OSM. DRIVEN BY INTENSITY.
Maestro Rafael Payare’s arrival at the OSM brings fresh impetus and the promise of inspiring and memorable musical experiences. Among the highlights of this 89th season, our new Music Director proposes a rediscovery of works by the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler.
The Orchestra welcomes renowned international guest conductors such as Dalia Stasevska, Jérémie Rhorer and Maxim Vengerov, as well as some twenty Canadian conductors and soloists, including soprano Barbara Hannigan and pianist Bruce Liu. A new work by our Composer-in-Residence Ana Sokolović will receive its world premiere. There is continuity in the OSM’s offer of a varied in-hall experience of full-scale symphonic concerts, chamber music, organ concerts, Children’s Corner concerts and Symphonic Matinees. To these, Rafael Payare brings innovation, a keen commitment to new music, initiatives for youth, as well as the discovery of Latin America’s prodigious repertoire. Concert formats are designed to offer audiences a richly diversified and stirring experience. Join us for this new season driven by intensity!
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GREAT CHORAL WORKS
All season long, the OSM Chorus joined by the Orchestra creates sublime moments within a vast range of repertoires. From sacred music to pinnacles of the Latin American repertoire through enchanting works from the Romantic era, these performances powerfully resound in all corners of the Maison symphonique.
April 26 and 27, 2023
This program juxtaposes two heroes in their quest for an ideal: Don Quixote, the wandering knight who ventures out to battle evil on the Andalusian plains, and Florentino [ + ]
They are young, brilliant virtuosi who thrill audiences across the world. The younger generation of international concert pianists will be well represented on the OSM stage this season, performing works that are cherished by all music lovers. Alexandre Kantorow, Bruce Liu and Charles Richard-Hamelin are sure to offer audiences musical evenings that are unforgettable.
May 10, 11 and 13, 2023
Pianist Charles Richard-Hamelin returns to the OSM to perform Prokofiev’s Concerto no. 2, a work of spectacular bravura that caused a scandal [ + ]
There are certain symphonies that appeal so powerfully to successive generations that they become timeless emblems of the art of music. Every season, the OSM offers a few of these masterpieces: much like good wines, they seem to deepen and mature with age. Treat yourself to Beethoven, Berlioz or Tchaikovsky.
Some performers are magicians: they have the unique ability mesmerize, to plumb the soul’s depths and reveal to us in a few musical phrases who we are. Experiencing a concert by such an artist is an invaluable gift to give oneself or someone else. May the magic begin!
October 12, 2022
Franz Liszt’s symphonic poem Les préludes is loosely based on a méditation on life and death by French poet Alphonse de Lamartine. It is a theme that courses through the works of Shostakovich [ + ]
October 13, 2022
Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson will perform Mozart’s exquisitely sophisticated Concerto no. 24. Elegance is also epitomized in Ravel’s ballet suite Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite) [ + ]
DISCOVERY AND NEW WORKS
Deftly combining innovation and excellence, each year the OSM features gems from the repertoire to which audiences are perhaps less accustomed. Discover works by women composers, sounds from around the globe, and lesser-known monuments as the Orchestra offers multiple opportunities to experience the diversity and richness of symphonic music outside the canon.
April 16, 2023
For her first appearance with the OSM, New Zealander Tianyi Lu conducts a program dedicated to Persian culture: Persian Trilogy by Behzad Ranjbaran [ + ]
DIGITAL BROCHURE - SEASON 2022-2023
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE FOR THE 2022–2023 SEASON
Serbian-born Montreal composer Ana Sokolović is a prominent figure of today’s music. Awarded several prestigious prizes and recognitions, including a tribute in the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec’s Homage series, her works are performed by acclaimed orchestras and artists, to great international success. Ana Sokolović’s music draws on Balkan folklore to create vivid soundscapes and transport listeners to a dreamlike, “magical world.” This is essential listening!
A world premiere by our Composer-in-Residence will also be presented during the concerts on April 26 and 27.