FESTIVAL VIRÉE CLASSIQUE

Canada’s largest urban classical music festival

The OSM invites you to the 8th edition of its Classical Spree, held in a perfect summer setting for festivities and gatherings. This one-of-a-kind festival in North America features 31 indoor concerts in addition to a multitude of free activities – and as many opportunities to discover classical music in new ways.

Masterful performers of all generations will dazzle you with symphonic concerts, chamber performances and recitals. To broaden the horizons of musical discovery, we also propose concerts of Indian classical music and performances by Indigenous artists.

Come see the music

Grand Opening Free Concert - Wednesday August 7, 8 P.M.

Verdi’s Great Requiem

Under the direction of Kent Nagano, a massed chorus and orchestra joined by four soloists including Leslie Ann Bradley and Mario Bahg will launch the eighth edition of the Classical Spree with a performance of Verdi’s Requiem. A great master of the opera, Verdi gave this work a truly theatrical dimension: profound vocal lyricism, powerful choral and orchestral forces and the famous Dies Irae with its striking effect. Join the OSM and more than 400 choristers at the Olympic Park to experience this special, highly charged and powerfully emotional moment.

Win a pair of tickets in the Parterre seated area and meet Maestro Kent Nagano!

Enjoy the best seats available when you attend the biggest classical music event in Quebec, the OSM’s famous concert on the Esplanade at Olympic Park! Admire the orchestra’s magical play of instruments from the Parterre seated area, and you will even meet conductor Kent Nagano at a private cocktail event after the concert.

Entering the contest is easy: purchase a minimum of one ticket to two different Classical Spree concerts by visiting osm.ca, or in person at the OSM box office,* and you will automatically become eligible. The draw will be held on August 1st, and you stand to win one of 10 pairs of VIP tickets.**

Get ready to let the music transform your concert experience into an unforgettable adventure!

*Valid exclusively for tickets purchased at osm.ca or at the OSM box office. Purchases via the Place des Arts website or ticket services will not be entered into the draw.
**For details, please consult the Contest Rules.

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