Pre and post concert activities


Arrive early or stay after the concert to make your experience last. Ticket holders welcome!


Gain insight into the career of a conductor, the secrets and intrigues behind a work, or the backstage life of a performer thanks to these interviews conducted by radio hosts and professionals from the music milieu. A unique opportunity to meet artists and deepen your knowledge of musical history.

Duration: 30 minutes

Concert Talks
Get to know passionate conductors, composers, musicians and musicologists, through interviews hosted by radio and music professionals at the Maison symphonique.
Rafael Payare Conducts Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony Sept. 15 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 1:30 p.m.
Rafael Payare Conducts Shostakovich, Ravel and Liszt
Shostakovich and Mozart Envisioned by Rafael Payare
Oct. 12 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 13
The Return of Kent Nagano: Mozart and Schubert Nov. 22 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 23
Nov. 24
Tchaikovsky: Force of Destiny Feb. 8 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 9
Mahler’s Fifth Symphony Mar. 9 6:30 p.m.
Music and Film: The General Mar. 23 post concert
Rafael Payare Gives Us A Hero’s Life Mar. 28 6:30 p.m.
Mar. 30
Rafael Payare: From Andalusia to the Plains of Venezuela Apr. 26 6:30 p.m.
Apr. 27
Closing Concert: Rafael Payare and Mahler’s Third May 31 6:30 p.m.
June 2nd
June 3rd 1:30 p.m.


These varied musical performances are offered as a prelude to select concerts. Come discover young local musicians and great international masters in works rarely heard at the Maison symphonique. All ticket holders are welcome!

Duration: 30 minutes

Recitals and Performances
Attend musical performances before select concerts!
Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in OSM Colours Nov. 9 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 10
J. S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón Dec. 21 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 22
Gershwin’s Piano Concerto Feb. 28 6:30 p.m.
Mar. 1st
A Journey to the Middle East: Scheherazade to Simurgh Apr. 16 1:30 p.m.
Charles Richard-Hamelin Performs Prokofiev’s Concerto no. 2 May 10 6:30 p.m.
May 11 9:30 a.m.
May 13 1:30 p.m.