years after his last amazing visit to the OSM, Jacques Lacombe returns to conduct the orchestra on two consecutive evenings in performances of two major Russian works. Maestro Lacombe has a very special relationship with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. In a telephone call from Monaco, where the run of an opera he is... Read more »

Matthew Ricketts, a Young Composer on a Journey

A journey theme winds its way through the music of Matthew Ricketts, a young Canadian composer who has received two commissions to date from the OSM. Hearing one’s music being played in space; that is the singular joy Matthew Ricketts experienced in the spring of 2017. A French astronaut played the first notes of his... Read more »

A festive musical event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of CEGEPs!

The OSM, together with former contestants from the Cégeps en spectacle talent competition, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of CEGEPs in an evening show filled with song, humour, dance and classical music. In 2017, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of CEGEPs in Quebec. The introduction of the first 12 CEGEPs in... Read more »

The OSM for the first time at the prestigious Salzburg Festival!

Kent Nagano and the Orchestra will kick off the event with a work by Penderecki in the summer of 2018 Regarded as the most important event of its kind, the Salzburg Festival, a world-class opera, classical music and theatre extravaganza, has invited the OSM and Kent Nagano to present the opening concert of its next... Read more »

An invitation to Eastern Europe from three Canadian women

A composer, a conductor and a violin soloist: allow us to introduce the amazing trio of women who are going to take you on a musical journey to the Balkans.                              On November 9 and 12, Ana Sokolović, Keri-Lynn Wilson and Karen Gomyo will top the bill for the OSM Journey to Eastern Europe concert.... Read more »