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Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor

Johann Sebastian Bach’s monumental Mass in B minor, completed in the last years of his life, exceeds in scope and surpasses in musical quality all that had been written until then in terms of sacred musical genres. This peerless masterpiece is also shrouded in mystery, as Bach-Archiv director Christoph Wolff remarked in relation to the... Read more »

Four questions for Fred Pellerin

Fred Pellerin is back at the Maison symphonique in December for another one of his fabulous tales. At Les jours de la semelle, under the direction of Kent Nagano, magic awaits! In four questions, the OSM's favourite storyteller paints a picture of years of collaboration with the OSM.   This is your fourth Christmas concert... Read more »


From September 9 to 19, 2018, Maestro Kent Nagano and musicians of the OSM trace a path from the arctic down through Quebec’s interior toward the Côte-Nord. Beginning with performances in the Inuit villages of Kuujjuaq, Salluit and Kuujjuarapik, they travel southward for concerts in the Cree community of Oujé-Bougoumou and the Innu communities of Mashteuiatsh and Uashat mak Mani-Utenam. TOUR DATES Kuujjuaq... Read more »

The OSM joins with Rashaan Allwood

The OSM joins with Rashaan Allwood in paying tribute to Jacqueline Desmarais by dedicating these three organ dances by Jehan Alain in memory of this great patron. This young virtuoso won the 1st prize in Organ and the Jacqueline Desmarais prize as part of the 2016 OSM Manulife Competition. Three Dances for Organ by Jehan... Read more »

Montréal Symphonique – a magnificent dream that came true

    For many years Nicolas Lemieux dreamed of producing a magnificent symphony concert on the slopes of Montreal’s Mount Royal. When he proposed bringing together three orchestras at the foot of the mountain to celebrate the city’s 375th anniversary, he said to himself, “In life, everything is possible.”   When Madeleine Careau, the CEO... Read more »


WITH A RECORD ASSISTANCE OF 65,000 SPECTATORS OF ALL AGES THE OSM SUMMERTIME ACTIVITIES BROUGHT TOGETHER MORE THAN 140,000 SPECTATORS IN ALL   Sunday August 13, 2017, the concert gathering 200 choristers from the metropolitan area brought the 6th edition of the OSM CLASSICAL SPREE to a conclusion, achieving a record-breaking nearly 90% in-venue capacity!... Read more »

Kent Nagano will be passing the torch in 2020

The OSM and Kent Nagano announced today that the conductor will not be extending his term as musical director beyond 2020. Maestro Nagano will continue to lead the Orchestra for the next three years. The OSM intends to continue its relationship with Maestro Nagano at the end of his mandate so that the public and... Read more »

PRIX OPUS : 7 nominations for the OSM

The Conseil québécois de la musique has revealed the finalists for the Prix Opus which will be awarded during the 20th edition of the gala, February 5, 2017, at 3pm, at the Bourgie Hall. The OSM is a finalist in the following categories : Concert de l’année – Montréal  War Requiem, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal,... Read more »


This year the Competition is open to string instruments and, for the very first time in its history, the organ.