L’espace OSM

ESPACE OSM

ANOTHER WAY TO DISCOVER THE OSM

A FREE SPACE, OPEN TO EVERYONE

Right next to the Maison symphonique, this new space is an extension of the OSM’s mission to promote classical music, educate and entertain. This completely free venue allows visitors to explore the rich history of the OSM and learn more about this vibrant, modern and visionary orchestra. The Espace OSM will host various events and temporary installations that will provide myriad opportunities to bring the Orchestra closer to its audience and the community. As they move through the Espace OSM’s various areas, visitors get an experience of the OSM beyond the concert hall.

In the Cœur vibrant, located in the heart of the Espace OSM, you are invited to discover exciting interactive projects and various temporary installations by local artists, along with digital or audiovisual works on the Orchestra, classical music or other music-related art forms.

As well, a wall dedicated to the OSM’s extensive journey traces the history of the Orchestra through the decades, with additional information for visitors available on tablets. Other archival material, including excerpts from OSM concerts, is also available to the public.

Another planned feature is topical OSM-related content, which will offer visitors the opportunity to find out about upcoming concerts and enjoy exclusive content that showcases our musicians. You can also check out the various thematic playlists of recordings by the OSM and then continue listening at home on Spotify! And before you leave, make sure to rediscover the plethora of awards garnered by the OSM over the years.

CURRENT PROGRAMMING

VR Innere Musik

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents Innere Musik, an immersive portrait of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique. Let yourself be transported by Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fantasy and Fugue in G minor And follow the trajectory from the console through the 6489 pipes of this massive instrument!

The Art of French Song at Espace OSM

Parallel to the Francos de Montréal, a tribute to the French language and its most beautiful songs will take place at Espace OSM. Savour French mélodie, a true ode to poetry, in this concert featuring an operatic singer accompanied at the piano in works by Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc and others. Later artists such as Ferré, Aznavour and Piaf were also inspired by the genre in their own homage to the language of Molière.

June 22, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Artists: Olivier Godin, piano & Caroline Gélinas, mezzo-soprano
free acces

Jazz Influences at Espace OSM

Inspired by the Montreal International Jazz Festival, a string quartet of OSM musicians will perform works from the classical repertoire showing the influence of jazz music. Gershwin, Copland and Barber were composers who grew up in America at a time when jazz was on the rise and transitioning from Afro-American rhythms to Ragtime with touches of polytonality.

June 29, 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Artists:  Ariane Lajoie & Marie Lacasse, violin, Sofia Gentile, alto, Sylvain Murray, cello
free acces

USEFUL INFORMATION

How to get here

1600 Saint-Urbain Street (adjacent to the foyer of the Maison symphonique de Montréal)
Montreal, Quebec H2X 0S1
Place-des-Arts metro

Contact us

Montreal area: 514 842-9951
Toll-free: 1 888 842-9951

Summer opening times

JUNE OPENING ESPACE OSM
6 to 9
13 to 16
22 to 23
27 to 30
5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
JULY
4 to 7 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
AUGUST
9 to 11 (Classical Spree) Schedule of the Classic spree