Category: OSM musicians

String Quartet 101

This year, the Fine Arts Quartet will be performing at the Classical Spree. This presents an excellent opportunity to examine the string quartet, a subtle musical form that is still alive and well two centuries after its birth.   What is a string quartet? Comprising two violins, a viola, and a cello, the string quartet... Read more »

ZOOM IN ON CREATION

  Since it was founded in 1934, the OSM has supported Canadian and Québec musical creation through the performance of works by our national composers. Over the last 40 years, more than 300 Canadian works have been performed by the Orchestra. The OSM also is committed to enriching the classical music repertoire through regular commissions... Read more »

Reconciling Russian Romanticism with American Contemporary Music

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 »

CANADIAN WORKS FEATURED IN THE OSM’S SEASON

20160907_carmina_burana_orchestre_symphonique_de_montreal_1920_610   In keeping with tradition, the OSM is featuring several Canadian and Québec works in this season’s concert calendar. Some have already been performed by the Orchestra in the past, while others are being presented to audiences for the very first time. The composers whose works will be heard again this year include some of... Read more »

NEW CANADIAN AND QUÉBEC WORKS COMMISSIONED BY THE OSM

souvenir_de_florence_orchestre_symphonique_de_montreal_1920_610.jpg   All season long, the OSM contributes to promoting Canadian and Québec creators by encouraging the composition of new works.   In a work commissioned by the OSM, Matthew Ricketts focuses on the hard work of the many immigrants who built the Canadian Pacific railway and thus contributed to the development of our country.  Nicole... Read more »

INTERVIEW WITH JAMES EHNES

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INTERVIEW WITH JAMES EHNES – Marc Wieser (September 29, 2016)
On his upcoming concerts and recital (October 13, 14 and 16) with the OSM