FESTIVAL VIRÉE CLASSIQUE

CLASSICAL SPREE 2020

The Classical Spree 2020 has unfortunately been canceled due to health and safety considerations related to the Coronavirus.

Visit our “Summer at the OSM” page to learn all about our 2020 summer season.

CANCELLED - CHAAKAPESH: FROM KUUJJUAQ TO MONTREAL

Thursday, August 6, 7:30 p.m. – Théâtre Maisonneuve

The chamber opera Chaakapesh, the Trickster’s Quest was premiered in 2018. It flows from a close collaboration between Inuit and First Nations artists, Canadian composer Matthew Ricketts, Cree playwright Tomson Highway, and the OSM. The work is a harbinger of hope, inspired by Indigenous legend embracing authentic dialogue between communities and combining languages, cultures, and musical sources. Presented for the first time in Montreal in its chamber music version, this is a concert punctuated by unique exchanges you don’t want to miss!

CANCELLED - KENT NAGANO CONDUCTS MOZART AND LISZT

Friday, August 7 – 6:30 p.m. – Maison symphonique

Mozart and Liszt come together under the baton of Kent Nagano. Enjoy a symphony whose bubbly good humour likens it to a serenade, and a piano concerto of dazzling virtuosity. Young pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, whose faultless technique and refined musicality are unanimously praised by critics, joins as a soloist for the occasion.

CANCELLED - MARI KODAMA AND KENT NAGANO CELEBRATE BEETHOVEN

Saturday, August 8, 12:30 p.m. – Maison symphonique

Beethoven’s heroic personality finds expression in his Egmont Overture, a mature work, while youthful ardour bursts forth in his Piano Concert no. 2. A wealth of ideas and a rousing Rondo finale give this work invigorating freshness. Beethoven specialist Mari Kodama is at the piano with Kent Nagano conducting the OSM, in a performance of great complicity.

CANCELLED - KENT NAGANO AND THE OSM: RAVEL'S BOLÉRO, ONE LAST TIME

Saturday, August 8, 8:30 p.m. – Maison symphonique

Directed by Kent Nagano, the OSM performs two of its greatest successes: the bewitching Boléro by Ravel showcasing each section of the Orchestra, and Debussy’s poetic Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. The OSM’s virtuoso Concertmaster Andrew Wan plays the Concerto “Adrano” specially created for him by Montreal composer Samy Moussa in 2019 and performed at the Maison symphonique.

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