Maison symphonique

MAISON SYMPHONIQUE

The Maison symphonique de Montréal is a 2,100-seat concert hall built in compliance with the most stringent international norms for acoustics, stage design, and architecture. It was designed to showcase acoustic music of all genres, from classical to jazz.

Inaugurated in 2011, it is home to the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. It is also host of ensembles such as the Orchestre Métropolitain, chamber orchestras Les Violons du Roy, I Musici de Montréal, McGill, concerts and recitals by the Pro Musica Society and the Montreal International Musical Competition.

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    Designed to host all manner of acoustic ensembles, the new concert hall can accommodate large symphony orchestras and smaller groups, soloists, instrumentalists, vocal recitals, choirs, jazz musicians, and pop artists. The Maison symphonique’s stage can hold up to 200 choristers and 120 musicians.

    A structural shell (the crown) envelops the hall, insulating it from all exterior sounds and vibrations. In the Maison symphonique de Montréal, 70% of surfaces are covered in wood.

    Built as part of a public-private partnership (PPP), the Maison symphonique de Montréal’s acoustic design was created by Russell Johnson. Under this PPP, Groupe immobilier Ovation, headed by SNC-Lavalin, was responsible for the design, construction, and opening of the Maison symphonique de Montréal.

    The Maison symphonique de Montréal is reserved for the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal 240 days a year; Place des Arts is responsible for the hall’s programming for all other musical organizations.

     

    ADJACENT SPACES

    Bars

    There are 2 bars on the Parterre level, 2 more on the Corbeille level, and another on the Balcony level. They are open one hour before performances and during intermissions. Cash only.

    Cloakroom: $3

     



     

  1. Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique

    The organ at Maison symphonique de Montréal, to be inaugurated on May 28, 2014, was designed and built on behalf of the OSM by the house of Casavant with the collaboration of architects Diamond Schmitt + Ædifica for its visual design, and is the Orchestra’s property. This is a large organ intended for orchestral use, and is recorded in the books of the Saint-Hyacinthe builder as Opus 3,900. It consists of 109 registers, 83 stops, 116 ranks and 6,489 pipes.

    The instrument bears the name Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique, in tribute to the OSM founder and first general manager (from 1939 to 1970). An astute administrator and a committed music lover, Pierre Béique took over from Dame Antonia Nantel, wife of Mr. Athanase David, who had acted, since 1934, as secretary of the Board of Directors of the Société des concerts symphoniques de Montréal, the forerunner of the OSM.

    Purchase of this organ was made possible, courtesy of Mrs. Jacqueline Desmarais, who assumed the total cost and, in so doing, wished to keep alive the memory of the lasting contribution made by Mr. Pierre Béique to the OSM’s mission of excellence.

  1. SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES

    Assistance for persons with reduced mobility

    During performances, a member of the ushering staff is specifically designated to assist persons with reduced mobility. Customers who require assistance must report to the hall’s main entrance at 1600 Saint-Urbain Street, at the reception area.


    Aids for the hearing-impaired

    An audio system enables hearing-impaired spectators to tune into the audio signal of the show by setting their FM receivers to 104,5.

    Devices are available at the cloakroom counter, upon presentation of an ID card. At the end of the concert, you must return the device to the counter in order to reclaim your ID.

     

 
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Maison Symphonique
Place des Arts

1600 Saint-Urbain Street,
Montreal (Quebec),
H2X 0S1

Tel.: 514 842-2112

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