The Club des Jeunes Ambassadeur’s committee is thrilled to welcome you to the second “L’Après” cocktail of the season. Indeed, following last October 5’s successful event, we invite to you again on November 15th. The second 2017-18’s theme will be “Romantic”. Guests will be greeted to an oyster bar, romantic-style decorations and, for our members,... Read more »
As our concert “Montreal, City of 100 Bell Towers” approaches, we invite you into the world of a master of the mightiest instrument of all time. Patrick Wedd is titular organist of the organ of Christ Church Anglican Cathedral and is one of the three soloists in Saturday’s event. He was kind enough to answer... Read more »
In early November, the OSM will be performing an unusually daring program of striking musical contrasts. Kent Nagano will bring together two very different composers: the Russian Rachmaninoff and the American John Adams. Barely 50 years separate the works to be performed at the Kent Nagano Conducts Rachmaninoff and Adams concert. Rachmaninoff composed his Rhapsody... Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Three months after revealing the end of Kent Nagano’s mandate as music director of the OSM in 2020, the Orchestra announces that the process enabling it to find a future music director is under way and that a prestigious search committee has been formed, which met for the first time last week. ... 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 »
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