SUMMER AT THE OSM

This summer, experience the thrill of classical music with the OSM!

Once again this year, the OSM joins in summer festivities, inviting you to share unforgettable moments with the Orchestra’s musicians!

The OSM Summer Neighbourhoods series embarks on its second edition in parks near you, offering some 40 free performances by smaller ensembles. In addition to these performances, follow us on an extraordinary journey through time by exploring key moments in the history of music with the facilitative concert A Living History of Music, an original OSM production designed in collaboration with the Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique. You can also catch the OSM performing at the Festival de Lanaudière in several concerts conducted by Maestros Kent Nagano and Jacques Lacombe. Finally, catch the Orchestra’s musicians again during the Week-end classique from August 12 to 15 in collaboration with the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.

And to conclude the summer season, join new OSM Music Director Rafael Payare as he conducts an extraordinary free concert on the Esplanade of the Olympic Park. This event is a one-time opportunity to (re) discover Maestro Payare alongside the Orchestra’s musicians before the launch of the 2021–2022 season!

Don’t miss this massive offer of activities and concerts: there are so many opportunities to share wondrous moments with family or friends!

This summer, experience the thrill of classical music with the OSM!

Once again this year, the OSM joins in summer festivities, inviting you to share unforgettable moments with the Orchestra’s musicians!

The OSM Summer Neighbourhoods series embarks on its second edition in parks near you, offering some 40 free performances by smaller ensembles. In addition to these performances, follow us on an extraordinary journey through time by exploring key moments in the history of music with the facilitative concert A Living History of Music, an original OSM production designed in collaboration with the Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique. You can also catch the OSM performing at the Festival de Lanaudière in several concerts conducted by Maestros Kent Nagano and Jacques Lacombe. Finally, catch the Orchestra’s musicians again during the Week-end classique from August 12 to 15 in collaboration with the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.

And to conclude the summer season, join new OSM Music Director Rafael Payare as he conducts an extraordinary free concert on the Esplanade of the Olympic Park. This event is a one-time opportunity to (re) discover Maestro Payare alongside the Orchestra’s musicians before the launch of the 2021–2022 season!

Don’t miss this massive offer of activities and concerts: there are so many opportunities to share wondrous moments with family or friends!

OSM Summer Neighbourhoods: surprise performances near you

In July, the OSM will make music resound throughout the city for a second consecutive year! In small ensembles, OSM musicians will venture out to meet with you in parks, near landmark monuments or in CHSLDs (long-term care facilities) in the Greater Montreal!

You can catch our musicians, for example, the week of July 5 in the borough of Ville-Marie and in the linked cities of Pointe-Claire and Dorval; the week of July 19 in the parks of Montréal-Nord or in front of CHSLDs in West-Central Montreal (Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal) and the week of July 26 in the boroughs of Lachine and Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie.

Stay tuned by visiting this page regularly or consult our social media pages to find out what linked cities and boroughs are featured for the week. Precise locations will, nevertheless, remain a surprise!

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‘’Les Quartiers d’été 2021’’ Contest

Starting July 7th, attend a ‘’Quartiers d’été’’ concert offered by the OSM and sign up for a survey with the help of our on-site agents, for a chance to win one of three pairs of tickets to a concert of your choice amongst a selection of our 2021-2022 season concerts.

The contest ends on August 15th, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Click here for more details.

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A Living History of Music

Joined by emerging young artists, the OSM offers you an exceptional journey through time, exploring some key moments in the history of music!

This original OSM production, designed in collaboration with the Université de Montréal’s Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique, is part of the programming for the OSM’s Summer Neighbourhoods series and will be presented in four Montreal neighbourhoods. From July 23 through 30, come and enjoy this outdoor musical journey. This is a summer activity for all!

  • July 23, 2021 – Borough – Sud-Ouest
  • July 24, 2021 – Borough – Montréal-Nord
  • July 29, 2021 – Borough – Saint-Laurent
  • July 30, 2021 – Borough – Lachine
Histoire de la musique vivante - Musiciennes et musicien, et un acteur

Annabelle Chouinard, Magali Gavazzi-April, Meggie Lacombe, Benjamin Seah, Marie-Pierre Lecault, violonist

Valérie Dunn, actor ; Jean-Luc Terriault, actor

Emilie Lesage, Hélène Picard, Elise Guignard, Marie-Pierre Lecault and Margot Charignon, conception and writing within the framework of the laboratory « Pratique de la médiation de la musique » de l’UdeM.

Martin Gougeon, script-editor and director

Festival de Lanaudière

The OSM is showcased on several occasions this summer at the Festival de Lanaudière, which runs from July 16 to August 8. Festival goers can reconnect with OSM Conductor Emeritus Kent Nagano as he leads the opening concert A Heavenly Vision and savour Jacques Lacombe’s conducting of The OSM and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony on July 17, as well as Pastoral Classics and Romanticism in the French Style, on July 30 and 31 respectively.

The OSM Chorus, conducted by Andrew Megill, will also be featured during this festival on July 18 in the concert Songs of Love.

CLASSICAL WEEKEND

In collaboration with the Quartier des spectacles Partnership, the Classical Weekend will take place from August 12 to 15 as part of Les aventures du cœur de l’île. The public will have the chance to attend scores of musical performances being presented simultaneously throughout the downtown area. These concerts by chamber music ensembles, including several made up of OSM musicians, will be spread over the four days of the event.

La Sentinelle

Produced by HUB Studio and La boîte interactive, La Sentinelle is an interactive and participatory installation for the public space that celebrates the unifying, evocative and universal character of music, with soundtracks performed by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. It will come to life in Parc Saint-Paul (Sud-Ouest borough of Montreal) on July 24 and will invite passers-by to discover the living arts in an open-air performance hall graced by the OSM’s symphonic universe.

La Sentinelle - In Bocca a Lupo

Free end-of-summer concert on the Esplanade at Olympic Park

On September 9, don’t miss Rafael Payare, the OSM’s new Music Director, at a unique concert free or charge on the Esplanade at Olympic Park! This first public event since Maestro Payare’s appointment is a fine opportunity to hear him conduct some of the repertoire’s most brilliant gems: Tchaikovsky‘s famous Overture to Romeo and Juliet, Stravinsky‘s majestic Firebird, as well as dancing, shimmering works by Falla and Ginastera.

Program: 

Tchaikovsky, Roméo et Juliette, Overture-Fantaisia (19 min.)

Lili Boulanger, D’un matin de printemps (Of a Spring Morning, 5 min.)

Falla, El sombrero de tres picos [The Three-Cornered Hat], Suite no. 2 (12 min.)

Ginastera, Estancia, Suite, op. 8a (13 min.)

Stravinsky, The Firebird, Suite (1919, 20 min.)

Program: 

Tchaikovsky, Roméo et Juliette, Overture-Fantaisia (19 min.)

Lili Boulanger, D’un matin de printemps (Of a Spring Morning, 5 min.)

Falla, El sombrero de tres picos [The Three-Cornered Hat], Suite no. 2 (12 min.)

Ginastera, Estancia, Suite, op. 8a (13 min.)

Stravinsky, The Firebird, Suite (1919, 20 min.)

For your access to this first meeting between Rafael Payare and the public, you can register on this page starting September 1. Registrations are on a first come, first served basis! Stay tuned!

This concert will be presented in compliance with sanitary measures in effect on September 9. Safety and health remain our priority!

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