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Sportissimo! 2023-2024

The baton is raised, and the musical match is set to begin. On your marks, get set, play!

Présentateur de saison

De la piste de course à la scène de la Maison symphonique, découvrez les liens qui unissent musique et sport. Roulements de tambours ou hymnes nationaux, voyons comment la musique fédère et encourage les athlètes depuis toujours. À vos marques, prêts? Jouez!


Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

Adam Johnson, conductor

Jean-Willy Kunz, OSM organist-in-residence

Massi Mahiou, announcer

Julie Daoust, announcer

Martin Gougeon, stage director


Maxime GouletCitius, Altius, Fortius!, version for organ


Grażyna Bacewicz, Overture


Michael TorkeJavelin, excerpt


Bedřich SmetanaThe Bartered Bride: “Dance of the comedians”


Jared Miller, Buzzer Beater


Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-GeorgesSymphony no. 2 in D Major, Op. 11, excerpts

II. Andante
III. Presto


Maxime GouletSymphonic Aerobic Dance for symphonic orchestra and narrator


John WilliamsOlympic Fanfare and Theme

Without intermission

Target audience: ages 8-14
Language: French

An OSM production

Total duration60minutes

Adam Johnson


Canadian conductor Adam Johnson is renowned for his exceptional talent and his charismatic and imposing presence. With the OSM, he conducted over 70 concerts and recorded the album Riopelle symphonique in 2022.

Adam Johnson has also conducted in France, Spain, Germany and the United States, and he worked for three seasons with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Known for his versatility, Mr. Johnson has performed with dozens of renowned artists in styles ranging from pop to jazz to Broadway repertoire. In 2023, he will direct the orchestra of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.

Adam Johnson develops materials for music educators and offers workshops and performances to introduce more young people to music. He is a recipient of a Canada Council conducting award, a doctorate in piano performance from the Université de Montréal, and the conducting prize from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.

Jean-Willy Kunz


Jean-Willy Kunz is the first Organist-in-Residence of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. In addition to performances with the Orchestra and as a soloist in recital, he supervises the development and showcasing of the OSM’s Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. His most recent performances include concerts with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Violons du Roy, with saxophonist Branford Marsalis, and with singer-songwriters Pierre Lapointe, Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright. A significant portion of his discography reflects multiple musical influences: Symphonie et créations pour orgue et orchestre, with the OSM (2016 Juno Award-winning album) ; Impressions for organ, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, double bass and percussions; Punkt, with Pierre Lapointe, and André Gagnon Baroque, for harpsichord and symphony orchestra. Jean-Willy Kunz is Professor of Organ at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and Artistic Director of the Canadian International Organ Competition.