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SEASON PRESENTING PARTNER

For his last season with the OSM, Kent Nagano has once again chosen to surround himself with acclaimed soloists and immensely talented artists. Internationally renowned virtuosos and guest conductors will honour us with their presence throughout the year. Discover our selection of concerts featuring these outstanding artists.

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Anne-Sophie Mutter Plays Beethoven

Hailed by critics as the “undisputed queen of violin-playing”, Anne-Sophie Mutter performs Beethoven’s unforgettable Violin Concerto. The OSM presents Brahms’ Quartet, op. 25 orchestrated by Schoenberg, a rarely performed meeting of minds. Also, on the programme: the exciting City Scenes by Al-Zand.

SEPTEMBER 24 2019,
8 P.M.

SEPTEMBER 25 2019,
8 P.M.

Sir András Schiff Performs and Conducts the OSM

To the delight of music lovers, Hungarian pianist-conductor Sir András Schiff performs excerpts from his favourite repertoire. From Haydn to Bartók through Beethoven and Brahms, experience the profound sensitivity of this exceptional artist, both at the piano and on the podium!

OCTOBER 23 2019,
8 P.M.

OCTOBER 24 2019,
8 P.M.

Yefim Bronfman performs Mozart

Internationally acclaimed for his prodigious musical insight and dynamic approach, the charismatic Lorenzo Viotti conducts Die Seejungfrau, a Postromantic symphonic fresco by Zemlinsky inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Yefim Bronfman, one of today’s most famous pianists, makes a return appearance with the OSM in Mozart’s majestic Piano Concerto no. 24.

DECEMBER 11 2019
8 P.M.

DECEMBER 14 2019,
8 P.M.

DECEMBER 15 2019,
2:30 P.M.

Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, According to Valery Gergiev

Acclaimed in all corners of the world, Russian conductor Valery Gergiev is in Montreal to conduct a pinnacle of the symphonic repertoire: Bruckner’s Symphony no. 9. Violinist Kristóf Baráti, recognized for his extraordinary musical gifts, makes his Montreal debut performing Mendelssohn’s famous Violin Concerto, op. 64, one of the greatest concertos of the Romantic era.

MARCH 4 2020
8 P.M.

MARCH 5 2020,
8 P.M.

Marc-André Hamelin Performs Liszt

Renowned for his impeccable technique and superior musical intelligence, Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin performs Liszt’s masterful Concerto no. 2. Louis Langrée conducts the OSM for the first time in Brahms’ Tragic Overture, op.81 and Schoenberg’s Pelleas und Melisande, an impressive, densely textured work!

Vasily Petrenko and Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

One of today’s most prominent violinists, Gil Shaham performs Bartók’s dazzlingly virtuosic Violin Concerto no. 2, under the baton of Vasily Petrenko. A rising star of the new generation of conductors, Petrenko also conducts Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, one of the composer’s most famous works, and the overture to the opera Maskarade by Danish composer Carl Nielsen. The latter composer’s Clarinet Concerto showcases OSM Principal Clarinet Todd Cope.

APRIL 16 2020,
10:30 A.M.

APRIL 16 2020,
7 P.M.

APRIL 18 2020,
8 P.M.