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For the holidays, delight your loved ones with a moment of musical magic with the OSM! Choose from our selection of concerts, including Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’ symphonies, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and many more!

 

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2 concerts of your choice starting at $70*

3 concerts of your choice starting at $100*

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BRAHMS AND THE ART OF FILM : SYMPHONY NO.1

Thursday February 7, 8:00 PM

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With his magnificent First Symphony, sometimes referred to as “Beethoven’s Tenth,” it is considered that Brahms picked up the torch for the great symphonic tradition. Rounding out the program will be one of Mozart’s best-known concertos, performed by the astonishingly talented Veronika Eberle, and a commission by Simon Bertrand for bass clarinet and orchestra.


PROGRAMME:

Kent Nagano, conductor
Veronika Eberle, violin
André Moisan, bass clarinet

Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major, K. 219

Simon Bertrand, World premiere – OSM commission for bass clarinet and orchestra

Brahms, Symphony no. 1 in C minor, op. 68

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BRAHMS AND THE ART OF FILM: SYMPHONY NO.2

Friday February 8, 7:00 PM

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Newly smitten with the symphonic genre, Brahms composed his Symphony no. 2 in less than a year. Irresistibly seductive from the opening bars, the work revealed a more classical side of the composer, and its success eclipsed that of the First Symphony. Influenced by Brahms, R. Strauss composed Burleske for piano and orchestra, which is characterized by both humor and whimsy.

 


PROGRAMME:

Kent Nagano, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

 

R. Strauss, Burleske, TrV 145

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Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 73

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BRAHMS AND THE ART OF FILM: SYMPHONY NO.3

Saturday February 9, 8:00 PM

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At the time of its creation, the success of Brahms’ Symphony no. 3 could be felt all the way to America. Even while it evokes a whole range of feelings, it is the heroism emerging from the work that makes it so stirring. World-renowned soloist Veronika Eberle completes the program with Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, a work invested with rich Slavic sonorities.

 

PROGRAMME :

Kent Nagano, conductor
Veronika Eberle, violin

Dvořák, Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 53

Zosha Di Castri, World premiere – OSM commission

Brahms, Symphony no. 3 in F major, op. 90

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BRAHMS AND THE ART OF FILM: SYMPHONY NO.4

Sunday February 10, 2:30 PM

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The OSM presents Brahms’ final orchestral work, his Symphony no. 4, which reveals the full weight of the composer’s torment and fervour. A true masterpiece of the piano repertoire, Beethoven’s Concerto no. 4 will be performed by the renowned pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. The renowned pianist Rudolf Buchbinder will perform a true masterpiece of the piano repertoire, Beethoven’s Concerto no. 4.

 

PROGRAMME :

Kent Nagano, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Beethoven, Piano concerto no. 4 in G major, op. 58

Régis Campo, World premiere – OSM commission

Brahms, Symphony no. 4 in E minor, op. 98

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SOUTH AMERICA ACCORDING TO THE OSM

Saturday February 23, 8:00 PM

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This concert, directed by Kent Nagano, covers a rich and eclectic assortment of times and places. After dance suites by Ravel and Bach (including Bach’s Suite in D major, one of the best-known works in the repertoire), the Orchestra turns to South America, with Ginastera’s exceptionally virtuosic Violin Concerto and Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5.


PROGRAMME:

Kent Nagano, conductor
Andrew Wan, violin
Leslie Ann Bradley, soprano

 

J. S. Bach, Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major, BWV 1068

Ravel, Le tombeau de Couperin (orchestral version)

Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5

Ginastera, Violin Concerto, op. 30

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THE RITE OF SPRING

Sunday February 24, 2:30 PM

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Kent Nagano sets the Maison symphonique ablaze with The Rite of Spring, which has become one of the OSM’s signature classics. This program, soon to be taken on tour internationally, also includes Debussy’s Jeux and Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, which the composer counted among his greatest accomplishments.


PROGRAMME:

Kent Nagano, conductor
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto

 

Debussy, Jeux, poème dansé

Wagner, Wesendonck Lieder

Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring

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MOZART ACCORDING TO KENT NAGANO

Wednesday February 27, 8:00 PM
Thursday February 28, 8:00 PM

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Rafał Blechacz returns to the OSM with Mozart’s Concerto no. 23, one of his most famous piano concertos. Alongside works by the master of Viennese classicism, this concert features Claude Vivier’s Siddhartha, inspired by Hermann Hesse’s novel of the same name, in which a young man embarks on a spiritual journey in search of enlightenment.


PROGRAMME :

Kent Nagano, conductor
Rafał Blechacz, piano

Mozart, Serenade no. 12 in C minor, K. 388

Claude Vivier, Siddhartha

Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620: “Overture”

Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major, K. 488

*Claude Vivier’s Siddhartha also presented as part of the SMCQ Montreal/New Musics Festival.

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RAVEL AND STRAVINSKY

Tuesday March 5, 8:00 PM
Wednesday March 6, 8:00 PM

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The OSM once again brings French and Russian music into the limelight. The French music, however, looks abroad – Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso paints a suave and colourful portrait of Spain, while Saint-Saëns’ Fifth Piano Concerto is tinged with inflections of Arabic music. The unstoppable energy of Petrushka provides the finale for this electrifying program.


PROGRAMME:

Kent Nagano, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

 

Ravel, Alborada del gracioso

Saint-Saëns, Piano Concerto no. 5, op. 103, “Egyptian”

Stravinsky, Petrushka (1947)

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THE MOZART REQUIEM

Tuesday April 16, 8:00 PM

Thursday April 18, 8:00 PM

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The OSM presents two of the greatest works written by Mozart at the end of his life. The first, his final symphony, no. 41, “Jupiter,” is generally regarded as the musical testament of a genius. Then, the legendary Requiem, which lay unfinished at the composer’s death, has inspired countless stories, including the one immortalized in the movie Amadeus.

 

 


PROGRAMME :

Hervé Niquet, conductor
Heather Newhouse, soprano
Marie-Claude Chappuis,mezzo-soprano
John Tessier, tenor
OSM chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

Mozart, Symphony no. 41 in C major, K. 551, “Jupiter”

Mozart, Requiem in D minor, K. 626

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BERNARD LABADIE, ALEXANDRE THARAUD AND MOZART

Wednesday April 17, 8:00 PM

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Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie and French pianist Alexandre Tharaud renew their collaboration in a performance of Mozart’s Concerto no. 21, best known for its Andante, whose tenderness has captivated the attention of myriad filmmakers. The program for this concert will conclude with two overtures and the poignant Symphony no. 39.


PROGRAMME :

Bernard Labadie, conductor
Alexandre Tharaud, piano

 

Mozart, Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario), K. 486: “Overture”

Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major, K. 467

Mozart, La Clemenza di Tito (The Clemency of Titus), K. 621: “Overture”

Mozart, Symphony no. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543

Preconcert at 7 p.m. Mozart chamber music

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HOLST: THE PLANETS

Tuesday April 30, 8:00 PM
Sunday May 5, 8:00 PM

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Kent Nagano conducts The Planets, Gustav Holst’s best-known work. This renowned orchestral suite depicts both war and peace, as well as – in the much-beloved “Jupiter” movement – joy and jollity. Pianist in residence Jean-Philippe Collard adds a finishing touch to the program with Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major.

 


PROGRAMME :

Kent Nagano, conductor
Jean-Philippe Collard, piano and artist in residence*
Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, choirmaster

Messiaen, Oiseaux exotiques (Exotic Birds), for piano and small orchestra

Ravel, Piano Concerto in G major

Holst, The Planets, op. 32

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DANIIL TRIFONOV PLAYS RACHMANINOFF’S THIRD PIANO CONCERTO

Wednesday May 15, 8:00 PM
Thursday May 16, 8:00 PM
Friday May 17, 7:00 PM

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Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov returns to Montreal to perform Rachmaninoff’s famous Third Piano Concerto – a captivating introduction to Romantic piano music, or an invitation to fall in love with it all over again. This concert marks the debut of conductor Karina Canellakis with the OSM.


PROGRAMME :

Karina Canellakis, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

 

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, excerpts

Lutosławski, Concerto for Orchestra

Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, op. 30

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MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS MAKES HIS MONTREAL DEBUT

Wednesday May 22, 8:00 PM
Thursday May 23, 8:00 PM

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Internationally acclaimed conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and young piano prodigy George Li make their OSM debuts together, with Liszt’s First Piano Concerto and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra. A must-see encounter!


PROGRAMME:

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
George Li, piano

Haydn, Symphony no. 81 in G major, Hob. 81

Liszt, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E-flat major, S. 124

Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116

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HECTOR BERLIOZ: CLOSING CONCERT OF THE 85TH SEASON

Wednesday May 29, 8:00 PM
Friday May 31, 8:00 PM
Saturday June 1, 8:00 PM

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The OSM devotes its final concert of the season to French composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869), pairing the Symphonie fantastique – one of the major classics of the orchestral repertoire – with the lyric monodrama Lélio. Together, these autobiographical works form the two-part “Épisode dans la vie d’un artiste” (Episode in the Life of an Artist): Lélio was originally composed as a sequel to the Symphonie fantastique, although joint performances of the two are now rare. This vibrant homage to Berlioz marks the 150th anniversary of the composer’s death, and features French actor Lambert Wilson in the role of Lélio.


PROGRAMME :

Kent Nagano, conductor
Lambert Wilson, actor
Frédéric Antoun, tenor
Dominique Côté, baritone
OSM Chorus
Andrew Megill, chorus master

Berlioz, Lélio ou Le retour à la vie, op. 14b

Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, op. 14

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