The Majestic Organ Symphony by Saint-Saëns

Maison symphonique From May 28 To 30, 2024

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Closing Concert

The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal will bring its 90th season to a thrilling conclusion with this masterful evening event. Four renowned organists take turns at the helm of the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique: Shin-Young Lee shines brilliantly in Barber’s Toccata festiva, while Isabelle Demers summons the full scope of her artistry in Jongen’s Symphonie concertante. Jean-Willy Kunz gives the premiere of a work with orchestra by Quebec composer Denis Gougeon, while Olivier Latry joins the Orchestra in Saint-Saëns’ Symphony no. 3, a crown jewel of the repertoire.

BARBER, Toccata festiva, for organ and orchestra, op. 36
JONGEN, Symphonie concertante, for organ and orchestra, op. 81 (33 min.)
Denis GOUGEON, Work for organ and orchestra, world premiere – OSM commission (10 min.)
SAINT-SAËNS, Symphony no. 3 in C minor, op. 78, “Organ Symphony” (36 min.)


  • Venue : Maison symphonique
  • Producer / Presenter : Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)
  • Pre-concert talk at 6:30 PM : a concert talk will take place before the May 28 concert. All ticket holders are welcome! (duration: 30 minutes)
  • Conductor : Rafael Payare
  • Artists : Shin-Young Lee (organ), Isabelle Demers (organ), Jean-Willy Kunz (OSM organist-in-residence), Olivier Latry (OSM organist emeritus)
  • The Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique was generously gifted to the OSM by : Ms. Jacqueline Desmarais
  • Presented by : BMO
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